Post # 1
I have insanely fine, straight hair that doesn’t respond to teasing and products tend to just weigh it down. I struggle with volume and body on a daily basis. At wedding time, humidity won’t be an issue, but heat sure will. I’m thinking about either a half updo or some kind of low, loose bun. Fortunately, I have lots of time to figure this out but I thought I’d throw it out there so I can be thinking about it now.
Fine-haired brides: What was/will be your hairstyle on your big day? Any advice?
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat, so awaiting good advice as well! I wanted to do something loose bit need texture – like with hot rollers & curling iron. I’m not sure it will hold all day. I’m kind of bored with the look I get when I have it pulled back smooth.
Post # 4
Me too! My fiance loves my hair down, but I know it won’t hold up all day, so I’m compromising with half up/half down.
Post # 5
I have extremelly thick, very fine hair.
And a gigantic fivehead instead of a forehead.
So I haven’t a clue on how to wear it.
Post # 6
My daughter has really fine silky beautiful hair and it does not stay in a bun for long. I found this out yesterday at ballet. I would make time to do a couple of hair trials if you can. That way you can find out what works best.
Post # 7
I’m wondering what I can do with my super straight, fine hair too. I don’t like how it looks up but I don’t just want it hanging in my face, so I hope to find a nice half up/down style and may attempt to put some soft curls in it.
Post # 8
@Lish – we may look exactly the same!!! Haha, my best friend and Bridesmaid or Best Man thought she was creative, coming up with five-head. I’ll have to tell her someone else has thought of it as well.
I went to a few hair trials before I found a girl who I really liked. She was brutally honest, told me why some styles won’t work and really took the time to work with my hair instead of just pulling it back with a side part like the other stylists did. The way she described my hair is – you have really fine hair, but a lot of it. It’s hard to explain what she did. I’m having an updo, like a twist, but she’s leaving a long bang down and curling it, while twisting the top of my hair to add volume instead of teasing. PM me and I can send you pics…she took a lot so she remembers what she did come wedding day.
Post # 9
Ugh, me too. Very fine, stick straight, won’t even stay in a ponytail for 15 minutes before the ponytail starts sliding down my head.
I don’t know what to do. I wanted something loose and carefree, but I’ll probably have to do something severe and pulled back. 🙁 Was looking through my stacks of mags last night for inspiration, but haven’t made a hair trial appt. yet.
Would love to see pics of hair trials of the fine-haired brides!
Post # 10
I have long, very straight, fine hair that will not hold curl at all! I wanted something loose and romantic for the wedding day, so my solution was clip-in hair extensions. I got them through my stylist for a couple hundred dollars. They are made of human hair, so they can be curled or straightened with normal styling tools, Also, they’re reusable, so I still have them and wear them whenever I want a little extra “vavavoom.”
I really like the way they turned out, but towards the end of the night, my hair started looking a little stringy due to hours of dancing and the sweat that goes along with it! I suppose it’s my own fault – I didn’t want to miss a second of the reception, so I didn’t do any makeup or hair touchups.
Post # 11
I finally scheduled a hair trial for this Tuesday… we’ll see what they can do with my hair. I’ll post pics if they aren’t too hideous! 😛
Post # 12
I’m in the same boat as you lot!
There is a hair tool I found here in the UK which grips the hair really well.
I put my hair into a chignon at the nape of my neck and it lasted for a few hours, with me running around the house to test it!
I know it isn’t ideal but on the plus side, you have a hair style you can do yourself for the ceremony and then literally let it down for the evening.
Hope this helps, and I welcome any suggestions as I have got just shy of 16 months to go and want to make sure my hair is in the best condition for the proposed style!
Post # 13
Sigh, I know this feeling. My hair will NOT hold curl to save its life, plus if I put product in it, the “greaser” look ruins whatever I’m trying to do with it! I’ll probably just do half-up/ half-down and be done with it!
Post # 14
Yet another member of the fine hair club, and I’m not even fortunate to have thick fine hair. I’m going with half up half down, and I am lucky enough that my hair will hold the curl. My hair guy also suggested I do some extensions just for some added oomph. So that is the plan for now!
Post # 15
Mine is also thin but a LOT of hair… which is a curse since all the super fine hair gets weighed down! I am going to reallly work with my stylist. I’m also going for a half-up look.
Post # 16
I have a TON of hair and while it will wave if I let it air dry, I can put it in hot rollers for hours and it will fall falt as a board in my drive to work (about an hour).
The only thing I can come up with is NOT using any sort of conditioner after shampooing it. Then, while still wet, I put in a TON of mousse and warp it in a towel until it’s almost dry. Sometimes I blow dry it, other times I just let it air dry. After it is totally dry, I use a very hot curling iron and spray each section as I curl it. I spray it again as I’m taking it off the curling iron and then it goes right on to a velcro roller and is pinned in place. I let the entire thing sit on the rollers as long as I can and then I try to touch it as little as possible once I take the rollers out.
People always say that they can’t do that because their hair gets crunchy, but I’ve never had that problem. When I went to try on my dress, I did that but I used the hot rollers instead of velcro and it seemed to last about as long – I had less time to have it in the rollers then I normally do.
If you can, maybe talk to your hair person and see if you can do a few sessions trying to get the curl to hold – go in the morning and see how long the curl or style you like lasts? Try various products?