Worry-free Wedding Hair | 3 ways to secure a metal hair comb
Have you ever wondered how you go about securing a metal hair comb for your wedding in a bob style haircut or loose flowing curls? It can be tricky and sometimes a little fiddly.
The truth is, it is easier to have a solid base to work from – a firm bun, a messy updo or thick hair to nestle those comb teeth into. But, this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to secure a comb in other hair types or if your hair is out.
So if you’re worried that your ultimate wedding hairstyle and that coveted bridal comb won’t work, here are three great ways to secure a metal comb.
LE POEME bridal headpiece by Tania Maras Bridal
Our preferred method is to create a pincurl. Gather a small amount of hair where you would like the comb to sit. Twirl it around your fingers to create a little curl and then pin it to your head with two bobby pins in an X shape. A little bit of hair spray will also fix it into position. Nestle your metal comb behind the bobby pins.
Images: ANAIS crystal bridal hair piece
Have you seen those tiny hair rubber bands around the place? A great way to secure a metal hair comb if you have really short hair is to make tiny pony tails in the area you want to wear the comb. Once you’ve created a little row of elastic bands, gently nestle the teeth of the comb into the bands. This method works well if you are planning to wear a wedding veil in short hair.
Gently tease your hair, insert the comb and use some bobby pins across the teeth of the comb to secure into place in an X shape. Voila – a comb that stays in place!
But remember, at the end of the day, we can’t defy gravity.
Heavy headpieces will need a solid foundation to stay in place so those headpieces are best designed for upstyles or thicker hair.
If you aren’t sure, chat to your hairstylist who can make a recommendations based on your hair type. There are a number of different hair fasteners around that are designed specifically for these situations. Think snap clips. Snap clips aren’t just useful when it comes to securing hair extensions – they are really handy when sewn under a headpiece too!