Reader Question: How to grow out your bangs / fringe

Reader Question: How to grow out your bangs / fringe

Emily asks:

A few months ago I got very thick, blunt fringe which just doesn’t work with my hair, so now I’m growing it out and I was wondering if you could help with styling a fringe when growing it out? I used to love doing a centre parting, but now I just don’t know how to make it work.

First things first, fringe = bangs. I will use both terms, mainly so I don’t keep repeating myself, but please know they mean the same thing. It just depends where in the world you are.

Hair Romance’s tips for growing out bangs

1. Have a plan – Do you want to have a side swept fringe or longer bangs? Having a few styles in mind for the growing out phase will keep you motivated and stops you cutting your hair in frustration. Get a trim to soften the edges of your blunt bangs so they can blend in better to the rest of your hair.

2. Go accessory shopping – Make your awkward length bangs a feature with some new hair accessories. Pick up some pretty hair pins and headbands to help keep your fringe off your face. You’ll have so much fun trying styles with your new accessories you’ll be glad you have some hair that needs to be pinned back.

3. Keep hair products in your bag – buy a wax or a pomade to help keep stubborn hair in place. For example, when you wear a headband you always get those hairs that stick straight up, apply a little pomade to the ends and hide them in with the rest of your hair. Heavier products like wax or pomade will stick your hair down and make sure they stay hidden while they grow out.

4. Play with your part – a centre part is the hardest when your bangs are growing out. Try a side part instead. It helps disguise your fringe and you can also pin it back underneath. Another trick is a diagonal part. Start off with a deep side part but angle back to the centre which really disguises your bangs.

5. Twist and pin – make a feature of your longer bangs by twisting them back. If you can braid, try a small braid along your hairline to keep your hair off your face. Curl the ends of your bangs under slightly before braiding so they stay in place.

Thanks for your great question Emily and hope this gives you some hairstyle inspiration for styling your bangs.

Do you have any advice for growing out bangs? How do you style your hair to disguise your fringe?

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