Fringes/ bangs – What I wish I knew before I got one and how to handle it

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Do you ever feel like you just need a change? Something to change up your look without being too drastic.. have you ever considered having a fringe?

I had on and off for a few years, but could’t get past the whole ‘it’s too much effort to straighten it everyday’ being a curly haired girl I don’t have the luxury of just leaving my fringe to dry because well it looks ridiculous.. but anyway a few months ago I decided I needed a change and so booked a hair appointment and the next day went for the chop. I got a new do and felt pretty awesome.

WHY I LOVE MY FRINGE

I love it, I really do! It’s cute (apparently a 21 year old can’t be cute but meh who cares I feel cute). It hides those problem spots that I get on my forehead every so often. Means I can have different styles without looking like an egg head… and right now I can’t think of anymore reasons but that I just love it!

WHY IT’S ONE OF THE WORST THINGS I’VE EVER DONE TO MY HAIR

As I’ve said I have really curly hair, today the heavens opened and my hair got soaked which is fine if you have grips on you and a hair bobble.. I didn’t. I looked like I got electrocuted or something of the sort. My fringe gets greasier 10x faster than the rest of my hair, it literally does.. sometimes I have to comb it to stop it sticking together! Oh and I almost forgot I can’t just whack my hair up into a messy bun when I’m at the gym, I have this section of hair that bounces whenever I move too quickly. It grows SO fast, I feel like I need a fringe trim every 2 weeks or so, why doesn’t the rest of my hair grow so fast?

TIPS ON MANAGING THE FRINGE

Talc, talc and more talc.. now don’t get me wrong I’m not a fan of greasy hair, but I’m also not a fan of washing my hair everyday. It’s a waste of time, bad for my hair and well I can’t be bothered. So talc is literally my saviour, I usually pop a bit on the roots of my fringe 15 mins before I want to go out let that soak in (absorb the oils) and then gently pat it and comb through if it needs it. I’ve found that this can add an extra couple of days onto the anti-washing process. Of course dry shampoo works too and you could wash your fringe separately if you wish, this is just the ‘I’m late up and in a rush’ version.

Fringe growing too fast? The only option here I can advise is get a trim and step away from the kitchen scissors, most hairdressers charge around £5 for a fringe trim. Please don’t cut your own, I cut mine but I have professional scissors and I’m trained so it’s ok!

Frizzy fringe problems, bad weather? The only option is NEVER leave the house without hair pins or bobbles because you never know when the weathers going to have a strop.

I know I’ve solved all my fringe problems but hopefully I’ve solved yours too (somewhere within the rambles).

Thanks for reading,

Love Saff x

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4 Comments

  1. Stacey
    August 15, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    You can be cute at any age and you are cute! But fringes are a complete and utter pain in the ass 99% of the time 🙊🙊

    Love this post

    Stacey
    http://www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

    • saffydixon
      August 18, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Awww thanks! 😘 they literally are especially when you have super curly hair like I do 😂 x

  2. August 16, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I’ve had a fringe for about three years and I love it! Though I don’t follow a lot of your tips… I wash mine everyday and cut it myself! I think I’ve found the knack for cutting it, though. I do need to cut down on washes, so thanks for the reminder!

    Lisa | farawaylisamae.com

    • saffydixon
      August 19, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      I think washing it everyday is too much effort, but if it works for you then that is great too!

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