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A Natural Wedding

By January 27th, 202112 Comments

Dear Nikki,

I’m so glad that I got a chance to meet you at the Natural Hair Show in Atlanta. I am even more glad that you offered to share my story – in the hopes that I can get suggestions on what to do with my hair for my wedding!

I am getting married on the 27th of June in South Georgia – Hot and Humid!

Pictures of me, my fiance, looks that I have used in the past, and more pics of things related to my wedding are in my photobucket and fotki albums.

Any help or ideas that you or your readers could give me would be greatly appreciated!


A Natural Wedding
A Natural Wedding
Hola Chicas!

Prettyface7 needs your help! We’re going to turn this into a Giveaway. The gorgeous natural that leaves Prettyface7 the best advice/best hair styling idea will receive a free bottle of Kinky Curly Knot Today!!! Prettyface7, not me, will determine the winner. This Giveaway will close on May 31st at 5pm.

So help her out!!



  • Su says:

    I had natural hair for my wedding and found the following to work for me: Set your hair with curlers with the front half of the hair on your head rolled normally and the bottom half rolled in the opposite direction. I would use medium rollers. Sit under dryer until dry. Take out rollers and pin your hair so that there are pincurls all over your head. You can even finger comb some parts of the front of your hair for bangs or for an upswept look. Hope this helps you viisualize the style. Have a wonderful wedding and blessed marriage!!

  • kk says:

    Thanks guys! I’m trying all of these, and will post pictures on my fotki and photobucket soon. Thanks again for that great advice.

  • Anonymous says:

    I got married last August (after being natural for about 2 years) and went thru trying to decide how to have my hair styled. I had my hair set in flexirods and pinned the back up with a flower. It basically was an updo. The style really held up well (and it was an outdoor wedding) and the curls were so pretty! E-mail me at if you’d like to see pics.

  • EmberRose says:

    I’m braiding my hair for my wedding in June just because if I do twists/twist out of some sort and my hair does what it usually does when it’s humid I know I’ll flip out. I don’t want to worry about my hair’s temperament I just wanna be gorgeous ya know? Good luck on your special day!!!

  • tryn2figureitout says:

    Awww I love weddings :-) First I wish you and your soon to be much happiness. Okay eventhough this is NOT my original idea I thought it would be a great suggestion: Maybe you should try Naturally Leslie’s updo that CurlyNikki posted about a month ago. I thought it was different and cute. She had twists that were pinned into an updo. I’m sorry I don’t remember the date but I remember it was from their last meetup. She gave directions on how to achieve this look. Congrats!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hola. I will be 1 year into transitioning on my wedding day in May, and was lost on what to do with my hair. My stylist tried what I think is known as a twist out. I have yet to attempt this myself, as I want it to look amazing at the wedding. She parted my head in half, twisted the bottom, with two stands as you would do cornrows, then the loose parts, and rolled the ends with perm rollers. She did a fancy part at the top, and did the same thing.(I may not be using all the terms correctly, I am new at this! lol). Then I sat under the dryer “for a while”.She undid the twist, and that is ALL. It turned out amazing, and is totally my wedding hair style. I am wearing a birdcage veil on the side, man, you couldn’t tell me nothin! Email me at if you want a pic.

  • AlongCameStacey says:

    I think the best thing to do is to not take the risk of the Hot and Humid weather messing up your wedding day do. I would suggest putting your hair in twists, maybe small twists and manipulating them in whatever style you prefer. I would suggest just leaving it down and putting on a simple headband or pulling one side back and placing a flower there.

    Plus this makes it easy to hop on the plane and have vacation ready hair if you guys have your honeymoon immediately after!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi PrettyFace7,
    I think you would look lovely with finger coils. They could be slightly pulled/pinned back on each side and adorned with a beautiful white orchid behind one ear. I hope this helps and congrats!


  • Shelly says:

    Hey PrettyFace7,

    The venue is beautiful, the dress is beautiful, the necklace is beautiful, I can envision a beautiful day for you and your Fiance.

    I love the updo on your Fotki under “Hair Inspiration”. You’ve already tried out the style and you liked it. If it’s not too expensive buy a second necklace and wrap it around your updo as your headband. If that wll not work, go to Michael’s and buy some beads which are similar to your necklace and string them on a band/ribbon. Then wear this as your headband. I think it would be really cute to wear a headband which is similar to your necklace.

    Best of Luck to you!!!!!

  • Sweet Annie J says:

    Good Morning,

    PrettyFace7, you’ve got beautiful skin – FLAWLESS! – and a great profile. Therefore, I believe an updo will best compliment you on your wedding day. I have two suggestions to achieve The Hair, and then you can experiement with pinning it in a complimentary fashion.

    1) Set your natural hair. Make numerous small two-strand twists and set on rollers. Here is a great tutuorial:

    2) This is also a “set” on natural hair. Freshly wash your hair, and with wet, well moisturized hair, make a single strand twist, as if making the beginnning of a single bantu knot (no double-strand knots). Take that twist and set on a small perm rod, in a spiral fashion. Once dry you should get a nice sheeny coil.

    Pin ’em up! Hope this helps, and I wish you a lovely wedding day.

  • Nicole says:

    I am currently wearing twists, and almost always slap a headband in the front. This time I got out the bobby pins and pinned the front back off of my face, but got too lazy to go all the way around.
    Basically two strand twists, and part in the middle or side and roll the front section and secure with bobby pins, and make a soft up do in the back. I may have to post a picture on my blog.????

  • Franki says:

    I’m a big fan of the Bantu knot not-knot-out. Basically, you put your hair into Bantu knots, let them dry, and take them down but DO NOT separate them or fluff them out. This should leave your hair in thick, slightly curly spirals which you can then pull into a ponytail at the crown of your head. Wrap a coil around the elastic to conceal it, add some hair accessories, and you’re done. It’s simple, it’s pretty and it keeps your hair off your neck – because June in the Deep South is no joke, as I’m sure you know.

    I’m also a fan of the French Twist-n-Curl: t-n-c with whatever products/method you like, then brush hair into a french twist but don’t tuck the ends under; let them do as they will.

    Congrats/good luck!

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