If you’ve scrolled through social media lately, then you know it’s no secret that bangs are back. Well, they were never fully out of style, but it can be argued that they were sidelined for a while in favor of other haircuts and hairstyle trends.
But after the resurgence of curtain bangs along with other fun fringe styles, we’re comfortable saying that bangs are here to stay. And if you’re interested in trying out bangs for yourself, then perhaps you’re in need of some styling tips. Keep reading to get tips on how to style bangs, no matter your fringe length.
What Are Different Ways to Style Bangs?
How to style your bangs depends on your hair texture, your haircut and the look you’re going for.
How to Style Curtain Bangs
If you have pretty long bangs that fall at least a few inches beneath your eyebrows, the best way to style them is with a round brush. Using a blow dryer and round brush ensures that the bangs have plenty of movement and volume.
Editor’s tip: Before you style your hair with heat, be sure to use a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer. It’s a lightweight cream formula that provides up to 450-degree heat protection and frizz reduction.
Grab the front sections of your hair into a shape like a slice of pie — the point will be facing the back of your head. Place a round brush on top of that section and blow dry — concentrating on the top — from underneath the section so as to blow dry your bang back. Once dry, make a swoop going backward to feather or frame the face.
How to Style Fine Bangs
The biggest challenge when styling fine hair is creating volume. If you have fine hair and you’re hoping to create voluminous bangs, we suggest lightly teasing your hair at the roots and then spraying just a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented to keep them locked in.
How to Style Curly Bangs
Considering that one of the best attributes of bangs is volume, people with curly hair have an advantage. If you’re wondering how to pair your curls with bangs, style your hair as you normally would. Use a little hairstyling product if your curly bangs need some body or texture.
If you’re feeling like your curls need a refresh, spritz them with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Refresh & Reshape Leave-in Spray to reshape them.
How to Keep Your Bangs Looking Their Best
Because bangs fall on the forehead, which tends to be one of the most oily parts of the face, the hair in this area can get greasy and weighed down. To prevent this from happening, try applying lightweight creams or oil-free styling sprays to your bangs and avoiding touching them. Be sure to let hair products dry so that they don't transfer to your forehead, leaving residue and buildup that can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
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