Over the past 10 years I’ve had blonde highlights streaked through my hair, a thick slab of red, I’ve had some of my hair dyed blue. I’ve gone pretty close to black and had my hair dip dyed in 2012. Ignoring the colour though I’ve pretty much had the same hair style for over 10 years. Sometimes I had it all one length, and other times I’ve had layers cut in, but for the past 10 years my hair has been around a certain length – somewhere between middle of the shoulder blade and bra strap.
Up until recently if anyone asked I always said I was growing it. I wanted to see how long I could grow it. The truth is, I couldn’t grow it anywhere near as long as I’d like. I imagined my hair being like Taylor Swift’s hair in 2010; but the longer it got the more of an annoyance it became. Like many brides I wanted to keep it long for the wedding, so there was no way I was contemplating having the chop until after my wedding at least.
The longer my hair got the more I found myself just putting it up in a messy bun, rather than having it down because when it was down it had a tendency to fall in front of my face, in a cousin-it fashion any time I tilted my head even slightly downwards.
As a Bride-2-B with naturally curly hair the thought of trying to find a hairdresser who can style my hair for the big day is a little daunting.
For me I will not be having my hair naturally curly on my wedding day. My natural curls are way to unpredictable; the way my hair looks day to day depends on humidity, if I’ve washed it or not and how it dries. For these reasons having my hair natural on the day is way too much of a stress inducing idea. Although you may not want to go the “fake” route if your hair is as unpredictable as mine I would suggest having a hair stylist blow it out straight and then curl your hair with a curling iron, or sleep in rollers the night before.
If you are one of the lucky ones who has reliable curls then go with your beautiful natural curls.
Before you start having a go at styling your natural curls for your wedding day I would advise you to pop over to naturallycurly.com and take their quiz to find out what curl type your hair is. My curls are type 3A. Making sure you are using the best products for your curl type will help to give you the definition and reliability you need to brave going natural.
If you know your hair well and are used to styling it you can attempt a simple style yourself. Below are some links to tutorials that are simple to follow and will look wonderful for all wedding styles.
Half Up/Half Down & Full Up Tutorial
Half Up/Half Down Tutorial
Afro Side Swept Tutorial
My Dream Hair – Love this girls hair!