How'd you do your hair for senior pics?

waviewavie Posts: 237Registered Users
So...I have an issue. My senior pics will be sometime soon (still haven't scheduled) and I've been CG for only about a month or two. My hair is healthier...but still not tamed and presentable enough to leave it down (I only wash it twice a week since it's so thick, so the full effect hasn't quite kicked in).

My mom suggested I straighten my hair for the portraits, like most of my friends have.

How did you guys do your hair? Seeing as leaving it natural is not an option at this point...should I just go ahead and get it straightened/ artificially curled?

I feel like that's so "not me" though.I don't want to give in to the artificial-ness. :confused5:
Hair type: 2C-3A, very dry, extremely low porosity, med elasticity, insanely thick kinky-wavy.
HGs: Trader Joe's Nourish spa conditioner, Epsom salt rinse, Joico K-pak conditioner

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  • blackperryblackperry Posts: 3Registered Users
    If going natural isn't a option, I would suggest the artificial curls. If most of the girls are going to straighten their hair, curls, even artificial ones, would help you to stand out of the crowd. :)
  • MargoKMargoK Posts: 3Registered Users
    Well we all know what it's like to be a curly in a straight world but would I refused to straighten it if I were you! I kept my hair long, curly, and crazy like it always is for my pictures! If you don't feel 100% about your hair go get it done by your stylist (if that's possible). Maybe some soft curls to frame your face? I say, hey, it's your Senior year! Splurge a little! : )

    P.S. I would suggest bringing your best friend or your boyfriend if you have one, just someone to tell you stupid jokes and make you laugh. Most photographers will let someone come back there with you, but I would ask just in case. I brought my boyfriend and I'm so glad I did; he was being so silly that I couldn't stop giggling! You're pictures will look more genuine if you're not having to force a smile.
    2c/3a shoulder-length w/ layers
    Shampoo:
    DevaCurl No-poo
    Condish: Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Activators: AG Re:Coil,
    Curl Keeper, and DevaCurl Set it Free
  • acydroseacydrose Posts: 17Registered Users
    I'm going to college now too and I had the same problem for pictures, graduation and prom. In Puerto Rico we have graduation then prom, I'm not sure about the US sorry. But I had my hair straightened for graduation and it only lasted about 2 hours before it was curling again, trust me, it wasn't a pleasurable experience. So for prom I had my hair straightened then curled with thick and slim rollers working with the natural curls of my hair and they turned out damned good.

    If you go with curling your hair at the salon, request rollers instead of a curling iron. Because the heat can damage your hair and the rollers make the curls look more natura :)
    ~acydrose
    3b-3c from Puerto Rico
  • handscleanhandsclean Posts: 1Registered Users
    For my boyfriend's prom I curled my hair because I wanted the curls to look exceptionally perfect :)
  • waviewavie Posts: 237Registered Users
    I think I've decided on telling the stylist to give me waves as similar to mine as they can get them to be.

    I've never ever had my hair styled by a pro...can't wait to be pampered just a bit :happy8:

    Thanks guys!
    Hair type: 2C-3A, very dry, extremely low porosity, med elasticity, insanely thick kinky-wavy.
    HGs: Trader Joe's Nourish spa conditioner, Epsom salt rinse, Joico K-pak conditioner
  • ElithiaElithia Posts: 297Registered Users
    I kept it curly, like . . .

    100_2611.jpg

    I want my hair that long again. Geez. (it was two years ago)

    But anyway I totally think you should leave it curly - we need more of that in the world! ;)
    Proudly CG since 8/10/06 - the story of my hair!
    Type: 3a/b, very thick
    Length: almost BSL wet
    Products: Suave coconut conditioner, coconut oil, Totally Twisted gel

    Don't forget to be awesome!
  • LeeeahLeeeah Posts: 58Registered Users
    Elithia wrote: »
    I kept it curly, like . . .

    100_2611.jpg

    I want my hair that long again. Geez. (it was two years ago)

    But anyway I totally think you should leave it curly - we need more of that in the world! ;)
    I love your hair! It is gorgeous! That is exactly how I want mine...There's some serious hair jealousy going on over here!! Okay, back to the question. I think you should use rollers. I wouldn't straighten it because it will probably curl back up and look halfway done. If you use rollers, at least you'd still be curly. :) Good luck and have fun your senior year!
  • justlovelyjustlovely Posts: 19Registered Users
    It's my senior year too, and I have the same issue as you.. It seems like whenever I NEED my hair to look good, I have a bad hair day. I don't want to risk this for grad, so I think I'm going to get my hair curled. I might not need to curl all of my hair - just the pieces that are less-than-perfect.
    Either I do that, or I will get my hair done up. This might disguise some of the parts that don't look so good, but will still show off my curls.

    I'm sorry to have made this post about me, but I thought it might help :)
  • waviewavie Posts: 237Registered Users
    Elithia - I LOVE your hair. It's like my dream hair.

    Also justlovely, I can totally relate to that.
    Like, I love my natural hair but it just goes crazy sometimes. And it'll look great at the beginning of the day but after a while it just keeps expanding into a poof ball. That's the frustrating thing about curly hair - it's very unpredictable :(

    And it does help, thanks for the ideas - didn't consider an updo. :)
    Hair type: 2C-3A, very dry, extremely low porosity, med elasticity, insanely thick kinky-wavy.
    HGs: Trader Joe's Nourish spa conditioner, Epsom salt rinse, Joico K-pak conditioner
  • justlovelyjustlovely Posts: 19Registered Users
    I'm glad I was of some use.. Good luck with your pictures! :)

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