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Not comfortable with no bangs....

I had bangs for years when I wore my hair straight. On bad hair days I could put my hair in a ponytail with my bangs and it looked cute. When I went curly I let my bangs grow out - however, I don't like the way having no bangs looks. It's like I have too much forehead or something. I try it parted in the middle or thrown over to one side. It just doesn't look like me - the curls do but not the front of my head!! And forget about a ponytail - I look like a skinned rat - in all to me I have too much face or something. I'm a business professional so I really can't afford to not feel confident with the way my hair looks.

Does anyone else have this issue and if so any suggestions on what to do with the front of my hair? I've tried clips for volume, sprays. Diffusing upside down- you name it. Should I go back to bangs or is their a curly solution I'm missing?

Thanks!!

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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,206Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    when you do a ponytail, i'd do it very loosely, letting maybe a few strands of hair 'escape,' if they are fairly short. avoid that 'skinned' look! i think a loose ponytail can look very professional, even without any 'escaped' strands, key word being loose.

    you don't say what your curl type is, but if it is wavy or 3a, you can easily do side-swept pieces, they are much longer than bangs and cut differently, so that you can s***e them easily to the side and it all just blends in.

    even if you have a tighter curl, a good stylist should be able to find a way to cut a very few shorter pieces around your face, not a lot, not an angled cut, but just a few graduated short to longer pieces.

    i'd look at photos and see what i could find to bring to the stylist, beware of what she might think you want!! :-)

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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    +1!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • curlygirlelainacurlygirlelaina Posts: 13Registered Users
    I have been lurking on these boards for a couple months but decided I would chime in here. I wear currently wear bangs, but straighten my bangs, I feel insecure as well without them. Here are a couple pictures of me with what I do...
  • howardrshhowardrsh Posts: 4Registered Users
    Thank you everyone for your responses. RBB - thank you so much - I'm mostly a 3b with some 3a mixed in. I agree about the looser ponytail. I need to play more with that.

    Thanks Jas76 and curlygirlelaina - I loved the pictures. I was straightening my bangs as well before they grew out.

    I have a hair appt coming up soon so I will discuss with my stylist who I am so thankful I found.

    I really appreciate this forum as well. I ran across this forum by accident and went curly soon after..

    Thanks!!
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I think you should get curly bangs. They do exist. You just have to kind of finger twirl them and kind of spread them apart your forehead and also be mindful of shrinkage. Your stylist should be able to cut them correctly for you.

    P.S. I blame Michelle Obama for all the bang-pangs I've been having lately. I was watching her yesterday at the Oscars and they look so good on her. . . :headbang:
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • jipszeejipszee Posts: 57Registered Users
    I feel exactly the way you do about my bangs. Whenever I think I want to grow them out, I pin them back and go ACK!! look at all that forehead! so I keep my bangs long, eyebrow length, and straighten them. I like having them cut in a sidesweep. But they do drive me crazy. but I'd rather bangs than no bangs.
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    Cond:, suave naturals coconut
    Post condition/Leave in: Shea moisture smoothie
    HG:L'oreal evercurl gel. AG: Recoil,
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    I definitely vote for getting them side swept styled. Straight bangs with naturally curly hair just looks off to me...or maybe like something on a doll.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

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    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    rbb wrote: »
    when you do a ponytail, i'd do it very loosely, letting maybe a few strands of hair 'escape,' if they are fairly short. avoid that 'skinned' look! i think a loose ponytail can look very professional, even without any 'escaped' strands, key word being loose.

    you don't say what your curl type is, but if it is wavy or 3a, you can easily do side-swept pieces, they are much longer than bangs and cut differently, so that you can s***e them easily to the side and it all just blends in.

    even if you have a tighter curl, a good stylist should be able to find a way to cut a very few shorter pieces around your face, not a lot, not an angled cut, but just a few graduated short to longer pieces.

    i'd look at photos and see what i could find to bring to the stylist, beware of what she might think you want!! :-)

    I agree. Anything but the straightened bangs. It just doesn't look right on hair with root curl.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I wish I was of more help - but I'm at a loss with my own bangs. :/
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,756Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have bangs and do what jipszee does with hers (it sounds the same anyway!). My hair is a 3a/b mix, the 3a being at the front, and I have no root curl so I can blend it all together reasonably well. I think it depends on your curl as to what you can get away with bangs-wise.
    3b in South Australia.
  • kaj1212kaj1212 Posts: 98Registered Users
    Same exact issues as you!

    I pin my bangs back. (growing them out)
    I feel i have too much forehead.
    I miss my bangs, but they just didn't curl at all when they were shorter, and didn't look right. Still don't know what to do with them.



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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    There was curly lady asking a similar question maybe a week ago and I told her I used to have curly bangs when I had shorter hair. They looked somewhat like this:

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    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hdofblog.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F01%2Fnaturally-curly-hair-styles-07.jpg" class="Popup

    And they honestly didn't look bad. I'd put product in them, twirl them a little to get them in place and muss them up. As I said I'm kind of missing my bangs lately. I might go back to this but for me it's easy to do the sideswept thing so it's probably not worth it. :goofy:
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I'm going to start a new thread, inspired by this one!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • curlygirlelainacurlygirlelaina Posts: 13Registered Users
    Well I pinned mine back today....look ok, I guess! LOL Maybe I can get use to them this way till they grow some more.
  • MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1361922961.331940.jpg I have curly bangs. Go ahead and cut some! I usually sweep them to the side. Don't be afraid of curly bangs they look great when done correctly, just like straight bangs.
    3c Hair
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since August 2011
    :love4:Loving my hair!!!:love4:

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