We Dirty Looks girls have learnt the hard way that the fringe growing-out process can be lengthy, arduous, and - most of all - frustrating. What with wispy strands, errant clumps that refuse to lie flat and constant eye irritation, it can be all too easy to give up on dreams of bang-less hair after a few uncomfortable weeks. But wait! It can be done. Just dig your heels in, follow these tips on how to grow out bangs, and free yourself from your fringe’s evil clutches for good…
How to grow out bangs: Tip #1
It might sound strange, but our first tip on how to grow out bangs is to book yourself in for regular trims at the hairdresser’s. It makes sense, trust us: if you let your stylist know that you want to grow out your bangs, he or she can help you out with a plan of forehead-revealing action from the get-go! Besides, having frequent fringe snips actually helps your bangs to grow longer (not to mention, healthier) faster than they would if left to their own devices. We recommend asking your stylist to take some weight out of your fringe, as this way it’ll blend more easily into your layers - plus, you’ll avoid that dreaded ‘helmet’ effect that too-heavy, too-long bangs can create.
How to grow out bangs: Tip #2
It almost goes without saying that if you want to grow out your bangs successfully, you’ll need to choose your hair care products wisely. To help your bangs grow long and strong ASAP, we suggest indulging in a vitality-boosting deep conditioning treatment or hair mask once a week (we’re particularly fond of the Tigi Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey Nourishing Mask). For gorgeously fragranced, visibly nourished tresses all round, use this mask in conjunction with the Tigi Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner - not only will your bangs be happy, but the rest of your locks will love you too.
How to grow out bangs: Tip #3
It’s not just your hair-washing regime you’ll need to alter, however - in order to grow out bangs painlessly, you’ll also need to invest in some new hair-styling products too. When browsing the aisles, look out for styling products that have a bit of weight to them, as these are best for keeping wayward fringes under control. Need inspiration? Well, for starters, you could go for a wisp-taming putty like the Tigi Bed Head Manipulator, or a strand-polishing wax like the Tigi Catwalk Session Series True Wax. Experimentation is key; keep searching until you find the perfect product to suit you!
How to grow out bangs: Tip #4
If you want to grow out your bangs without using hair accessories (we’ll get to those later), there are a few simple styling tricks you can use to keep your errant tresses looking their best. First of all, master your bang blow-drying technique. Using a round brush like the Ibiza Hairbrush to curl your fringe under will not only give your bangs a cute, bouncy finish, but it’ll serve to keep those pesky strands out of your eyes, too. If your blow-drying skills leave a lot to be desired, don’t worry, you can also use medium barrel curling tongs to achieve a similar effect (try the Session Instant Heat Tong).
How to grow out bangs: Tip #5
Our final tip on how to grow out bangs gracefully is to make hair accessories your new best pals during that initial awkward phase. From oh-so-now, catwalk-inspired headbands to bejewelled clips and barrettes (heck, even humble bobby pins will do the trick), there’s bound to be a bang-busting accessory to suit you - and whichever you choose, you can be sure that it’ll whip that fringe off your forehead in a matter of seconds. Just make sure to mist your pinned-up creation with a look-locking hairspray like the Tigi Catwalk Session Series Work It Hairspray - this will help to eliminate flyaways and ensure your ‘do stays in place.
We hope these tips on how to grow out bangs help you on your way to fringe-less tresses. Do you have any of your own bang-disguising tricks that you’d like to share? If so, just tweet us @DTYLOOKS or leave a comment below!