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

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Cut it to your waist…. lol I dont think you’ll like that idea though. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper

valkyriejae :  When my hair was waist length, I would wash it in the evening and towel-dry/air dry for a while, then while it was still damp, twist it up into a top bun and either clip it or spiral-pin it in place. Sleep like a baby, wake up, undo the bun and enjoy goddessy waves. If I wanted a little extra volume, I’d comb through some Loreal Boost It Air Blown Texture Mist before rolling the bun — this stuff is excellent, even on long hair. You could try one bun, and if that doesn’t work like you’d like, try 3. The trick is, they need to be positioned so you can sleep comfortably with them in. And you want to twist the hair as you roll it, that gives more defined waves. 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

valkyriejae :  It’s fluffy! I’m not sure if that’s what you’re going for tho. I think if you don’t want an updo, a stylist, any heat or any product, you’re gonna have a tough time with a fluffy style like that not just going limp very quickly. Would you consider heat and product for one day? It’s not gonna ruin your hair.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

valkyriejae :  what about some Daenerys-style braids? That would look pretty cool.

Post # 26
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Helper bee

valkyriejae :  here are some ideas on heatless curling.

you should Google/YouTube word “plopping”

 

These are 3 different ways:

Key Is to use product when hair is wet and not brush or separate hair afte it’s dry.

u can use dream curls curling spray when wet. u can use mousse too and u can use garnier curling pomade for long lasting hold. I hear L’Oréal elnet is the best hairspray. May be you want to avoid conditioner on the day or day before as it will make hair silky n heavier thus removing curls.

Post # 27
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Helper bee

emeraldsmiley :  I totally agree.  It has av ery romantic, modern look  while at the same time there is somethign etheral and boho chic. sophisticated, refiend yet not too stuffy.  However, with due respect t our bride while her hair is in great conditon the length is a bit overwhelming and the hairystle above loosk great with maybe hair that comes to say 3 or 4 inches above the waist.

 

The thign about super long hair is that not only is it a lot of work it ends to drag everythign down.   Sometimes it is a bit flat and there comes ap oint where it just look like someone is trying to grow the hair long but no real purpose – aesthetics, balance, proportion becomes lost.Thelengt h of ahir can flatter some dresses more orit can also highlight less than aessthetically pleasing  part sof the body too.  Have you tried the sock bun curls shown on you tube.  Put your hair up by rolling it up in to a sport sock like those ballet or figure skating buns using a sock but getting the hair roleed in while damp with setting solution.  Sleep in it and brush out and spray.   Use leave in conditoiner or spray ends lighlty with defrizzer.    Lovely lose waves and hair has body.

Post # 28
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Helper bee

Chris4 :  I thinks bees hair is too long for a sock bun, it barely takes my hair where as it is nowhere as long as bees. I think if bee would like to go sock bun route the 3 rd tutorial would be the best. But I would leave it upto bee to decide what will work the best for her hair.

Post # 29
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Newbee

you can always wet set your hair over heat styling. you can roll your hair while its damp using a setting product and sit under a head dryer with cool air.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Church

Following this thread for some wedding day hair tips. I have really long hair too. 

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