(Closed) Calling all AA brides. I have a question on hair

posted 5 years ago in African-American
  • poll: What should my wedding hair be?
    micros : (6 votes)
    17 %
    sew in : (19 votes)
    54 %
    other, please explain : (10 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 4
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Have you considered box braids? They’re very versatile and are more easily maintained than micros or a sew in, imo. Plus they are durable,  you won’t sweat them out!

    Post # 5
    8696 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am partial to sew-ins so I say go with that. With a good sew-in, it can last over 2 months if you go back for maintenance.

    Post # 6
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i would say the sew in as well, i think youd be fine. i like your natural hair honestly, you should pin it up and put some babys breath in it 🙂

    Post # 7
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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):


    Post # 8
    2131 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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. 

    Post # 9
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - saint patricks parish

    I think you look beautiful naturally i would go natural but I dont even know how I would look without a weave relaxer or wig on. So I  say go natural and rock what you got?

    Post # 10
    15 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    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.



    Post # 11
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @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.

    Post # 13
    1478 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    @imanw:  If I were you I wouldnt even get sew-in, you can do so much with your natural hair. Or maybe Id get a partial sew in but finding the right type of hair might be a challenge. 


    If natural hair is not an option nor is a partial sew-in, Id get a full sew in. Micro Braids = damaged hairline like someone said and are so difficult to keep fresh. A good sew-in can last and last. 

    Post # 15
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee

    @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)

    Post # 16
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee

    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. 

    Good luck!

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