(Closed) Natural curls for the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hmm I think maybe if you go to a stylist that specializes in natural hair they will be able to moisturize it and perhaps use a diffuser or something like that to tame the curls.  I do’nt know anyone in Philly, but perhaps call a few salons or listen to an urban radio station, salons usually advertise there.  Maybe even call radio stations or do what I did when I moved into a new area (I saw a lady in the mall who had great hair and chased her down for her stylists’ information) LMAO!!!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am not sure about the Philly area, but my mom is an AWESOME hair stylist in Atlanta and she has a lot of natural hair clients so here goes the run down on products and styling options…I will try to get pics to further demonstrate what I am talking about.

1st- twist set, it creates a ringlet/wavy texture to the hair, looser than a straw set and more movement and body than a straw set- I use this OFTEN

2nd-Ms.Jessie’s- this is a conditioner somewhat(?) that will create that natural curl pattern and hold it- I have used this

3rd-Bumble & Bumble- a gel that will hold the natural curl pattern your hair has when it’s wet(which we all know changes once it dries)- i have not used this

4th- Deva Curl- I use this on my own hair so I can tell you all the ups and downs and tricks to making it work.

5th-Urbanbella- I have included a link to one here in Atlanta but feel free to call them, I am sure they can refer products (they have 15% off going on) or salon’s in your area for a try-out… http://www.urbanbella.net/shop/welcome.html

Hope this helps…if you need more info, PM me!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

jbs – i am totally in the same boat!! i have no clue what i want to do with my hair! i am looking into a June wedding at this point, so heat + possible humidity + straightened hair = frizz galore! i want to do something like this, but my curls are much tighter and i doubt my hair is long enough at the moment to fully get something like this…..

 

i normally twist it after washing it so my curls are usually very “coiffed,” but i definitely want my curls to be much looser and fuller for the big day!

my plan is to bring photos like this to my current stylist and see what he thinks. my thought is to do a straw or roller set to keep the hair straigher and smoother, but who knows if that would work! i think you can probably start there – find some hairstyles you’d like to try and see what your stylist suggests.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

an addendum – this is what my hair looks like normally….

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@jaxx: you’re adorable!!! i love the hair inspiration picture!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

thanks cre!! i’m kinda really lovin’ this hairstyle….. i keep trying to find more, but not having much success… i’ll post more when find them!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

and ps – cre, i think you also win the supercute award 😉

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

please do! i’m alll about sharing! i’ll post some more if i find any. i just went to look at dresses for the very first time, and they put me in a bunch of strapless numbers, so if i end up going the strapless route, i would probably not go wit a full updo….

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Jaxx…I have what I like to call “straight from the motherland” hair…lol…It’s not super nappy…more spongy…but if I even look at some water when it’s straightened it poofs. What I do when I want to wear my fro is condition my hair really well and blow it out with the dryer, add some moisturizer and put about 6 cornrows in it overnight. The next morning I unravel the corn rows and comb through it with my fingers and voila….my hair is transformed into looser waves that I then style however I want.

Now that my hair has grown out a ton, I usually scrape it up into an afro-puff or cornrow the front and let the rest fly free.

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