Post # 1
I’ve got a problem with how to style my hair for the wedding, hoping other bees in the same boat has suggestions.
Due to a medical condition (still trying to figure out what, maybe mild form of PCOS as my DHEA is high), I have had male pattern baldness since I was 14. I’m pretty thin on top, so I’m pretty limited in terms of the styles I can do.
I’ve got extensions for length and volume (if it gets put up). I have hair fibers that can be dusted on top of the scalp. These things help, but it still doesn’t help the top of my head. Sun and light can easily shine through my hair, and I’ve got LOTS of shine bouncing off my scalp. I’ve also been finding it hard to find a style that suits me, since my hair makes it so challenging already.
Some stylists have suggested buying a top piece to clip on top (good quality real hair, of course). I’ve never worn any hair pieces (besides clip-in extensions), especially not on top where my main problem is. I’m so worried that this will look fake, and of course really obvious that its not my own hair since everyone has only ever seen me with thin hair. I feel like I’d be going from A-Cup to a D-cup, not exactly a moderate enhancement but a very obvious one!
Question for the thinning bees: what wedding hair styles have worked for you? Did you ever wear a top piece (esp if you’ve never worn one)? Did it look super fake, or well blended in? Because my hair is so thin and stringy on top, I’m worried that the clips will hurt or stress out my roots.
Stylists out there – would love to hear your suggestions!
Post # 2
The top of your head doesn’t look obviously thin to me, especially in the third photo. Could you ask a hairdresser to have a play with some up dos to see what works?
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Have you considered a lace closure wig that has been constructed with natural density? It covers your entire head (not just the top part) but if done properly, it can look just like a dressed up version of your hair.
Post # 5
hisqueentobe: I was going to suggest a lace wig too. I would suggest getting one, cutting the lace around the the perimeter, and then place the wig right behind your natural hair line. Don’t use glue or tape because it may be damaging. Most of those wigs have adjustable straps on the inside to keep it snug. No one will be able to tell, plus you’ll look super glamorous.
Post # 6
Wigs are getting incredibly popular thanks to one Kylie Jenner. I’d say at least try on a few to see how you like them.
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I also have male pattern baldness. So I wear a side part daily and extended a little more for my wedding. In the 3rd pic it looks like you could get a deeper side part and still look fabulous.
Post # 8
Would a headpiece like this one work for you?
Post # 9
Could you just choose a nice accessory like a flower crown or something? Then you don’t have to feel like you are making your hair into something it’s not, but you will still hide the thin areas you don’t like.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2015 - caesars palace las vegas
i absolutely LOVE clip in (yes easy!) hair extensions BUT you have to be careful where you buy… they have hair pieces too (yes get real human hair always!) …. my favorite are from Sallys Beauty Supply… about $130 for longer pieces but the best REMY hair (thats what you have to look for)…
when i was young in college i barely ate and had some disorders…. and lost alot of my hair… it is still not the same so… i have had struggles with this issue at the age of 19-30 (now)…. real hair pieces from http://www.irresistibleme.com/ but sallys has been the best fit and easiest…
make sure to get real remy hair… check youtube.com for reviews on the company you go with (i got my first in hollywood at their wig shops)… it can help… but hey, having thin hair is something that many women struggel with! you will look amazing whatever you decide to do.. flowers and an up do are great too!
Post # 11
besotted: lol thanks, I wish it weren’t that obvious.. But I’ve been stopped several times by random strangers telling me what I should be doing to make my hair grow :/ I know they were trying to be helpful but really! I’m asking my stylist about different looks that could work but she suggested a top piece right off the bat. another stylist did too.
Post # 12
claroquesi: thanks for that suggestion! But I don’t think that would match my strapless dress, and while it’s really pretty, it’s not really my style.