AA Bees with Natural Hair

posted 3 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@purple_orchid:  I’m dont consider myself “natural”. I’m black/puerto Rican but I have thick,varied texture hair that I haven’t relaxed in a few years. So technically my hair has not been altered so I guess that’s natural lol. But I love my FHO flat iron.lol.

 Do you use heat? Or are you looking for an obvious “natural hairstyle” look. (does that come off offensive,I totally do not mean for it to,just in case).

Also,I had a treatment that was temporary that straightened my hair just as a relaxer would. Its basically a glaze that is sealed with heat. When you wash,your natural texture comes back and it won’t get straight unless you add heat. That’s a good option and what I plan on doing:) I forgot what its called,its not a keratin treatment or anything. I’ll have to edit to find it.

Post # 5
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523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@JerNCher:  

Lol you’re natural if you no longer chemically relax your hair, doesn’t really matter if you’re mixed. I’m black and pr too and I’ve been natural for 2 years.

As for hair styles I’m stumped! I had a style in mind but I don’t know how it would work with a veil and dress. I’m 3c/4a – kinky curly/coily. I know I’m going to straighten it with just my blow dryer and flat iron (no chemicals) and then twist it for a twist out. After that Idk.

 

Post # 6
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@HisBride515:  I kinda feel like natural hair is a “movement”( not that I don’t want to be associated,just that I’m not knowledgeable at all. Hair type? Products? no clue)lol. I colored part of my hair and with the next month it literally all broke off within one inch of my head so I swore off chemicals for a year…and that’s turned into 2.5 now lol.

I basically only had that one suggestion to offer(the perfection smoothout treatment,it allows you to keep your texture but have it extra straight if you want). I usually wear my hair blow dried/ flat ironed or when I’m exercising more I just wash and use a leave in/coconut oil and let it do its thing.lol. But good luck to the both of you ladies!

Post # 7
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422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i’m mixed, black/white, hair is somewhere inbetween 3b/3c. i’ve never chemically relaxed my hair. i’ve had really good luck finding styles i like on pinterest, searching “naturally curly wedding updo” or whatever.

since i’m getting married in the summer, i’ll def be wearing my hair UP. 

thinking something like this:

 

 

 

Post # 8
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523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@JerNCher:  I was going to dye me hair too but after reading your story I’m swearing off dye from now on! I have no idea what products to use either, I’m getting it done at a salon.

Post # 9
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@HisBride515:  I had the color done at a salon. Like the peek a boo trend,on my left side. Omg,it was horrible. But my “new hair” that’s grown in the spot where it all broke is so much better now lol

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I texlax my hair, but I know a lot about hair. I am not an expert, but I did a bunch of research to take care of my hair and grow it out. It is somewhere between bra-strap and mid-back length. Anyhow, have you checked out YouTube? There are MANY natural gals there who come up with amazing styles. 

Have you ever heard of steam curlers? The only heat is from the steam (which is actually good for your hair), and the curls are GORGEOUS! My hair looks better than it ever has when I used to go to the salon. You could also do a bouncy braidout and do a half up/half down style or pull it up in a high side bun with pieces hanging out. 

You could also consider a roller set. I HATE them, they take a long time and my hair never comes out right because it seems impossible for my hair to dry. If you do it better than I do, it could come out beautifully. If you silk wrap it afterward, it can come out even straighter. Good luck to you!

Post # 12
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Hi bees

I came across this website for a salon that specialises in natural hair care. Their gallery has a few hairstyles that may give you some inspiration.

http://tajisalon.com/

Post # 12
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2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

For my wedding I just blow dried, flat ironed my hair and did an updo I found on the internet.  It was a Beyonce updo.  Loved it.  I don’t put hat on my hair very often… last time I did was for my wedding in November 2012.  I have been natural for over 10 years.  For hairstyles, i just googled.  So many to choose from.  You can go the natural updo route or you can flatiron and style from there.

Post # 13
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Here are a couple ideas for you guys. The first was professionally done as part of a hair show that I modeled in. This style took the hair dresser half the day because it involves washing, blowing out the hair, twisting, cornrowing then curling the twists with curling irons and mainting with rollers. But it is my fave style.

 

The second I did myself and consists of cornrowing the sides, leaving the top-middlge and front sections out then twisting over the forehead and pinning it.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

bump!

Thinking of getting a sew in with a leave out, and then flat ironing my hair. I’m nervous about the humidity and my leave out frizzing though. So idk.

Post # 15
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11 posts
Newbee

I have locs, so they were curled. My friend who has natural hair wore a tight bun. In both of our cases, our head piece was complimentary for our hairstyles.

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