So, you’ve recently taken the plunge and added bangs to your hairstyle. Maybe you’re feeling a mix of excitement and apprehension as you navigate your new look. Don’t worry; we’ve all been there!
Whether you’re dealing with your unruly hair or stubborn cowlicks, we’re here to help you learn how to train bangs. Before you know it, they’ll be your favorite accessory!
Let’s dive into it.
The Root of the Issue
Before we can solve the problem, it’s important to pinpoint why your bangs don’t look like you had hoped. Some common issues? Hair splitting and clumping together, bangs not laying right, and cowlicks disrupting the flow.
Understanding these issues is the first step towards taming your mane.
Hair That Splits Up or Clumps Together
Both of these issues occur when the strands of hair comprising your fringe start to separate or part unevenly. Various factors like humidity, natural hair growth patterns, improper styling techniques, or hair damage can contribute to this issue.
When your bangs do this, it often leads to a less polished or neat appearance that doesn’t blend seamlessly.
Bangs That Don’t Lay Right
We’ve all been there — spending ages styling our bangs, only for them to rebel and refuse to lay flat. This issue often stems from differences in hair texture and the way we style our bangs.
It’s important to note that when your hair is accustomed to a particular style, it may require consistent styling and correction to adapt to a new look until it becomes accustomed to the change.
Ah, the dreaded cowlick — the unruly patch of hair that seems to defy gravity and have a mind of its own. Cowlicks are sections of hair that grow in a different direction or have a natural swirl pattern, often creating stubborn whirls that refuse to cooperate with your desired hairstyle. This poses a unique challenge when you get bangs, so it’s important to train your hair to lay just right.
Whether you’re dealing with one of these problems or all of these problems, we’re here to help! Let’s jump into how to train bangs and overcome these common styling hurdles.
How to Train Bangs
Get Regular Trims
Regular trims are essential for maintaining the shape and look of your bangs. As bangs grow out, they can lose their intended shape, making them more challenging to style. By scheduling regular visits to your stylist every few weeks, you can ensure that your fringe stays sleek, uniform, and easy to style.
Not only do these trims prevent splitting by removing damaged ends, but they also help maintain an even length, giving your bangs that polished look you crave.
Find a Blow-Drying Technique That Work for You
Blow-drying may seem like a simple task, but when it comes to styling bangs, the technique can make all the difference. Experiment with different methods to find what works best for your hair type. And don’t be afraid to re-wet your bangs and blow dry again if something isn’t working.
For those with straight hair, using a round brush while blow-drying can help smooth out your bangs and encourage them to lay flat. If you have curly hair, try using a diffuser attachment to gently dry your bangs while preserving their natural texture.
Choose the Right Styling Products
When it comes to taming stubborn cowlicks and splitting, the right styling products can work wonders. Look for lightweight pomades or mousses that provide hold without weighing down your hair.
Apply a small amount to your fingertips and gently work it through your bangs, focusing on the areas where cowlicks tend to form. This will help control frizz and keep your bangs in place throughout the day, no matter how unruly those cowlicks may be.
Embrace the Trial & Error
Training your bangs may require a bit of patience and experimentation, but the results are well worth the effort. Start by styling your bangs in the desired direction using clips or bobby pins while they’re still damp.
Allow them to air dry or use a blow dryer on a low heat setting to set the shape. Over time, your bangs will begin to naturally fall into place, making styling a breeze.
Find the Right Hairstyle
Finding the perfect bangs style often means considering the maintenance level that fits your lifestyle. There are TONS of styles to choose from. Whether you go with a blunt fringe, something that sits straight, or a more wispy or textured option, you’ll want to consult with your stylist.
Based on your desired look and the effort you’re willing to put in, they can help you determine which type would suit you best.
This will help not only complement your natural texture and growth pattern, but it will also minimize the required upkeep, ensuring your look stays effortlessly chic.
Sleep On It
Give your bangs a head start in the morning by incorporating nighttime care into your routine. Before bed, lightly mist your bangs with water and smooth them down with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb. Then, wrap your bangs around a Velcro roller or secure them with a small hair clip to help train them to lay flat while you sleep.
While learning how to train bangs may require some trial and error, the results are well worth the effort. Remember, everyone’s hair is unique, so what works for one person may not work for another.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure where to start, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Facette for personalized guidance. We’re here to help you achieve those picture-perfect bangs in no time.