Okay, at the beginning of the week I encountered some questions about how to I keep my bangs from looking like “mom bangs”. I think we could substitute “80s bangs” and “whispy bangs” with the obvious awful bang word association. But, lucky for you–my hair girl (and great friend) is A-MAZING and during my bang trim yesterday she filled me in on the secrets to getting great heavy bangs. She has had bangs every style, length, and color–so she knows bangs.
First off, if you are getting bangs like mine, you want to tell your stylist that you want heavy bangs. And you might suggest that they cut the bangs with triangle sectioning. Mine start at a point just a few inches from the crown of my head. They are denser than I would have first thought necessary, but I have been told “piecey bangs are not cute anymore”. Also, Megan (my hair girl) says that you want them to hit mid-eyebrow or below. Good to know. Here is a visual of how my bangs are sectioned and cut:
Now, when styling your awesome heavy bangs, you’ll want to use a paddle brush as opposed to a round brush (although, you can use a round brush if you need a tiny little bump or lift). Check out Lauren Conrad’s Beauty Department for a great visual on how to blowdry your heavy bangs. Megan tells me to use the paddle brush (use natural bristles if you hair is especially thick) and brush and blow to one side and then brush and blow to the opposite side until the bangs are dry. It works magic on my bangs, y’all. Magic.
One thing about bangs, they get funky while you sleep. This is fact. So, to save yourself a wash–simply wet your bangs and re-blowdry the 2nd day of your shampoo. Another great tip is to spray just a bit of dry shampoo at the bang roots after you blowdry the first day of your shampoo–this keeps the oil at bay from the beginning.
Wearing your new heavy bangs can take some extra confidence. Just know, they are supposed to move. They are supposed to be natural and super easy going. Don’t hairspray the junk out of them. Let them be. You can carry a comb in your purse if you need to move them back to optimal place during the day, but I like my bangs to have a bit of je ne sais quoi and freedom. I get mine cut every 4-6 weeks, and truth be told I generally eek out the full six weeks. When my bangs are totally in my eyes and annoying, I just brush them to the side and say they are “side-swept”. Oh! And, Megan said not to wear heavy bangs with a side-part…it’s just too much going on. It’s best to have your heavy bangs and then let your hair fall naturally from the crown of your head.
So! If you want a super cute and really easy way to add style and spunk to your look–consider heavy bangs. I LOVE mine and have received so many compliments. If you want them, you can do it! Have courage, sweet girl!