Wedding styles for Natural Hair and locs

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The most amazing braided loc bun I have ever seen!  It's heart-shaped! Photo by Dante Williams Photography, used by permission.
The most amazing braided loc bun I have ever seen!  It’s heart-shaped! Photo by Dante Williams Photography, used by permission.

Every time I see a natural bride straighten out her gorgeous curls, or, worse yet, cover them with a weave or wig just for the sake of looking more “polished” or “feminine” for her wedding, a little piece of me dies inside.  I’ve had Natural Hair for 16 years, loc‘d for 12 of those years, but I’m still always on the lookout for new ways to style my hair, especially now that I’m getting married in May.  But I understand how those who are new to the Natural Hair “movement” may be a little unsure of what to do with their hair on their wedding day.  There are quite a few photos out there of curly natural hair styles, and I wanted to provide some inspiration for the loc’d ladies as well.  So cancel that sew-in appointment, girl, and check out these ‘dos:

Curled locs pulled up in the back and flat twisted in the front:

Curled locs pulled up in the back and flat twisted in the front. (Photo courtesy of anutwist.com
Photo courtesy of anutwist.com
Carlos Santana's drummer/wife, Cindy Blackman. (Photo courtesy of popsugar.com)
Carlos Santana’s drummer/wife, Cindy Blackman. Photo courtesy of popsugar.com

Spiral curled locs in an updo:

Photo by Dotun Ayodeji, used by permission.
Photo by Dotun Ayodeji, used by permission.

Pin-curled locs with a basket weave in the back:

Pin-curled locs with a basket weave in the back. (Photo courtesy of Karl Anderson, as seen on munaluchibridal.com
Photo courtesy of Karl Anderson, as seen on munaluchibridal.com.

Side braid into a bun:

(Photo courtesy of Natural Hair Resources Salon in Houston, TX.)
Photo courtesy of Natural Hair Resources Salon in Houston, TX.

Vlogger Chescaleigh’s natural wedding hair. You can get the full tutorial on her Youtube channel:

Vlogger Chescaleigh's natural wedding hair. You can get the full tutorial on her Youtube channel. (Photo used by permission.)
Photo by Chescaleigh, used by permission.
Chescaleigh at her wedding.
Screenshot from one of Chescaleigh‘s videos. See more on her YouTube channel!

Loc twist-out with front flat twists:

Loc twist-out with front flat twists. (Photo by Andrew Thomas Clifton, used by permission.)
Photo by Andrew Thomas Clifton, used by permission.
Photo credit: America's Next Natural Model, used by permission.
Photo by America’s Next Natural Model, used by permission.

Afro bouffant:

Afro bouffant. Photo from Afrobella.com, used by permission.
Photo from Afrobella.com, used by permission.

Long locs braid-out swept to the side with flat twists:

Long locs braid-out swept to the side with flat twists. Photo by The Natural Bride, used by permission.
Photo by The Natural Bride, used by permission.

Side swept spiral curled locs with flat twisted basket weave in the front:

Side swept spiral curled locs with flat twisted basket weave in the front. Photographer, Keith Claytor, Model NuNuu, MUA: Brettnee Nelson, Stylist: Maria Thompson. From twistandcurves.com, used by permission.
Photographer, Keith Claytor, Model NuNuu, MUA: Brettnee Nelson, Stylist: Maria Thompson. From twistandcurves.com, used by permission.

No hair, don’t care… there are even options for ladies who have just BC’d (Big Chopped):

No hair, don't care… there are even options for ladies who have just BC'd (Big Chopped). Photo source: woowootalks2you.com
Photo source: woowootalks2you.com

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