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?
Some of the most beautiful women in the world have short hair. Perhaps you haven’t noticed. Some even
have thin hair they have disguised with highlighting, hair pieces,
lotions and gels over the years. Therefore, you are not alone. Ask
yourself, what type of look do you have in mind? Do you want short
straight hair? Use very heavy gel or lotion and use your blow dryer with
your round brush until smooth. A bob slightly tilting under would be
quite nice. The gel, blow dryer and brush should blow your cuticle fat
enough for the full effect you are seeking.
If you are thinking more about curls, roll your hair with medium sized rollers with the gel or
lotion and set under the dryer about 30 minutes. Before you brush your
hair out, spray and allow to dry first. You have set your rollers toward
the exact direction you want your curls to go, you will notice this when
you are brushing your hair out. If you want your face framed with curls,
you set your rollers toward your face. If you want your hair going back
away from your face, you set them going back. If you have about two
inches of hair all around your head, you can purchase inch sized rollers
and position them in various ways to get a tousled affect. After dry,
backcomb your hair all over and take your fingers smoothing out
different parts and scattering it lightly for a full effect. Do not use
the brush unless you want a very smooth, irregular look.
Today, Brides are wearing their veils from the top of their head to the
nape of their head. Anywhere except over their face like yesterday.
Then, there are those who are not bothering to buy a veil. Any length
veil would look nice /if/ your hair is styled good underneath. If your
veil is attached to a tiara, most place this directly on top of the head
with the veil flowing from the back. Without the tiara I have seen some
connected just above a cluster of curls on the base of the head with a
hair ornament attached to it. Some like flowers in their hair such as
baby breath. All this is in accordance to the taste of the Bride.
What if you have natural curly hair and it seems to be too curly for the
style you would like? We’ll talk about this in the next article.