(Closed) Black HAIR Advice for a Destination Wedding?

posted 10 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Small church ceremony, museum reception

hi there- it’s not quite the same situation, as I’m Filipina American, but I do have hair anxiety around our mini-destination wedding to New Orleans. My hair doesn’t take to styles well, and lots of times has ended up really messed up by hairstylists. I can’t afford to fly out my hairstylist to Nola, and the day two days before the wedding we are building houses with Habitat so you know I will be a wreck! That said, I say you should really try to do the pre-wedding activities if you can- it will be good not only for you but for your guests to get to know one another! Is there no way to wrap your hair to keep it somewhat more fresh? Also, it’s not a bad idea to have your family or even a good hairstylist they recommend do your hair. As long as it’s not too elaborate a hairstyle, they should be able to do it- can you have them practice a day or two before the wedding so you can check? If you really don’t like what they do, then you have time to do it yourself πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

Hello hello-

So I’m not exactly in the same situation as you are, but I do have incredibly curly and hard to manage hair. I’m adopted so I’m not sure of my ethnicity, but my hair is very coarse with tight curls. Have you considered ordering clip in extensions beforehand and speaking with your stylist about a style that would work?

You may try:

http://www.hairconspiracy.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=54

These are human hair, which is always  more realistic than synthetic, and you can style them as you like.

Another option is http://www.hisandhers.com

Also human hair, and many options.

Good luck! Keep me updated!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

oops I meant hisandher.com not hers

 

Post # 6
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Newbee

Have you thought about having your hair braided before you travel for the wedding.  Maybe micro braids or kinky twists depending on how long your natural hair.

Is your hair currently in its natural state?  If so, would you consider a relaxer or texturizer?  It may make the hair more "mangeable"

Another option would be to invest in a really good flat iron like a CHI flat iron.  Maybe test it out on your hair a few times before the wedding.  I am African-American and used to relax my hair regularly but I haven’t relaxed my hair in over 3 years.  All I do now is blow dry my hair as straight as possible using a little leave-in conditioner.  Then I spray my hair VERY LIGHTLY (this is critical, too much product will weigh the hair down and prevent the blowing in the wind effect) with an Oil Sheen Spray, then I flat iron the hair using the CHI.

I think Mssweettea’ suggestions (wrapping, getting someone to do your hair a day or two before the wedding to test them out, etc) would work as well

Hope that helps!

 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

hi……

 i’m going to echo IJC’s suggestion about braiding or twists. If you got it microed or something it would maintain enough versatility that you could have one hairstyle before the wedding and a different one afterwards.

 this would also work well if your hair is natural since dealing with the heat and humidity will revert your hair to it’s truest state. (since you mention costa rican descent I’ve got this mental picture of very glossy tight coils or deeply waved hair which i believe would be beautiful pinned up with some flowers or jeweled sticks.) If thats not the look you want for the wedding day, the braids or twists seem like the best answer……

 GL!

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hello ladys

I see you all are talking about hair extensions…..

I AM A MASTER HAIRSTYLIST/HAIR EXTENSION ARTIST IN NY WHO TRAVELS AS WELL LOOKING AT THE POST I AM WILLING TO ANSWER ANY ?’S YOU MAY HAVE DEALING WITH HAIR

ALL HAIR TYPES… I AM A MUTICULTRAL HAIRSTYLIST

http://WWW.JEANENEBARRETT.COM

[email protected]

                                                                                                 GOD BLESS

                                                                                                                J

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hello ladys

I see you all are talking about hair extensions…..

I AM A MASTER HAIRSTYLIST/HAIR EXTENSION ARTIST IN NY WHO TRAVELS AS WELL LOOKING AT THE POST I AM WILLING TO ANSWER ANY ?’S YOU MAY HAVE DEALING WITH HAIR

ALL HAIR TYPES… I AM A MUTICULTRAL HAIRSTYLIST

http://WWW.JEANENEBARRETT.COM

[email protected]

                                                                                                 GOD BLESS

                                                                                                                J

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hello ladys

I see you all are talking about hair extensions…..

I AM A MASTER HAIRSTYLIST/HAIR EXTENSION ARTIST IN NY WHO TRAVELS AS WELL LOOKING AT THE POST I AM WILLING TO ANSWER ANY ?’S YOU MAY HAVE DEALING WITH HAIR

ALL HAIR TYPES… I AM A MUTICULTRAL HAIRSTYLIST

http://WWW.JEANENEBARRETT.COM

[email protected]

                                                                                                 GOD BLESS

                                                                                                                J

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hello ladys

I see you all are talking about hair extensions…..

I AM A MASTER HAIRSTYLIST/HAIR EXTENSION ARTIST IN NY WHO TRAVELS AS WELL LOOKING AT THE POST I AM WILLING TO ANSWER ANY ?’S YOU MAY HAVE DEALING WITH HAIR

ALL HAIR TYPES… I AM A MUTICULTRAL HAIRSTYLIST

http://WWW.JEANENEBARRETT.COM

[email protected]

                                                                                                 GOD BLESS

                                                                                                                J

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think braids are a great and very stylish idea. They’re pretty and definitely much lower maintenance. Definitely the route I’d go if my hair were still straight. πŸ™‚

I’m having a destination wedding in Las Vegas in September. My hair is short-medium length locs so I’m still stumped on what I can do as far as styles are concerned.

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