(Closed) Naturally curly hair…. leave it natural or get it curled?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What kind of curls for the wedding day?
    Professionally Polished : (78 votes)
    78 %
    Potentially Poufy : (22 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 32
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Some people’s curls just aren’t predictable. I deep conditin my hair regularly, and have yet to find a product that reliably styles my hair without feeling all crunchy.

    For me, I didn’t want to deal with that on the wedding day, so had a pro do my hair and put it up. I loved it!

    Post # 33
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @BlondeMissMolly:  Thanks for mentioning the Curly Girl method and NC.com. I feel like I mention those on every curly hair post and I didn’t want to sound like a broken record. But I second those suggestions! Both are worth checking out.

    Post # 34
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    227 posts
    Helper bee

    I adore naturally curly hair. If you plan ahead and maybe go to a salon a few months out and ask for product recommendations, you can keep your natural curl without worrying too much about it going crazy. You could even have time to test different products in the humidty to see how it fares. 

    Either way, I’m sure it will look great!

    Post # 35
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My hair is naturally curly but it usually looks like a hot mess. So I’m gonna have somebody traighten it then put curls just at the ends. But I guess it depends too on how your hair is. Mine has a mind of its own and never does what I want it to 🙁

    Post # 37
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @MsATC:  I second everything she said (and beautiful hair, lady!). It takes a lot of patience and practice to tame your curls but it’s worth it. A lot of is finding products that keep your hair healthy and a routine that works for you for cleansing.

    I use no sulfates/no silicones products on my curls and it makes an immense difference in the health of my hair and how it looks. I had been shampooing with a no-sulfates shampoo for about a year but I’m transitioning again into no shampoo (just cleansing with conditioner regularly and occasionally shampooing) – it takes a few weeks to get out of the gross transition period but it’s definitely worth it in the long run. I’ve spent the last 12 years battling with and hating my curls but now that I’ve learned how to properly care for them, I love my hair.

    I had tossed out the idea of going and getting my hair fixed the morning of the wedding but my SO said straight up “But I want you to look like *you*”, and I realised I did, too. I think PP’s suggestions of finding a product that helps with frizzies and smoothing your natural curls with a curling iron are great ideas – you’ll get the smoothness you want but still look like yourself, curls and all.

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have natural curly hair as well, but feel like it’s pretty hit or miss, so I’m leaving it up to the professionals- here’s a pic of the back from my hair trial and one from my engagement shoot (where I did my hair myself).  In all fairness, we had just run through the water in this engagement pic, so it’s a little bit more frizzy than normal, but still, you get the idea.  I think it’s up to preference, I’d just rather have the piece of mind personally.

     

    Post # 39
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @MsATC:  I know you posted a LONG time ago, but I’m looking for inspiration for my own natural curls and I had to say YOU’RE IT! Do you mind sharing what kinds of products you use? I’ve been trying out several Joico products (my friend works for them. Yay freebies!) but I’m open to any and everything!

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @MexiPino:  Hi! I just saw this post, sorry I didn’t respond sooner. Hope it’s not too late!! The products I use most of the time (and I used for the wedding) were:

     

    Wash with Jessicurl hair cleansing cream

    Condition with Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition (note: this is no longer silicone-free, unfortunately so I do not use it anymore. but it worked well for a long time)

    Apply Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly

    Top with LA Looks Sport Gel

    And for the wedding I sprayed the crap out of it with an Aussie Instant Freeze hairspray so it would last 16 hours, but usually I don’t do that.

    So that’s what works for me. I would suggest you do check out some of the Naturally Curly website because you want to choose products that are best for your hair properties and for the climate you’re working with. The ones that are consistent and fantastic for me might not work for you and so on. It’s all about your hair properties and the ingredients in the products. It’s also a little bit about technique. I apply all my products while I’m still in the shower with my hair drenched, and then I plop into a cotton Tshirt followed by stricly air drying. And the golden rule: no touching!

    Hope that helps a little.

    Post # 41
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @MsATC:  Thanks! It does!!

    Post # 42
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MsATC:  I know that this thread is old but had to reply.  I also have naturally curly hair that has a mind of its own.  I plan to wear my hair curly since that is more me.  I am also hoping to wear it down for a more casual/natural look.  

    I saw your style on Pinterest and fell in love with it.  It looks so pretty and natural- also you could be my little sister we have similar features (sorry if that sounds wierd).  Thank you for all of your tips.  

     

    Post # 43
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have curly hair too and I’m getting mine done at a salon as they do it way better than I would on my own.

    Post # 44
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    770 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would 100% suggest leaving your natural curl pattern. It also helps prevent frizzies when you’re near humidity! I did my own hair for the wedding using the Devacurl 1-2-3 method and a buttload of gel. 

     

    Post # 45
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @cbcisme:  Wow I’m on pinterest? Haha. Glad you like it, though. I am always an advocate of enhancing what comes naturally and looking like yourself. I have no doubt you can pull it off beautifully!

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