Alright. I did a rough draft of my wedding hair today. (and I mean rough!) It took me about 5 minutes to throw it together. I basically wanted to see how everything worked together and if my concept was feasible. I have to brag a little…… I found my veil on ebay for $30 (new) and my headband at Claire’s for $12.
Later on, I’m going to try a more realistic rough draft (more like a dress rehearsal) using styling products and all. Part of me just wants to give in and go to a salon and have it done. The other part of me cringes at the thought. The closest salon listed on NaturallyCurly.com as specializing in curly hair is almost an hour and a half away. Otherwise I would be very very tempted to go.
Here are a few pics of my draft:
Close enough? Any ideas for improvement?
I also need some thoughts on styling products. I’m going to use Curl Keeper, it makes my hair coil and clump much better. I have a little that someone sent me to try out. I have enough left for about 2 uses. I’m trying to save it for the wedding day, but if I have to do many trial runs I may have to break down and buy some more. I haven’t had a lot of luck finding a styling product with all-day hold. I have tried Curly Hair Solutions gel, Rock Hard gel, and Giovanni gel. I got the best results with Giovanni, but not consistent results. It seems that sometimes it works and sometimes it just don’t. Any ideas? I need something that’s going to keep the frizz at bay and hold my style for about 5-6 hours. I’m trying to tell myself that it won’t hurt to use a “harmful” product on my hair for my wedding day. It’s only harmful if used on a regular basis. One day won’t kill my hair. But I’m at a loss as to what to try. What about a defuser? Does drying with a defuser help hold the style and prevent frizz? (I’ve never used a blow dryer.) I need some advice from you other curlies out there!