VERY long hair – what on earth can/should I do?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Just coming to say your hair is beautiful!

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

valkyriejae :  I love it, it’s going to be so perfect for your wedding. The second pic, your first effort, looks very goddess hair to me and I really like it. 

I’m not a hairdresser, but I do have fine, long hair. Hair curls differently with fine hair, you have to be super careful to grab the same amount of hair in each curl and also to stagger it near crown and lower, again same size. Still, the curls will vary, sometimes they even out in a few hours. 

If you hate that, and you can be open to any heat, I would use – only as a back up – a hot curling wand for the pieces that don’t match.

Otherwise, you can comb it out and sort of train the pieces after you take them out in the morning by wrapping them in curls the way you want them to fall and then using a clip to hold them and spraying that curl with a light hold spray. (I learned this trick on set from hairdressers experienced with getting fine hair to hold, it’s a good one )

use big clips so they don’t make a dent. Let the hair relax in the clips and then take them off at last minute and brush. 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

That color tho surprisedlaughing

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I actually really like your attempts at the curls!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

Wow! Beautiful hair!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

valkyriejae :  haha I meant to make sure your rolling the hair around the crown at top and then doing sections beneath it separately. 

Like you section your hair, roll the top row crown. Untwist next section beneath top, roll that section. And on. Does that make sense? 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Gorgeous hair. I have long hair too. Usually use heated rollers or wand for curls. And a lot of hair spray. Would you consider heat just for your wedding. If not then loads of foam rollers on dry hair for several hours with a good fixing product may do it. 

 

This was my wedding hair (I also wore a veil) 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Mine is to my butt and I love big ballet buns and elaborate updos for formal events 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

UK-bee :  a good old bottle of strong hold hair spray. Root to tip before rollering and to fix after.  A good backcomb comb and texture powder to get root lift and volume. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I think your inspiration hair would work well on yours.  Just practice a bit and you’ll get it down.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Wet your hair and then do two french braids. Let it dry overnight. When you undo the braids it will leave the waves.  You can also try a setting lotion on wet hair before putting it in the rollers or braids. That’s what people use for those vintage pin curl styles.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Can you get the foam roller things and do it the night before – spray hairspray before and after rolling each strand. Wrap it all up into a big hairnet and sleep in them… next morning, let it all out and adjust to your liking – should last all the day! No heat required but you will need plenty hair spray. 

Used to have long hair and this is what we did when I needed curly hair/ringlets for ballet. 

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