Many of the topics that HSI Professional covers have to do with straightening, but we often move into the territory of styling. Today we’re going to be talking a bit about styling technique that has been around for ages, and one that you will definitely want to try. Let’s be honest, bangs are really nothing new, you’ve been seeing them since the 70’s, and today they’re just as popular. Why? Because they can add a cute, innocent feature to virtually anyone’s face, and they can even bring attention to your eyes.
The best part is that bangs can do an outstanding job of making your forehead look smaller which really brings about the more feminine look that you’ve been going for. There are a few potential problems to watch out for, however. For example, if you have fine hair, then wispy, bangs tend to be a possibility. Don’t worry, we have some styling techniques that will make your bangs look thick and give you the aesthetic that you’ve been going for.
HSI’s Most Important Tip: Get the Right Haircut
This is going to sound very obvious, but first of all, you’re going to need to make sure that you get a haircut that really brings the bangs out. We can’t really give specifics here because everyone has different hair, but if you speak to your stylist, you should get a pretty good idea as to what you need and how you need to be styled. Once you figure that out, it’s pretty much DIY from there.
Start with the Roots – It’s Only Logical
Your styling adventure is going, to begin with, the roots of your bangs, and you’ll want a dry shampoo for this. The first step will, of course, be to wash your hair. If you fail to wash your hair and decide to skip right to the styling step, then it’s going to look thin and stringy – definitely not the look that you are going for. The cool thing about dry shampoo, I that it will make your bangs look more voluminous, so try not to overdo it.
Start by spraying your dry shampoo six inches from the root of the bangs, and then allow it to sit for a minute. Once sixty seconds have passed, you can proceed to brush out your bangs with a round brush, removing the dry shampoo.
The bangs need to be teased if they’re going to take shape, and the process is actually quite simple. Start by holding yours so that they stand completely erect, and then tease them with a rattail comb. You will begin at the roots and then move upward through the lock. Then, run your fingers through so that they don’t appear to be ratty. The idea here is to make your bangs look thicker, but you should still be able to properly style them – this is very important. Once you finish that part, you will want to start styling the bangs with a round brush.
Roll them, and then pull them straight. At this point, you’re going to want to break out the HSI Professional hair dryer and hold for at least ten seconds. Then, you’re going to miss the bangs with a bit of hairspray. As always, make sure that you’re using something of high quality, and with a good hold, otherwise, all of this will be for nothing. In addition to that, you will want to make sure that you’re not overdoing it with hairspray, as it can cause buildup, which makes your hair look a bit dull after a time.
This is one step that you may or may not feel comfortable doing, but it can be quite essential. You’re going to want to trim your bangs just a bit to make them even and presentable. If you want to do this on your own, you can use a pair of haircutting scissors to avoid damage, but if you aren’t comfortable, then HSI strongly recommends that you visit your hairstylist. Getting the perfect bangs doesn’t need to be difficult, just make sure that you’re taking the right steps, and that you’re using the best products.