How often should you trim your bangs?

/ 04.01.2014
If you can't see, get your bangs trimmed.
If you can't see, get your bangs trimmed.

A lot of people see bangs as a big hairstyle commitment, not least because once you have them, they're just there... until they grow a little bit too much and start exercising what seems like their own free will and need trimming back into submission.

It's generally accepted that the average person's hair grows about half an inch per month, which is a long for a fringe – especially one with specific short or blunt dimensions.

So, just how often should you trim them?

Different strokes for different folks

The truth is that everyone's hair is different, and may grow slower or faster than the average rate. Hair texture and thickness also need to be taken into account, too, as these things can make your bangs behave in all kinds of different ways.

Basically, there's no golden rule to follow. When you're due for a trim, you may start to notice your bangs acting bizarrely. The texture might start to change, they may look greasier than usual, or they might just be impossible to style into your desired 'do. This can happen every two weeks, three weeks, or even longer, but when it does, you'll know. The good news is that a lot of salons offer free trims for your bangs between overall haircuts.

Styling tricks

If you can't make it to the salon and don't want to cut your own bangs, a few simple styling tricks can help tide you over.

Longer bangs are fairly easy to tame as they can be swept out toward your ears and held in place with something like Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray. They can also be hidden away within the confines of certain updos.

Shorter bangs, however, need a little extra persuading. A slight curve will make them appear shorter (and give you a gorgeous vintage look!) and a mist of Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray will give them a cashmere-soft finish and plenty of shine. Again, fix with hairspray to finish.

Top tip – Ask your stylist to trim your bangs a little shorter than usual to allow more time between trims.

Happy styling!

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