Post # 1
I am growing my hair for my wedding, it is naturally a bit wavy but not much. It is getting longer now but the problem I have is that when I try and curl it the curls only stay for a few hours. I want to wear it out and curled for the wedding.
Someone at work suggested getting layers cut as that will make the curls less heavy and they will stay in for longer.
However because I have been growing my hair for about a year I want to double check before I get it cut! At the moment it is pretty much all one length, about half way down my back.
I would appreciate any advice!
Post # 3
What about using a strong holding spray/gel/cream? You don’t want to risk ending up with a scissor-happy stylist and have your hair chopped off after spending so much time growing it!
Post # 4
I have wavy hair that I scrunch and curl to make it curlier…layers are a MUST! It gives your hair a more rounded full look. If my hair were all one length I would look like a triangle-head.
Post # 5
I don’t think you really need layers. I’ve had super-long wavy/curly hair and no layers, and it worked out well. As long as you’re good to your hair and don’t overstyle or use too much product, you should be fine.
Post # 6
@Wannabe-diy-bride: Agreed. Curly/wavy hair needs layers to maintain the bounce otherwise your body gets weighed down. That weight is what pulls out your additional curls that you are planning to have on your wedding day.
I would suggest taking it slow with the layers. Make sure your hair dresser understands your concerns and have her take a little off at at a time, nothing drastic. If you have photos from magazines of what you want your hair to look like the day of your wedding that can help in deciding the length of layers needed as well.
Start now and see what happens. Remember hair grows back, as long as you give it enough time. Don’t start “experimenting” a month before the wedding.
Post # 7
I did my trial for my hair a couple weeks ago and my layers are long. Because I have a lot of hair and it’s heavy/thick, my hair weighed down the top and the curls underneath straightened out after just a few hours. Definitely suggest layering your hair, I’m going to do the same thing!
Post # 8
you definitely need layers if you want your curl to have dimension and stay all day. I have naturally wavy hair and growing it out has been a pain because it is super heavy and looked really weighted down until I had the layers put in.
Just make sure you trust your stylist, because if not, you could end up with layers that are too short and it would be a paint o try to get them all up for your wedding. So make sure you tell him/her to keep all the length, add in long layers for dimension/bounce.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone, some great advice!
I still have just over 6 months to the wedding so I think I might go get some layers done soon so that they still have time to grow out a bit if they go wrong.
I’m still a bit weary so may just get a little bit done, nothing drastic and see how it goes.