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My Hair cannot curl...

Annika, on August 16, 2020 at 11:17 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 1 53
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My hair Does. Not. Curl. It hasn't been able to hold a curl since I hit puberty. I have been to multiple hairdressers, had it done professionally multiple times, and it just doesnt stay for longer that an hour IF I stay inside and don't move, with an entire can of hairspray on my head. I had my HMU trial this week and it went well aside from that. We got it to somewhat stay, but I went to take some pictures outside in the Texas heat and wind and it of course fell out almost immediately. I'm worried it won't even last through the ceremony (which is outdoors) and that I'll have limp sad looking curls the rest of the night. What should I do??


PS: I'm a white woman, with naturally straight light brown hair. (For reference on possible products)
I do not want to do an up do, it looks awful on me. I don't want to do braids because I always have my hair tied back or braided and I want my hair to look different on my wedding day.
Thanks!!

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Latest activity by Doxie Mom, on January 26, 2021 at 9:23 PM
  • Nicole
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    I would recommend looking into clip in extensions. My hair is very similar; fine and straight that doesn’t hold curl unless it’s bathed in hairspray to the point of being crunchy. I bought clip in extensions for my wedding events and with them in, my hair has held its curl ALL day long, both inside and outside. The extensions give the hair something to “hold onto”. I definitely recommend looking into that option.
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  • Annika
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    I have VERY thick hair, do you think itll look too much lile a wig or something with those?
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  • Nicole
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    I don’t think so. The clip ins have multiple pieces so you can pick and choose how many you want to place/where you want to place them. I’d ask your hair stylist which she would recommend with your hair type. Maybe she has a set you could try out (just in case they don’t work, you don’t want to be out of all that money!) Or, maybe see if Amazon has a fairly inexpensive set as a trial?
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  • Annika
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    Ok cool! I'll check it out! Thanks!
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    My hair doesn't curl either because it is way too thick. I tried having it curled for one of my proms and it was straight before I even got to prom and that was after using like a whole bottle of hairspray. For my brother's wedding, I had it half up and half down. For my wedding, I had it all up. Our weddings were four months apart so I didn't want the same look for both. How do you feel about half of it up? Below are photos of my hair from my brother's wedding. The first one is the front of my hair. The second is the back and I'm the one on the right of the bride.
    My Hair cannot curl... 1
    My Hair cannot curl... 2


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  • Annika
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    I was planning on a half up half down anyways because that style looks best on me, but that hasn't solved the curl issue in the past for me. My hair is just too thick i guess!


    This is my hair inspo with sunflowers on my veil comb. My Hair cannot curl... 3

    My Hair cannot curl... 4

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  • Jessica
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    I have a terrible time keeping a curl in my hair too, so knowing that, I opted for a style that will work better for the duration of the wedding. I love your inspiration pictures, but if your hair isn’t going to hold even through the ceremony, most of your pictures won’t look the way you’re envisioning. I’d pick a style that will look good for multiple hours. You could still do something like your inspiration pictures, just straight rather than curly. Did you ask the HMUA if they had any ideas or suggestions?
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    If you do half up half down you can get some clip ins and have it blended with your real hair
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  • Annika
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    Annika ·
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    Ok, I'll try that! Thanks!
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  • Annika
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    Annika ·
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    Yeah, the thing is that I never dress up because i work in a warehouse, so my hair is always eother braided, in a ponytail, or just down. I feel lazy when my hair is like that and I don't want my wedding pictures to look the same as my everyday pictures. I hate the way up dos look too but I guess I'm just going to have to suck it up either way.
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    That's why I kept my hair that was done straight because the curls wouldn't have stayed.

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  • Annika
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    Yeah i just want to actually look put together and fancy and not how I look every other day.
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    I think the way my hair looked for my brother's wedding looked very nice. I had it done by a professional. She put some up and some down. The part she put down she straightened since it wouldn't curl. You can try to curl it, but if it hasn't worked in the past I don't think it will work for you.

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  • Annika
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    Ok, I'll talk with my HMU girl. Thanks!
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  • Jessica
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    I understand, I rarely do anything with my hair either. Someone told me once (probably twenty years ago) that up-dos make my face look round, so ever since I’ve stayed away.
    Extensions are definitely an option, I got a halo extension just because my hair isn’t as thick as it used to be, but that extra hair makes me SO hot!
    I tried to find some inspiration pictures, but wow apparently everyone is supposed to have curly hair on their wedding day! I did find this, but I know what you mean about wanting to be a little more glam.My Hair cannot curl... 5
    I hope you find something that will work for your hair and give you the put together look you’re going for!
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  • Annika
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    Thank you! I hope so too!
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  • Sherri
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    Have you tried dry shampoo? Even on clean hair it often gives your hair perfect grit. For me, I only use dry shampoo instead of hairspray. I would say it's worth a try.


    And then second, albeit very hot, would be extensions.
    Good luck!
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  • Annika
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    I have tried that, it seems to help with styling it but not neccesarily to hold it in.
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  • Private User
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    Have you tried a perm? My friend has difficultly keeping her hair curled too so she gets a perm and it curls so naturally now. It looks great. She's got shoulder length hair and is pretty thick. It could also be the tools you're using. My hair only curls and holds well with a ceramic iron, not a metal one. You might also want to curl your hair wet with rollers that you can sleep in, take them out in the morning once it's dry and see how long that lasts.
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  • Annika
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    I've thought of that, but rollers usually frizz my hair, do you think a perm would be too tight of curls?
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