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Anyone here remember Eddie Munster?

My bangs are driving me nuts! I've worn bangs, literally, my entire life, and until 8/1/11 I blew-dry, flattened, and squooshed my bangs into some semblance of being not-curly. I clearly recall the day I got my first blow-dryer, because it gave me the ability to stop sleeping with a stuffed animal on my forehead in my attempts to tame my bangs.

So now I want my bangs, and the hair at the forehead-crown to curl so they "blend" with the rest of my hair...and they are refusing. I'm not someone who can wear my hair back comfortably, because I have major Eddie Munster head, and I'm not fond of it. My face looks disproportionate without bangs, because it looks like my hair is poofed out on the sides, but flat on top. I had short hair for many, many years.

In addition to the fact that my bangs are flyaway and kinda lifeless, I have huge cowlicks at my hair line that cause my bangs to shape in difficult spirals and one big "C" that goes in the opposite direction of the rest of my hair...

Any tips for how to blend in my bangs and/or encourage them to curl? They will curl up right after styling, but they fall pretty quickly and then they're in my eyes, and pointing in different directions. Do you think some kind of cut at a certain angle would help?

Why is the texture of my bangs so different from my other hair? Is it because I "trained" it for so many years? Or maybe it's damaged from all the flattening?

Or should I learn to love my Outer Eddie Munster? I think a widow's peak is too harsh for my personality...but I've never tried to wear my hair off my forehead.
3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
CG since August 2011/Occasionally Minimally Modified since 2013
Favorites: Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl Cleansing Conditioner, Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl High Definition Moisture Gel, Beautiful Nutrition UltraLight Lime Jel Control Serum, Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Clarifying Treatment

Comments

  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I think widow's peaks are charming.

    I envy you.
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    I don't have a widow's peak, but I do have cowlicks in both sides of my forehead. I tried bangs straight across a year ago and it was horrible. I had then one spot that just would not flatten. It would always poof up or turn funny. I started o pin my bangs in a crooked poofed up kinda swirl. My bangs don't curl the same as the rest of my hair either. They're more in the wavy side and they curl in different directions. I totally understand about not wearing your hair back. I think I look funny without hair surrounding my face. I have grown use to pinning my bangs back, so that doesn't bother me anymore.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • gardencurlsgardencurls Posts: 573Registered Users
    Maybe I'll try pinning my bangs back. Maybe I'll braid them or something so they don't stick up like horns.

    I think the widow's peak wouldn't be a problem if I didn't have those stupid cowlicks. One is especially bad, no matter what I do to it. Even when braided, that section curves in the opposite direction, starting about mid-way down the shafts. With bangs I can cover it up, or get enough length to weight it down (it still points all wrong), but as the bangs grow, this one section curls in a C, straight to the middle of my forehead.

    So if it's not Eddie, it's Squiggy.

    I'm going to have to try pinning the hair back...
    3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
    CG since August 2011/Occasionally Minimally Modified since 2013
    Favorites: Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl Cleansing Conditioner, Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl High Definition Moisture Gel, Beautiful Nutrition UltraLight Lime Jel Control Serum, Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Clarifying Treatment
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    Six Sisters' Stuff: 15 Ways to Pull Back Your Bangs

    Here's a website on ideas for bangs. I normally part my hair on my left side and my bangs are just now to my earlobes. I haven't tried some of these styles yet. I really want to try some of the braids, though I have no clue how to french braid.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • gardencurlsgardencurls Posts: 573Registered Users
    Oh you are the bomb!:bom: THANK YOU!

    I don't think I could French Braid to save my life, but all those ideas are great!
    3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
    CG since August 2011/Occasionally Minimally Modified since 2013
    Favorites: Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl Cleansing Conditioner, Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl High Definition Moisture Gel, Beautiful Nutrition UltraLight Lime Jel Control Serum, Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Clarifying Treatment
  • TeresinaTeresina Posts: 291Registered Users
    Gardencurls - I have a widow's peak too and it took me some time to get used to not having bangs because of it. It doesn't bother me anymore and I think it probably bothered me more than anyone noticed it. Mine comes to a more defined point in the front than yours so I think mine stands out more than yours, if it makes you feel any better :)
    Teresina
    3b/3c/4a coarse, high porosity