You may recognise the above. It was a little sneak peek I posted a few weeks ago, and it’s not too difficult to work out what I’d just bought.
Readers of OGGH Parts 1 and 2 will know that my quest to Get Good Hair for my wedding day is of the utmost importance to me. I’ve had thin hair since a load of it inexplicably fell out when I was fifteen and I’ve been trying to make it look as thick as possible ever since. No mean feat when it is thinnest at the crown, my hair is dark, dark brown, and my white scalp insists on shining through like a search light in the dark. But hey ho; we do the best we can. My heavy fringe hides a multitude of sins on a good day, and I use hair fibres to ‘fill in the gaps’ on a bad day. Or a special occasion.
But my wedding day is going to be the most special of occasions, and filling in the gaps just won’t do. I don’t want rats tails on my wedding day. Or a couple of pathetic curls. I want BIG HAIR. Big, wavy hair that looks bountiful and bohemian and beautiful.
Image via Cupcakes and Cashmere
Image via Green Wedding Shoes
Which is why I found myself in Bluewater a couple of weeks ago, sat nervously in a booth at Weave Got Style whilst a (fairly miserable) girl explained the benefits of the temporary hair weave I was about to buy.
Seventy pounds and half an hour later I was the owner of someone else’s hair. Four pieces of long, luscious brown locks to be precise. I came home from Bluewater looking like this and waited for Paul to come home and notice that my hair had doubled in volume and was a good inch longer.
The weaves are heavy, I’m not gonna lie. And after a couple of hours of having them in on that first day I was quite keen to take them out. The hair comes in four pieces: a long, wide piece that sits from the top of one ear right round the back of the head to the other, a narrower piece that sits a bit higher, and two mini pieces which sit on either side at the front of my head. It’s the longest piece that weighs the most so I’ve not actually worn that bit since, and with the weaves simply adding volume and not length, they now feel (and look) a lot more natural.
The hair pieces are secured by little clips which can pull quite painfully if not put in properly. And where I am quite thin on top I must admit to spending the entire time they’re in paranoid that the clips are visible. But there is no doubt that I LOVE the extra hair and I have worn the extensions to all three of the weddings I’ve been to this summer.
I think we’ve taken one giant leap towards Good Wedding Day Hair, ladies and gentlemen.
Oh, and those gorgeous pictures above? That would be a couple of images from my step-sisters wedding shot by the wonderful Becs Viveash.
Full report coming very soon…
Who else is wearing extensions on their wedding day?