(Closed) Who is growing there hair out for the big day?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine is getting pretty long, but I’ve been trying to grow it super long for forever. As soon as we got engaged I knew I was gonna need to do something to boost the growing process, so I started using mane n tail shampoo (horse shampoo) because my hairdresser suggested it. Then the last couple of months I started to take a multi vitamin every day. My hair is definitely a lot healthier and shinier, and growing a little faster I think. I’ve even been cutting it less and it’s still staying healthy looking.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Me….there are a lot of interesting tips on here!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am also trying to grow my hair.  I haven’t really done anything so far besides not cutting it. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve heard that you’re only supposed to twist it with a clippy thing, so I’m trying to get into the habit of not using a scrunchie or band to pull it back….I was thinking of really not worrying about it…my mom is a crazy fabulous beautician and I think we’re gonna put extensions in cuz I can’t handle my hair being super long, and the hair “look” that I’m in love with will require crazy long locks…I’m gonna wave my white flag to the hair growing gods, lol! It goes down to about my nipple line now…we shall see!!!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Whatever you do, do NOT USE BIOTIN.  Vitamin B naturally occurs in your body and it increases sebum production.  99.99% of people get more than enough naturally through food.  I have never had problems with my skin but three days after I started taking Biotin, I started breaking out EVERYWHERE on my body! I stopped taking it and the problem went away within a few days after.  I could not believe it!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MsPanda:  Wait, really?? How long have you been doing that???

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My is about two inches past the bra stap. I don’t own a blow dryer (it dries stick straight,) I shower at night and sleep in a chunky braid. In the morning I get nice mermaid waves. I only wash it every other day. I use coconut oil on my ends (just a teeeeeny dab) and once a week I cover my hair in coconut oil and then shampoo it out after an hour. I avoid using the smaller poiny tail esastics. I almost never do ponytails but have mastered a messy bun using giant bobbypins. I use a giant hair pick to untangle it, extremely slowly from the bottom up. I have been obsessively careful for the last 4 years or so. I don’t think I’ll want to chop it after the wedding because I’m so used to it now.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MsPanda:  I’m going to bust this myth right now… vitamins cannot improve your hair when applied directly. Hair does not “absorb” vitamins. Hair is dead. Dead cells do not absorb vitamins. Silicones in the shampoo can make the surface of hair shiny and some proteins can fill in the cuticles but vitamins do jack. As for your scalp, you would have to leave your vitamins on your scalp for HOURS to have any level of absorption, which would be minor, at that. 

If you want your body to get vitamins, eat them. 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was trying to grow mine out. And then decided to get extensions, instead.2 years ago, I chopped my super long hair (center of my back) off and have been keeping it around 1/2 inch long. Very short hair! I really love it, but when I got engaged in December, I decided I would try my hand at growing it out, just so I’d have some hair to play with on my wedding. The most recent cut I hgot, had a deep side part with ver long bangs (to my lips). As it grew, I had to wear it as a center part, because it just looked awful otherwise. Fast worward to last week, I notice that because the style has grown out a bit, it looks a little uneven. I go to a stylist down here (my usual stylist is in Maine, I am in Vermont). I explain to her that I’m growing my hair, but in the mean time, I need a cut that will grow out evenly, because the current in-between stage isn’t looking so hot. I ended up with this (mine is a little bit longer, but yea, this is what I have):

 

 This is Johnny Depp, in the 90s. Anything looks great on Johnny Depp, but I am not Johnny Depp. I said nothing except “thank you”. I could not believe she would send someone- a woman preparing for her wedding, no less- out of her salon looking like that. I left and immediately set up an appointment at another salon to get extensions. Next week, I have a consultation to get my “hair” ordered, because…Seriously? SERIOUSLY?

ETA: My hair is a bit longer, but my bangs are just the same. It’s the back/sides that are a little longer. Think like, a little boy’s bowl cut.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am trying to grow it out.. or even longer.. It doesn’t feel that much longer then it normally is.. oh well. It’s about an inch past the bottom of my bra. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am trying! But my hair is a super slow grower. At the moment its just passed my chin (why did I get it cut a month before he proposed?!) and I have about 8 months left to grow it, hoping its at least passed shoulder length so I can put it up without it falling down again

I’m using an intensive conditioner now twice a week, and use a moisture shampoo, stopped dying it and just letting it grow (also not blow drying/straightening so I don’t over damage the hair

It’s tough but hoping my hair will look soft and shiny on the day!

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am trying, but my hair has thinned out after having a child so it’s not going that great. I have to wash it every am or else it is oily as all get out and that comes along with blowdrying it and occasionally a flat iron. I don’t color my hair, I don’t use ANY products in it ( and never have ) and on the weekends I let it air dry. 

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I grew mine out, but I really didn’t do anything too special. I just tried not to wash it more often than necessary, used a good conditioner, and trimmed the split ends as needed. I always air-dried and avoided using lots of product on it, but I did use a straightening iron on it once or twice a week.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m growing it out as well.

I can finally pull it back in a ponytail but I still have layers in the front that are too short for a ponytail. I still have over a year so I figured I’ll be good for when the time comes.

I stopped dying it and I’m not using anything on it, not even the blowdryer.

I’m also taking NeoCell – Super Collagen+C, Type 1&3 tablets.

Haven’t noticed much of a difference in my hair but my skin feels softer.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I started growing my hair out for this reason (but I’m not engaged yet– I just know my hair takes forever to grow and want to have options). The first thing I do is make sure I get a healthy trim once every 3 to 4 months. Then I rarely use heat (like once a month, max), wash my hair every other day, and do not add any product to it. I also take pre-natal vitamins (NOT trying to get pregnant) and rinse my hair before I swim. If you can get away with it, the best thing for your hair is to shower, comb it with a wide tooth comb and let it air dry without touching it. I am very lucky to have stick straight hair and can pull this off. If you need to blow dry, let your hair air dry for as long as possible and then touch it up at the end.

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