After taking years to grow out my bangs, I did a very typical girl thing and decided to have a few wispy bangs added in. I surfed Pinterest for days and excitedly took a couple screenshots to show my stylist. I'm not sure if she was having a bad day, or what, but she CHOPPED my bangs. They definitely came out much shorter than I wanted, and she cut more than the “wispy” look I requested. I came home from the salon and tried to even them up, and now I'm learning how to work with them while they grow out. If you're in a similar situation, stick around because I shot a video tutorial to show you how to fix bad bangs.
How to Fix Bad Bangs
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You probably noticed I don't use a lot of product on my hair. If you eat right and drink lots of water, your hair should stay pretty healthy on its own. Healthy hair grows better, because it doesn't develop split ends that cause it to break off. So, if you're trying to grow out bad bangs, make sure you eat lots of protein, plus healthy fruits and veggies! Also, avoid using heat on your bangs as much as possible.
Use Protection 🙂
Even though I try to avoid heat as much as possible, I'm still drawn to the flat iron and curlers pretty regularly. You'll notice in most of my hair posts that the one product I always recommend is some type of heat protectant.
I think it's a good idea to wash hair regularly, use a deep conditioning treatment at least once per week, and to always add a protectant. I'm not usually a big fan of Redken products (their coloring products in particular seem to make my hair appear brassy), but I do like the Anti-Snap Protectant.
However, the Macadamian Healing Oil Treatment is one of my favorite hair products of all time! You guys, it smells SO GOOD, and I swear it's one of the products that has always given my hair that bouncy, shiny appearance like in the TV commercials. You can find it and all of my ride-or-die products here: Daisy's Beauty Essentials.
Bad Bang Advice
My best advice for growing out bad bangs is to just be patient with them and make the most of them! Hair grows pretty fast, so you won't have to live with them forever! Even though mine aren't too bad, I'm making the most of them by styling lots of 80s and 90s big hair looks while I've got them.
If your bangs are driving you crazy, try using bobby pins or pretty clips to pin them back or blend them into the rest of your hair. There's also the old standby of wearing a hat for a few weeks! And, as my mom's been telling me ever since I was little: It's just hair. It'll grow out! 🙂
Any Tutorial Requests?
I hope my video was helpful! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below or on YouTube. What type of tutorial would you guys like to see next? I just shot a video about my skincare routine since I've had a lot of requests about that topic, so that will be the next one I post!