(Closed) Who's Right?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I get layers for the Wedding in 25 days or keep it the same length?
    Get Layers! : (87 votes)
    75 %
    Don't get layers before your wedding! : (29 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Long layers can be very subtle, they can do them as low as one inch from the bottom. With your hair being that long that would have to do dramatic layering to even come close to you having layers fall out when you pull it back.

    I have shoulder length hair, and I have long layers that are about 2 inches from the bottom. It just gives my hair a bit more texture, volume and bounce (especially when I wear it curly).

    However, if you can’t hold a curl I doubt adding long layers will help. Your hair sounds super long and super straight and thus it must be heavy and weighs down the curls. Could you alter your hairstyle to work with your hair instead of trying to make it curly? Because even if you did get the curls to stay with the layers, by the end of your wedding they will probably fall out anyway!

    Post # 4
    2082 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @NewYearsEve:  It’s usually not a good idea to do anything major with your look before the wedding. However, long layers should not be a problem, particularly if your hair is waist length. With long layers, the shorter pieces typically start less than half way up from the perimeter of your hair. So, since your hair is ab or waist length, they long layers shouldn’t be shorter than your shoulder blades. You should still be able to get it up just fine into an updo.

    Post # 5
    335 posts
    Helper bee

    If you prefer to keep it one length, I’d say keep it one length, but use falls, or something similar to get a bit more variation.  Another thought, maybe, would be to use foam curlers, like, wash your hair, then tie it up in the curlers when it’s damp and let it dry as you sleep.  My hair is thick and down to my butt, and this method helps to keep the curls longer.

    Post # 6
    11422 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009


    I don’t know that long layers necessarily will help your hair to hold a curl longer than it does now, but they may, since they would would have the effect of lightening the weight of your hair. However, I would be very careful — very careful — to make certain that the stylist hears your point about your wanting to still be able to pull ALL of your hair back into a ponytail or updo when you want to that and that you don’t want side pieces falling down.

    ETA: One additional thought: Perhaps you could experiment with having your hair curled with a straightening iron/flat iron or a Topstyler (I purchased mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond with a coupon, not via the Infomercial.) Both of those products seem to create more lasting curls than hot rollers do.

    Post # 7
    311 posts
    Helper bee

    This might sound crazy but try spraying your hair with salt water before drying it. I don’t know what type of hair you have but I use salt water to do beachy waves and it holds better. My hair tends to fall flat too. The salt water adds texture to it and makes it not fall flat. you don’t need to use much otherwise it can feel dry. It’s worth a shot with your day closing in fast. Plus it’s free as long as you have salt, water and a spray bottle. Sea salt works best but I’ve used normal salt too. Do about a table spoon into warm water and shake it up. 

    Post # 8
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Pics would help!

    Post # 9
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Personally, I would try a different hairstylist…I have very thick straight hair that hates to hold a curl, most people are never able to get it to happen. But I’ve had some good stylists in the past who were able to get the curl to hold for me without adding anything to my hair.

    Post # 13
    3580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I too have heard the salt water spray method works!

    Post # 14
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    You can find foam curlers at Target.

    I, too, have long, super-straight hair that doesn’t take curl easily, and I used to have it all one length. A couple of years ago I tried a cut with long layers, and I love the difference it makes. My hair has more shape now, and I’ve never had a problem with pieces falling out when I pull it back, etc. It’s a very subtle change if your hair is that long, but it does a lot for it.

    For our wedding, I used foam rollers and a bunch of hairspray. I aimed for really tight curls, knowing that they would relax over the course of the day. We did pictures in the morning, an 11:30 am ceremony, and an evening reception. Here are pics from the morning:

    And from later in the day:

    Post # 16
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Long layers are NOT a dramatic change, and will make a HUGE difference in your hair. The only way the shorter pieces will fall out is if they’re SUPER short (like, above your shoulders).

    Did she clip the curls after she curled your hair? Spray anything in it first?

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