Post # 1
HI! Im so fresh and new here and my first post is full of frustration. I have very very curly hair. Naturally curly hair. My fiance’ happens to love it. He’s seen it straight, he’s seen it in big barrell curls and he’s seen it in all its frizzy, crazy, big glory. He happens to like it big…who would have thought? He even has a specific time of day he likes it most. He calls it “2 o’clock hair”. So why even think of doing anything but “2 o’clock” hair you say? I hate to say it, but even after 24 years, I am not 100% comfortable in my own hair skin…
Part of me wants to striaghten this mess and then recurl it into beautiful pinup style giant curls. The other part of me wants to go all natural…Im thinking half up, pin it with a nice flower pin. Who knows…
I need some inspiration!
Anyone have naturally curly hair out there? How are you wearing it/how did you wear it for your wedding?!
Post # 3
Well, my hair is naturally wavy and weird. (I call it bad beach hair). I’m going to most likely have it straightened and then put into loose curls. Not much help, per se, but just what I am doing. haha. Welcome to the hive.
Post # 4
@arnold palmer: I do have curly hair, and actually my Fiance loves it as well. The first thing I thought when I saw this title was: “AMEN!”
I have some inspiration pics I’ll share, and go more in depth in a bit. I’m a little busy at the moment.
But welcome o the hive! Happy to have you! 🙂
Post # 5
My best friend has beautiful curls just like yours. She had her hair blow dried straight and put in big barrel curls for her wedding, came home and HATED IT! She said it looked like bad prom hair and just didn’t look like her. So, an hour before we were supposed to leave for her wedding, she stuck her head in a sink, soaked it down and let it dry naturally. She was much happier that way!! I think you should keep your hair natural for your big day since its more you, and obviously your Fiance loves it. You could still do a gorgeous up do, or half up/half down with your natural hair and it would look beautiful. That is why I am always jealous of my friend’s hair – no matter what she does, it always looks sophisticated!
Post # 6
Ah I spent many years getting the curls OUT of my hair. I finally gave up a few years ago. What saved me is that I wore a Victorian tea hat with a bunched veil. My hairdresser merely got my curls in their best condition and oin the sides up in the back.
Post # 7
I used to have really curly hair. My first year of college my curls all but disappeared. I have no idea why! I spent all those years blowing my curls out, and when I finally figured out how to make them work, they went away! Now if I try to let my hair curl naturally it just gets frizzy and stringy.
Post # 8
i have big curly hair that i love, it’s such a big part of me. i straighten it like, once a year, if that. and hubs has told me that it was the first thing that caught his eye. but for our wedding, my hair stylist, who knew my hair well from cutting it for several years, kinda insisted on straightening it and then re-curling it to put up in a loose, low updo, so it’d be easier to control. i was a little disappointed that it wasn’t my natural curls, but it did look good and stay together well, especially because it was a really hot and humid day…
Post # 9
I have curly/wavy hair and I love when the waves show even in the pulled back part. Honestly, I think it’s important to look like “you” for your wedding – just a more made up version. Stick with curly. There are lots of pics online…just look up Keri Russel (that’s her name, right? Felicity?”) She has gorgeous hair like yours and before she cut it, she styled it for events. I looked up people with face shapes and hair like mine for inspiration…it helped a lot.
Post # 10
I’m seeing a totally lovely curly updo. I think there are all kinds of options for wearing your hair up.
Half up would also look great. Like in the second photo.
Its your wedding day and I don’t see why you can’t play around a little with straight hair. A good stylist will be able to get it perfectly straight. I would worry about the humidity if your hair goes frizzy because it will probably curl back up.
Post # 11
Wow! I LOVE your hair and all my friends who have hair like yours. It’s what inspired me to go natural instead of straightening my hair everyday. I just feel like it gives everything shape and volume. But I have no real advice for you because my hair is much different. I’m black and my hair is extremely curly and very short. Goodluck! 🙂
Post # 12
I have WAY curly hair!!! The flat iron does the trick for me. I went with straight for the wedding. I got made fun of when I was young (my mom cut it short so I looked like a boy) so I just feel better about myself when my hair is straight. I love curly hair on everyone else though!
Here’s a pic sorry it’s big and has my BM’s in it. I dont have one of the curls because it’s rarely curly!
Post # 13
I have curly hair similar to yours but longer. I fought my curls for years and years and finally just gave in to the curls about 2 years ago. In all of 2010, I think I flat-ironed my hair once and that was a few weeks before the wedding to see what it was looking like.
People kept asking me if I was going to straighten my hair for the wedding and I guess I gave in to the peer pressure. I wore it straight, half up-half down with some big curls at the bottom. It looked shiny and smooth and really long (about 5 inches above my bottom) for the ceremony…
It was really humid on our wedding day & unseasonably warm (almost 60 degrees in NY on 1/1). Combined with nerves, that equaled body heat and by the time we arrived at the reception venue, my hair had frizzed.
I felt like it was my hair getting revenge for torturing it with a heat tool and trying to iron it into submission. The funniest thing, my mother, who was the ring leader for the straight hair business, came over to me and said, “Your curls would’ve been so pretty…”
I washed it that night to revive the curls and have’t been near a blow dryer, flat iron or anything else since.
Post # 14
Okay, so I really do want to wear my hair up and curly, but still look polished on our wedding day.
I have had my hair done COUNTLESS times for weddings, dances, proms, etc and every time a hair stylist has tried to fix my hair curly it looks terrible. On the other hand, whenever they try to fix it straight they always seem to slick it flat to my head, and it never looks fully “smooth”. So thenthey spray tons of hairspray on it, which makes it that much worse.
Soooo, since Fiance and I both decided that we want my hair up and curly, I am going to ask my stylist the best way for me to wear my hair to the appt. (air dry no product, air dry with product, blow dry out) and I know that I want some sort of soft wave/curly romantic updo.
I like this one, but maybe just a tad more polished.
I also really love this one, but not sure if I could pull it off with all the hair pulled back from my face.
And also this picture and this one too
Post # 15
I had mine put in old fashioned pin curls and sat under a dryer forever!! But it held all day & night 🙂
Post # 16
Oh and my hair is naturally curly, but has a heart attack when it’s already curly and I try to style it, so the pin curls were a safer option for less frizz.