There comes a point in every woman’s life when she considers getting bangs—trust us, we’ve been there. Whether you slayed bangs in elementary school and you’re feeling a bit nostalgic, or your favorite celebrity walked the red carpet with a fringe that you can’t get enough of, bang inspiration is everywhere. Unfortunately, not all bangs are universally loved. Somehow over the last few decades, curly bangs got a bad reputation next to styles like curtain bangs and textured bangs.
We at Hair.com are here to defend curly bangs honor because we’re sure once you know how to style curly bangs—you won’t be able to get enough. Intrigued? Keep reading for nine fun and easy ways to style curly bangs.
If you’re looking to upgrade your everyday wash-and-go style, consider asking your stylist to cut bangs. Beyond working as just a method about how to get rid of split ends, bangs are a great way to add flair to any curly ‘do and they look great on just about everyone.
Pro tip: Ask your stylist to cut your bangs while your hair is dry. If you experience a lot of shrinkage, cutting your bangs while they are wet may give you a false sense of the final length.
Curly Pineapple Bangs
To the uninitiated, a pineapple updo may just appear to be a regular ponytail. Curly girls in the know, however, know the distinguishing factor between a run-of-the-mill ponytail and a pineapple updo are curly bangs. Unlike a regular ponytail or poof, your curly bangs have to hang over your forehead for your updo to be considered a pineapple.
To begin, use a hair pick to comb your hair at the roots to create volume all over your head. Once you’ve achieved your desired volume, apply a generous amount of the medium hold styling pomade all over your edges. Don’t forget to apply the pomade to the edges on the nape as the back of your hair will be visible once your hair is up. Brush the pomade through your hair until your edges lie flat. Next, gather all of your curls at the crown of your head near your hairline and secure with an elastic. Allow your curls to hang forward over your forehead and fluff for a final touch.
Faux Curly Curtain Bangs
If you’re not ready for full-on bangs, allow some short layers to create the illusion of fringe. Next time you throw your hair up in a bun or ponytail, pull a few sections of hair from near your hairline and allow them to frame your face.
Voluminous Curly Bangs
These glamorous bangs are perfect for your next big occasion. Be sure to save this style for a special night, because we’re sure you’ll be all anyone can talk about.
Three-Strand Twist Out Bangs
If you like for your curly bangs to be super defined, this three-strand twist out is just for you. To craft a three-strand , begin by labeling the three strands of hair one, two, and three.
Cross the third strand over strands one and two. Then, cross the second strand over strands one and three. Lastly, pass the first strand over strands two and three. Continue repeating the steps until you’ve reached the end of the section. Twirl the ends of each three-strand twist to ensure it doesn’t come loose.
Continue creating three-strand twists until you’ve twisted your entire head. Allow your twists to air dry, or you can speed the process along with a blow dryer or hooded dryer. Be sure to separate the twists themselves and the strands to ensure maximum volume.
Curly Curtain Bangs
We love curly bangs, but having to push them out of your eyes continually can be a major pain. Take the hassle out of curly bangs, but embracing the curtain bang trend. The on-trend bangs will beautifully frame your face and keep your attention on your beautiful eyes—not take attention away from them.
Brushed Out Curly Bangs
When you ask a curly girl how she wants her curls to look the first word you’ll usually hear out of her mouth is “defined.” However, defines curls aren’t the only way to slay a curly hair style. Push your wash day back just one more day and wear these brushed out curly bangs. This style is perfect for the morning after you hit the town in glamorous big barrel curls.
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