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How to Grow Out Your Bangs

Apr 10, 2012

There are two types of people: those who have one hairstyle and stick with it forever and those who like to change it up once in a while. If you've done the bangs thing and now you're looking to grow yours out and show a little forehead, there's an easy way to work the transition into your style while you wait the four months or so until they are fully grown in. While you could slick it back into a ponytail or wear a hat for the duration, there are some stylish options. One: sweep them aside with a little gel. Two: tuck them back with a hairpin or barrette. Three: accessorize with a stylish headband.

Side-swept long bangs

Once your bangs are too long to see through, rub a dime-sized amount of gel into your wet hands and apply it to freshly washed hair. Using a round brush, blow the bangs up and back and they'll stay in place. Try changing your part to change up your look while you wait for them to grow out. Note: you can do this on any length hair, not just Ginnifer's pixie cut shown above!

Blend and tuck

As your bangs get longer, a visit to the stylist is in order. Your stylist will blend the bangs into the rest of your hair and create an angle so the bangs will blend into the rest of your cut. For a cute everyday look like Maria Menounos', use a little styling gel on wet hair and create a side part. Twist the bangs into the rest of your hair and pin it back at least an ince and up about a half inch above your eyebrow line. Secure it with a bobby pin from the back of your head to the front (instead of front to back) and push the hair forward a bit to puff it up. This will hide the bobby pin and create a soft style.


Claw clips, combs, headbands and jeweled barrettes are so hot now, you'll look so en vogue, no one will know you're between styles. Headbands are so hot because there are so many different styles and you can wear them in different ways. There are ones you can wear at your forehead (for longer bangs), thick sporty bands (like Jessica Lowndes' above), jeweled bands for formal wear, bands with flowers and bands with bows... you get the picture! To hide bang growth, place the headband right at your hairline or push it back a little farther to hide stray fringes as you grow out your bangs. 

More tips

The best way to grow out a haircut is to get your hair cut. Sounds funny, but it's true. Have a stylist trim and reshape hair to blend bangs into the rest of your hair and create a new style instead of looking like you're in-between styles. While you're waiting for your new style to grow in, hairspray can slick back flyaways and hide fringed edges. Change your part and hair length and experiment with new looks. You never know, while you're growing out your bangs, you may find a new great style for the season!

Have Your Say

How often do you change your hairstyle? Do you permanently rock the same look or change it up as often as you can? Comment below and share your story!

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