How To Grow Out Your BangsSo you have a soft spot for bang-maidens such as Brigitte Bardot and Alexa Chung, and decided to take the plunge... And most probably ended up entangled in the notoriously love-hate relationship with your freshly cut bangs. Bangs can make any old hairstyle seem unique, and have the uncanny ability to change the whole look of your face. But when you get fed up with it, it gets old fast!
Fear not, for we have the best tricks in the book to help you swiftly along the prickly road of growing out your bangs. I do have one sage piece of advice concerning this road though; it will be much more pleasant if you take your hairdresser along for the ride. Go to your hairstylist and tell her that you want to grow out your bangs. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually quite a lot of hairdressers who have the ability to envisage what YOU want to do with your hair. And in doing so, ignore their own scissor-happy instincts that seem to be sovereign in the species of hairstylists!
Trimming & Thinning
Firstly, place the palm of your hand flat on your bangs so that you can see the actual line of your bangs. You want to make sure that your fringe runs in a straight line, so that when it grows out, it grows out evenly. If it’s not straight, wait until your fringe hangs at least over your eyebrows, and then trim it ever so slightly so that the bangs hang in a straight line. You could decide to do the trimming on your own, or you could follow my advice and go to the hairdresser to help you with this. If you do go to the hairdresser, make it very clear that you are in the process of growing out your fringe, so that you’re on the same page concerning your future hairstyle.
Thinning out your bangs with thinning scissors is also a great way to help you cope with the bulk. I strongly suggest that you leave this particular step to the professionals though. In the first place you need to have thinning scissors to do this (professional cutting scissors with a specialised blade designed to reduce the bulk of the hair but not reducing the length), which the majority of DIY stylists have little knowledge of. Secondly, if you use the thinning shears in excess or implement an improper technique, you will most probably end up with a scraggly-looking fringe with incontrollable pieces of short hair sticking up in the air. This is a bad look for a girl, not one that even ascendant bang-maiden of all time, Brigitte Bardot would attempt to pull off.
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