If you’re a bride with natural dreads, you’re probably wondering how to style your hair for your wedding day. You understand the struggle of finding a hairstyle that works for both your wedding and your hair. Let’s be honest: dreads are not exactly the most traditional hairstyle for weddings. But we’re here to tell you that there are ways to make them work, and we’ve got tips for you!
There are tons of options when it comes to natural dreads and weddings. You can choose to wear them up or down, in braids, or even in an updo. If your wedding isn’t formal, you can wear them loose and wavy or even straightened if that’s what makes you most comfortable. Whatever style you choose, just be sure that it’s something that’s easy to do on your own—you’ll want to be able to get ready quickly before the ceremony starts!
If you’re a bride with dreadlocks, you might be worried about how to style your hair for your wedding day. Don’t worry—we’re here to help! Your wedding is an important day, and we want to make sure it’s just as special for you as it is for your other guests.
Here are some tips on how to style your dreadlocks for your big day:
Trim your dreads.
You should definitely take care of your natural dreads before the big day. If they’re not well-maintained, they can look messy and unkempt on your wedding day—not exactly what you want. if your dreads are really long (or if they’ve grown out and are starting to look unruly), consider getting them trimmed up a bit before the big day. This will give you a cleaner look and make them easier to work with when it comes time for your big day.
Have a wash day.
Wash them thoroughly before styling them up for the big day! Remember that natural dreads are not like other types of hairstyles where they can be styled with just water alone; they need special shampoos and conditioners that will help keep them looking good for longer periods of time without having to re-wash them every week or so (which could cause more damage than good).
Consider your personal style.
Figure out what kind of style you want. If you’re going for a classic look, consider a side bun or French twist. Both are great options if you have a lot of hair, but they also work well with shorter styles. If you want something more contemporary, consider an asymmetrical braid that goes over one ear. It’s simple enough that it won’t take long to do in the morning before the ceremony starts—but it’ll still make a statement.
Get a professional stylist.
It can be tempting to style your locs yourself instead of hiring a professional. But just like every other bride, you need a hair stylist. If you’ve never had your natural dreads styled before, consider getting a professional stylist on board to help you find the right look for your wedding day. He/she can help you choose the best products and tools for achieving the look you want without damaging or breaking your locs.
Use the right products and tools
To keep your locks looking their best, use products designed specifically for dreads—they’ll help keep them healthy and hydrated while keeping frizz at bay. And when it comes time to actually style them, use a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush (not a regular hair brush) when detangling and styling—they’ll help prevent breakage by distributing tension evenly throughout each individual lock without pulling too hard on any one part of it (like when using a regular hairbrush).
Don’t forget accessories.
You can add flowers, beads, or even small pieces of jewelry to your hair. This will help it look more interesting than just plain dreadlocks. Make sure that all of your accessories (hair ties, jewelry) match whatever look you choose for your hair. If you’re going for an elegant updo with pearls in it, you can go ahead and wear pearl earrings too. You can also use bobby pins or other small accessories to secure loose ends in place so they don’t fall down into your face as you walk down the aisle or dance with your family and friends at the reception.
Finally, remember that there is no wrong way to wear dreadlocks! The key is finding what looks best on YOU and then making sure that everything else around that fits well into the overall picture – whether that’s something simple like an updo or something more complex like styling each individual dreadlock into its own unique shape.
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