You sported a fantastic natural hairstyle. Why did you decide not to hide your natural hair for the special day? What made you so confident?
Thank you! I always knew I was going to rock my natural hair for my wedding day because I love natural hair, especially mine. I’m pretty sure that if I didn’t rock it, a lot of family and friends would have been in shock. I don’t even know when last I did not wear my natural hair out. Before the wedding, people kept asking me what I would do to my hair and I just told them that whatever I do, it will definitely be with my natural hair. I guess now my wedding is over, people who asked me in the past whether I would use a relaxer for my wedding day no longer need to ask me that silly question anymore. I’m always confident with my natural hair, even on bad hair days. So it just felt normal for me. Also, my husband loves my natural hair and encourages me, so that is always a confidence booster.
What would you advice other Natural Nigerians to do if they wanted to rock their natural hair for the big day?
My advice to other Natural Nigerians would be to make sure they have a style in mind before the big day. They could also practice from time to time. I had already researched online and practised my wedding hairstyle in the past and knew what I wanted. I even knew that my Little Divas would rock the same hair with me so their mum and I looked through YouTube for how to achieve the style for them.
Ah, people thought I was crazy when I said I would style my hair by myself. They were skeptical because its quite unheard of for the bride to even think of doing anything like that on her big day. What if something went wrong? What if the hairstyle did not turn out the way I wanted? etc. I did not go with a professional hair stylist because I wasn’t ready to pay someone whom I would have to teach. Since I already knew the style, I would have had to teach the professional what to do. Also, I have been my own professional hair stylist for years, so why not hire myself? 🙂
How did you prep your hair and achieve your look?
I actually began prepping my hair on the Thursday before my wedding on Saturday. I washed and deep conditioned my hair, and then used an airstyler to stretch my hair (that took hours!). After, I put my hair in twists to keep it stretched for Saturday. On Saturday morning (wedding day), I took out the twists and with the help of two of my Ladies of Honour, combed out the hair. They were my eyes at the back and really helped me see the imperfections and this allowed me get the perfect style I wanted. It turned out to be better than I expected!
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