So I am less than 30 days away from the big day. I have no idea on what to do with my hair, namely because where I am getting married there are no hair stylists that specialize in African AMerican hair. So whatever I choose it has to be manageable and done before I go. I am trying to decide between micro braids and a sewin.
Cons of a sew in
1. I haven’t had a sew in since high school so I have no idea how it would look on me or how it will last.
2. Also we are going on a honeymoon to puerto rico and I’m not sure if it’ll hold up the 5 days we are there.
Pros of a sew
1. Less time to install than micros
2. They look awesome
I’ll post some pictures in the comment box. What do you think? Micros or sew in
I’ve only ever had braids/twists, but I vote for a sew-in, as well. Micros are murder on my hairline and to me, it’s just not worth it.
ETA: I’m natural, as well, and I was actually thinking about getting chunky Senegalese twists put in. You might like this style. Something like this (but with small French plaits at the front to avoid stressing my hairline too much):
I texlax my hair. I am pretty sure my hair is a bit resistant to relaxers, but folks (black folks specifically) think I am all natural (I have a lot of texture in my hair). I have NEVER had a weave of any sort. The most I have done is a wig or a wig pony… But, I can usually recognize a weave a mile away, good or bad. I would say SEW-IN, say it again, SEW-IT-IN!!!! Sew-Ins are sooo versatile and the problem with micros is that they look like micros. They are not the nicest look for a wedding… The sew-in is classier.
I’m a natural as well but chose a full sew-in (brazilian loose wave) with a lace closure(no hair left out) for my big day. I still have it in. I went on my honeymoon, spent countless time in the pool, and it still looks great. You just have to take care of it. I suggest purchasing good quality hair and having a reputable stylist. Try it out now and you can use the same hair (depending on what hair you have) for a fresh install a few days before the wedding.
This photo is from honeymoon taken after submerging hair while swimming, washed, dried, and lightly barrel curled! But, for easy go, you don’t have to curl it at all. Just get good hair! Hope this helps.
@imanw: Okay, I really love the microbraids on you, especially with them loose at the bottom. I was going to say go natural, but now I’m stuck between that, micros, and those twists that @MlleFabuleux posted.
I appreciate everyone’s compliments about my natural hair. I have been truly natural (no extensions or braids) for 10 months now. The plan was to wear my hair naturally for the wedding but my hair can be unpredictable and I am having a destination wedding. I have yet to find a reputable natural hair stylist in the area and I feel uncomfortable doing it myself. But my Fiance loves me natural and wants me to remain so for the wedding. Sigh… I don’t know. Part of me wants to do it the other part fears it could be a disaster. Thanks everyone for your suggestions
@imanw: Girl, be brave! Your natural hair is fabulous! Do you know “naptural85” vlog? She has some great bridal hairstyles for every length (so you would’nt have to 100% rely on your hair “playing along” ) Check it out (her earlier videos are when she had hair more your length, now her hair is crazy long and so the styles in the newer videos are more for that length)
This is the video I was thinking of (seems like this do would withstand any finicky hair issues) She also has lots of other dos to which are not specifically listed as bridal but also kind of nice and upswept.
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