(Closed) Growing out hair for wedding

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Did you grow out your hair for your wedding? (And did it work??)

    My hair was already long and lustrous, thank you.

    I grew out my hair a li'l bit, but nothing dramatic.

    I grew out my hair a LOT, and it worked great!

    I tried growing out my hair, but it wasn't what I imagined.

  • Post # 3
    1900 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think you should grow your hair out – not only does it make most styles easier (if you’re wearing your hair up, etc. you need a bit of hair to play with). Not to mention, like your sister says, you can always cut it down the track if it’s not what you want!

    Post # 4
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I had a long bob when I started growing my hair out for the wedding.

    Honestly, though, I’ve had a pixie cut, and the growing out process was really long and awkward.  I did have a “mullet” for awhile, though I got trims regularly to shape my hair to be as flattering as possible.  For most people, I don’t think a year is long enough to grow hair truly long when you start out with a pixie cut.  It should, however, be enough time to grow your hair past the awkward in-between stages.

    Have you considered doing extensions for the wedding, if you’re otherwise happy with your hair now?

    Post # 5
    2963 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i wouldn’t say i’ve been growing out my hair, but i haven’t been cutting it either.

    what i usually do is cut my hair to chin length and then let it grow out until it hits my shoulders (which takes 3-5 months depending on the cut) then i chop it all off again. i do not want to see long hair in my wedding pictures (every time i see pics of myself with longer hair, i always wonder what the hell i was thinking letting it get so long), but i’m also unsure if i’ll be able to make a shorter bob look “special enough.” my hair is shoulder length now and just long enough to pull back in an updo. i might change my mind in the next month or so and decide to cut it all off, but for now it’s staying (even tho it drives me crazy sometimes, lol)

    i had my hair in kind of a longer pixie cut once and it was hitting my shoulders after about a year, so you might have a little bit of length to work with, but not a whole lot. the mullett did make a brief appearance, but as long as i kept my hair tucked behind my ears, it wasn’t noticeable.

    i say give it a shot and if you’re not happy with how it’s looking you can cut it short again easily.


    Post # 6
    2605 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    There will absolutely be a stage, somewhere between the bottom of your earlobe and the nape of your neck, where your hair is just NOT a cute length.  It’s not really short, it’s not long either, and this is the hardest part to get through.  If you can get your hair to touch your collarbone without freaking out and cutting it off… you’re home free.

    Be prepared with bobby pins, youtube tutorials on styling short and medium hair, and lots of conditioning treatments.  It may not seem vital now, because your hair is short and healthy,  but just like half the battle of being wealthy is not saving money, half the battle of growing your hair is avoiding breakage, so start early, and moisturize!

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