Are you tired of your current hairstyle?
Do you have short bangs and want a new look? Why don’t you try growing your bangs out? It’s not as hard as you may think. With this “How to” you can grow out your bangs successfully without being frustrated and before you know it you will have a great new hairstyle and feel like a new woman!
Let’s start from the beginning. How short are your bangs? This is the first order of business. How short are they in comparison to the length of the rest of your hair? How long do you want your bangs to be? These are all questions you need the answers to in order to get the “growing out” process started. This will also give you a rough idea of how long it will take for you to achieve your desired look.
You’re probably asking, “How long will it take”? It is estimated that your hair grows about 1/4 inch per month in fall and winter and 1/2 inch per month in the spring and summer. Some women say their hair grows very fast so if you are one of the lucky ones you will have those bangs grown out in no time!
Now that you know what look you want and approximately how long it will take let’s get started growing out those bangs!
1. Buy some barrettes!
In order to keep your hair out of your eyes, you will need some reinforcements. Barrettes will assist you in that department. They don’t have to be huge barrettes, just big enough to hold back your hair. If you don’t like the look of barrettes buy some bobby pins. They make them in various colors so get ones that match your hair color and you won’t even notice them.
2. Buy some styling aids!
Purchase hair gels, mousse, or lotions that have a stronghold. Place the product all over paying special attention to your bang area. Always place your styling aid at the root (base) of your hair. (If placed at the ends it will only weigh your hair down).
3. Try new styles!
When styling your hair try new things. For instance: Try blow-drying your bangs back or off to the side with a blow dryer. Make sure you use a smaller brush (a round brush works great). You can still blow them under until they get into your eyes then you might want to consider the above suggestions. This will make it less frustrating for you. If you are having trouble blowing them the way you want them to go try using a stronger gel or mousse. Lotions seem to have a lighter hold and might not work for you.
Slicking your hair back into a ponytail is also an easy way to get your bangs out of your eyes while they are growing out. You could also try braiding your hair if you are the know-how. If you have trouble braiding, try twisting it in small sections back and hold it with small clips or decorative clamps. Headbands can also come in handy for keeping those bangs up and out of your eyes.
Another suggestion is to use rollers. Velcro rollers are great and very easy to put in. Hot rollers are also an option. (Hint: place a piece of cotton under the first roller in the front so you don’t burn your forehead). You can also try a curling iron for your bang area.
4. Get out that hairspray!
Be sure to purchase some hairspray ladies! A lot of women don’t like the feel of hairspray, however, when growing out your bangs you need all the assistance you can get. Buy a “stronghold” hairspray so when you are done styling your hair you can keep it in place with a touch of spray. You don’t have to use it all over, just in the spots needed. It will be an asset to your overall look and keep those bangs in place.
5. Visit your hairdresser!
Make sure you get frequent haircuts, at least every 6 weeks. A lot of women think that if you prolong haircuts your hair will grow faster. This is not true! Even though you are growing out your bangs, they still need to be trimmed up. If you let them go without proper maintenance your ends will start to split.
This will reverse the effect of growing them out and your hair will look dry and damaged. The look we all want is healthy and shiny, right? Be sure to let your hairdresser know that you are growing your bangs out so they will only trim a tiny bit off the ends. You probably won’t even notice.
Another idea might be to trim the back and sides of your hair shorter than you usually do. This will speed up the growing out process in your bang area. If you normally get a half-inch cut try going for a whole inch or more. The choice is yours.
Every woman wants a change once in a while and what a great way to get a new look! Grow out those bangs, ladies! It doesn’t have to be a frustrating process if you don’t allow it to be.
Have fun with it! Don’t be afraid to be creative and try new styles along the way. Use the tools provided for you in this “How To” and make growing out your bangs an adventure that leads to a new you.Have fun with it!