After the birth of our second child, 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.
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, then my sister got engaged and I wanted my long bangs back! Let me tell you, it is a frustrating process- but here is how I survive the awkward stages and what you need if you want to grow your bangs out!
#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 and here.
Easier said than done? I’m with you! I am in the process of growing mine out 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!
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