(Closed) Long hair help – to updo or not?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you have beautiful hair. I am also letting my hair grow out and I do not care for updo’s since I never really put my hair up. I can see you with a nice style such as pinning it to the side here are some ideas.I was also going to ask did she set you in hot rollers?? did you wash your hair that day?? well hope these pictures help

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You have gorgeous hair. I think you should show off its length if you want to.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I didn’t want to do an updo cause I wanted to show off my flowing long hair(esp since it was a beach wedding).  But with the wind factor on the beach I knew it had to have some control or it would be blowing in my face.  This is what I went with (curls pinned to the side into a side pony) and I sprayed the curls pretty heavily with hairspray and they held the entire night.

 

 

  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My hair is as long as yours, and while I would have loved to show off the length, I had to be realistic. Realistic meaning accepting that my hair doesn’t hold curls and generally looks like crap if left loose after being heat styled and treated with hair spray. We were also having an outdoor ceremony and I knew if there was even the slightest breeze, it would ruin my hair if left loose. I opted for a full updo that was entirely made of braids instead of curls. It ended up being very elegant and unique and only took 40 minutes to do. So you might want to talk to the person who will be doing your hair and discuss with them your hair type and what will work best for you.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had the same issue, I have long hair and my first hair trial I wanted my hair down  with vintage style curls, they fell out before the shoot started!!! I was not happy so I discussed it with my vendor and she told me she will do my hair differently on the day of my wedding have the curls set for longer. She explained curls hold best when they go from hOt to cold or wet to dry so for those of us with difficulty holding any curl the best bet is to do Both at a salon setting the curls wet to dry and hot to cold, pinning them for a long period of time so I  went back for a second trial yet decided the same as you that an updo would hold all day and I would look like I had my hair done all day. ask for another hair trial if you really don’t want to change the style. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper

 

I have long thick hair and I had also considered an updo. However an hour or so after my trial I had the worst headache. I simply had too much hair to maintain that style all night. In the end I chose a half up and half down style and I am glad I did. I really got to showcase my hair and it stayed in all night without an issue. The key is how the curls are done. For me curls using hot rollers and then defined with a curling iron last for eight hours plus with hair spray.

here is early on and a later photo for comparison 

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

For me an up do or wearing the hair let down depends on the style of the dress.

If you are going sleeveless then its nice to have your hair let down or in a half up do or something to that effect.

 

if your dress will have a jacket or sleeves then its best to do a full updo so as not to hide the style of your dress and then your could wear a ballerina bun or have some curls put in and secured with pins 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have long hair and I’m not doing an updo.  I want long flowy curls.  My hair is wavy so I will be doing some test runs to make sure it holds up in the Florida air. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Is there anything you can do to make your hair hold a curl?  My hair generally doesn’t hold a curl, but when I got a half up style at my hair trial, it actually held pretty well.  I hoped to wear it that way, but it was a game day decision.  It ended up being 90 and humid, so I have to have it up both to make sure it retained it’s style, and didn’t get sweat glued to my neck/back.

Also, does your hair hold different types of curl better?  For example, my hair holds a curl from foam rollers I sleep in SOOO much better than from a curling iron/hot roller.  It might be scary to consider doing your own hair, but you have a whole bunch of time to play around with what works and try different things before then.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I would definitely suggerst an updo. With that much hair, down may be very cumbersome and your hairstyle will likely fall limp over the course of the day.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have hair that’s maybe an inch longer than yours, and I love keeping it down… but every time I style it, the curls fall out almost immediately. That said, I recently did my hair up for an event and it looked great the entire time. Try bringing your accessories to your hairdresser and asking what the best fit is, in her opinion. Then try an updo that leaves your hair still visible (so not like a tight bun or something).

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I vote for super-glam/retro side pinned curly hair.

 

we really would need to see your dress neckline to make the best reccomendation however 🙂

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