Thinking of growing out your bangs? Well, there are a few things you need to know! While getting bangs in the first place is a major commitment, growing them out is the real challenge. Since your bangs are cut to frame your face, when they start to get a little long, it can be pretty awkward. Of course, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with bangs for life. The key is to learn a few hairstyles for growing out bangs. There are certain ways you can wear your hair that will keep your overgrown bangs out of your face. Here, learn how to grow out bangs in style with everything from updos to long hairstyles that will make growing out your bangs a smooth process.
1. PIN CURLS
One of the best ways to style your bangs during the in-between stage where they’re not totally grown out but aren’t their normal length is to opt for a look that hides just how long they’ve gotten—and pin curls make it oh so easy! Perfect for medium to long bangs, this style offers a playful vibe.
STEP #1: CLEANSE AND CONDITION
Kick things off with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner to hydrate and nourish your strands. After washing your hair, towel-dry before moving to the next step.
STEP #2: PART AND PIN CURL YOUR HAIR
Next, you want to part your hair into sections that are about an inch in size. With each section, tuck your strands around your fingers and roll up until you reach the roots. Secure the section with a bobby pin and repeat until you have a head full of pin curls. Let your hair air-dry overnight.
STEP #3: UNRAVEL YOUR HAIR
In the morning, pull out your pins and fluff your strands. Keep the front section with your bangs pinned in place.
STEP #4: SEAL THE DEAL
Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold Volume, and spray evenly over your strands to lock your curls into place. Voila!
2. CENTER PART WITH HAIR CLIPS
Looking for a style you can create in a matter of minutes? We know just the thing. Great for all hair lengths and textures, this look, which features a center part and hair clips, takes minimal styling to the next level. All you need to do is part your hair down the middle and place a hair clip on both sides, pinning your bangs out of the way, to complete the look. Now that’s what we call quick and chic!
3. HALF-UP, HALF-DOWN TOP KNOT
In the mood for a casual style? Sounds like a half-up, half-down top knot could suit your needs. The perfect way to keep hair out of your face and disguise your bangs, this look will make a stunning statement. Start by parting your hair into two sections making sure that the top section is slightly smaller than the bottom one. Create a ponytail at the top of your head and secure it with a hair elastic. Wrap the length of your pony around its base, and create a bun. Mist the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Hairspray evenly over your strands, and you’re all set.
4. SIDE-SWEPT SIDE PONYTAIL
When thinking of hairstyles that can take you from day to night with ease, the side-swept ponytail instantly comes to mind. Versatile and effortlessly stylish, this look always makes a great impression. We also dig that it’s incredibly easy to style. Start by creating a side part and brush your strands, including your bangs, over to either side for a swooped shape. Next, gather the rest of your strands at the nape of your neck and secure them with a hair elastic.
5. SLEEK PONYTAIL
Ready to add a touch of sophistication and edge to your look? Well, we think it’s time to get acquainted with the sleek ponytail. This look slicks all of your hair back for the ultimate clean-cut look, so it’s easy to see why it’s a true crowd-pleaser. Bring this look to life by adding a dime-sized amount of hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK It Clean Style Gel, to your roots. Brush your bangs and the rest of your hair back, forming a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Secure with a hair elastic, and spritz hairspray over your mane to finish.
6. BRAIDED TOP KNOT
There is a reason why the braided top knot has become a go-to style for A-listers. It’s undeniably stylish, easy to create, and a great way to switch up your look. Not to mention, it’s a great transition style for those who are growing out bangs. Here’s how to get the look.
STEP #1: APPLY HAIR GEL
Starting with freshly washed hair, apply a small amount of hair gel. Brush thoroughly to distribute the gel evenly from the roots to ends.
STEP #2: CREATE YOUR PONY
Pull all of your hair toward the top of your head and create your ponytail.
STEP #3: CRAFT YOUR BRAID
Divide the length of your pony into three sections, then braid your hair until you reach the ends. Secure with a hair elastic.
STEP #4: BUILD YOUR TOP KNOT
Wrap the braided length of your hair around the base of your ponytail. Use bobby pins to keep the bun you just formed in place.
STEP #5: LOCK IT IN
Spray your style with hairspray, and you’re ready to take on your day.
7. SIDE DUTCH BRAID
You can never go wrong with a side Dutch braid. They’re super pretty, chic, and fairly easy to pull together. It also works to put your features on full display for a super-flattering finish. It’s pretty much a must-try style. To get the look, create a section of hair starting from the middle of your hairline and going to the side of your ear. This section should include your bangs.
Next, split the section you just created into three equal-sized strands and start your Dutch braid. Once you have no more hair to add to the braid, secure it with an elastic.
On the hunt for your next cocktail party hairstyle? The bouffant will not disappoint. This look screams glamour and sophistication, making it a sure-fire pick for any swanky occasion. Even better, this look takes little to no time to create. Start by creating a horizontal part at the center of your head, effectively splitting your hair into two sections. The front section should be significantly smaller than the back section. Clip the bottom layer out of the way, and tease the underside of the top layer of hair. Smooth your strands back and secure with bobby pins, then you want to release the bottom half and spritz hairspray over your mane for a gorgeous finish.
If you’re currently working with natural strands, there is one easy way to disguise your grown out bangs: the pineapple. Often used as a method to keep curly strands intact as you sleep and as a tool to stretch your roots, this technique can also work as a flirty hairstyle. Simply flip your hair, dab a bit of hair gel on your roots and bangs, and pull your strands toward the top of your head. Secure all of your hair atop your head with a hair elastic, and you’re as good as gold!
10. SLICKED-BACK FAUX HAWK
Faux hawks have always been a popular hairstyle, and this slicked-back variation is sure to receive tons of praise. Perfect for days when you want to rock an edgy ‘do or when you have a special occasion on your agenda, this style keeps things simple and stylish. Here’s how to get the look.
STEP #1: PREP YOUR STRANDS
Start things off with clean strands. We recommend using the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner to keep your mane soft, smooth, and nourished.
STEP #2: PROTECT YOUR HAIR
Before you reach for your blow-dryer and flat iron, apply heat protectant to your damp strands. We like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK It Iron Straight Heatspray, which conditions, seals in shine, and protects hair from the heat. Once your hair is dry, you can reach for your heat styling tools.
STEP #3: PART AND TEASE YOUR HAIR
Create a horizontal part in the middle of your head, making sure that the top section is a bit smaller than the bottom section. Clip the bottom half out of your way, then tease the top layer of hair and smooth it back.
STEP #4: SLICK YOUR TRESSES
Pop open a tube of hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Clean Gel, and apply a dime-sized amount to the sides of your head. Be sure to brush your sides toward the back to create the faux hawk shape. Once complete, secure the top half with bobby pins and release your bottom half of hair.
11. SLICKED-BACK HAIR
Love slicked-back styles? Why not keep things simple by wearing your strands completely slicked back. This style falls right in line with the cool-girl aesthetic, and it cuts down on hairstyling time. Simply grab a small amount of hair gel, apply to the roots of your hair, and brush all of your hair backward. Add a fierce red lip to create a truly unforgettable look.
Speaking of simplistic styles, a headband can totally switch up your look and keep your grown out bangs from hanging in your eyes. Whether you’re flaunting a top knot or ballerina bun, add a cute headband into the mix to liven up your ‘do and make growing out bangs that much easier!
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