Post # 1
Hi bees. I have a lot of body issues but I really do love my hair. Nothing special, but dark brown, shoulder length, naturally curly. I even occiasionally get compliments. 🙂 I’m having a casual wedding, and will most definitely keep it down despite the August humidity. I plan to just wear my hear normally and clip back a piece with a fabulous custom comb (thanks to a fab Etsy seller). BUT here’s the question:
Should I get it professionally curled? A pro would blow it all out straight and re-curl it all, to combat frizz and take away the “I wonder what my curls will do today” stress. I know it would look fab, but I can’t decide if I’d just rather go with my natural texture or not. It’s a little wild and crazy, but it’s me, ya know? I was kinda hoping to save a few dollars, too, by just doing it myself. But I am worried if I’ll have a good curl day or not. So…. polished or poufy?
Post # 3
I have naturally wavy/curly hair too and I opted to have someone curl it for me. I had a half up-do. With the humidity, heat and un-predictable nature of my hair, I’m glad I did. With the professional curls, my hair lasted all day through, humidty, heat, wind, Niagara Falls mist and wild dancing.
If your hair is unpredictable like mine, I would suggest you get it done. It would suck to look back at your pictures and think, ‘crap, I wish I would have gotten it curled”.
Post # 4
I have naturally curly hair and I had it professionally curled. My normal hair has a mind of its own so I wasn’t willing to risk that on the day of. Besides, my natural curl and a pro curl are two COMPLETELY different things and I must prefer the pro curl. For me, it was totally worth it and I’d say that if your hair is anything like mine, it will be worth it for you too.
Post # 5
I say have it curled. I know that with my curly hair I have 2 types of hair days 1) really good and 2) really bad. I wouldn’t want to risk my curls not cooperating with me. Or risk the frizz potential.
Post # 6
Like everyone else, my hair is totally unpredictable and I couldn’t deal with the stress of wondering whether it was going to be a good curl day or not. I get a lot of compliments on my hair too (when it’s behaving) but I’m not wearing it down because I would just be worrying about frizz all day. If I were to wear it down though, I would get it professionally done. Usually I’m one to support going natural, but there will be enough to stress about on that day, and if you’re going to pay for the pictures, it’s better to have peace of mind that you won’t look like a poodle 🙂
Post # 7
I have naturally curly hair and I’m still going to have a pro do it. Some days my hair will act right and look amazing, but some days it just looks like a frizzy wreck.
Post # 8
I have really curly hair. I knew I wanted it to be curly on the wedding day, because like you said, it’s “me.” But I didn’t want to bother with having a professional come in, both due to the money and the extra logistics involved. So I bought a curling iron with good reviews on amazon (about $30) and on the morning of, I painstakingly curled my whole head. It took about an hour, doing little chunks of hair so it wouldn’t fall out. I also used a bunch of hairspray. (Aussie brand, I think.) Anyway, it worked really well, I just loosely pinned it up after that and it stayed allll day even outside in June in the south (humidity!)
Hope that helps!
Post # 9
While I don’t have curly hair (Straight as a board and won’t curl if I try!) my MOH has super curly hair. I’ve seen her hair both natural and polished for events such as prom, her sister’s wedding, her wedding, etc. and I will say HANDS DOWN it looks better with a little bit of polish to it. You don’t have to do much to it but, I know it helped her hair stay as frizless as possible throughout the WHOLE night.
Post # 10
@moonadea: OMG, can you, like, COME to my wedding? Your hair looks perfect, and I am so madly in love with all of your wedding pics.
Post # 11
I guess I’m the only one who’s going to tempt fate and trust my hair cooperates the day of. I have very short hair so if it gets out of hand, it’s fairly easy to start over.
Post # 12
@rurahrah: Haha, I’d be honored. You know, my own wedding was the first I’d ever been to. I can’t wait to start attending some!
Post # 13
My hair is also amazing some days and uncooperative other. I’m planning to have mine curled by a pro. My ceremony and reception are both outside, so the behavior of my hair will be even more unpredictable. I say straighten it, then re-curl it to assure it is styled how you’d like it.
Post # 14
I say 100% curl it, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to go pro! You could just refine it a bit by going in and curling sections of your natural hair and setting it with some spray.
One thing I am opposed to, though, is having a stylist blow dry it straight and then recurl your already naturally curly hair. I’ve had mine done (similar to you: dark brown, long, curly/wavy hair) by a stylist and she just curled my hair as it was when I went in to the salon and it came out beautifully! It’s much harder for your hair to maintain a curl when you straighten it first and then it’s even less you.
I highly suggest the Sedu clipless curling iron if you do try it yourself. I have it and I never ever style/curl my hair myself and I can do it easily (though it’s a bit time consuming) and it comes out beautifully as long as I set the curls with spray. Good luck!
Post # 15
I’m in kind of a similar boat, with natural corkscrew curls that may or may not look amazing if I leave them natural. I also have the complicating factor of being entirely unwilling to let the hair dressers at the resort in mexico attempt my hair, as allowing people who aren’t used to my hair anywhere near it usually = disaster! I plan to leave mine natural, but as a pp mentioned recurl any bits that aren’t doing well, and then I will be pinning it up. If I was going to wear it down though as you are planning to I think I would go with the hair dresser though. It’s just too big of a risk for pictures you would like to treasure the rest of your life!
Post # 16
I am having the same debate. I have curly hair, and I really love it most of the time. Any given day, it’s either it’s amazing, and gets a ton of compliments, or…it’s not, haha. And you never can tell which way it’s going to go until the blow dryer turns off. I am planning on doing a loose updo, but I do think I’m going to have the pro curl it, to reduce frizz and poodle-ness.
@moonadea: Your hair looks AMAZING! Did you blow dry it straight and then curl it, or just use the curling iron to polish your natural curls? It looks clean and polished, but really natural too. I’m smitten!