You’ve hit that awkward in-between stage. But don’t touch the scissors! Not always can you attain success in styling your hair yourself. A renowned hairstylist recommended being patient. Here are some tips to manage and style your hair until you hit your perfect length. Keeping your hair moisturized is important; moisture prevents breakage, which is the key to successfully growing out bangs. To keep your hair well-hydrated, treat your strands with deep-conditioning masks. Deep conditioning should be done about every other week or so [for unprocessed hair], and every week for processed hair. When styling, choose products with a bit of weight to them, such as clay, which works to keep those stubborn short hair from standing at attention when they should be keeping in line. Use of various hair serums also helps to keep the hair in good shape and you can easily style them as and when you want to including the bangs. Now is the time to choose sides. When growing out your bangs, switch from a middle part to one positioned to the left or right, angling it down slightly from the crown of your head. An angled part is your best bet when in the growing-out process. When bangs are positioned at a slight angle, you’ll have a better chance of disguising awkward length, as well as keeping them in place with a weighted product. Disguising the awkward phase of fringe re-growth can be as simple as picking a hairstyle that keeps bangs in check. For shorter, trickier bangs, parting your hair at an angle; brushing it to the side using a product with weight, such as the styling clay; and then securing the ends with bobby pins, barrettes, or clips. This keeps shorter bangs out of your face. Bonus: With today’s hair accessories, you can even find options that are anything but basic. This is feasible and has positive results always.
Sometimes, you simply want your bangs off your forehead altogether. No problem! Thin headbands are timeless and perfect accessories when growing out bangs. The best part about the versatile accessory is that no matter your fringe length, you can pop one on to push your bangs up, back, and away. Add the tuck-and-roll technique to your hairstyle repertoire; it serves to mask any awkward fringe re-growth seamlessly. Roll the lengths of your bangs and tuck them along your hairline either tightly or loosely, then secure the roll near your ear using a hairpin or bobby pin. Braiding strands along the hairline is another option for varying your look as you grow out your bangs, as well as for keeping ends from dangling in your eyes. Just be cautious with a shorter fringe; to keep ends from poking out, dampen hair with gel prior to braiding and then blast the area with hairspray after you finish your plait.