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I don't have bangs...I don't want bangs...but what am I supposed to do with this?

I haven't had bangs since 8th grade, and I don't want them. At least, I don't think I do.

The problem is that my hair is so damn thick that even when it dries clipped and off my face, or if I pixiecurl and it's well away from my face, as soon as I leave the house and take out any clips I have in, it's DIRECTLY in my eyes because it's just so heavy. It's a great look, too - all this nice S curl and spirled ends, tons of volume and movement...and then this fat lock of hair that just goes BLECH :tongue2: - straight down from my forehead.

But I hate bangs!!!! And I abhor haircuts (how the hell do you think I managed to get my hair this long??? *lol*) - I just don't trust that anyone is ever going to give me what I want, and then I'll be stuck with a hideous haircut until I can grow it out again. So what am I supposed to do? Just deal with the annoying shock of hair that won't stay put? Bite the bullet and have it shaped? Get (or decorate) some really cute clips that I can wear all the time? I just want to wear my beach hair without constantly having to push it out of my eyes.

Oh yeah - and I've tried switching my hair over to the other side after it dries one way...it doesn't help. I'd need about a pound of hairspray to hold it, and I hate hairspray almost as much as I hate haircuts. :cwm21:
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  • SpunGoldSpunGold Posts: 454Registered Users
    You don't need bangs.. sometimes I get a curl clump or two that just insists on landing in my face. I restrain it with one of these for first day hair and usually the curl is okay to wear loose for second day hair.
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  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Posts: 1,574Registered Users
    SpunGold wrote: »
    You don't need bangs.. sometimes I get a curl clump or two that just insists on landing in my face. I restrain it with one of these for first day hair and usually the curl is okay to wear loose for second day hair.

    I used to have some of those...my hair laughed and spat them out :sad11: It's just so thick that nothing seems to hold it back!

    Hmm...I wonder if I should get some bobby pins (which I also hate cuz I can never find all of the $#@*%&; things, but at least they have a chance of being concealed) and try my root clip trick with them. They might actually stay put because I can use like 50 of them and they wouldn't be as noticeable as my little jaw clips.

    Grr! I hate this! Just when I think I love my hair, it does something stupid that I can't explain or stop, and then I hate it again. I swear it only behaves for a month at a time, and then it's bad for two. Maybe StruttsWife has a suggestion for me (hoping she's reading this)...? :read2:
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I finally did break down and have mine cut a few months ago, just before trying out CG, not quite with bangs but a lot shorter than it was - supposedly to try to achieve some lift and blend it into the angled side so that, in theory, it'd stay back better (I have a very insistent natural part on the left, so this is to the right side). Well, it didn't work. Now it's just a shorter hank that still insists on falling forward, and now I can't even pull it back well. So, I'm trying to grow it back out.

    That piece is just very heavy and, as one of my stylists described it, "forward growing". It's so insistent, that maybe actual bangs across there would work, but I just can't see how with it so curly . . . have thought of trying a longer, straight, tapered-to-one side bang but am afraid keeping it straight would be a nightmare - Don't think just pulling it to the side and drying it straight as Rudeechick does would work, and I don't want to get into the damage (not to mention the hassle) of a straightening iron.

    Still nearly always end up putting it half up not long into my day, just like before cutting it, only now it's harder to get it to stay up - still end up with that *$&@! chunk hanging in my eyes half the time. I try clipping every which way - including the recent twist clipping which I still haven't mastered - drying it backwards instead of upside down, etc. but nothing ever really works. For me, at least, I think longer where I can at least control it better works best.

    I'm going for my first actual Deva cut next week, so I'm going to discuss with her and see if she can offer any new ideas . . . will let you know if we come up with anything that actually works.

    Right now I have one of these clips holding just that piece back on the side (not all of it half up like most days):
    www.sallybeauty.com/Magic-Grip-Hairpins/GOODHR1,default,pd.html
    Today it curled in such a way that it's holding well without looking like there's a clip in there, but lot of times it doesn't work out so well. The clips always hold/hide well (mine's tortoiseshell color, but they also come in clear), but some days you can still see some tension on it and that it's pulled back. Today you can't.

    I know none of this helped, except maybe to decide whether to/not to cut yours - I'm just commiserating!:dontknow:
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Now I see Spungold suggested the same clips - they stay/hold in my hair a lot better than bobby pins. Hide/blend better, too.
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  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Posts: 1,574Registered Users
    auntnett wrote: »
    Now I see Spungold suggested the same clips - they stay/hold in my hair a lot better than bobby pins. Hide/blend better, too.

    *sniff* Not for me. For some reason, I put those things in my hair, and they just buck back and slide right out. I think it's because they don't have any real spring to them like bobby pins - the plastic just gets bent out of shape and can't put itself back, so they just come right out.

    At least when I use bobby pins, I can use smaller sections of hair that can be held - with those plastic things, I had to use bigger sections, and I think that just compounded the problem.

    In any case, I'll be very interested to hear what your stylist says when you go in for your Deva cut!!
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  • SpunGoldSpunGold Posts: 454Registered Users
    How do you use them?

    I ask because I also had trouble with them falling out when I first got them. 'Course I'd never used bobby pins before either and kept shoving too much hair in them. (My hair is really thick too) I figured it out when I read the "how to pin" section in the back of the Strictly Curls book - it's about using bobby pins, but I applied the technique to the hair pins too.

    So the way I use them now is I grab the entire offending clump, shove it in the pin so it's captured in the round section, then take the claw section and insert it in my hair and shove it toward the roots and the front of my head. For me it holds really securely all day. To me it feels "backwards" from how I expected them to be worn.

    Forgive me if I'm beating a dead horse...
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I know what you mean. My hair is very heavy and thick in that area, too, so at my last hair appt. I finally broke down and had actual bangs cut in and guess what -- I LOVE them!! Since my hair isn't super, super curly, they look fine. I use a round brush just on the bangs to dry them and it works fine. I've gotten tons of compliments and everyone seems to like it better. I really like it now when I put my hair up because it softens my face and doesn't look so severe as it did with no bangs. I figured if I didn't like them it was no big deal - they'll grow back. But then, my hair is nowhere close to as long as yours, either.
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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    Don't cut bangs! I did it and have regretted it ever since.

    I have a rogue lock of hair smack in the middle of my forehead that flops forward no matter what I do to avoid it. Finger curls? It laughed in the face of that danger. Blow drying it back? Ha! Nothing. NOTHING could tame this lock of hair!

    So I just decided to pull a small section on top back and secure them with bobby pins. Now, bobby pins as a rule don't like me and I have a mutual regard for them. I hope I can 'splain it.

    I take a small section (usually start gathering in the hair right above the arch of my eyebrows) and pull it back about 3 inches. Then I take a bobby pin on one side to secure it and still holding the sectioned piece, take another bobby pin on the other side and make sure they cross in the middle. I take another two bobby pins and cross them directly behind the other bobby pins.

    It looks kinda like this when I'm done, but with curly hair.

    sisterhood1.jpg

    My sister has thicker hair than I. Insanely thick hair and she uses 2 of the snappy clips. Like the ones misfitcurls used on her video on how she gets lift.

  • AprilnUtahAprilnUtah Posts: 519Registered Users
    Don't cut bangs! I did it and have regretted it ever since.

    I have a rogue lock of hair smack in the middle of my forehead that flops forward no matter what I do to avoid it. Finger curls? It laughed in the face of that danger. Blow drying it back? Ha! Nothing. NOTHING could tame this lock of hair!

    So I just decided to pull a small section on top back and secure them with bobby pins. Now, bobby pins as a rule don't like me and I have a mutual regard for them. I hope I can 'splain it.

    I take a small section (usually start gathering in the hair right above the arch of my eyebrows) and pull it back about 3 inches. Then I take a bobby pin on one side to secure it and still holding the sectioned piece, take another bobby pin on the other side and make sure they cross in the middle. I take another two bobby pins and cross them directly behind the other bobby pins.

    It looks kinda like this when I'm done, but with curly hair.

    sisterhood1.jpg

    My sister has thicker hair than I. Insanely thick hair and she uses 2 of the snappy clips. Like the ones misfitcurls used on her video on how she gets lift.

    This is exactly what I do as well. My hair is super thick too, and I do have bangs (growing out the short cut), so this trick is a life saver for me. Still wish i had some other options though, different style ideas that get it off my face.
    Lets do a search for some pics to try out.
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    SpunGold wrote: »
    How do you use them?

    I ask because I also had trouble with them falling out when I first got them. 'Course I'd never used bobby pins before either and kept shoving too much hair in them. (My hair is really thick too) I figured it out when I read the "how to pin" section in the back of the Strictly Curls book - it's about using bobby pins, but I applied the technique to the hair pins too.

    So the way I use them now is I grab the entire offending clump, shove it in the pin so it's captured in the round section, then take the claw section and insert it in my hair and shove it toward the roots and the front of my head. For me it holds really securely all day. To me it feels "backwards" from how I expected them to be worn.

    Forgive me if I'm beating a dead horse...

    I don't worry about getting the hair into the round part and then shoving it in, and unless I'm having trouble sticking it into a real thick spot, I don't usually open or spread them like you do with a bobby pin - I just make sure the clump I want to pin up/back is between the points and slide it in any old way, and they usually work fine. I think I usually do it with the tips pointed in the opposite direction of where I want the hair to go, if you can visualize that: forward if I'm pulling the hair back, down if I'm pulling it up. That sort of stabilizes it and anchors it against your noggin - same as you'd insert side combs in the opposite direction to anchor them - although, like bobby pins, they haven't been much in use in recent years, so a lot of you young 'uns might not have used them either.

    Oh, MsGiblet, please post a pic of your bangs:blob7:!
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    auntnett wrote: »
    Oh, MsGiblet, please post a pic of your bangs:blob7:!

    LOL -- I'll try to get that done this weekend.
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Ooooo, thanks! It might help me decide what to have done when I get mine cut Tuesday.
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  • hadtochangemynamehadtochangemyname Posts: 628Registered Users
    Those clips slide out of my hair too, and I thought it was because mine was thin.

    But I wonder if it is just because mine is shiny/smooth, even though curly? They stay in on my 2nd day don't feel like washing my hair frizzball days.

    eta: I love love love bobby pins. Love em.
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Those clips slide out of my hair too, and I thought it was because mine was thin.

    But I wonder if it is just because mine is shiny/smooth, even though curly? They stay in on my 2nd day don't feel like washing my hair frizzball days.

    eta: I love love love bobby pins. Love em.

    I've had that problem with soft smooth hair & clips falling out. Sometimes it helps to spray a little gel on the clips before putting them in.
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  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I do the same as Sunshinegirrl and AprilnUtah but I use a little kids claw clip. They make them in brown (hard to find in the stores) so they "hide" in my hair. They work really well to keep those face strands back. I pull them to the left or right sometimes too for a change.
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Those clips slide out of my hair too, and I thought it was because mine was thin.

    But I wonder if it is just because mine is shiny/smooth, even though curly? They stay in on my 2nd day don't feel like washing my hair frizzball days.

    eta: I love love love bobby pins. Love em.

    That could be the case. Usually when I use them, it's on second day hair. Today's is just-washed and it's silky/smooth curls, but I only have one small clump clipped back. I'll have to pay more attention and see if it usually works on these kind of days.
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  • CelebrationCelebration Posts: 134Registered Users
    eche428 wrote: »
    I do the same as Sunshinegirrl and AprilnUtah but I use a little kids claw clip. They make them in brown (hard to find in the stores) so they "hide" in my hair. They work really well to keep those face strands back. I pull them to the left or right sometimes too for a change.

    Ditto on using the little kids, baby claw clip. I use a black one and hide it in my hair. It works out great for me!

    Did you ever hear that nursery rhyme, "There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead." That is totally me! It is THE BEST curl on my head, if only because it consistently curls the same way. Too bad it's right in front . :)

    ETA: I also use these little baby ones on the side of my hair some times to give it height. I take a piece of underneath hair and scrunch it up into the baby clip a little bit. Then let the curls fall over it, so they are boosted up. It sounds weird, but it works.
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  • MintMint Posts: 1,143Registered Users
    I second the use of little claw clips. I like to style my hair like the picture of the straightie above (only wavy) with one 1-inch claw clip. I used to use bobby pins for that, but they hurt my scalp and were hard to remove. The claw clip was something new I tried today and so far I don't feel as sore. Headbands are another option but it's hard to find big, stretchy ones that don't slide off (for me, anyway). Good luck!
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    msgiblet wrote: »
    auntnett wrote: »
    Oh, MsGiblet, please post a pic of your bangs:blob7:!

    LOL -- I'll try to get that done this weekend.

    Ok, here's a pic, but it's not a not very good one. The bangs really do look better in person and even better if I hadn't taken the pic at the end of a long week. I'll try to take a better one later.

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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    msgiblet wrote: »
    msgiblet wrote: »
    auntnett wrote: »
    Oh, MsGiblet, please post a pic of your bangs:blob7:!

    LOL -- I'll try to get that done this weekend.

    Ok, here's a pic, but it's not a not very good one. The bangs really do look better in person and even better if I hadn't taken the pic at the end of a long week. I'll try to take a better one later.

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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    DEL2C wrote: »
    msgiblet wrote: »
    msgiblet wrote: »

    LOL -- I'll try to get that done this weekend.

    Ok, here's a pic, but it's not a not very good one. The bangs really do look better in person and even better if I hadn't taken the pic at the end of a long week. I'll try to take a better one later.

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  • MaudieMaudie Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have long layers so my hair is not quite so heavy around my face. I also use tiny claw clips. I think they're made by Goody or Scunci and are very easy to find. After putting product in my wet hair I position three of the clips right at my hair line sort of in a back (but slightly to the side) way. I also slightly lift the clips away from my roots. When my hair dries, I remove the clips and I don't have misc. tendrils falling in my face.
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Love the bangs Ms G!
    I was thinking I might cut my bangs back in, do them to the side. I have that hank of hair too and it's starting to drive me nuts.

    I always think it will be great to grow them out but the min they get too heavy to keep out of my face I remember why I have them!
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    medusahair wrote: »
    Love the bangs Ms G!
    I was thinking I might cut my bangs back in, do them to the side. I have that hank of hair too and it's starting to drive me nuts.

    I always think it will be great to grow them out but the min they get too heavy to keep out of my face I remember why I have them!

    Thanks. I debated about cutting them for a long time, but even after they grew out, I still had all of that hair falling in my face even with long layers, and I didn't want to have to clip them all the time. I do want them just a little longer so they'll go over to the side more and have a little more curl, or if I want to I can wear them back.
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    You could also try a headband, if you like those. That's how I keep my hair off my face when it's driving me crazy.
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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    msgiblet wrote: »
    DEL2C wrote: »
    msgiblet wrote: »

    Ok, here's a pic, but it's not a not very good one. The bangs really do look better in person and even better if I hadn't taken the pic at the end of a long week. I'll try to take a better one later.

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    YAY!!!!!! MSG has a FACE!!!!!!!! ;)

    :toothy10: Ha! Ha! And look, she has teeth, too! (wow, that hair has had a rough day):

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    what are you talking about a rough day?? it looks great!
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  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Glad you're liking the bangs, MSG. Very cute!
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  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Maybe StruttsWife has a suggestion for me (hoping she's reading this)...? :read2:
    I hate the word "bangs" ... it always reminds me of when we were kids and we had this 1" fringe of curly frizz sitting on our foreheads before morphing abruptly into a 20" fall of frizz (*shudder*).

    I always call it a "face frame" ... sounds like semantics, I know, but cutting a face frame is always different than cutting bangs. It's a curl-stepping process that takes your hair from a pre-determined length at the shortest part and graduates the curl fall until it curves gracefully into your length.

    From the length of your hair and how it falls (at least as far as I can determine from pictures), it looks like a good face frame would help a lot. I just have to figure out a way to teach you how to do it (and yes, you could do it yourself -- probably much more successfully than many stylists).

    Okay, I need a model for an online picture teaching session :D
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    msgiblet wrote: »
    medusahair wrote: »
    Love the bangs Ms G!
    I was thinking I might cut my bangs back in, do them to the side. I have that hank of hair too and it's starting to drive me nuts.

    I always think it will be great to grow them out but the min they get too heavy to keep out of my face I remember why I have them!

    Thanks. I debated about cutting them for a long time, but even after they grew out, I still had all of that hair falling in my face even with long layers, and I didn't want to have to clip them all the time. I do want them just a little longer so they'll go over to the side more and have a little more curl, or if I want to I can wear them back.

    Thanks for posting the pics! I was just about to ask if you have to do anything to straighten them, but this sounds like you don't. I would have to mine. I got the cut yesterday, and she and I together decided against bangs, for now at least. I first want to see how I like the cut - haven't styled it myself yet, so the jury's still out.
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  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Posts: 1,574Registered Users
    Maybe StruttsWife has a suggestion for me (hoping she's reading this)...? :read2:
    I hate the word "bangs" ... it always reminds me of when we were kids and we had this 1" fringe of curly frizz sitting on our foreheads before morphing abruptly into a 20" fall of frizz (*shudder*).

    I always call it a "face frame" ... sounds like semantics, I know, but cutting a face frame is always different than cutting bangs. It's a curl-stepping process that takes your hair from a pre-determined length at the shortest part and graduates the curl fall until it curves gracefully into your length.

    From the length of your hair and how it falls (at least as far as I can determine from pictures), it looks like a good face frame would help a lot. I just have to figure out a way to teach you how to do it (and yes, you could do it yourself -- probably much more successfully than many stylists).

    Okay, I need a model for an online picture teaching session :D

    Oooohh ohhhh!! Yay!! I LOVE when I can do it myself!! *lol* Cuz at this point, I think I trust you and me with the scissors, and that's about it...and I'm iffy. *rofl*

    I'm all ears...and eyes...? :toothy10:
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