Are you thinking of getting bangs?!
Although the right bangs can be very flattering, there are some things to consider before taking the leap (or grabbing the scissors).
We have all been there – the moment we feel like life needs a change, we turn to bangs! Bangs can give your face a whole different look, but bangs can also be the main culprit of home haircuts gone wrong!
Before heading off to the salon to have fresh bangs cut, or if you are considering cutting your own bangs at home, there are some important things to consider!
What To Consider When Getting Bangs
Bangs Need To Be Styled
Don’t expect to hop out of bed and have perfect looking bangs.
It is so important to know that you will need to spend time styling your bangs, and if you aren’t prepared to spend time each day putting in the effort to style your bangs, you shouldn’t get them. Even if you have straight hair, bangs take effort!
Bangs Need To Be Trimmed Regularly
Bangs take maintenance, and you should plan to have them trimmed every two to three weeks.
Even the smallest amount of growth is noticeable with bangs, and it really isn’t comfortable when they get in your eyes.
Most hair salons offer bangs maintenance for free – so be sure to ask this.
Understand How Your Hair Texture Effects Bangs
Your hair texture will have an effect on the way your bangs look, and what type of bangs you should get. If you have wavy hair, longer, softer side bangs might be a better option.
It is always better to talk to a stylist about what bangs would suit you best. Don’t just look at any old picture for inspiration, the model might have very different hair to you!
Always Start Off Slow
If your mind isn’t completely made up on bangs, it is best to start slowly. Shaggy bangs are perfect for those who don’t want full-on bangs yet.
Shaggy bangs are shorter in the front and float down to the edge of the eyes. These grow out pretty easily and frame the face well as they grow.
Have A Dry Cut For Curly Or Wavy Hair
Most hairdressers do wet cuts, but curly hair shrinks up when it dries.
Cutting bangs wet when you have curly hair means you could be in for quite a surprise when your hair dries.
You might cut the bangs perfectly straight when wet, but it could be a whole host of different lengths when your hair dries.
There is little room for mistakes with bangs, so request a wet cut for curly hair!
Blunt Bangs Are High Maintenance
Blunt bangs might be all the rage at the moment, but they are very high maintenance and are not easy to grow out.
Blunt bangs are the biggest commitment, so make sure you know what you are getting into before going ahead with them.
Bangs Need To Be Washed Often
Your bangs will be sitting on your face for most of the day, and from the oils on your skin, your bangs will become oily often as well.
You will have to wash your bangs more than the rest of your hair.
You should just wash your bangs in the morning when you wash your face and include it in your morning routine.
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