Thinking of plunging into the world of fringes and bangs, but are not quite sure about how to do it? Well, before going for the big switch, there are a few things you need to know. You need to know how to style your bangs differently, how to work them on days when they’re not behaving and how to grow them out with patience. Fret not! We’ve got you covered with every little detail you need to keep in mind before getting bangs.
- Take your face shape into consideration
- Be ready to experiment with different hairstyles
- Ask yourself if you’ll be able to maintain them well
- Start using heat-styling tools
- Know that the growing out phase is tough AF
Take your face shape into consideration
While it’s tempting to get bangs, it is definitely not a haircut for everyone. Bangs tend to look different on different people. While long faces can pull off blunt, heavy bangs, people with smaller foreheads must ideally stay away from such a cut. Whether you want a retro full-fringe bang or a simple side bang, it’s best to consult with your hairstylist before taking the plunge.
Be ready to experiment with different hairstyles
Bangs in itself is a drastic cut. However, you don’t want to wear your hair down all the time. Therefore, before getting bangs, look up various ways on how you can style your hair. If you’re getting longer side bangs, then try a pretty French braid as it’ll help accentuate your haircut. Or, if you’re opting for micro-bangs, then we suggest you add tons of volume to the rest of your hair. Doing so will emphasise your micro-bangs.
Ask yourself if you’ll be able to maintain them well
Getting bangs can be more risky than fun! If you’re someone who’s always on-the-go, are too lazy to care for your mane or if you always like keeping your hair away from your face and fuss-free, then this haircut may not be the best option for you. However, if you’re still itching to give it a shot, then the only way out is to keep bobby pins handy at all times. Pin back your bangs when you’re just too irritated with them falling on your face.
Start using heat-styling tools
Whoever said bangs weren’t high-maintenance didn’t know the struggle of taming them after every hair wash. If you’re not someone who uses heat-styling tools regularly, then this might be a task for you. Blow-drying is a must to ensure sleek, even bangs. Even though straighteners and blow dryers can cause damage to your mane, they are your bangs best friend. However, make sure you use a heat protectant spray such as the Toni&Guy Prep Heat Protection Mist before reaching for your heat-styling tools.
Know that the growing out phase is tough AF
Getting bangs is great until you have to go through the annoying growing out phase. This is one of the biggest hassles of bangs! A few months after the haircut, you may find your hair to be in a mess on most of the days. The only solution is to… wait! Wait until they grow out completely. Till then, tuck your bangs on the side with the help of bobby pins or barrettes, and go about your life!