From Some­thing about being a new bride and prepar­ing for your spe­cial day can be a lit­tle nerve wrack­ing! Every­thing can be set in place. But what do you do with your nat­u­ral hair? There are many options. Nat­u­ral styles can be cre­at­ed with just a sim­ple twist or braid, or you can just “let your fro go!” 

Tips for your nat­u­ral hair , so you will be pre­pared on your spe­cial day:

1) Be sure you deep con­di­tion you hair at least 3–4 days before your Spe­cial Day. That way your hair­style will coop­er­ate with you and your curls will have time to set­tle. Nat­u­ral hair­styles usu­al­ly look their best on the 3 & 4th day!

2) Make sure you’ve had time to explore and find the right style for your face shape, bridal dress and head dress (if you choose to wear one). You should take a pho­to to your hair­styl­ist and have them try it on you before hand, so you won’t have any sur­pris­es the day of!

3) Make sure you pick a style that goes from day to evening time and a style that will fit with any thing you choose to wear.

4) Please be sure to drink plen­ty of water as soon as you start plan­ning your wed­ding. That will ensure that your, hair, scalp & skin has prop­er mois­ture and will give your hair a nice silky shiny look for your spe­cial day.

Here are some nat­u­ral brides sport­ing their nat­u­ral fros and head dress­es that will make you the cen­ter of attrac­tion on your spe­cial day!

OMG I’m in HAIR HEAVEN! The­se pho­tos are GORGEOUS! What are your thoughts ladies?
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Adrienne Michelle

I love it!!!! Can’t wait to use them for a spe­cial occa­sion!
Thank you!


Is that Rin­ny in the top pho­to? I love the pho­tos each style is so ele­gant.

mj labonte
So fun­ny that today I check out BGLH and here is a post on wedding/formal hair­styles for nat­u­rals. Yaaaay! I start­ed my research yes­ter­day and couldn’t find much in one place. All the posts and tuto­ri­als are scat­tered all over the net & takes a lit­tle ‘dig­ging’. I’m curi­ous to see photos/ideas for new ideas oth­er read­ers share here. I’ll def­i­nite­ly steal a few more from this post to try out but at the moment my #1 pick is MsVaughn’s up-do with Jamaican braid­ing hair ( and the sev­er­al ren­di­tions) on youtube. I love that it could pass for one’s own… Read more »


Masuka M.

Beau­ti­ful, so inspir­ing. Wish I had a wed­ding com­ing up. Lol.


Won­der­ful post! Amaz­ing pho­tos!