The reason why most girls are mortally afraid of getting bangs is that IF something goes wrong, there are not a lot of ways to undo them. You are either going to have to let them grow out or pin them in awkward angles so that they don’t show.
But, much like any other hair extensions, clip-in bangs can take the pressure off of getting a permanent cut while giving you a taste of the real deal. Here’s what you need to know about wearing and styling clip-in bangs.
- Step-by-step guide for wearing clip-in bangs:
- How to pick the right type for yourself
- FAQs about clip-in bangs
Step-by-step guide for wearing clip-in bangs:
Step 01: Trim your bangs Unless this is a hairpiece you’ve worn multiple times, clip-in bangs need a quick trim to make sure they are not too long for your face. Do a rough measure before you clip it on and get a professional to trim the ends for you to give it a more natural finish
Step 02: Prep your hair If you are wearing clip-in bangs with hair down, part your hair in the middle and pin both sides neatly behind your ear. If you are wearing them with a pony or high bun, brush your hair back and do the pony first
Step 03: Secure the bangs First. Make sure the bangs are clipped properly to your hairline. Blend the bangs with your existing hair and shake your head to test if they’re properly secured
Step 04: Style it Style your bangs whichever way you like. From tousled waves to a sleek look, there is so much you can do!
How to pick the right type for yourself
Much like an actual haircut, there are a couple of different types of clip-in bangs that you can opt for. From thick cropped style to wispy curtain bangs, make sure to do your research before choosing a style. Take into account your face shape, how you usually wear your hair and your hairstyling routine before investing in a quality piece. Some of the trendy styles of bangs right now are super sleek long strands and side-swept bangs — both of which are easily available in clip-in forms!
FAQs about clip-in bangs
- Can you cut your own bangs?
No! All those midnight hair experiments on your little sister’s mane should be proof enough that you should never cut your own hair. The same thing applies to clip-in bangs. Even though they can be moved around, you might disturb the balance and shape of the bangs. So, if you want to make an adjustment in them, make sure get it done by a professional during your next hair appointment.
- Can you wash your clip-in bangs?
Depending on the quality of the piece, yes, you can wash you clip-in bangs. If they are made from human hair, you can use the same hair wash, drying and styling routine on them as you would on your own hair.
- What is the proper way of storing clip-in bangs?
Like most hair extensions, store your clip-in bangs in the packaging it came in. Make sure you are maintaining its shape and not stacking it under a bunch of things. Always brush through your bangs before storing them and make sure they are not folded, stretched or twisted in any way. This will make them last longer and looking fabulous every time you style them.