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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.

Accessorize

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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@rainbowpoptart  When I originally talked to my father, I was given the opportunity of good timing to bring it up. Luckily, there was no anger like I was partially expecting and I remained calm, which I definitely wasn't expecting. My fathers main concern was just worry and having seen other teens run away from something later getting themselves in trouble. He even brought up how he had run off at 18 and joined the Air Force, which I already knew. But, with this round, there is no perfect time to bring it up and he's always busy or we're having to do something so it's just very frustrating to find at least alright timing to bring it up, if that makes sense.
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My advice on this may not be the best because I haven't personally dealt with this yet, but... Parents, or guardians, get used to having their children around. You're [usually] with them for 18 years, which is a long time, so of course they - or in this case, your father - is going to feel like he's lost something very dear to him once you move out. To me it seems like he does truly understand that you're growing up. He just doesn't want it to happen. He knows that you're leaving soon - he just doesn't want it to be soon. Parents/guardians who are close to the children usually feel that way. If you're really so concerned, talk to him about it again, in a similar way you have done already. Or perhaps just a "Wow, my birthday is just around the corner". Once you do move out, visit him as frequently as you're able to and feel like. I'm sure he'll appreciate it, and it'll help you maintain a close relationship with him.
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Usually I wouldn't come here for advice, but I am really needing it. To sum it up, my birthday is in 21 days. Not only will I be leaving KW, but home as well. My mother has made it to where I have had plans to leave since I was around 11 or 12; so about 7 to 8 years. I won't get into everything, but we'll just say that my mother and I do not have a good relationship at all. My father on the other hand, I am very attached too and always scared of upsetting him. Things are not always very good between us at times, but we rarely fight. When we do, it is always bad nor ends well. So, having plans to move out are very scary to me and causes me plenty of anxiety that fights are going to break out when I have my help to get my belongings out.   For the record, I have talked to my father about leaving, why I want too, etc. But, more in the sense of that I want too, not that I am. Which, in a way, my parents understand I'm moving out as well as already pretty much know where I'm going without my mention. But, I don't think they, my father especially, understands how soon that is despite my saying of I want too when I'm 18 or when I say, "Soon." It doesn't help that my father told another that his "little girl is growing up" on him and that he is scared of the day I go because he will be alone. Which makes me feel guilty despite the fact I won't even be that far away. How should I talk to him once more and go about this or even when? I really want him to understand that I have thought everything through and that I will be in safe hands.
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