(Closed) AA-My HAIR with a LITTLE EXTRA

posted 7 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you don’t want to use heat, maybe you can get a lacefront wig? I might be going that route. Since you have natural hair, it’s going to be difficult to have someone who has never had to touch natural AA hair do your hair. You might want to do a trial first and then if you aren’t having luck in Japan, then perhaps just order the look. The look Tyra is sporting is a lacefront wig. 

Post # 4
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If your hair is a loose curl you might be able to do a braid & curl with rollers and unbraid it the morning of your wedding to create that look. When you take the braid out it typically creates a wavier look. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Good luck.. I love the pics you posted.  I wore lacefronts for about a year… it’s cool, but the only thing I didn’t like is that it doesn’t look quite right if you have a small forehead/ low hair line.  You have to place the lace and/or hairline of the wig in front of your own hairline, so if you already have a small forehead (which I do) you can end up looking weird.. like your hairline is way too close to your brows.  LoL.  I even had to shave my baby hairs to actually wear the thing and look okay.

I think you’ll be okay with extensions.. I’m glad you’re doing a test run though.  The heat shouldn’t damage your hair as long as the temp isn’t too high.  I’ve been natural for a bit over 2 years and I’ve only straightened my hair once on my own because I’m afraid of damaging my hair.  I kept the flat iron ~370 degrees.

Post # 7
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Like PP, I would suggest a lacefront as well.

I’m natural and have actually decided to do treebraids on my wedding day, however for my traditional engagement, I’ll be sporting a lacefront.

Dealing with a stylist that has never touched AA hair, let alone, AA NATURAL hair is VERY difficult and I don’t think I would even want to risk a trial.

Post # 10
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

What kind of style are you looking for? And what is your hair like now? Length? Relaxed? Natural?

Post # 11
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You sure you don’t want to try a wig? Even if you don’t do a lacefront, maybe a half wig with some of your hair out?

Post # 13
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@adw2c: Since you’re still in Japan, I would buy online. Try hairsisters.com or elevatestyles.com

You can also try favoritewigs.com, blackhairspray.com, or samsbeauty.com

Most of them have reviews of the wigs themselves and for reviews that you don’t see on the site, I would recommend going to youtube to see if anyone has done a review on the specific wig. You definitely want to look at the reviews because sometimes the wig in the picture doesn’t look like it in real life.

I just bought 3 natural hair looking wigs that I would have never touched had I not seen the reviews on youtube.

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