how to maintain your bangs

She Bangs

by Ashley on February 11, 2010 · 1 comment

After my recent haircut debacle, perhaps I should take Ashley’s advice. Thanks for contributing, Ash!

I’m a huge fan of bangs – heavy, wispy, long, short, side-swept, straight across.  You name it, I like it.  But (and this is a big BUT), I find fringe incredibly high maintenance.  If your stylist cuts too short, you look ridiculous.  If she doesn’t trim enough, you need to return for a touch-up after a week.  And the whole styling process takes time to master.  So, here’s some advice based on years of trial and error.

Embrace dry shampoo!  I use it when I don’t have the time to wash my hair, but I need to cut the oil from my bangs.  Try Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry Shampoo ($11).  The small tip works great to deposit product exactly where you want it.


 Pronto Dry Shampoo

With freshly washed hair, use a light styling product.  Let them air dry almost fully before using the blow dryer – the shape will hold longer.  Finally, practice makes perfect.  You will need to experiment before you find the process that works best for you.  Dry bangs using just your fingers or a round brush.  Remember, bobby pins can save any disaster.  🙂

As for trimming maintenance, less is more.  It’s a lot easier to go back for a touch-up than it is to speed up the growth process.


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