Struggling with a big ole cowlick that’s making your curtain bangs do weird things?
Or are you one of the super unlucky ones with two such unfortunate cowlicks?
Cowlicks can be murder alright. All the more when you have cute curtain bangs that are misbehaving and in need of correction.
Yet curtain bangs and cowlicks, while not a match made in heaven, are manageable as you’ll see in a bit.
True you’ll never totally banish any cowlick. But that doesn’t mean you can’t train it to play nice.
So if you’re constantly battling a hairline cowlick let’s pull back the curtain on some tricks and tips you can try to get your bangs to radiate all kinds of sexy.
But first …
Can You Get Curtain Bangs With A Cowlick?
Good question. Turns out there’s no reason not to.
Any cowlick can be overcome. No matter how strong. You just need to trick your hair into doing something it doesn’t do naturally.
Which also means you have to be up for the challenge of daily styling. Because most find sleeping brings out the rebellious streak all bangs seem to have.
Another thing? You may have to be okay with a somewhat less than symmetrical look if you’re dealing with a cowlick right on your forehead. It can affect how your Bardot bang sits.
So if you’re bored with your look and have your eye on curtain bangs go for it.
Now for the nitty gritty of fixing them. As you’ll see there’s no reason to be frustrated with how they lay.
How To Fix Curtain Bangs With A Cowlick
Okay so a cowlick doesn’t have to ruin your bangs.
You can show it who’s the boss with a blow dryer and a brush or comb.
No idea how to blow dry them?
Here’s a useful technique to help you get maximum cooperation out of your fringe.
TIP: Its really really important you blow-dry your fringe immediately after your shower. You don’t want to give it any chance to air dry even for a minute.
Why? Bangs seem to have a mind of their own. Letting them start to dry and set their own way will leave you with a wonky bang that raises up and refuses to sit right.
So make sure blow drying them is the first thing you do once you take your hair out of the towel after your shower.
Now you want to use a round brush or comb and a low power setting on your dryer.
If you go with a round brush the idea is to provide some tension on the bangs as you brush them down your forehead. Basically you want to twirl the brush and dry them by flipping from side to side.
This stretches your strand and instills some smoothness. You may be surprised at how well this works to tame a cow lick. And how well your bangs will lay flat like you want when you do.
Again you want to constantly flip your fringe from side to side. Taking care not to leave it on either side for long.
Just to make sure you get it here’s a helpful video that shows what that means.
Remember. Set your blow dryer on slow speed and work the hair back and forth using the fine teeth of your comb. Or do the much the same with your brush.
Before you go a confession. These fix-it tip works with most any bang suffering from cowlick conflict.
How To Style Curtain Bangs With A Cowlick
Having solved the cowlick dilemma next you may naturally be wondering how to get the swoopiness Bardot bangs are famous for. Which is easy once the cowlick is tamed.
Here’s a quick clip from an admittedly styling challenged YouTuber that shows you how.
The key is using the right blow drying technique. She covers one approach in about two minutes here. For more we go into that in great detail in our look at how to blow dry curtain bangs.
But if you’re having trouble getting the right amount of swoopiness you need to know the trick.
The Trick: Using a smallish round brush twirl the hair around the brush as you over direct it to the opposite side. Note too she used a nozzle on the dryer to focus the heated air.
This both stretches the hair straight while the heat sets the swoop.
When done give the hair a minute or so to cool down before finger combing so it lays just right.
Now if your forehead turns into an oil slick over the course of the day do this. Hit your bangs with a bit of dry shampoo as a preemptive strike against any oily stringiness.
Anyway do it right and you should end up with curtain bang perfection.
One final tip.
No time to mess with your bangs today?
No problem. Just pin them back. Blendability is a natural advantage of curtain bangs anyway.
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