Curly-haired gals, please take note: You probably have no idea that your locks are basically the stuff of dreams right now. While you're spending your mornings fighting frizz and trying to tame your mane, brides everywhere are taking extreme measures to coax their hair into a crazy cloud of curls. And who can blame them? With all that texture, dimension, and personality, a luscious head of spirals and waves basically needs no styling. It carries its own style, organically. Take pride and take advantage!
For a bit of inspiration and expert tips to achieve the healthiest and glossiest ringlets, continue scrolling.
Beach brides can add an ocean-hued flower crown to curls for a mermaid vibe. In terms of texture, coily strands are tightly wound, and kinky strands are zigzags. Both are enviably voluminous (though prone to splitting).
Look for ingredients like black-oat extract to smooth and prevent frayed ends and castor oil to strengthen and reduce frizz.
Two romantic blooms play up this bride's natural curls. To care for your natural coils and kinks, you need to shampoo only about once a week. During the week (and after working out), refresh with a co-wash, which cleanses while keeping natural oils intact. Detangle wet hair with a wide-tooth comb, and protect your curls by drying with a microfiber towel instead of a coarse terry cloth one.
Soft, bouncy curls are the perfect option for romantic brides. This look radiates a sultry glamour, just begging to be touched.
We can't decide what we're more in love with: this beauty's perfectly curled locks or her gorgeous hair color. The hair texture is relaxed and beachy. Keep the look casual by minimizing scalp oil, which can migrate down the hair shaft and flatten waves. Eliminate oil by shampooing the scalp and conditioning only the ends. Wash strands every other day—or the morning of your wedding.
A Touch of Glam
This bride's floral barrette sits perfectly on her gathering of near-perfect coils. A breathtaking combination with her minimalist silk gown.
A Perfectly Imperfect Bun
An effortless, messy bun is perfect for brides who just want to keep it simple on their big day. The style is laid-back yet tender for a romantic, fairy tale wedding.
Embrace Your Natural Texture
Play up your hair's natural texture for an effortless 'do. This classic, curly hair texture can be unpredictable—sometimes they’re loose spirals; other times, they’re tighter corkscrews. Shampoo about every three days and two days before your wedding. Let your hair dry naturally, he suggests, and don’t touch it—even when you’re adding styling products. If you’re accessorizing with flowers or jewelry, secure them with U-shaped hairpins, which hold more hair than bobby pins do.
Don't Overthink It
This easygoing style was the ideal choice for this bride's organic summer wedding in Maine. Drench your hair with oils high in fatty acids, like coconut, because they can deeply penetrate the hair shaft to loosen the coil.
A Blossoming 'Do
Pretty blooms are the perfect accessory to curly locks. Just ask this bride. The lush locks create a perfect anchor to nestle the flowers into.
A Soft Approach
This bride's free-flowing spirals were the perfect complement to her light and airy dress. The whole look had a romantic and boho vibe that fit the mountainside nuptials.