So, you’ve been considering changing up things with your natural hair and getting bangs cut. Bangs can be a considerable commitment for anyone as there are a variety of factors to take into consideration.
Here are a few important notes to consider and what to know before getting bangs cut in your natural hair:
1) YOUR GOING TO HAVE TO ALTER SOME OF YOUR HAIRSTYLES
The front of our hair is an integral part of many of our hairstyles, so getting bangs cut is going to change how many of your styles turn out and/or how you do them. For example, puffs and buns may temporarily have to accompanied with a headband or braided front.
Even when doing wash and go’s, you may have to style your bangs separately to get them to hang the way you want them to. You may even have to apply product differently to your bangs as well depending on the look you are going for.
2) FOREHEAD BREAKOUTS ARE A POSSIBILITY
Since your bangs are going to be lying on your forehead the majority of the time, the hair products you apply will also transfer to your skin. This in turn creates the possibility of acne breakouts occurring.
A lot of the ingredients in some of our hair products are comedogenic, meaning they clog the pores. So, this can trigger an acne breakout. If you have acne prone skin, you may want to consider using hair products that are fragrance-free and/or suitable for sensitive skin.
3) CONSIDER THE TIME IT WILL TAKE FOR THEM TO GROW BACK
Bangs can definitely be a long-term commitment, as they will not grow back overnight if you happen to change your mind. Until you make your decision, you may want to try faux bangs tutorials and see if you want to go through with getting your bangs cut.
4) YOUR BANGS MAY BE AT AN “AWKWARD” LENGTH FOR AWHILE
Once you decide to let your bangs grow back out, there is going to be a point in time where they are at a shorter length compared to the rest of your hair, and styling may have to be adjusted a bit to blend in that “awkward length”.
5) IT IS GOING TO REQUIRE REGULAR TRIMS TO MAINTAIN THE STYLE
If you happen to love your bangs and want to keep them for the long run, keep in mind that it is going to require that they are trimmed every so often to maintain the length and prevent them from blocking your eyesight. You can either trim them yourself or pay a fee each time to go see a professional.