How To: Grow out Your Bangs

Bangs always seem like such a good idea. Foolproof really. You’re basically guaranteed Zooey Deschanel status, right? It’s smooth sailing until you forget to bring bobby pins to the gym or realize that your greatest desire in life is to tuck the fringe behind your ears. Whether you cut ‘em and loved ‘em (for awhile) or regretted them instantly, we’re here to tell you: it will be OK. Use these tips and remember: time heals all wounds.

Parting Words
Once they’re long enough to brush (and annoy) the eyes, part them slightly to the side and style with a hair dryer and round brush to give them a more side-swept look. If they’re longer, try parting them in the center and creating a long wave — they’ll blend in with the rest of your hair better.

Style Strategy
Embrace a hairstyle that involves texturized waves and a low bun that you can twist and tuck bangs into. Or, since you’ll become BFFs with your bobby pin stash during these bang-growing months, craft some DIY pins with colored nail polish and sport a cute pinned-back hairstyle.  For curly hair, create small twists to pin back on each side of your head. For straight hair, try a slicked back hairstyle held in place by pins and a holding spray. And, when in doubt, rock a headband or head wrap. These are win-wins as they show off your unique style and keep the fringe out of your face!

Frizz Fighting
Frizzy, indecisive bangs are the root of many a broken will. We feel you, but don’t touch those scissors. Equip yourself with a great frizz-fighter like Aveda’s Glossing Straightener to tame your mane. Remember, a dab of this stuff will do the job — if there’s anything worse than in-between bangs, it’s greasy in-between bangs.


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