From getting into your eyes to making you look constantly dishevelled, unruly overgrown bangs are not a pretty sight TBH. And with the ongoing lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, visiting a salon to get your bangs trimmed is not an option either.
So, what’s a girl to do? Take matters into her own hands, that’s what. Yes, we’re talking about trimming your overgrown bangs at home. Here’s a step-by-step guide that’ll help you trim your own bangs at home. Read on…
- Step 01: Always start with dry hair
- Step 02: Pick the right kind of scissors
- Step 03: Divide your bangs
- Step 04: Never cut in a straight line
- Step 05: Always work in small sections
Step 01: Always start with dry hair
Remember that you are not a professional, hence it always makes sense to be a little extra cautious. Ensure that your hair is completely dry before you start trimming your bangs. The logic behind this is pretty simple – wet hair, on drying, tends to shrink, and will make your bangs look shorter than you expected them to be. Simply wash your hair and allow them to air dry for a couple of hours before you start.
Step 02: Pick the right kind of scissors
If you are going to trim your own bangs at home, then it is really important that you pick the right kind of scissors. No, the same scissor that you use around the house is a complete no-no; you need something that’s a lot sharper. Pick a pair of scissors that has a thin, sharp tip. If you don’t have a professional one, then we recommend you to pick any grooming scissors that you may own. This could include brow scissors beard-trimmers etc. as they are a lot more precise, and eliminate the risk of errors to a great extent.
Step 03: Divide your bangs
Always start by tying the rest of your hair in a ponytail so that it doesn’t mess with your bangs. Next, divide your bangs into two equal sections using a comb and then pin up one of the sections using a bobby pin. Pull the section of bangs that is loose in front of you. Place your fingers exactly at the spot where you want your bangs to end (the desired length of your bangs), lift them up and very delicately snip off the excess hair.
Step 04: Never cut in a straight line
Never cut your bangs in a straight line (we know you’ve been guilty of this in high school, but please don’t repeat the mistake now). Instead, always cut at a 45-degree angle. This is also known as point-cutting and will ensure that your bangs look a lot more natural and wispier.
Step 05: Always work in small sections
When cutting your bangs, ensure that you style your hair in small sections and remember that there is absolutely no rush. Always start from the middle of your hair and work your way outwards. Once you’ve perfected one side, only then should you move on to the other side to ensure uniformity.