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Old 01-04-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
 
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Question wedding hair help

I posted this in the general section and didn't get much response. Thought I'd repost it here to see if you guys have any input.

It's been forever since I've been on here!! But I have a request. I need advice on doing my hair for my wedding coming up in March. I posted about it on my blog, so to keep this short, here's the link so you can read it... needing feedback/advice sarah's place for long hair I look forward to hearing from you!
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
 
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I think your hair looks great. I am very jealous of it, I wish I had curls like that! And kudos to you for finding nice, cheap hair accessories!

Blow drying is either a hit or a miss and if you are not experienced with a blow dryer I wouldn't chance it, personally. I have been using a blow dryer for a few months now (I have to in such a cold climate when I am far too lazy to wake up early enough to let my hair air dry) and I have just finally started to get the hang of it.

As for harmful products, I don't think it is a big deal if you only use it once.

Maybe if you are worried about your style frizzing up you could use a (hear me out on this) curling iron in places. Some curls, at least on my head, are just plain stubborn and will frizz no matter what I do. I very rarely RARELY use a curling iron but I found it to be a life saver when I went to prom. I only did a few pieces so it would look natural, but the style held all night and I had hardly any frizz. Just an idea. (I am attempting to post a picture if you are curious.)

Anyways I think your hair looks beautiful and CONGRATS!!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
 
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the only pieces I curled were the very bottom pieces. You can kind of tell from the pic. Sorry it isn't the best quality.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:34 AM   #4
 
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Ok, I'll skip the blow dryer then. Using a curling iron isn't a bad idea for touch-ups. I'll keep that in mind. Thank you!
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I love that hairstyle! Can you tell us how you did it?
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:52 AM   #6
 
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I love that hairstyle! Can you tell us how you did it?
I will try......

If you go to my blog and look a few posts earlier you can see my inspiration pic.
-I roughly "parted" my hair down the middle while it was drying. In other words, I didn't use a comb. (I usually just let it fall however)
-I placed the headband at an angle on my head, just letting it slide between the curls. You could probably add the headband at the end if you wish (if it's a skinny one) because I actually removed it and repositioned it without any trouble. But I think having it there helped me know where to pin the curls.
-I took the side front curls and loosely pinned them back, leaving some hanging around my face.
-Then, I began lifting and pinning in the back at the crown area until I got it to look the way I wanted. This part is kinda tricky because you have to pin from the under side so that the hair goes up and then hangs over the pins. (I used big bobby pins for the base and then used regular bobby pins and hair pins to fine tune it.)

It's pretty simple, but being able to pin it right and make it stay is the trick. And don't separate the curls! Work with them as individuals and manipulate them to lay the way you want before you pin.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:49 AM   #7
 
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My hair isnt as long as yours, but I did my hair as usual and had it touched up slightly with an iron. Twisted some of the front/side back a bit (cant stand hair in my face!) and done! All in all it was pretty simple.
(look how excited my DH looks for that cake!)
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You ladies are making me wish I had let my hair be curly for my wedding!!! (BTW, ibraidhair, my wedding was in March, too - the 14th, 13 years ago). I love how you have your hair styled in your blog pics. I think it looks absolutely beautiful!! ...I'm jealous! LOL!

Here's what my hair looked like. It was somewhat curly, but curled with a curling iron by my Mom! LOL!

It was all up, but, only the ends were curly (curled). My hair was halfway down my back at that time - super long for me. But, you can't tell by my wedding pics. LOL!
You can see the little comb coming out of the back/side on this one. Oops! LOL!

Anyhoo... I happen to like yours better. So, my humble opinion is to keep doin' what you're doin'.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:47 AM   #9
 
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RacerWife7 - I think you look pretty.
I almost married another guy 11 years ago. If I had, my wedding hair would've looked a lot like yours. My taste and knowledge of curls has changed drastically since then! lol
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RacerWife7 - I think you look pretty.
I almost married another guy 11 years ago. If I had, my wedding hair would've looked a lot like yours. My taste and knowledge of curls has changed drastically since then! lol
Thank you! And - HAHA - my taste and knowledge of curls has drastically changed since then, too.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:01 PM   #11
 
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The wedding was a month ago and here is where I blogged about the hair. I was pretty happy with how it turned out, but it was really windy outside (we had an outdoor wedding) right up until the ceremony started so by the end of the day it was looking pretty whipped.
2nd-day wedding hair sarah's place for long hair
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