Post # 1
I hardly EVER wear my hair down, because I have so much, but when I do, I feel very glamorous. I’d really like to wear my hair down for my Wedding Day, especially since I’ve spent the past 6 years growing it out from an ear length bob, but I’m afraid that by the end of the night, it’ll be flat/uncurled from sweating while dancing.
My wedding is indoors, in March 2013… my hair is naturally thick and very curly, but it blows out nicely. I think I’d like to do soft curls/waves all throughout, with some volume, as it’s down to my bra now.
There’s one bride on here, where everytime I see her wedding pictures, I think “I want to wear my hair down!” Any advice?
Post # 3
I wore my hair down. Just make sure that you keep it properly fixed in the back where you can’t see it when you look in a mirror because it can get messed up back there. By the end of the night my hair still looked great.
My hair after a few hours:
My hair during dancing:
My hair was started at around 10:00 AM and the dancing picture was probably taken 12 hours later.
Post # 4
I would make sure your hairdresser does a set on you.. meaning, she pins each curl as she goes a long with the curling iron. When the curls are able to cool, whicle still rolled up, makes them last 10x longer
Post # 5
@csteen85: Thinking I would have the exact same problem as well! Even though my hair is naturally curly, if it is curled with an iron it just doesn’t hold.
@star_dust: I just have to say, you are possibly the most gorgeous bride I have ever seen! That first picture is absolutely stunning!!! Oh and I adore your veil 🙂
Post # 7
My stylist and I already have a ‘class’ scheduled for right after my last highlight (I will not be able to use her since I’ll be away from the area – sad face) and she said that there are two different ways to ‘set’ hair for curl (or wave if you’re already curly): through the drying process, or by heat. She said (and I will totally f*ck this up) that there is some sort of ion process that you need to break in order for it to change direction.
While heat is quicker, she said that DRYING was the most long-standing. So the ladies that slept in their rollers had it right. What this means for an already curly person is probably to wet the hair in the morning and let it get set with those massive curlers during breakfast/scrambling through your last favors/afternoon and then do your hair at 1 or 2 so it has the most time to dry. If you want curls, you do the same thing and then fix whatever is not curly enough.
Post # 8
I really want to wear my hair down as well but am nervous about it not looking great by the end of the night. I decided to get clip-in extensions to make sure I have enough length and body, and I’ll trust the stylist to use enough hair spray, pins, etc to freeze it in place for the night!
Post # 9
I wore mine down plus I also added some clip in extensions for fullness – i’m also a mostly tie my hair up kind of girl so wearing it down made me feel more glam. Plus I wanted a natural look, i thought it would look more natural and less like i just spent an hour getting it done if it was down.
Post # 10
I wore my hair down and I would definately recommend at least 1 hair trial.
My hair is sort of wavy but I ended up have hair trials with 2 different hairdresseres, and 2 times with the last one so that we got it right as the curls seemed to always drop completely out after a few hours!
Finally we got it right and on the day it was perfect. It stayed in all night long despite a very windy day as well. Everything was tried on my hair, curlers, this wand thing and a GHD in the end a GHD was used on the day and tonnes of hair spray.
Post # 11
@Niqs: Would it be possible to see pics?
EDIT: Oh my DER. The pics hadn’t loaded yet before I asked. My apologies and your baby ballerinas are freaking adorable!!