Hey everyone! Ailesh from Salon Society here in Regina, SK. Bangs are not always easy but they are super cute and trendy. While I am not a stylist, I have been rocking full straight bangs for years now and I wanted to share what I've learned about living with bangs with you all!
Read on for my 4 Top Tips for Bangs:
1. Dry Shampoo is Life
Dry shampoo is an ultimate beauty product for everyone, however it is truly a necessity for those with bangs. Bangs are super cute but unfortunately they can get greasy fast! When you get bangs you'll notice quickly that the way they sit against your forehead all day results in more oil absorbed in them than the rest of your hair. Dry shampoo in your bangs is the key to this problem!
TOP TIP: Apply your dry shampoo at night and sleep with it in to wake up ready to rock. My favourite dry shampoo is Kevin Murphy's Fresh Hair - it smells AMAZING and it works!
2. The Bang Wash
Sometime I find that dry shampoo isn't going to cut it with my oily bangs but that the rest of my hair really doesn't need a hair wash yet and looks super cute. If your bangs are significantly more oily than the rest of your hair, try washing just the bangs. To do this, pull the rest of your hair back into a pony or braids. Next wet just the bangs and use a small amount of shampoo to wash them. Follow-up with blowdrying and you are ready to go!
My favourite shampoo for a quick bang wash is Kevin Murphy's Angel Wash - it smells great and provides a great gentle clean, removing all grease but leaving the hair hydrated!
3. Hair Training
When you first start out your bangs may not do exactly what you want them to. I have straight bangs and they needed to be blowdried and trained to stop them from splitting down my part line. A bit of work and dedication is all it takes to train them into the shape you desire!
4. Blowdryer > Straightener
When it comes to styling bangs I've learned that to its best to use a blowdryer. I've found trying to use a flat iron or curling iron to do major changes/damage control on out of control bangs usually results in flat, weird bangs. Instead, it is better to wet the bangs and blow dry to style, following with an iron to perfect if need be.
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