Bangs (or fringe) are such a fun, quick and easy way how to really change your look, without having to take off too much length from your hair, especially if you have longer locks.
I've been itching to change up my look for a while, and having had bangs in the past before, I knew what to expect from them. I loved having bangs when I was going to university, but then they just became too high maintenance for me over time. Since my hair is not naturally stick straight, especially the front sections which have a decidedly unruly mind of their own, it means blow drying and straightening bangs after every wash.
So why would I got back to that? Well, life is short and if you want to do something, just do it. Especially your hair! If you don't like it, it will grow out again. Take risks with your looks, why not? You could always try clip-in bangs first to see how it would look on you, but nothing compares to the real thing.
Watch my video to see how I cut my bangs myself. I want a more wispy, edgy look rather than blunt cut, I just think it suits me more.
Here are my Tips for cutting your own bangs:
- Use good, sharp scissors instead of a razor to prevent split ends (especially on fine hair) - you can pick up decent hair trimming scissors at drugstores or beauty supply stores for not much money
- Cut your bangs on dry hair to prevent cutting them too short - hair puffs up when dry!
- Section your hair and securely pin back the parts of your hair you don't want to accidentally snip
- Start off longer, then gradually cut the hair to the exact length you want - nothing more awkward looking than too short bangs!
Styling Products I used in the video:
L'Oreal Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight Creme
L'Oreal Precious Oil Treatment
Sebastian Shine Crafter Wax
Nail polish I'm wearing:
What do you think of the new look? Have you ever tried bangs yourself?