Something every girl struggles with, whether its in day to day life, or most certainly at times when our hair is done specially for an event, are the moments when our hair style starts to undo itself. When it comes to wedding hair undoing itself, the intensity of the situation goes up a few clicks! Beauty editor Eden Di Bianco and I thought a quick guide on how to put broken wedding hair back together was pretty much essential and should really be a part of the bridesmaid 101 notebook, because let’s be honest, your bride just might be too frazzled when she sees her wedding hair going in the wrong direction!
Bridesmaids, this one is for you. You are the Bride’s back up, her posse, her crew–the people she turns to when things go less than perfect. So here is a little guidance to helping your girl if she shakes her style loose on the dance floor and needs to secure some loose locks. The soft undone wedding styles are all the rage at present, but they can get a little too “undone” sometimes and in need of a fix. Basically the aim is to find places to hide all of those little ends that have come popping out. No matter what kind of pins you may find on hand, we’ve got you covered.
We all have seen something like this before, broken wedding hair, bits and pieces that are no longer cooperating, just out right rebelling from how beautifully it all started off! Whether its strands from the main design itself of little tendrils from the sides, when our hits this point of what seems like no return, what to do? When it comes to strands all out of place, there are a few golden rules, like loose locks hanging out from above the midpoint of the head (above the occipital bone, the boney ridge on the back of the head) are best tucked in under the hair on top.
The first step to the recovery process in securing those loose locks is to find a spot on the top portion of the hair you can gently nudge loose with your fingers or the tail of a comb to place place the runaway tendril. Lift a top section gently and guide the loose end underneath. If the loose hair is too fluffy or otherwise hard to control and place, twist it to make the hair more compact and easier to manage.
Pin in place using a standard bobby pin. If the section is large or heavy, use two pins and make an “X” with them so that they reinforce one another and help distribute the weight.
Bobby pins are the weapon of choice for larger sections of hair as well as for anchoring sections of hair on areas of the head that either will be carrying a lot of weight (such as where the bulk of the hair is gathered) or areas like the nape of the neck where gravity and the shape of the head are working against you to make those darn tendrils come spilling out all over.
Using “U” shaped or French “invisible” pins: Smaller sections of hair that are “detail” pieces can be handled with “U” shaped hair pins, which you may recognize from Bugs Bunny cartoons and wondered if they were actually useful for anything. The answer is YES, you just need to know how to use them.
To anchor an errant strand of hair using a U shaped pin, bend one of the legs out to form another small “u” shape. When you insert the pin into the hair, the small bend will anchor against the weight of the hair and resist puling loose, pretty much magic really!
Within minutes, and a few well replaced runaway locks, you’ll easily take the party hair back to its original wedding hair state of total bliss. Bottom line, fret not when you see what time and a hefty amount of dancing has done to your gorgeous do. Wedding hair is just as easily put back into place as it was to undo. Simply keep in mind Eden’s wonderfully insightful and helpful tips on how to properly secure the fallen pieces of varying weight and location, match them up with the right artillery for the job, et voilà!