In spring we all want to have bangs and by fall we are fed up with them and this happens regularly. But everyone who has ever had bangs knows that it is much simpler to cut a fringe than it is to grow it out. And there is no need to endure unpleasant hair stages anymore – here you can find the best guide on how to grow out your bangs fast, gracefully and without any difficulty.
1. Sweep your bangs sideways.
Side-swept bangs are the easiest bangs to grow out. The reason for that is that they blend into your haircut perfectly and also they are less irritating than attempting to cope with hair slowly growing down directly into your eyes. Divide your hair to either the right or the left (depending on what you like), brush your bangs straight forward from the top of your head, then swoop your bangs to one side (Zooey Deschanel has done the same thing here)
You can also moisten your bangs and then use a round brush to blow them out to help them „move“into their new position. You can also brush a bit of hairspray through your bangs, particularly if you have problems with flyaways or cowlicks.
2. Trim your bangs on a regular basis.
I understand that it appears a bit counter-intuitive to recommend you to get haircut because you are attempting to grow your bangs out. But believe us – trimming your bangs on a regular basis is not only an excellent way to maintain your hair in a good health, it also helps integrate your fringe into your hairstyle more easily.
3. Apply lightweight (but powerful) styling products.
If you want to have your bangs under control you don’t have to shellac your hair down but you should be careful with your styling products. Apply light cream focused at the ends to provide definition and hold without varnishing your locks to your forehead. We recommend the use of R+Co Pomade Mousse, that provides great hold to even fine hair without sticking it together or weighing it down.
You should use hairspray if you are inclined to flyaways or you have thicker hair. Use hairspray to spray through your fringe and brush them into place if you have many short, disobedient ends and then lock everything in place with a final blast. I adore Kerastase Lacque Noire Hairspray, because it never feels hard and crispy in my hair – but it seals everything in place!
4. Twist, comb and braid your bangs.
Headbands and pins are not your only fringe-styling choices. You can also braid your bangs to get them out of your eyes once they have become long enough. Carey Mulligan did the same thing when she was growing out her bangs.
You can also twist your bangs to one side and use a bobby pin to keep them in place. Another simple trick if you want to style growing-out fringe is to gently tease them at the back to make all the strands stick together, then pin your hair to one side in a retro-influenced tiny pompadour. Gracious, easy and stylish.
5. Use accessories
When you want to grow out your bangs, the most difficult thing is that your newly long hair gets in your eyes and makes you angry – only it doesn’t have to be like that. Barrettes and bobby pins are effective ways to get your bangs pinned out of your face; I particularly adore these Scunci No Slip Grip Oval Bobby Pins because they have non-basic and smooth looks and the way they grasp and hold even the slipperiest fringe. You should swoop your bangs to the side, apply some hairspray or cream to hold the hair in place, than use a pin to keep it in place.
You can also use the headband, our favourite classic accessory to keep your bangs pushed up. Kirsten Bell is doing the same.
You shouldn’t choose the headband that is too tight for you because it may cause headache. Also if you want a grown-up look you should wear dark colors. I simply adore these ribbon-look headbands from Sweaty Bands.
You should use a rectangular scarf or you can fold a square scarf into a long band to shove your fringe back, then adjust it to place the scarf about 5 cm back from your hairline, and bind it at the occiput of your neck. If you want to achieve retro look then you should let the ends hang long, and if you want to achieve sleeker style you should push them underneath.
6. Remain patient
Women who have bangs swear that they grow really quickly and if you want to keep them under control you have to trim them two times a month. But it appears like it takes forever for bangs to grow few centimetres when you are trying to grow them out. You shouldn’t lose hope! It will take a couple of months for your hair to become noticeably longer. This will probably not happen in a day or two, but I can promise that in the end it will happen. In four months, you’ll hardly remember that you had ever had bangs.
7. Use dry shampoo
Dry shampoo makes your hair grease-free and also provides texture and hold and that is precisely the thing that you want when you are growing out your bangs. You should spritz a bit of dry shampoo through lengths of your fringe and then style it as normal. You will be surprised at how much more recile your bangs are!