(Closed) Growing my hair long, do I need layers?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
7941 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@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
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
740 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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. 

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