(Closed) Curly hair brides: What are you doing for the big day??

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have super curly hair too and while I’ll probably straighten it for the wedding, here are a few pics of my hair from when I bought my dress. I have just above shoulder length hair so I just take sections and pin them back. It takes me less than 5 min.

Post # 18
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I have curly hair too and I wore mine loosely pinned back at the nape of my neck. I actually brought in the pic of Emmy Rossum (pic 2 in phishphan’s post above) to my stylist as my inspiration pic. When I first told him that I wanted an updo (sans photo), he gave me prom hair. It was awful. But on the day of and after showing a photo it looked great. Here’s my hair on my wedding day.

It is naturally that curly, btw. I washed and let it air dry very carefully that morning; the stylist didn’t do anything other than pin it back. I would not stray too far from how you usually style your hair because you don’t want it rebelling on your wedding day. Like if you have never worn it straight, don’t start that day. My hair looks rather weird if it’s been straightened, so I left it natural for me. But if you often straighten your hair then you’d be fine I’m sure. Plus you want to look like yourself!  


Post # 19
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hard to tell but I have very curly hair. My hair stylist accentuated my natural curls with hair spray and a curling iron and then did this beautiful updo.

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Post # 20
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have curly hair, too. It’s more on the large-ringlets-to-undefined-wavy-to-frizzy end of the spectrum. A while back I went to a salon for their "curly style" services. It required the use of a TON of product: Curlisto’s Structura Lotion. It has been the best product ever for controlling my curls, given them great definition, hold, and taming the frizz. I would totally recommend it. You can check on Curlisto’s website for salons that carry their product, which may also specialize in curly hair styling.

I will be doing my own hair for my wedding b/c I’m getting married far from where I live and have had trust issues with stylists in the past. No one can style my hair like I can anyway. My stylist at home (in Philadelphia) is working with me to come up with a DIY plan for me.

Post # 21
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

If you have curly hair, you can get it straightened and then have them curl it. Do a trailrun before to see if it would be what you’d like.

Post # 22
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I do what Future Mrs M said, but sometimes the curl does not stay very well.

I am with everyone else that no one can style my hair better than I can, whether it is curly or straightening it. It is so utterly frustrating! Everytime I get my hair cut or highlighted they want to blowdry my hair and I practically beg them not to bc I know it will end up a big frizz ball if I let them. I’d rather go home and do it myself. I was hoping since I was going to a professional for my wedding hair it will be better. I’m not feeling so optimistic now. LOL

Post # 23
42 posts

I am so happy to see this thread. I have very curly hair and in my previous marriage, I wore it down and curly DIY. This time, I really want to have a professional give me an updo, but I’m nervous about the style holding. Initially, I was thinking I would have it blown out/flat ironed and put up, but then someone said it might be better to keep it curly and put it up, that way there’s no surprises (I guess, should it rain?). 

Seeing your pictures and reading your posts is so helpful. Thank you!

ps- I just started going to Ouidad salon, it was recommended years ago to me. They encouraged me to grow my short layers out, which seems like a good move. Best of all, I switched to their Climate Control gel and it really helps keep the curl smooth without being crunchy. Their website has styling tips and videos, which might be helpful to those of you who are planning to DIY. 

Post # 24
11 posts

Thank goodness! Yay curly girls! I am also planning to do my own hair, and now I am inspired to let the curls curl on my wedding day. I too have trouble finding stylists who can style my hair. Even when they understand how to cut it, they style it into a big frizzy poof. I really like ringlets, and I’ll probably experiment with a ringleted updo that I can do myself in 100% humidity. There are lots of pretty ones on the interwebz, like this picture. I really like a lot of the style ideas on http://www.naturallycurly.com.


Post # 25
76 posts
Worker bee

I hate it when stylists straighten my hair and then curl it. That’s their usual response to ‘doing my hair.’ My hair doesn’t hold a curl when you straighten it and recurl it. It always ends up limp and frizzy and ugly. I could do it better myself.

Post # 26
144 posts
Blushing bee

Frizzy hair girls –

I have curly hair that frizzes like crazy now that I live near Vancouver, BC.

I went through a 0.6oz bottle of FrizzEase every few weeks.  It got expensive!

But a gal on another girl message board turned me onto Cowboy Magic detangle and shine.  It has almost exactly the same ingredients as in the tiny bottles of FrizzEase.

For only $9, a big 5″ tube of CM lasts me months. 

You can buy it at horse feed stores or online http://www.CowboyMagic.com


OP – I suggest you go to the best stylist you can find for a trial.  Bring some pics of your hair taken from all angles.  Large and printed on regular paper is fine.

Then have her wash your hair then teach her how to style it for your wedding day. 

Have someone remind you to give her the pics again on your wedding day.


Post # 27
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@gretaehm – LOL I have ALWAYS wondered if I could use my horse’s Cowboy Magic… it’s just like hair serum only it smells better! I’ll have to steal some from my horse’s tack trunk ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 29
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is a recent pic of me at my cousin’s wedding in may. I haven’t got a clue how to do my hair. I’m dreading trying find someone who can style it when it comes around to getting married. Thinking of something swept off my face but not up up. If anyone comes near me with straighteners they are for it, I want my natural curls as much as poss if I can! [attachment=497773,65823]

Post # 30
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Anybody else have a stylist that poofs your hair out big time?!?! My stylist gives incredible cuts, but she also poofs my curls out so that I look like a poodle!!! Le sigh…

Post # 31
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ha, Sweetheart, I totally got that a couple of times! I call it the Jersey blowout ๐Ÿ™‚

I love the pics you all have here, and am totally stealing a ton of them. My hair is definitely curly, but not nearly as tight as many of yours, so I’m in that weird in between. If I can figure out a way to keep some of my curl I will, but I often have it blown out and then curled and put up. After a long day, my hair is only pretty curly where it wants, it’s limp curly the rest ๐Ÿ™‚ Obviously I don’t want that on my wedding day!

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