I rely on your beauty and hair advice and was hoping you’d have some tips/tricks for me. I recently, impulsively, got bangs (for the first time since I was 7). I think I’m in over my head. Any suggestions on what to do, what products I need, how to deal with wind!, or overall tips/tricks?
Thank you so much! Bangs Newbie
P.S. This is a pretty good example of my hair.
I’ve had bangs every day of my life, so you’ve come to the right place for advice.
Bangs take a bit more work, but they are worth it. Bangs cover fine lines in your forehead (cheaper than Botox), and they frame the face. I’ve grown by bangs longer since my younger years, but I will never be parted from them.
First. To prep your hair, I like a thickening mousse. Living Proof makes the best one. Need a drugstore brand? L’Oreal Paris makes a decent dupe.
Second. You need a round brush. The bigger the brush the looser the curl. I like this Spornette ceramic brush in the 3″ size. To do the job properly, you’ll need a concentrator nozzle for your hair dryer.
Third. I also use a curling iron to curl my bangs. Mostly because my hair doesn’t hold a curl very well. This 1.75″ Conair iron does a good job.
Four. To preserve the bend, you will need a bit of hairspray. The Big Sexy hairspray has the best hold, even in humidity. For a bit more hold, a shaping paste can smooth and control unruly hair.
Five. The wind is the constant enemy of those with bangs. To combat the breeze, I carry a travel size hairbrush, and my secret weapon, a velcro roller. The roll provides a bit of bend and lift to refresh your bangs in a pinch. If you want to get serious about it, a travel sized curling iron can be kept in your desk at work.