I love having some hair around my face but it can be a nightmare to style curly bangs / fringes.
I had a great question this week from Cindy who asks:
I really love your blog and tutorials! I was wondering how you styled your bangs in this picture. My hair is fine and the curls look similar to yours, however when I leave my bangs without styling them somehow, they simply just hang. I can’t seem to get them to incorporate into the style.Any advice you could provide would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks so much, Cindy!
There are quite a few tricks to style curly bangs. In the picture you linked to (which is the same as above) I have to say that I cheated a little and used a curling wand to reshape the front curls.
Check out my tutorial on how to style curly bangs here. A small curling wand is one of my tricks for styling curly bangs / fringes.
On a good day, my hair curls in the right direction but on other days, I turn to these other styling tricks.
Be gentle with bangs / fringes
After washing your hair, never rub your hair with a towel. You need to avoid causing frizz. The hair around your face is the most fragile. Gently squeeze the water out and let your curls take their natural shape. You can then air dry or use a diffuser.
If your curls need some help, get some serum or curl cream and twist your hair when it’s damp. Create small twisted curls in your hair. I like to mix it up and curl most sections away from my face but leave a couple twisted towards my face to keep that natural look.
Then after twisting your curls to encourage the shape, you can let them air dry or use a diffuser to style curly bangs.
Straighten them, just a little
If you have a full fringe / bangs then they can look great a little straighter than the rest of your curls. Experiment and see how they look when they are really straight or slightly waved.
Don’t be afraid to start again
If your curls still aren’t sitting right, use a water spray to dampen them and start again.
I love hearing your hair questions and while I try to answer most via email, I hope to share them here to help those who are to scared to ask.
If you’ve got a hair question, leave it in the comments or email me thehair[at]hairromance[dot]com.
Curly girls, how do you like to style your fringe / bangs?
I had straight hair until i was about 11. Then it turned curly. It looks really odd because there are two strips of straight hair underneath the curls. It is also straight on top. Its like my hair was too lazy to curl in every spot. It is also a lot curlier when it is wet. I don’t know what to do! Do you have any tips?
Hair Romance says
Hi Gianna, my hair did exactly the same thing! I had a really straight section underneath for years. Then it just started to change and is now super curly with tight ringlets. Curls are weird like that. Check out my post on how to style curly hair and I would try and twist the straight sections to encourage any curl and get them to blend with the rest of your hair. Good luck! xx
Sonia from Sonia Styling says
I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a sideswept fringe (I used to have one years ago)… but I’m just so lazy when it comes to washing my hair! Should I do it? x
Hair Romance says
You’d totally suit one but I think a fringe can be a lot of work and you’ll hate growing it out. Just use a bobby pin to create a faux sideswept fringe without any of the maintenance xx