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Chocolate Brides: Hair Question

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#671 mzgillis316

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    Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:12 PM

    I use Laura Mercier primer and it is awesome and glides on

    Originally Posted by isasimmons 

    You guys should try Lacome, and lauren Mercier tinted moisture and priemier. Its great give nice coverage and not heavy for the warm weather

    Originally Posted by kenwedjam0902 

    No, I haven't heard of it, is it new?  My MOH was telling me about a primer from another company that was supposed to work really well but I can't remember the name.  Thanks for the suggestion.  I will definitely stop by the MAC counter to see if they have it. My makeup is one of my biggest concerns for the wedding because I have dark marks from acne scars so I want to make sure I am “picture perfect” for the entire day…



    #672 mzgillis316

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      Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:22 PM

      lol sorry everyone calls it something different ....I usually do them myself but my cousin did it this time...basically its a wig with the top out...I first leave out a small amount of hair at the front/top, on the sides and in the back...I braid the rest of my hair down then wrap black sanex strips around and put on a black stocking/wig cap. After that I sew the cap on with needle and thread  going throughout the braids. After that the weave is glued on to the cap and when we get to the top (by then the cap should be glued on pretty tight) we cut out the front part that covers the top of my hair I leave out.

      It sounds more confusing then it is lol I've been doing it for about 5 years now and get them everytime I go on vacation washing the weave and everything (I also go swimming with it but not alot). It always last me anywhere from 3-4 weeks especially if you have a good brand of weave. My fav is goddess REmy ;)

      Originally Posted by missgomes 

      Originally Posted by mzgillis316 


      You look really pretty. 


      Ladies, what is a split cap weave?

      #673 AfricanVenus

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        Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:30 AM

        Thanks for the explanation. I've seen them being done at my salon, but never heard of his one. I thought it was something like a stocking cap with the hair glued to it. I had no idea you could leave the hair out. I'm thinking to do my weave with the split cap idea. I want to leave my front, sides, and back out, but more than just the edges. My hairdresser HATES to do that, as she thinks it damages the hair, but she told me she would do it every other installation. So I figure if I don't leave my edges out for the next 6 months until my wedding in June 2011, then she'd be more willing to hook me up, lol.

        Heaven endures and the Earth lasts a long time, because they do not live for themselves. ~~Our story endures: June 25, 2011~~
        Wedsite: kosha.projectwedding.com

        #674 Islandgirl910

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          Posted 07 December 2010 - 10:39 AM

          Very nice dress and your wedding website was great to view. Congrats!!

          Originally Posted by mzgillis316 

          HI ladies

          It's been awhile since I've made any post to this thread but my wedding is over and my split cap weave was a success....I got married in Mexico at Azul Sensatori hotel ....I took a chance and allowed them to do my hair and makeup and I was so glad I did, they did an AMAzzzZING job....I had to help the stylist out with straigtening my top a little but she did everything else and it was gorgeous...my photographer has really great shots of my hair and as soon as I get them I will post but for now this is all I have :) good luck and don't stress too much about the hair thing just make sure you have a good flat iron :)Shal in gown.jpg

          #675 sgray

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            Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:38 PM

            Hi There! Just wanted to share my final hair photos with you! The braids were wonderful for my wedding. I was able to swim every day before the wedding this past Saturday!IMG_2061.JPGIMG_2060.JPG

            #676 AfricanVenus

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              Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:42 PM

              Hey ladies! I found a website that has tons of ideas for Chocolate Brides, including natural brides. I even wanted to swipe some of those ideas! Here's the link: Chocolate Hair. Have fun...

              Heaven endures and the Earth lasts a long time, because they do not live for themselves. ~~Our story endures: June 25, 2011~~
              Wedsite: kosha.projectwedding.com

              #677 KeraSmiley

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                Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:43 PM

                Hi everyone~ This is an AWESOME thread!!


                I'm getting married in May 2001 at EPM and I'm still going back and forth with hair styles and hair type for that matter.


                I think I'm going to get Micro Fusion so I can have the versatility with styling my hair. My mind changes like the wind, so I'd want to have the freedom of changing my hairstyle last minute if I want to....


                I'm leaning toward either Indian or Brazilian hair...yet I'm worries about the humidity and how the virgin hair will react to the heat. Still working on it...but there are some great tips in this thread!!!



                I think I want to go with this Lauren London hair color though...


                #678 valentinbride

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                  Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:52 AM

                  your braids are so pretty!  you look absolutely stunning.  How did you wash your braids and go swimming?  Did any of the braids slip out?

                  #679 valentinbride

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                    Posted 08 December 2010 - 12:10 PM

                     wish I had known about the split cap weave before my wedding! You look wonderful!  I need some more details about the split cap weave because I am going on a cruise in Jan and don't want braids. 


                    Anyway, since this forum has been so helpful to me when I was getting ready for my destination wedding, I figured I should let others know what I did for my wedding hairstyle.  we got married May 2010 at Valentin Imperial Maya in Mexico.  Beautiful place!  I decided to do Invisible braids, but most of them slipped out when I washed them during the vacation!  You cant see the braids in the picture, but I pulled the hair to the side and pinned; curls achieved with flexi-rods and mousse 






                    #680 mistibuard

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                      Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:20 AM

                      Hi Chocolate Brides!

                      I haven't been as active on this forum...not as active as I am in the Turks & Caicos forum anyway.


                      So I'm beginning my trial run with my hair for the wedding. The wedding is in March. My stylist sewed the weave in last night, and so far so good. I have worn extensions before (2006), but it's been awhile. Anyway, I purchased the Indian Wavy hair, so when I get the hair wet while in Turks it'll just be wavy- and still look decent hopefully. Here are some pics. I'll post some pics of how I usually wear my hair and how it is with the sew-in.


                      This is me working at a trade show in San Francisco last month.


                      Green Festival San Fran 2010 007.jpgWeddingTrial.jpg


                      **Beaches Turks & Caicos- March 12, 2011**

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