Wedding Hair Tips for Thin Hair
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.
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.