(Closed) Curly Haired Girls DIY-ing Their Hair

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I definitely understand your frustrations! Especially about the haircut thing–they don’t understand how to cut curly hair lol.

Have you ever tried curling your hair WITH the straightener? I don’t mean straightening it first and then curling it, but actually using the flat iron to curl it. Go to youtube and type in “curling hair with flat iron.”  It will bring up tons of how-to videos, and I swear by it now. When I want soft, natural curls, I usually blow-dry my hair and curl it with the flat iron. I have REALLY frizzy hair that has curl to it, but it’s not “ringlets.”  This works wonders–the curls STAY for hours. I have even noticed that my hair still looks great after sleeping on it!

That is definitely what I’m doing on my wedding day, because I’m planning on wearing my hair all the way down, and it is the only thing I have ever found that gives me the kind of curl I want without turning into a frizz-ball.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am totally in the same boat as you. I have very curly/frizzy hair. I recently moved to another city, and after having the same hair dresser for 11 years, I had to find a new one. NO ONE meets my expectations with my hair, except my old hair dresser. I actually got mine cut yesterday and texted my fiance at work and said that it would have been better if I did it myself! LOL Funny you said the same thing.

As for the wedding, I am getting married in my hometown (where my 11year hairdresser is, so she is doing my hair). I am probably going to wear mine half up, half down. My suggestion would be to  go to hair salons and specifically ask for someone who has experience styling curly hair, and do a trial before the wedding. Make sure you tell them not to straighten your hair before curling it. I had the same experience, and it turned out horribly. Like really, you’re straightening my hair when it’s already curly, then curling it again? Come on now!

Good luck! I’m sure it will turn out beautifully once you find the right stylist.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I feel your frustration!!!! I have very curly hair and NO ONE can cut it right, much less style it. I’ve decided to do my own so i’ve been practicing up do’s and i’m wearing a flower in my hair, I want it romantic and kind of simple, since mine is a destination wedding I just can’t take the chance on finding a bad hair stylist – I just have no faith they can make it look pretty.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My mom has the curliest hair of any human being I’ve ever seen- she used to go to a hair salon that was like strictly for African-American girls because those hair dresser knew what to do with curly hair! It was funny she always looked so goofy this little Italian lady going into ‘Queen Cherise’s Hair Palace’.  They were always sooooooouper nice to her though!! =D

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

God  I know the troubles of curly hair . The only thing that works for me is roll sets I have thick hair as well  Have to make sure it really dry. Some time I do it the day before so the curlys are not so tight . 

 

People with straight hair are so lucky and they do not know it LOL

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

well I have a way of kind of twisting it up and letting the curls cascade down, but depending on the day and humidity is the determining factor on whether the curls are loose and pretty or tight and frizzy lol! when in doubt..pray! hahahah what else can I do? I’m actually not that worried about it, I think it will work out fine. OHHH hot rollers DO work!! leave them in until they turn cold and it will def hold big round curls that you can work with. Hot rollers keep my hair smooth where as flat iron doesn’t, as soon as I walk out of the house it’s frizzing up. I do love my curls but they are just so unpredictable!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am one of those lucky ducks that has a curly-hair specific salon I go to, and they do a fabulous job, but I completely understand where you are coming from!  This is exactly why I did my own wedding hair…  What type of hair do you have?  What styles do you like?  If either are similar to mine/what I did, I am happy to post some pictures and instructions for what I did.

Post # 15
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

http://www.naturallycurly.com would be a good place to start. They have stylist/salon reviews there and boards like this so you can talk to other people with your hair texture, and get advice from them. My hair is too curly/kinky to offer you any advice, as you say yours is not even that curly. I’ll probably do my own hair, because I’m terrified to have people in it! Maybe I’ll let my mom/sister figure something out… maybe…

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Finally, some people who understand my struggle!  I am so lost as to how I’m going to have my hair at the wedding.  I am not going to be paying some stylist $200 just because I have curly hair.  Yes, if you haven’t already noticed, they jack up their prices sky-high for hair like ours.  I pay $150 at the hair salon to get the same work done that my FMIL pays $80 for.  Unfortunately, I have no idea what to do to keep my hair tamed in the heat and humidity.  At FCIL’s wedding, her hair stylist curled my hair with a curling iron.  It had tons of hairspray in it.  After an hour, my hair was one flat, frizzy mess.  I hope I can find a good product and style before the big day!

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