5 Things to Consider Before Getting Blunt Bangs

Should you or should you not? Here’s a list of pros and cons to help you make the biggest decision of your (hair) life!

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This one goes out to all of you who are itching for a hair makeover! Whether or not you’ve sported bangs before, cutting them still needs some major consideration. If you’ve already checked that it matches your face shape perfectly but worry about the maintenance part, fret not because we’ve complied a number of tips to help you with figuring this ordeal out!

Psst… Just in case you don’t like it after you’ve made the big chop, we’ve got a couple of ways to fix it at home right here!

Pros:

1. Glam up straight hair

Looking for an edgy update to your seemingly bland hairstyle? Might we offer you the perfect solution: bangs. To get the look, be sure to choose a shampoo and conditioner that does not overly soften hair and make bangs look greasy even when they are clean.

 

2. Draw focus to your best features

Calling all ladies with a heart or oval-shaped face! Blunt bangs are super flattering for you as it can frame your face and accentuate your best features: your eyes and lips. For emphasis on the eyes, get brow-level bangs whereas attention for the lips can be achieved by aiming for a fringe that falls at cheekbone level.

 

3. Make you look younger.

Look sexy and younger by getting the bangs chop because not only can it cover facial lines, but it can also soften the whole face.

 

Cons:

1. High maintainence for textured hair

Bangs can be difficult to maintain if you have unruly, textured hair as daily (read: time-consuming) straightening is mandatory. If you’re ready to commit, try a shaping styler on damp hair before blow-drying it downwards for controlled volume.

2. Beware of the cowlick

What’s a cowlick, you ask? It’s that stubborn section of hair that stands straight up or lies at an odd angle. Bangs cut on a cowlick may look great post-salon, but if you’re at home, it can be quite unbearable and difficult to deal with.

The only way to style it yourself is by using a brush to brush back and forth through it with the hairdryer blowing closely on it. This neutralises the cowlick’s growth pattern, helping it to lie flat. For a turned-under effect, use a round brush to lock hair in place.

 

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