Do My Hair

As I told you guys in my hair chronicles, I’ve been growing my hair for the wedding for a while now in hopes of achieve a wedding look similar to those below.

ballet wedding gown

Photo by: Alea Lovely on Wedding Chicks via

Photo by: Closer to Love on Bridal Musings via

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Photo by: GPT Photography on Bridal Musings via

Call me crazy, but I will not only be doing my own makeup for my morning wedding, I will also be doing my hair (it will be a joint effort between Mami Boa and me). Last weekend while my little Boa cousins did my nails, Mami Boa decided to hold a DIY hair trial on my slightly damp hair. It’s really important to me that my wedding day curls are big, luscious and natural looking and hold all pretty through the morning. I’m not a huge fan of tightly wound curling iron because of the damage it may cause my locks so we decided to try use the pin curl method instead.

Mami Boa used a technique very similar to the one described in the video, the only difference being that that we started at the bottom instead and used bobby pins to hold the curls up. Since we just wanted to see the overall look and how well the curls held on their own, we didn’t use any hair products at all, making my hair super frizzy.

After 1+ hours of sitting while Mami Boa pin curled my hair.
After only 1 minute of being curled my hair was already taking shape

After sleeping overnight with the pin curls

Curls immediately after removingthe bobby pins the next morning
Six hours later… curls still going strong

DIY Pin Curls : SUCCESS! I got exactly the luscious locks I was hoping for and them some. Totally felt like a Victoria’s Secret bombshell for the rest of the day. For the wedding, I would like to define and separate the curls more, do something about all the frizz and maybe shake my head around for a bit to loosen all the curls up.

The plan for the wedding is to pin my hair the Friday night before, sleep in the pin curls, wake up early (like at 5am) the next day and style my hair a bit. We will definitely be using some frizz control and curl creme on the day of to tame the flyaways and help define the curls a little more. As much as I hate it, a healthy portion of hair spray will probably be making an appearance if I have any hope of my curls surviving until mid -afternoon.

What do you think of my DIY curls? Will you be doing your own hair for your wedding? Why not?


Mrs. Boa Constrictor

July 2
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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  1. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:57 am

    Wowzas, those are some absolutely FABULOUS curls!!! Loverly!

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    Crabbabs 1030 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:06 am

    I found a technique on Pinterest where you roll damp hair around a headband and sleep on it. It give you gorgeous curls/waves and it’s really easy. I do all the time and get compliments on my hair. You can go on Youtube and search headband curls and tons of tutorials pop up.

  3. thimble Member
    thimble 857 posts, Busy bee @ 7:08 am

    Your curls turned out great! And with some product you’ll get an even better result. You’re gonna rock it on wedding day!!

  4. elk Member
    elk 320 posts, Helper bee @ 7:09 am

    wowzers this is awesome and your curls look ahmazing!! Gotta try this

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:12 am

    Wow! Your hair looks fantastic. I wish my hair could curl like that (or at all).

  6. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:17 am

    Your hair is gorgeous, I love it! I’ve pin curled my hair and I love how long the curl lasts!

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    gonnabeMrsHH 466 posts, Helper bee @ 7:17 am

    Fabulous curls…your gonna look great :)

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    longtime_no_Si 90 posts, Worker bee @ 7:19 am

    I think that they are absolutely beautiful. You clearly just have hair if your curls that you used NO PRODUCT on lasted for 6 hours. Im so jealous!

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    longtime_no_Si 90 posts, Worker bee @ 7:20 am

    edit: I meant, you clearly just have AMAZING HAIR, if your curls lasted with no product!

  10. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:38 am

    Gorgeous! I’m so jealous that you have hair that will stay curled.

  11. eagle Member
    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:39 am

    Holy shizz balls, you look great! This is exactly how I want to have my hair as well – still haven’t decided if I’m going to DIY it. Gotta figure it out soon.

    You will look awesome!

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    mrskrumpet 374 posts, Helper bee @ 7:51 am

    You can also use little pieces of rags too, my hair is pin straight and has never been able to hold a curl. My mother did it one night I slept in it and my hair stayed crazy curly for days until the next time I washed it. Same idea as the pins just alot more comfy to sleep in.

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:00 am

    I really like how it turned out, I can’t wait to see how it looks with product in it.

  14. hawk Member
    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:22 am

    LOVE it! Victoria’s Secret bombshell, indeed!

  15. archer Member
    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 10:19 am

    Your hair looks so lush!

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:43 am

    Gorgeous! I really like it! Very similar to what mine will be.
    Do you like the way it sits at the top? I wasn’t a fan of the way the curls sat at the top with mine so we teased it a little to soften it and we straightened the top part just a little from the front to the back just on the teasing in order to make it stop falling forwards as much. Here is a link to my gallery pic of my prom hair trial (it’ll be pretty much the same for the wedding).

  17. coyote Member
    coyote 1963 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:39 am

    OMG, your hair looks amazing!! Loooove the gorgeous curls!

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    KristenK 189 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:06 pm

    It looks amazing!! Great look!

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    curlymama318 838 posts, Busy bee @ 3:45 pm

    You are freaking adorable! And your hair looks awesome!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 5:08 pm


  21. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 397 posts, Helper bee @ 6:40 pm

    Thanks guys You’ve made me fairly confident I’ll be able to pull of a nice wedding day look :)

  22. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 397 posts, Helper bee @ 6:42 pm

    @Crabbabs: @Ryderlove: Thanks for the tips, will definitely be trying other curling tricks soon

  23. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 397 posts, Helper bee @ 6:44 pm

    @longtime_no_Si: @Miss Treasure: Don’t be jealous while may hair may hold curls pretty well, it refuses to hold a blowout for more than 30 minutes. If there is even a hint of humidity in the air it will poof right up. The grass is always greener on the other side.

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