Get Those Bangs Out of Your Face - Easy Hairstyling




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This is a quick, easy way to pin back even the shortest craziest bangs while you are trying to grown them out or just trying to keep cool in the hot summer weather.

Step 1: First, Comb Your Bangs Forward

comb them down and away from your part. It doesn't matter where you make the part. I imagine you could even start over your ear, but that side of my bangs doesn't really get in my way!

Step 2: Pull the Bangs Up and Back

Start with a little section on the heaviest side of your part. Pull it up and start to pull back

Step 3: Tuck That Peice Back and Pull Up the Next Little Section

The best analogy I can think of is that this is like rolling the hair back away from your face. You are rolling those bangs back and under themselves.Pulling the new from the front and rolling it back with the older pieces behind the next section of bangs.

Step 4: Go As Far As You Want!

I usually go across the front of my forehead and then start rolling back into my longer hair at the right (in the picture). I just like the way it looks and it is easier to work the little wisps into your hair. I sometimes leave the wisps out, though, all spiky and punky. Up to you!

My hair is super-fine, so those little poofy spots at the crown just slide down behind the roll, but you may want to roll them in tighter and more careful if you have coarse hair. I am not sure, but I know that when I don't straighten, my curls tend to not poof at the top there, might be that my hair is so fine straightened it is a little wild :)

Step 5: Bobby Pin and You Are Set!

Yep, it only takes one bobby pin - I start it in at the end of the roll and usually go at an angle back into the roll. It hides the pin. It is really hard to see the pin in my hair, but I am pushing it in with my right hand and holding the hair steady with my left. You could do an X with fun colors or use a cute barrette, too.

Again, I have super-fine hair but it is pretty thick;  those of you with thicker or coarser hair may need a bigger bobby pin of barrette. I've often thought that the small butterfly clips that people use for little girls' hair might work well, too.

Step 6: Hit the Beach!

You can hit it with a little hairspray, but you won't need to if you rolled it in tight and have a good bobby pin.

I have gotten so that I stick a bobby pin on the pocket of my shorts daily and whip my hair up like this when it gets hot and stick here in AZ. I've had lots of comments on the cute hairstyle and it is soooo easy.



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    9 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    My hair is the same way, I don't dye it, but the top of my hair gets hit by the sun and is several shades lighter than the roots and underneath. People tell me all the time it looks like I need to touch up.

    3 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I have the same thing! My mom said when I was little that I had "calico cat hair." I dyed it to get more out of my natural highlights. It appears that the sun is always shining on me, which matches my personality! ;)
    Maui Gerbil


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Haha! I dye it, but it is in layers so it looks kind of different. Not sure how to explain it. I just figured I'd head off snarky comments, but there aren't so many on this site :)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, you're the best! My bangs are getting a bit on the long side and driving my crazy! Thanks so much for the instructable.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I did it! And I didn't even need a mirror :D Awesomesauce for someone who's trying to grow out their hair!!


    This is wonderful! I've worn my hair this way the past three days and I love it. It keeps my bangs out of my face while I'm at work and its much classier than just pinning them straight back. I put a twist of my bangs pinned to one side of my part and another twist on the opposite side and make a crown type effect that is very pretty. Thanks for my new favorite look!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the instructable! I've seen other girls with this style and I've tried to replicate it, but I never quite figured out how to make it stay in place. I'll try again with your instructions. :)