Post # 1
I thought I had the whole hair thing figured out … but now I’m not so sure.
I’ll be wearing an all lace dress with sleeves (Allure 8903) and I know I’ll definitely be wearing my hair down, since my partner doesn’t like my hair up. The problem is, I’m getting so many opinions from my family that I don’t even know what looks good anymore. And these aren’t helpful opinions — just confusing ones.
I have shoulder length hair that is naturally curly — 3a curl type for you curly girls. I was going to straighten in and then add in some nice retro waves, like this:
Well, I did my hair up for picking up my dress and was really excited — and my family hated it. All they could say was, “Where are your curls? Your hair looks much better curly.”
My issue is, I feel like wearing my hair down with my natural curls and my lace dress will be WAY too busy. Does anyone have any ideas to help out? Or, if you’re a curly girl, what did your hair look like on your wedding day? Did anyone use their natural curls?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
@dreamhazer: I’m looking for inspiration for my curly hair and found this thread helpful!
Post # 4
Woohoo…curly girls unite. I have curly hair..duh. if i let it airdry it turns out curlier . if i diffuse it it turns out more wavy. if your hair is predictable..unlike mine..then wear it natural. me personally..i would curl it. curly hair holds curled hair really well.
Post # 5
My hair never does the same thing twice. I wouldn’t want to risk my wedding being one of those natural bad hair days. I’m going with softer looser curls as well. My dress is also all lace.
Post # 6
I voted other. I have naturally curly hair and I have decided I want to use as many natural curls for my wedding hairstyle as I can (they just look so much better than the curling iron curls IMO) Here are some of the pics I found on pinterest:
What about the half up/half down route?
Post # 7
I also have type 3a curly hair and I’m wearing my hair down or half-up half-down. I’m planning on wearing a flower crown or pulling half of my hair back in braids. I just want to keep it simple and natural. I really believe that people who have naturally curly hair always look best with their hair natural and down. =) We have the ability to do close to nothing to our hair and have it look awesome, so I’m going to take advantage of that!
Post # 8
One of my favorite things to do is let my hair air dry curly, and then use a curling iron to go through and enhance it. I wrap random pieces (not necessarily my whole head) around the outside of the barrel of a curling iron to give more definition and look polished. As for my wedding, I’ll probably have it blow dried and then curled in medium-loose curls. That’s my personal favorite hair style on myself.
Post # 9
My curl pattern is pretty predictable, I just worry about controlling some of the frizz from broken hair (my hair is unfortunately pretty delicate and breaks easily, hence why I try not to touch it with heat or chemicals).
I’ve been experimenting with rollers (silk rollers, no heat — I just brush my hair out before putting them in and my hair holds the curls after wearing for 10 minutes …. it’s ridiculous how easy it is to curl my hair) and had some fun getting a lot of bounce and body at the bottom. I think I’ll definitely try BlondeMissMolly’s trick of using my natural curl and trying to “enhance” with a curling iron.
You’ve all been super helpful! I think I’ll definitely use my natural curl as much as possible and experiment with some half-up/half-down (which makes a lot of sense since I’ll be wearing a juliet veil).
I’ll experiment and post some pictures later, and hopefully provide a little inspiration to other curly girls.
Post # 10
The above is my naturally curly hair and lace dress (Maggie Sottero – Lorie). I will probably wear it with a floral crown in delicate ivory flowers.
Post # 11
Like others said I use my natural curl and use an iron to fix weird pieces and control the top layer better and usually let the bottom layers do as they please just fixing the few weird slivers of straight hairs or fly always … It takes some of the frizzy and unwanted texture away and lays flowy …