Post # 1
I have naturally curly hair that is very thick and dry. It frizzes up in any humidity. I’m just wondering what all you curly haired brides out there plan to do with your hair?
I am getting married outdoors on September 29. I’m currently thinking of a half up, half down do or a loose side ponytail with curls and possibly a braid in the back. My dress is strapless and sophisticated; it’s david’s bridal style #9743. You can google it for pictures. I am a curvy girl (size 12/14).
Any thoughts or ideas would be helpful! Thanks. 🙂
Post # 3
I did a halfback and just used bobby pins to hold some curls back, and left a couple strands out front. Did my own hair since I wanted to leave my natural curls.
Post # 4
My hair is curly/ wavy/thick and I did a low side pony with a braid and veil for ceremony and flowers for reception:
Post # 5
I’d suggest wearing an updo so you don’t have to worry about it frizzing
Post # 6
My hair is very, very curly. The level of frizz and pouf varies hour to hour. I plan on having it 100% in an updo so I don’t have to worry about it or give it a second thought that day.
Post # 7
I plan on doing an updo as well so I don’t have to worry about frizz or anything. My hair tends to “grow” larger and larger as the day and night wear on, so I don’t want to worry about it. As a side note, my stylist recently told me that everyone with curly hair should use sulfate free and paraben free shampoo, and I have to tell you, the difference is pretty amazing! My hair is shinier, less frizzy, and not as dry. You ladies should give it a shot!
Post # 8
@Mrs_Amanda: So beautiful! I love the side ponytail and your dress… just gorgeous.
Post # 9
Regarding what MattieK mentioned about sulfates, I completely agree. I haven’t used sulfates or silicones on my hair in years and I no longer experience the typical curly hair difficulties. I’d highly recommend researching the Curly Girl method and/or stop by naturallycurly.com if you’re interested in the idea.
Post # 10
I’m getting a stylist to do mine. Seriously, I NEVER have a stylist do my hair, and I think it usually looks pretty good. I’ve done updos on myself as a bridesmaid, I even did a friend’s hair for her wedding…but I refuse to take the chance that I’ll wake up on my wedding day with a really bad hair day.
A good stylist can do a lot with your hair if you bear in mind that no stylist is a miracle worker.
Also, try to have your hair in as good a shape as possible before the wedding. I only use shampoo once every 2 weeks or so for clarifying, and wash with conditioner the rest of the time. Before I wash, I put oil on my hair and leave it there for an hour or so. I never use a blow-dryer. For styling products, I just use a dollop of aloe vera gel with a drop or two of jojoba oil in it. Sounds crazy, I know…but my hair is so much happier than it used to be!
Post # 11
I’m doing an all updo so that I don’t have to worry about it. One less thing.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
To answer the question, I did an updo. I can’t stand it when my hair sticks to my neck because I’m sweaty, and I knew that I would be hot and sweaty in my dress, so I chose to pull it up. Wedding day
But on another note, I third the suggestion that you start getting your hair healthy now. The curly girl handbook is great for helping you understand your hair and what it needs/doesn’t need. I use the DevaCurl product line. It’s sulfate-, paraben-, and “-one”-free. It’s been 95+ degrees with 60% (or more!) humidity here in MD for weeks now, and my hair simply does not frizz. All I use is every day is conditioner and 2 squirts of hair gel. That’s it.
Post # 13
I can’t directly answer your question but I want to recommend deva curl products to anyone with curly hair. Seriously, I never have frizz anymore and my curls are so much prettier. Can’t recommend it enough! You can find it at ulta or order online.
Edit: @lovekiss just saw your recommendation–glad you love it too!