Sliding a hot iron over your bangs and coaxing out curls with a blow dryer can noticeably damage your fringe. These handy gadgets offer effective straightening solutions but over time, your poor bangs can look a bit ragged. Overheated tips frizz, split and break-that’s the opposite of straight bangs. If you aren’t careful, you’ll find yourself in the stylist chair asking for super short bangs to offset the damage. Give your hair some relief by straightening bangs with kinder hair products and a few accessories you probably already have.
If you have longer bangs or have been straightening the hair for a while, you probably do need to start with a trim. Book that appointment with the hairstylist and ask for a maintenance trim. If you’re an at-home stylist, take off a tiny amount of the edges for a smooth look. Do remember to cut dry hair. Trimming wet hair could leave you with ultra-short bangs.
Curl control begins with the shampoo you choose. Look for products that promise to “tame curls” or “calm curls.” Stay away from shampoos that “boost” the volume of your hair. For conditioner, reach for a “deep” conditioner but do avoid applying the conditioner to the roots of your hair. That can weigh your hair down and even look greasy. Finish your shampoo and conditioning session by towel drying your tresses. Blot and press is the best method for longer hair.
Prepare Your Bangs
This step is crucial-moisturizing the bangs. Use a relaxing hair serum to straighten your fringe without heat. Squirt the product into your hand then dab it into your bangs. With a wide-tooth comb, distribute the product through your hair. For straightening purposes, comb the hair along a side part. Now slide a flat hair clip along the end of your bangs, securing them to your head. You don’t want to slide the clip at the center of the bangs or you could create unwanted grooves.
If you’re headed off to bed, cover your head with a scarf. Tie the scarf under your hair, gathering at the back. Make sure the material covers the bangs. This should keep the curls from popping up as you sleep.
Some women have curly roots. To control these, you’ll have to tease the hair slightly at the roots. That will give you a straight look without damage to your bangs. If the no-heat version doesn’t work for you, you can always use the blow dryer to straighten only adjust the heat to the “cool” setting.