Last month, I cut bangs. Also last month, I regretted cutting bangs. I wanted straight across but shaggy bangs and that is strictly what I got. Two points for my hair stylist for always getting it right. Zero points for me wandering down the avenue of regret that’s bangs on my face. Are they terrible? Absolutely not and also you guys gave me a lot love for them which really helped me stave off my regret for a solid week. But do they feel like me? Absolutely not and that’s weird to take a look at yourself within the mirror and also you can’t quite get used to your new look. But all of it came to a head when my stylist (who’s always an in depth friend) texted me about them.
It went down like this:
That’s right I ignored my friend for a whole four days. I used to be ashamed to admit I hate them. She needed to hound me for the truth. She knows I’m a people pleaser and she’d have to twist the reality out of me. But once I told her she was right let’s fix it. So that’s exactly what we did and that i picked up just a few tips along the best way if you end up with bangs that you are either growing out or regretting.
So did I actually cut bangs and am now writing a post about growing them out 4 weeks later? Yes, yes I am. Besides the obvious choice of taking hair vitamins, there really is nothing much to do but to let your bangs grow on their very own. But if you are waiting for time to pass, there are ways to make the process much less annoying.
Get them blended!
When Lauren, my stylist, suggested blending them I immediately thought ‘no, no that’s going to make them way shorter.But after enough arm twisting, she was right going from a blunt bang to a soft, side swept bang is a much easier strategy to grow them out and really to style. She parted my hair a bit deeper and told me to ‘trainthe hairs to lay to the side. (More on this later.) Eventually this side swept bang will become a protracted layer; bangs of a distant past. I am in a position to blow dry them and push them to the side effortlessly now. Blended bangs for the win! They don’t bother me in any respect any more. Crisis avert.
Side tip: always be honest along with your stylist with any hair cut and never just regretted bangs. That is straight from my stylist’s mouth: you’re the client and they want you to be happy with your results! My stylist did this freed from charge and I used to be out within 5 minutes and it made a world of difference. And even in the event that they charge you it will be worth the $5 or $10 or whatever amount it is. Trust me. Regret is just not cheap.
Blow dry them immediately.
So that you want your bangs to cooperate with you? You’re going to should make them first priority. My routine once out of the shower is to let my hair naturally dry while I put makeup on, drink coffee, and slog through my general morning slowness. But with bangs, if you want them to act right, you’ve got to show them. I immediately blow dry my now side swept bangs to the side and pin away from my face to continue on with my makeup routine. It’s made all of the difference in them staying put through the day and away from my face.
Train your bangs.
Essentially your hair likes the trail of least resistance meaning it’s always going to do what it’s always done. With my hair, my natural part isn’t too deep so this new deeper part, my bangs were very against it. My stylist instructed me to pin my bangs to the side at night for a couple of nights, up to every week. This may ‘trainthose hairs to stay to one side, instead of falling back to the place they once preferred.
To not brag, but with the blow drying and the pin trick, it only took my bangs someday to train. #humblebrag aside, get you some bobby pins, girl. Which leads me to my next point/p>
Before I had my bangs blended, I would simply pin my bangs back underneath my hair so you couldn’t really see them or the bobby pins. It’s also possible to visually pin them to the side for a sweet look or pull them back right into a half top knot. I noticed early on that my bangs were long enough to be pulled completely back into a pony tail or bun, so those were staples in the primary few weeks. Here are just a few other ideas to work those bangs:
Braid them back.
This is one in all the simplest ways to blend bangs into the remainder of your hair, just braid them back and pin with a criss-cross bobby pin. This look also works for the gym, if you are uninterested in them in your face.
Since my bangs are only a teeny-tiny bit too short to go all the best way into a bun without bobby pins, a half top knot does the trick! I exploit a rubber band and pull my hair into a half pony tail with my bangs included. Then wind up my hair and i pin my bun up! Easy easy.
High pony tail!
This one I can wear with my bangs down or up it’s darling both ways. If my bangs are cooperating with me, then down they go. If it’s a Saturday (or a lazy day) up they go together with the assistance of some bobby pins at the bottom of my pony tail, in order that they don’t stick out up top.
It might take a number of extra minutes of experimenting with new styles, but you possibly can always find different ways to work together with your bangs. And before you realize it, they’ll be grown out and you’ll be looking within the mirror saying to yourself “should I cut bangs?once again. 😉
Special because of my friends at Skylight Salon in McKinney for letting us photograph in their space and for the bang emergency help! I’ve gone to them for years now (before they were Skylight!) and have always been in love with my results. Yes, even the bangs.