Natural Afro Wedding Hairstyles & Bridal Hair Care Tips

Natural Afro wedding hairstyle brides of colour in bridal gowns

Afro wedding hairstyles for the melanin bride highlights the beauty of your hair. It’s the crowning glory of every dark-skinned Queen.You want to look your ultimate best on the big day. So, what are the best care tips to manage your curly locks?

Do you have short, long, in between or shoulder length hair? Perhaps you feel your twirly hairstyle is tricky, coarse, hard, or rough. Albeit you are fed up with your Afro shrinking on you – I know I am. There are millions of cutting-edge tools and products on the market for black beauties like us.

But do they really work? How do you keep your hair under control? And is your marriage celebration of love looming on the horizon?

Well, these shear genius ideas will unravel your tangled and ultra tight curly locks. In fact, help you brush or comb a timeless wedding hairstyle with ease to complete a melanin brides bridal look. So, let’s tease, tame and treat your Afro now! Here we go…

Natural Afro Wedding Hairstyles

Melanin bridal hair care tips

afro wedding hairstyles woman wearing beige coloured chiffon gown holding a matching clutch bag

” Coincidentally, Solange Knowles, the sister of Beyonce had one of the most sophisticated bridal Afro styles of all time. Her symmetrically cut hairstyle looked beautifully tamed, which meant it didn’t look messy but seriously cared for. It oozed simple elegance on the wedding day.”—

main image  Darrell Fraser 

1. Feel more womanly – Natural Afro wedding hairstyles

Restoring vitality to show off your delicate neckline and shoulders is the biggest priority, right? And with amazing Afro hair making a big come back. It’s now a fashion forward statement to wear when you make your grand entrance down the aisle. And you’ll feel more womanly and sexy like the Melanin Queen you are.

2. Castor oil prepares curly bridal hairstyles

Presumably caster oil can help your bridal hairstyle grow and shine before the big event. On top of that every part of you will look ravishing and naturally beautiful. And you will ooze confidence and radiate with a healthier looking Afro. What’s more, you’ll be sensationally elegant on your wedding day.

afro wedding hairstyles woman with curly hair wearing a laced white bridal gown

Is your tangled web letting you down? Or do yo find it a unique structured texture? Transform your Afro and you change your life!

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2. Unruly, and Frizzy TWA versus Brazilian blow out

Having super short hair, a pixie curly cut or Afro hairstyle means you want volume. Also known as TWA (teeny weeny Afro) it looks flawless when shaped, braided, twisted and waved. Basically, its styled with simplicity. And the latest Keratin treatments [Brazilian blow out – chemical process make your TWA natural hairdo look frizz-free, smooth and lovely. Otherwise, you can fiddle, fuss and straighten it with the old fashioned hot comb.

Natural Afro wedding hairstyle brides of colour in bridal gowns

Stunning Afro wedding hairstyle creations by Dionne Smith [Hairstylist – expert – mentor]

Screenshot courtesy of  Dionne smith

3. Almond, coconut oil [extra virgin] or keratin treat

Do you want more body in your hair? Lock in the moisture with almond, coconut oil or the smoothing keratin treatment. It helps nourish and promotes Afro wedding hairstyle  growth. On top of that keeps it at bay and looks wonderfully healthy and radiant. Additionally, your unique Afro allows you, the Queen of colour with curly hair to feel super feminine.


afro wedding celebrant colouring hair black to hide grey

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4. Natural Afro waves has a life of its own

How do you make a hair mask from organic carrot and coconut oil? It makes chemically treated, damaged or weak hair feel incredible. Let’s be honest, Afro hair is stubborn and unmanageable. And if you’ve had it straightened, it needs special attention. These oils are marvelous natural moisturizers. Making your locks look extremely soft, smooth and shiny, your Afro waves will bounce back after every wash.

5. Ultra curly locks need protection 

Another thing, you want to feel fit and healthy on  your big wedding day, right? And If you are a fanatical sports person or swimmer then your luscious TWA or golden curly locks needs protection. So, mix a handful of Vaseline, carrot or argan oil together in your palms. Gently rub the mixture into your hair before you jump in the pool or go to the sauna.

Afro wedding hairstyle black woman putting pink shiny gloss on woman of colour

MAC cosmetic specialists – Mariah Makaay

6. Fanatical Swimmers Hair Tip 

Did you know swimmers protect their hair? As an extra safeguard wear a swimming hat. After the workout, wash out the above moisturizing hair protector with your favorite shampoo. And apply leave-in hair conditioner. Afterwards, re-apply just the carrot and argan oil. You should notice a difference in the texture and extra sheen of your hair.

Afro wedding hairstyle bride surrounded by white and pink roses

Are Keratin treatments safe for naturally y curly hair? image Darrell Fraser

7. Natural Afro textured hair is gorgeous

Next, have you heard of this? Make your Afro hair look stunningly gorgeous with [Josephine Jean] my mum’s home-made hair conditioning remedy. Virgin olive oil and castor oil are products you can find in any good chemist or supermarket. Lastly, mix them together until they become smooth and manageable. Apply a small amount to your Melanin locks by brushing, rubbing it in or combing through, and you’re ready to go. 

Afro wedding hairstyles woman with yellow floral jumpsuit sitting on a wall facing the sun

image Burgundy Productions

8. How to colour those grey bits

And what about those scattered grey bits in your Afro? Although, this is not henna or another natural hair product, it works. I know, I just bought it from It’s, L’Oreal’s Magic Retouch Precision a mascara kit for hair. “Selling at a rate of three every minute, it’s the current ruler of root cover-ups for Melanin B2B’s.

9. How to cut a natural Afro wedding hairstyle

Finally, are you still going ahead with your wedding plans? In light of the coronavirus you might need some help with cutting your hair. Let me share a secret with you. I’ve styled, shaped and cut my own hair for years. In fact, I’ve got Rose Line professional grooming scissors. So, if you are like me and dare to design your own hair, check out this video.


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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a ceremonial wedding - symbolic marriage officiant with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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