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Long, fine hair help

Caitlin, on July 6, 2019 at 9:14 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 7
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Brides with long fine hair, how did you do your hair?! My hair doesn’t hold a curl well at all and I really want a loose romantic updo. Any tips?


  • Kelsi
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kelsi ·
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    This is me! Haha. I have hair I can’t do much with. I actually really trust my stylist though and she promised that she’ll be able to have my hair keep the curls/half up/down braid I want. I think if you’ve got a good professional, they’ll surprise you. Plus you should have a test run style so that you can test out (go out the night you have it done! Or just throw a dance party by yourself). With fine hair, I think we all just are really down on ourselves about it but a true professional can almost always get you to where you want it.
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  • Meghan
    Devoted April 2020
    Meghan ·
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    I have long, fine hair too. I can hold loose curl in my hair day to day but it definitely falls throughout the day. My hair stylist suggested extensions. Not to add length, but for some volume. It will also help in holding the style. Also with an updo it won’t need to be super curly!
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  • Jennifer
    Super September 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Same boat here and I'm probably going to grab some clip in extensions for volume. You can also use a sponge for an updo and they pin what hair you do have around it to hide it. Adds volume very inexpensively.
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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
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    I also have long, fine hair. My stylist recommended I wash my hair the day before since "dirty" hair holds style better. She then put a lot of product in my hair to give it more thickness and texture and then she curled and teased it a lot. The end result held all day and night. She did a messy updo with a side braid integrated into the style. She had a hairpiece to add to the style just in case but she ended up not needing it. However, most styles you see on Pinterest use hairpieces and/or extensions to get the thickness, volume and/or length seen in the hairstyle.

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  • Nicole
    Super July 2020
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    Long, fine hair here too and zero curl to my hair. I ended up buying a ceramic straightener that actually has been helping keep some curl. I also bought some clip in extensions for volume. I used them for my engagement shoot and they helped keep my hair down and curled for HOURS!

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  • Kimberly
    Expert April 2020
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    I use clip in hair extensions every day. Some just got thickness. Others for length and thickness. Try clip ins! Your hair stylist can help match it to your hair
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    Wash your hair the day of & blow dry upside down, use a styling mousse if you normally do or you find one you like. I'm using extensions to help with my hair holding a curl!

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