Post # 1
I LOVE the look of soft curls but my hair simply has never been able to hold. Granted I have never had my hair curled professionally, but I have tried doing it with various hair products and have tried various tricks like doing it on non freshly washed hair. My hair stylist says its because I have very fine hair which has difficulty holding curls….
i really really want soft romantic curls for my wedding but I am afraid that they will straighten out by the end of the night… Or within the hour. Is there anyone here with my hair type that can speak to this?
Also, my wedding will be in my hometown where I grew up which is about 14 hours away from where i currently live (and will be planning from). At this point i may not be going home before the wedding… so trials with someone beforehand is also questionable.
Post # 3
If you have spare money, this is my new favourite invention. It’s about $250 USD.
It works amazingly on all hair types. You can brush out the curls to get the “soft” curl look, as well.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@ctocchi2: Is it worth getting a body wave perm? I did one years ago and loved it. I have really thick but super fine hair that won’t hold curl for very long. The body wave looked great and allowed me to have curly hair for a while until it grew out. I was also able to flatten it with a straight iron so I had flexibility in styling my hair.
Post # 5
@ctocchi2: My nieces all have very fine hair, and they had theirs curled for our wedding. They had them done at around noon…by the wedding at four their curls were mostly gone. =(
I would do a trial…try to find someone who will just curl your hair the way you want it, ask what products they use, and see how long it lasts. Good luck…
Post # 6
My hair is extremely fine. i even had a perm once (it was the 80’s so forgive me) and by the next morning my hair was almost straight again.
My hair will just not hold curl.
The way I got around this was to by hair extensions and curl those and my real hair. The hair dresser wrapped my hair in with the extensions and it held a lot longer (5-6hrs) than it ever had previously. I was happy to have it hold for the ceremony and photos, after that I didn’t care much.
Post # 7
@ctocchi2: I have fine hair, and my curls cannot stay in for a full event. The tighter the curls, the longer they stay, but if you want loose curls I feel like they won’t stay for very long. When I’ve had my hair curled for events, it’s usually just done by friends, but it holds fairly well for awhile. The only time I’ve had it professionally done was for my prom and it was an up-do. We girls with fine hair just get the short end of the stick 🙁
Post # 8
I have this same problem. I’m hoping to have a loose romantic updo with a few curls framing my face. I’m doing a hair and makeup trial at the same time of day as I’d be doing it on the wedding day and I’ll see how it holds up by the end of the night. If it doesn’t work, I’ll have to scrap it and go with a tighter, more fine-hair-friendly updo, I guess. My hairstylist did remind me to not wash my hair for a day or two before the wedding. I can’t handle two days, especially with our big rehearsal dinner event the day before the wedding, but I definitely won’t wash it the morning of the wedding.
Post # 9
I have very fine hair, and I decided to do an updo for my wedding. I knew curls would be a bad decision for me, because there’s no way my 10am curls would still look good by 4pm ceremony. Especially because where I live, wind and humidity are common, and I wanted outdoor pictures. There’s no way my curls would’ve lasted through that! I really didn’t want the added stress of worrying about my hair, and I knew I would be disappointed with my hair if I had it down.
Post # 10
@ctocchi2: Have you ever tried using a hair straightener to curl your hair? I have coarse, stick straight hair that never held a curl. I used a hair straightener to curl my hair and the curls actually lasted until the next day! I think because the hair straightener is able to get hotter than a curling iron or curlers it worked for my hair. I section off my hair into about 4 sections, curl each section, and spray with a soft hold hairspray after I’m done with each section. You’ll want to use a good heat protecting spray beforehand though. I just used a $30 hair straightener that I got at Target, nothing expensive.
Here’s a youtube that explains how to do it pretty well: