If you’ve had bangs for a while and you’re ready to say goodbye to them, you might be thinking that you’re in for some awkward hair stages and a few tempting moments where you want to throw in the towel and just cut them again.
Don’t give up just yet! This article from Elle has tips on how to grow out your bangs gracefully.
Here are tips for how to manage and style your hair until you hit your perfect length.
The secret to growing out bangs successfully may surprise you: Schedule regular trims. But didn’t we just tell you to step away from the scissors? While completely chopping off regrowth only causes you to cycle through more bang remorse, regular bang trims actually help your fringe grow longer more quickly.
Keeping your hair moisturized is important; moisture prevents breakage, which is key to successfully growing out bangs. To keep your hair well-hydrated, treat your strands with deep-conditioning masks.
When styling, choose products with a bit of weight to them, such as clay, which works to keep those stubborn short hairs from standing at attention when they should be keeping in line.
Now is the time to choose sides. When growing out your bangs, switch from a middle part to one positioned to the left or right, angling it down slightly from the crown of your head.
When bangs are positioned at a slight angle, you’ll have a better chance of disguising awkward length, as well as keeping them in place with a weighted product.
Disguising the awkward phase of fringe regrowth can be as simple as picking a hairstyle that keeps bangs in check. For shorter, trickier bangs, parting your hair at an angle; brushing it to the side using a product with weight, such as the styling clay; and then securing the ends with bobby pins, barrettes, or clips.
Sometimes, you simply want your bangs off your forehead altogether. No problem! Thin headbands are timeless and perfect accessories when growing out bangs.
Roll the lengths of your bangs and tuck them along your hairline either tightly or loosely, then secure the roll near your ear using a hairpin or bobby pin.
Braiding strands along the hairline is another option for varying your look as you grow out your bangs, as well as for keeping ends from dangling in your eyes. Just be cautious with a shorter fringe; to keep ends from poking out, dampen hair with gel.
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