(Closed) Natural Hair and a lifetime of hating salons. Skip it for wedding?

posted 5 years ago in African-American
Post # 31
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

If you want to wear your hair natural AND don’t like hair salons anyway, you should go for it! And no need to feel like you have to try a new style just because it’s your wedding day–you should do whatever makes you feel beautiful. If you want to try a different style, though, you could always do a twist-out or braid-out (Naptural85 and MoKnowsHair on YouTube are great resources for different options). I’m also natural with 3c hair and those are my go-to styles when I want to mix up my wash and go routine. Maybe something like this could work for you:

ETA: I just saw the inspiration picture you posted, OP, and it is beautiful!!

 

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Post # 32
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Blushing bee

I think you just haven’t found the right salon. I relax my hair but if I ever decide to go natural there’s no way I would attempt it without professional supervision, lol. My hairdresser is great and super knowledgeable. 

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - City, State

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rosey1739:  I feel you bee! I am a 3A natural hair. And I’m planning to rock my natural hair on the wedding as well! 

If you wanted to let ur natural hair down, are you planning on wearing a veil? 

with natural hair, just letting the hair down (or doing half up do) and putting an accessory will also look simple yet so stunning! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

I’ve seen pictures of natural hair with floral crown as well, and those are so beautiful! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

Post # 34
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Newbee

 Thank you for putting this concern out here! I have been having the same one. I have been natural for 10 years and during this time I have been to two salons and it has ended horribly. I just recently cut my hair short, so when it grows back, I am thinking big hair, flower halo and call it a day. Even if my hair doesnt grow back to that length, I am going to invest in some kinky curly weave (we will see…havent had a weave in 16yrs and braids in 9yrs), but I have a picture in my head so lm going to do it! Good luck, keep us posted! 

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Funny enough like mrsandmrsjohnson above I’m gonna wear my afro with a flower crown or a type of crown and a veil. I cut my afro short to kick start some growth, my hair grows weird. And if it doesn’t get big and poofy I’m gonna put some weave in. 

I’ve been trying to find something similar to what kind of hairstyle I want but I cant lol. I’m thinking I’ll attach a veil to my crown or something.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I am AA and natural as well. My hair is combo, 3c and 4a in the very back. I did my own hair for my wedding ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿพ. But I live in Atlanta and there are several salons that cater to natural hair, I just didn’t want to risk it.

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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Lokie85 :  Bantu knot outs can be lovely, but I suggest stretching your hair first. I tried a Bantu knot out before on freshly washed hair and I looked like Ms. Sophia from Golden Girls. This is my stretched hair with a Bantu knot-out.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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rosey1739 :  I think it’d look beautiful, you know your hair best ๐Ÿ™‚ The pics PP’s posted look great for inspiration!

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee

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stefzbee :  

The knot out is so beautiful!!!! I can’t wait to try it!  Long story short….my wedding day was a 89 degree day and there was a hurricane. I do not trust my hair in humidity, wind and rain. My hair shrinks 75-99% depending on the section as it dries and all the variables was too much to bear on my wedding day.  So at the last minute under stress and duress I told my stylist to straighten it and curl it into an old Hollywood style. I’m glad I did because before I was able to take pics or even walk down the aisle all of my curls fell (thanks to wind and rain) and I ended up with these beachy waves. I was surprised my hair was much healthier looking than it ever was before I went natural so I was pleasantly surprised and happy. I remembered one of the beautiful things about healthy, thick, coily, natural hair is how versatile it is and I try not to beat myself up about the last minute change of plans. 

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