It is time. If you have never had bangs, you gotta try it! If you have had them, do it again! Everybody is fringing their faces from celebrities to athletes. For those of you looking to thin your round face a bit, there is no quicker way to shed a few pounds and fringe always soften your face and takes a few years off as well. Who doesn’t want to shed a couple pounds and turn back the clock in 20 minutes? Here’s the lowdown and everything you should know about your new bangs:
1. You have to have the right bang for your faceshape. You cannot go just anywhere to get them cut or cut them yourself. You must find a stylist you can trust who is great with fringe and understands your hairline.
2. Cowlicks can cause major heartache, but you can be trained to style out and train a cowlick to behave. Here’s a great trick for home. When your bangs are wet, blow them straight down and side to side against your forhead. This will force any cowlick straight out. You may need to use an iron to really flatten them against your face. Straight is flattering and stylish. DO NOT round brush your bangs and make a bump! That is out unless you are living in the 90s.
3. Don’t’ be afraid to cut bangs because your forhead gets greasy during the day. You may only need to wash your hair 2-3 times a week, but you will probably need to wash your bangs everyday. When you wash your face, wash your bangs and blow then right back out.
4. Don’t use any product on your bangs but mousse. Mousses absorb oil and provide a little control. Waxes, gels, texturizers and hairspray will increase oil production on your face.
As always, be sure to ask your stylist to show you exactly how to blow your bangs at home and set a standing appointment with him/her to trim them regularly so they will be fresh. Growing your bangs too long because you haven’t scheduled a trim will infuriate you and you will not enjoy your new fringe. It’s a commitment, but it’s worth it!