(Closed) Curling thin/straight hair

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@roweboat:  I have never been able to pull this off myself. Even with overnight curlers and extra hold hairspray ect. But I did have my hair up and curly for prom and the professional hairdresser was able to do it. So its probably doable for a pro (or if you are just good with your hair and know which product works for you) but difficult to DIY and have it stay.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m definitely in the same boat. Curling iron does NOTHING to my hair. lol. I notice my hair holds a tiny bit more curl when I do some sort of wet set… like overnight curlers… (or in my case leaving my hair in a wet bun gave it waves) I’m going to be experimenting with this befor the wedding (I’m doing a half up do). Let me know if you find out any tricks! I was talking to the hairdresser that did my hair at my MOH’s wedding and she said to try a very loose perm (only enough to give you waves) that it will help drastically. She said she did it for her wedding and worked wonders.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes there are many products out there that can make fine thin hair curl and stay. My favorite is Kenra hot spray. You spray it on each strand before curling. Then after the hair is curled its all about the hairspray. I love Color proof strong hold or a spray called ice. Also if you use a wand that heats up to 400 degrees and use bigger sections that will curl the hair without the use of the hot spray. I have fine thin hair and am a hair stylist and this all work for me. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have fine straight hair. I did my hair myself half up on our wedding day. I used Redken Spray Starch (a ton of it) and helped my curls last all day. I also suggest pin curling.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Yes! Lots of mousse on damp or almost dry hair. Like, several handfuls. Then, just a metric shit ton of dry shampoo (Batiste is my favorite and you can even get it to match your hair with their hint of color product) and then load that business up with Elnett extra strong hold. Curl and then use more Elnett.

This got me through a wedding in Savannah in August and every event since.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I find that using a flat iron to do my curls is the best way to make them hold.  My stylist in high school did this for my junior prom and the curls were still there the next day, where as the next year for senior prom she used a curling iron and they were gone in a few hours.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My hair is super thick and straight so I’m not sure if my advice applies… but I was never EVER able to keep a curl either! My bm told me about curling irons (called curling wands) that don’t have clamps and OMG MY LIFE HAS CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

I got this exact wand from target: http://www.target.com/p/remington-t-studio-pearl-ceramic-curling-wand/-/A-12837232

BEST INVESTMENT EVER. My hair actually HOLDS the curls and I don’t even have to use hairspray! Because I never had good experiences with curling irons and my hair failed to hold the curl every time, I was a total hair curling newbie when I got this wand. This wand has made curling my hair a breeze and it looks amazing. I can curl all my hair in about 10-15 minutes! This is BIG for someone with as much thick hair as me. I definitely recommend it, you won’t be disappointed!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t use conditioner. Seriously. I used to have the same problem–I’d get my hair looking gorgeous and 30 minutes later it’d fall out. But I read somewhere to skip the conditioner before curling and tried it out. It makes a world of difference.

Obviously hairspray, mousse, dry shampoo for volume, etc. all help as well. But I used to do all of that with mediocre results. Conditioner’s the big issue–everything else is just icing on the cake.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yup, a clamp less iron or wand does best with lots of product. Mousse, hairspray, etc. Be sure to hold each piece for around 10 seconds to get the maximum curl!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@roweboat:  DO IT! 🙂 Check out some instructional youtube videos, too. They have some really good tips!

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