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Can Your Hair Handle Bangs?

01.03.2018

Eager to change up your tresses, but not sure what to do? Bangs are an easy way to instantly transform your look, elevating your go-to ponytails and low chignons to Audrey Hepburn status. Fringe, however isn’t for every hair type and, depending on your daily beauty routine, bangs might not be practical for you. Take our quiz to find out if you should try out a fringe for the season ahead.

Q: What is your hair type?

A. Smooth and straight.
B. Course and curly.
C. Frizz-prone and wavy.

Q: How much time do you like to spend on your hair?

A. Not too long. My hair is naturally pretty soft and manageable.
B. Wash-and-go with the help of a few products is all I have time for.
C. I don’t mind spending about 15-20 minutes a day if it means my hair will behave.

Q: What is your biggest hair issue?

A. My hair gets oily way too fast.
B. My hair is pretty difficult to smooth and straighten, so I tend to just let it do its thing.
C. I have to style my hair right away or else it’s out of control!

If you answered mostly A's, congrats! You’re an ideal candidate for bangs! Your hair is extremely manageable and will pretty much fall into place in the morning when you wake up.

To keep your fringe from looking flat and stuck to your forehead, apply StyleLink Blowout Queen Big Volumizing Blowout Cream to strands for a little lift, then blow-dry your bangs before drying the rest of your hair. Hold your blow dryer above your head and point the nozzle down while you brush your bangs from left to right as they dry straight. Another quick tip: If your hair gets oily fast, apply a tiny amount of StyleLink Mineral Playback Dry Shampoo to clean strands and go longer between washes.

If you answered mostly B's, bangs just may be a little more upkeep than they’re worth. Your curly hair requires constant maintenance and if bangs are on the shorter side, they will tend to “bubble out” quickly —not cute! For something a bit more wearable, opt for longer, face-framing layers. To style, apply a dime-sized amount of StyleLink Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream from mid-lengths to ends, then use a round brush to blow out your strands, making sure to pull the hair away from your face.

If you answered mostly C's, be prepared to keep a blow dryer and flat iron handy. To keep crazy cowlicks in place, apply a tiny amount of Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream to your bangs, then blow-dry bangs straight. If necessary, use a flat iron on a lower heat setting to smooth strands, then use a small amount of StyleLink Style Fixer Finishing Spray to eliminate any flyaways. Or, if you know how to control those curls, opt to wear your bangs curly – a style that is so on-trend at the moment! Simply apply True Textures Curl Enhancing Lotion to wet hair and allow them to dry naturally.

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