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A few of you have reached out to say you have been struggling to find bridal hair inspiration for your natural tresses. I hear you.
The versatility of black hair is a blessing and a curse. We can do so much with our hair and what we choose to do with it is so often judged. Even on our wedding day.
So many women feel pressured to straighten their hair their wedding, to have extensions and to have long flowing-locks only to be hidden in an up-do. If you want extensions or to relax your hair and that feels like ‘you’ then it’s all good, but if you want something else or you’re feeling conflicted or pressured, it can be hard to seek images to inspire you. I mean, let’s face it, we’ve all had the same programming around western desirability and beauty, even my dear friends five-year old black daughter had already made an observation at such a tender age, that you can’t be a princess unless your hair is blonde.
Subliminal programming and messaging in the beauty and wedding industry mean that if you’re going against the grain by simply wanting to be who you are and not alter yourself on your wedding day, finding diverse wedding hair inspiration in the mainstream can be tough, if not impossible. It’s something, I will be looking to feature more of here on Nu Bride too. SO for the time being. Fear not. Here are some of my favourite looks from 10 beautiful natural hair brides who chose to wear their hair natural on their wedding day. From veils and elegant adornments and flowers, to sheer volume and twist outs. The choice is absolutely yours.
You be you.
Inspiration via Pinterest
Be inspired my beauties!
Header image: Rose Photo