Your blissful day is just around the corner. Glancing about, everything
seems to be in order. Flowers have been ordered and you had your way
about the colors your wedding party should wear. Anxiously you look into
the mirror and begin to wonder how you are going to wear your hair. If
there was ever a day when you must look prettier, elegant and even
perfect this would be the day. There’s just one slight problem, you have
thin hair. Examining the baby fine texture of your hair makes your heart sink.
Help is on the way when you can be referred to a good reputable stylist
who is familiar with thin hair. Your stylist will know exactly what to
do with your hair. If you want to wear it up, she will know one of the
smartest tricks is to wear the top part of the hair close and smooth to
your head. In the crown area, there can be many curls, with or without a
small hairpiece. However, if you are a do it yourselfer, the easiest way
to achieve a cluster of curls would be to use a micro based wiglet with
many curls. They come inexpensively with a synthetic match to your hair
and would probably be the answer to your problem. Depending upon where
you want the curls would be dependant upon where you’d want to put two
tight pin curls for the comb on the base to slip easily under. Tighten with pins and you are ready to go.
Should you go to the Salon, your hairstylist can have this piece already styled for you and attach it in
your hair when you come in.
With or without the wiglet the use of a heavy gel or setting lotion is a must. Roll your hair with rollers and
take the necessary time under the dryer to make sure your hair is
completely dry. When your hair is dry, your curl will go exactly in the
direction you set the roller. Thin hair will be less likely to fall or
droop using this method. After the hair is stiffly dry, a good brushing
comes next with back combing. To backcomb, you take one-half inch
sections of hair, start your comb from the top and comb from the end.
Take it out and repeat. Keep doing this until there isn’t anymore hair
to backcomb in the top of that section. Back combing is still in vogue
to give the impression of volume and heavier hair and maintain staying power.
Back combing also makes any textured hair obey and line up the
way you have envisioned your style to be. Back comb and spray with a
good hair spray then, wait until dry. Smooth the section off and place
it where you want it to go. Remember, you do not need a curling iron
because you’ve already curled your hair. If you are working on an up-do,
a gentle brush upward in the back while smoothing all the strands evenly
until the hair is ready to lay upon your head. You decide where you want
your curls and place soon to be hidden bobby pins across the back of her
hair as a guide. At this time, the hair should look smooth in the lower
back only. You go the sides and gently smooth with the brush or large
hairpin upward and back as you go. You apply more pins. The top is
smoothed very closely to the scalp and fastened with more pins.
Depending upon how long or short the hair is depends on what type and
size curls come next. If there is about three or four inches in the
crown, it should look very ratty because of the backcombing. When you
take your large hairpin and begin to fluff the tops over and out, you
will see your style evolve. Spray as you go and for a more sophisticated
look, use a braided hairpiece to intertwine in and out the curls. The
illusion of more hair can be attractive, but if you give the illusion of
too much hair you will be taking away from who you are and how you
normally look. The best way would be for you to strive for as natural
look as possible. It would almost be like a “with the least for the most” look.
There is one important tip to consider. Unless you are quite talented or
have a friend that has a knack with hair I highly recommend going to
that professional on your important day so everything will go smoothly
for you. Stress can reveal a worried look on your face and follow
through right to your “I do’s.”
Short vs long thin hair? Short hair can be a good choice and look just
as beautiful. Short hair always accommodates what clothes you wear. With
short hair, you can look ultra neat, chic and sophisticated and sexy as
well. Did I say, short hair and sexy?