Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone else has natural hair. If so, what are you doing with your hair for your wedding? Mine is pretty short… but it’s long enough to put in a pony tail. Aka, wash n go it’s short, but styling isn’t hard because it has some length to it.
I love my natural hair and I’m not going to straighten it for the wedding (not even flat iron). But I have no clue how to spice it up! I went to the salon the other day and they put rods in it and made it have twisted coils. It was just ok for me, and my fiance didn’t like it much.
I want my hair to look almost the same as wash n go, but a little more defined curl. How am I supposed to do that? Ugh.
Post # 3
I have natural hair and I wore a full sew in (with bangs). I wanted to wear a natural style, but my hair wasn’t long enough for what I wanted.
ETA: Maybe you can try a twist out, two strand twist, or comb coils.
Post # 4
@kperry3: What kind of hair texture do you have? I’ve seen some pretty cool pictures of AA natural hair but they haven’t been the kind of kinky hair I have. I am African with some full on kinks and SIGNIFICANT shrinkage. I still don’t know what to do with my hair 🙁
Post # 5
Here is some inspiration.Since I have no idea how long your hair is, I’m not sure if its even an option you could go with.
But either way I hope it helps.
Post # 6
Here is a picture of what my hair actually looks like. I don’t want to go to far from what it already looks like. It would just be nice if the curls were more defined. I really just need to ask my stylist.
I do my own two strand twists and like them. But maybe I would get better results if a stylist did them for me.
Post # 7
I have two ideas:
1. Do your typical wash, etc. and use small twists leave them in all day or most of the day (I find that the longer I leave them in, the more defined my twists are). I also find that if I let my hair dry a bit before twisting it looks better (FH was very pleased with my hair yesterday).
2. This one may get a few groans: Blow out your hair (using a heat protectant, of course) and then twist. This will give you more length and the twist tend to look more defined (I don’t know why; they just seem to).
Post # 8
I have natural hair as well, about shoulder length. For volume, I might rock a LaJay wig, and use it to do a low poofy ponytail. But my own hair might be too long for that. Here’s a tutorial from one of my favorite Youtubers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygAQj_ITtsI
Youtube in general is a source where I get lots of natural hair idea. HTH!!
Post # 9
I have natural hair also and am wondering what to do with hit. I haven’t straightened my hair in 1 year but am considering trying a roller set on my wedding day. My fiance begged me to go natural and now is begging me to try a straight look again.
I share your concerns and share your feeling. I originally saw a cute style that I wanted to try with some hair extensions. It will be curly extensions and you can just brush back the rest of your hair neatly.
Post # 10
Last summer I wanted the wash and go style, so I just went to the local beauty supply store to try different products for natural hair. I tried a product called “mixed chicks”, and I love it. It’s designed for hair that in its natural state is curly, and it justs adds moisture and shine, while giving a more defined curl. I used it in the shower after washing my hair…just use your fingers or comb to distribute through your hair. When it dries, its shiny and bouncy…good results for me. Maybe you may like it? Good luck in whichever natural style works best for you…
Post # 11
I’m white, so no help from my head, but my sis in law is AA and went with natural and had little flowers in her hair. I didn’t ask her if I could put a pic up of her but she wore it similiar to this but her hair is more coarse:
Post # 12
@kperry3: AH. HAIR TWIN!!! That’s exactly how my hair is. But a bit longer since I’ve been growing it out for years. I wish I knew what to do with it but I am majorly stressing out. I love some of the inspiration pics that have been put up though.
@adw2c: :I love the second picture you put up. Is it possible to get that kind of beautiful set with my kind of hair???
Post # 13
I’ve been natural since 2001 and have pretty much worn every style, EXCEPT strainghtening my hair.
I think there are a number of ways to manipulate your hair to achieve the styel you’d want for your wedding.
But a coil or twist out would give you the looser curly look for shorter hair…I also like flat twists combined with coil/twist outs…I wear two-strand twists for th emost part because its mid-back and very thick, but I will micro-twist my hair for the wedding and have a pinned/coild updo for the ceremony and then let it down (curled) for the reception.
Here are some pics of styles, not all are bridal (but they are for inspiration)!!
Two strand updos:
Twist and coil outs:
Post # 14
The last one with the shells is SO pretty!!! Great pictures!
Post # 15
I am lving the third fromthe bottom! Those thick curls are really cute! I will be going natural after the wedding and that it a cute pic I could use for inspiration
Post # 16
Thanks everyone for the tips! I am going to start trying the different things mentioned and decided which one is for me. I already know that I’m going to wear a flower on one side of my hair. Not too big, not too small. I’m staying away from adding any fake hair/wigs or anything. I just want to use what my hair normally looks like and make it a little cuter. I’ll let you know what I decide and post some pictures!
@diva81esq: I REALLY like the last one with the shells! It’s so pretty. Do you know how I can do that? I’m going to show my stylist and ask her if she can do that. Not the shells, but the size of the curls 🙂