5 Tips for Growing out Bangs with Dignity
There’s no way to make the process of growing out bangs totally un-awkward (hello, cowlicks!) but I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve to make the time pass more quickly. If you read Part 1 of my epic bangs story (note: I dislike the appropriation of the word “epic” as much as any other lover of the English language, but this process has certainly FELT epic to me) then you’ll know that my bangs are nowhere near gone yet, and they are very, very annoying.
Let’s get the easiest one out of the way. Headbands have been total lifesavers recently. Not only do they obediently hold back my floppy bangs, they can add a delightfully retro pop of color to your look! This works best with your hair down.
Or go the Alice in Wonderland route and keep is simple with a classic black headband. This works with your hair up, down, braided, bunned, and whatever else you can think of to do with it!
Here are 5 other ways to tie a scarf, done much better than I possibly could!
3) Twists and Braids
That one is a tiny French braid, done tightly. If you’re not confident in your braiding skills, try this one:
And finally, my last tip: if you can’t beat em, join em. Be like the parable of the trees: while the oak tree is broken by the wind, the willow bows under it and is unharmed. Suffer the slings and arrows of misfortune. What I’m saying, in a roundabout way, is:
5) Let the bangs win
I like this low-maintenence look, whose only upkeep required is scruffing it up with my hands and occasionally pushing it away from my eyes. It’s that devil-may-care look that some people work for, with hair putty and hot irons, but those of us growing out bangs can roll out of bed with! After all, growing out your bangs is a pain, but you can make it WERQ for you! Now go forth and conquer. I believe in you.