(Closed) Hair trial

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m going to be honest, Bee…I think that your hair texture needs some work. It’s probably because it’s damaged from coloring, but I think you need to have a pretty intense conditioning and/or keratin treatment. I’m thinking that the rough texture and the frizz will keep it from photographing well. From what I can see of it, the color looks good, though.

Also in your inspo pic, it looks like her hair has some gentle waves and curls, but I don’t see that translated very well to your updo. Maybe it’s just a result of the damage and not the stylist, but your hair looks like it’s been forcibly smooshed into your updo. I’d have her redo the trial after a conditioning treatment to see if the look is better, but if not, I’d actually go to a different stylist. 

Post # 4
7987 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

The general idea is there, but the top teased part is…not good. The bottom braided part looks okay, but it doesnt look the insp pic. In the insp pic there are 2 criss crossed braids, and the rest kind of folded up. Yours just looks like all braids at the back, which I do kind of like. Just different than what you asked for.  

Post # 6
7423 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Honestly, your inspo photo is basically the same photo I have shown to every stylist I’ve ever been to for  an updo (I am always seeking a romantic slightly messy whimsical low bun style)…and my hair ALWAYS comes out looking like yours did. My hair is not damaged either…it’s very fine and I’ve never had it colored in my life. I think most stylists just don’t have the technique to really pull off the bohemian/romantic look. They always want to tease and hairspray the shit out of your hair and it results in a poofy grandmother vibe. While I don’t think your updo here is a disaster, it is certainly not the romantic look you were going for. 

I’m sure if you went to a really high end stylist they could manage it, but the average ones just can’t seem to do it. Maybe just tell them not to tease your hair at all? That’s what my best friend did in her wedding cause she was tired of putting up with this same shit, and her hair came out lovely.

Post # 7
1127 posts
Bumble bee

My hair texture is always in need of help-  I found that taking fish oil supplements and using a Silk Pillow helped a lot.  There are only so many conditioning treatments out there.

Post # 10
1127 posts
Bumble bee

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futuremrss17 :  keratin treatment is probably a faster solution, although those get pricey 



Post # 12
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

If you want more volume, you could look into clip in extensions as most of the updos have extensions in them. My stylist wants me to get them, but I don’t know if I care enough to justify the cost. Same with highlights. While I appreciate that it would look “better” with it, I really don’t want to add highlights to my hair (I already single color process it because I’m really grey, but I’ve gave up double process years ago).


Post # 13
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Are you using hair extensions? If not, I highly recommend it. I got some clip ins for my wedding hair and it was the best decision. I also have fine hair, and it sincerely helped with the volume. I loved my hair so much, and was shocked I was able to achieve the look I wanted. It was a lifesaver!

Post # 14
2093 posts
Buzzing bee

Since you have fine hair, maybe schedule a second trial with unwashed hair? I have fine hair, but a lot of it, and I get the best volume after my hair is slightly dirty and with some good dry shampoo. 

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