Post # 1
So im getting married in Jamaica this year and I want a low maintenance but beautiful hairstyle. I have should length hair but I will be in and out of the water and do not want to blow dry and flat iron and all that jazz. Was thinking a micro braids or a sew in. I have had a sew in before but never micros. Now if I decide to get micros so I need more info on them. I have pretty thick hair and I heard that they charge extra for that and the length as well. Also with micros what kinda of hair should I get. I live in Chicago do you know of a place that changes a flat rate? Now if I get a sew in what hair should I use I know vrigin hair is the best but it is expensive so if I use top quality beauty Supply store hair what is the best that I can go swimming in both pools and salt water? Sorry my question is so long.
Post # 3
@pinky1003: what wedding style do you have in mind? Ive never seen someone wear micros to a wedding, but they are very low maintenance. if you have thick hair/a big head, I would get 3 packs of hair. IMO a sew in would look better, but its more of an issue to maintain, especially if you have leave out. Try foruns like bhm (black hair media) and lhcf (long hair care forum) they have lists abd lists of affordable virgin hair vendors. Hth!
Post # 4
This is actually from when Brandy played Cinderella back in the ’90’s. Really pretty! Just make sure to get human braiding hair so it can be heatstyled (though if you use synthetic hair you can still accomplish that style with curling rods and hot water, the only thing is once this is done the hair cannot be straightened again; also there is a higher potential to be allergic to synthetic hair, causing itching and accelerated dandruff)
Post # 5
I was worried about hair maintaince too! Do you have relaxed or natural hair?
Post # 6
I’m getting married in Jamaica next February and have been stressing about what to do with my hair as well. I do not have a relaxer so I was leaning towards getting braids or a sew in.
Post # 7
Can I recommend individual tree braids? They’re as small as micros, but they are designed with an illusion so that you cannot actually see the braid and it just looks like a weave (therefore more natural-looking than micros, but lower maintenance than a sew-in). I had them last year and kept them from late April to early August and absolutely loved them. Only reason I didn’t get them again was because I couldn’t find 6-7 consecutive free hours in my schedule since last summer. No lie. I had the deep-wave style and it was wonderful. I left some (natural) hair out in the front and it was very manageable (just twisted it at night and took it out in the morning).
There is another tree-braid option, the cornrow style (rather than individual). It is much quicker (less than 4 hours) and last, IMO, just as long as a sew-in weave. The difference, much like a sew-in you don’t have access to the scalp and cannot make parts, etc. Also, I feel that the cornrow style sheds more than a good weave. I’ve used these often, but only for low-impact type stuff. Not going back and forth to the beach everyday and frequent shampooing, etc.
NB: please PLEASE make sure to buy good quality human hair, not that “Milky Way Que Mastermix bulk” business.