Post # 1
My hair comes about three inches past my shoulders. I have been growing it out for a really long time – JUST for our wedding day because I’ve always wanted loose curls. I was just told by my hairdresser that she could most certainly do it – but my hair is so long and thick the curls may just fall right out within twenty minutes. No way I can risk that! So, I feel like I’m back at square one. What I do NOT want, is a high up-do. Plenty of you ladies look gorgeous with them, but they’re not for me. Low buns, half ups, anything creative! Do you have pictures you can share? I NEED INSPIRATION! 🙂
Post # 3
My hair was longer than yours and my curls lasted. What she did was pin it up a bit to make it a little shorter. Here’s a pic:
Post # 4
My hair was super long before I cut it & I always curled mine. Wedding day & any other day lol. Hair spray always does it for me. Oh and curled hair pulled over your shoulder would last longer then it bouncing around if thats what you’re worried about? Here is a picture of mine done that way. You could do it that way or in a side pony tail with loose curls. I think it would look very elegant & last longer than if it was moving around everywhere. 🙂
Post # 5
I have extremely thick hair. At my hair trial my stylist said my hair was “perfect” for the ‘doo. However, the day of she spent probably 2 hours doing my hair because for whatever reason the curls would not hold. I’m not sure HOW she did it, but she got it perfect and they lasted throughout the night. She gave me a thing of hairspray to keep with me the whole day just in case, but I never needed it. Here’s the best picture I could find of my hair:
Post # 6
I love the Aussie (Purple bottle with the Kangaroo) Beachy Waves Mousse! =) Try it and see how you like it! its a leave in conditioner as well! =)
For me its all about the AquaNet! or Paul Mitchell Extra-Hold will do too! =)
Post # 7
I have long, thick hair. My ponytail is about 4 inches around. The key to keeping curls in lace for me is curling them with heat, and letting them cool completely while rolled up.
Post # 8
Thick hair usually holds curls better than thin hair! And hairspray is a wonderfuly thing. I had super long hair at the time of my wedding and I have tons and tons of thick hair. I had my hair half up/half down with long loose curls and they held all.day.long.
Post # 9
My hair is definitely thick, naturally wavy and it used to be super long. I used to have to curl it for shows I was in, and it was a nightmare. Curling iron curls would never stay in for me without half a can of hairspray, because my natural wave would take over and undo them as soon as they cooled.
But I had huge success with rollers. I would do my hair up in them in small sections before I went to bed, and they worked marvelously. If I wanted a tight curl, I would hairspray them immediately as I took the rollers out, and if I wanted a looser wave, I would finger comb them first and then spray. They always lasted perfectly.
So my advice is to experiment with some cheap foam rollers and see if those will work as well for you as they always did for me.
Post # 10
two words: flat iron. PLEASE try this if you have long thick hair–youtube “how to curl your hair with a flat iron.” Really, this changed my life–the curls are so beautiful–and they stay, even after sleeping on them. Also, use hairspray! I like Paul Mitchell Super Spray because it is not stiff at all, and I love the smell.
Post # 11
Huh? Any good hairdresser should be able to make curls that last – especially on a girl with thick hair!
Post # 12
I had a low, vintage-y bun. My hair was waist-length in this picture and is very, very thick (I’m Scottish, AA and American Indian)
The key to getting long-lasting curls is to make sure your hairdresser doesn’t blow-dry or straighten your hair first.
Post # 13
@LadyCheri: This is me! every formal occasion, I’ve had to get really tight updos so it would hold. My hair is soooo thick and it’s longer than yours, and wavy. You would think that it would hold. One thing I do more than I get my hair trimmed is get it thinned. Once a month, they use those scissors that look like they have a comb on the blade. Basically, the hairdresser keeps going until I say stop! They could make a wig out of the hair on the floor! This makes the hair lighter so it holds style slightly better. Also, don’t wash your hair thee day of or the day before getting it styled, that way the natural oils will help to hold the style! If all else fails, I got extensions put in for my Senior Prom just so it would stay the whole night!
Post # 14
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Your hair was gorgeous!
Post # 15
@linguo42: Good thinking!! I do have a set at home. Thanks!
Post # 16
@JoJo Bananas: She is a good hair dresser and has been doing my hair for years. I live in WA state – where in July it is hot and humid – she can’t control that part of it – only my hair so I am glad she cautioned my against it rather than just doing it. I’m sure there is a way, though – but what that is is why I posted here. 🙂