This post was originally featured on FancyLittleThings.com. I am excited to share it with you today!
After Kenley was born, I started to get some awful postpartum hair loss. Bald spots, to be exact. I was horrified! I have really thick, dark hair- and the bald spots were terribly noticeable. My remedy? Bangs.
(imaged design by Aimee)
They were trendy, I actually pulled them off pretty well, and best of all, they hid my bald spots through those months of hair loss. However, with summer on the horizon, I knew they would bug me being outside and hot. Now that I am working out more, I am SO glad they are grown out, but let’s face it- that awkward phase is hard to work through. Here are some of my tips for growing out bangs.
#1: The ability to go a day or two without washing your hair.
Washing your hair (especially your awkward bangs) every day may break them off, leaving you with more split ends and more problems then just their length! Dry shampoo is my best friend, especially on second day hair, where mine tends to look somewhat greasy.
#2: Wear a Headband or Turban
Wearing a headband or turban keeps your pesky bangs at bay, while offering a really forgiving style that anyone can pull off! For this look, I used dry shampoo, re-curled the ends of my hair, and put on the turban, making sure to tuck my bangs in. Some of my favorite turbans are from here, here and here.
Easier said than done? I’m with you! I am in the process of growing mine out (they are almost there!) and it seems to be taking forever! I have been taking this time to re-train my bangs, so that when they are the length I want, they aren’t doing their own thing! It has been fun experimenting with braiding them back, using headbands, or pinning them– but I am ready for them to be long like I had before!
Have you ever had to grow out your bangs? Any other tips you would like to share? I would love to hear them!