Thinking you’re ready to rock curtain bangs with your naturally curly hair?
Worried about the daily upkeep because the last thing any of us needs is more to do in the morning to our hair, am I right?
Still you’ve heard this face framing fringe looks oh so cute on curls. So you’re tempted. But maybe you need to know more before committing?
Okay let’s see if we can’t help with that starting with the most basic question.
You Know What Curtain Bangs Are, Right?
But in case you don’t it’s a bang that usually comes with a middle part. It frames your face with long, sweeping pieces. These get progressively longer as they move away from your nose on each side.
Sometimes called Bardot bangs they’re known to be cheek sweeping. Typically opening like a curtain to reveal the middle of your forehead.
As bangs go they’re considered low maintenance and usually easily managed. Plus they shine with an unkempt undone vibe.
Yeah But Do Curtain Bangs Work On Curly Hair?
Actually they fit curly hair like a glove. All the more if yours are complimentary to the shape of your face. (Think longer bangs with rounder faces.)
Even better, while generally easy care to begin with, curtain bangs with curls are more of a styling snap than their straight hair cousins.
Then too you can actually break one of curtain bang rules and look cute doing it. Because for most a middle part is like an unwritten rule. But you can deviate some from that some because of all the luscious, bouncy curl action you’ll have going on.
How To Style Curtain Bangs With Curly Hair
So you want some styling tricks for your new curly fringe, huh?
Unlike styling curtain bangs on straighter hair where success depends on knowing how to blow dry curtain bangs you won’t be grabbing your round brush or your blow dryer. (Okay the blow dryer segment comes later.) Or a flat iron either.
No, success with Bardot bangs depends more on knowing the tricks needed to make curls their coily best.
Typically those will include a technique or two and a few styling products.
The one technique you can’t live without is finger coiling. Well not if you want your hairstyle to look beyond glamorous. You know, breathtaking and all, not to mention sexy.
Because that’s THE way to get loads of consistent, nearly perfect spirals. As long as you have the patience to hang in there until at least much of your hair is twisted. Then you’ll be rewarded.
I understand you may not always have time for this as it is labor intensive. But when you do watch out.
Especially when unleashing the other secret weapon. Typically styling cream and gel raked in and then scrunched out. Using these can be a difference maker. But then you already know that.
That’s all followed up with a drying sesh using a blow dryer fitted with a diffuser.
Oh and if you aren’t sure the best way to do take a quick second and check out our post. It shares all sorts of diffuser tips and tricks for curly hair. You’ll be glad you did.
I know this really isn’t anything more than what some do to style curls anyway. But the results can be downright devastating when coupled with cool curtain bangs.
Are Bardot Bangs Best With Long, Medium Length, Or Short Curly Hair?
All the above.
Assuming your stylist works with curly hair all the time, and doesn’t break out a straightener along with her scissors, she should know how to get the best out of your curls regardless of length.
However if forced to share the absolute best length, I’d say the longer the better. Because the element that makes curtain bangs stand out is the long face framing bits. And that can be more elusive to get with shorter cuts.
Rocking Curtain Bangs With Curly Hair Pros and Cons
Now knowing the pros and cons you face when trying to decide can often help you arrive at a better decision. Let’s list a few shall we?
- Face Shape Matters Not: Meaning this face framing fringe looks awesome on pretty much every curly girl. Making it one of few bang options that is face shape agnostic. BONUS: It can help redefine your face shape almost by magic.
- Styling Versatility: Super cute when worn as intended. Or they can be easily tucked, or clipped, to stay behind your ears for those days you don’t feel like banging it.
- Low Commitment and Easily Grown Out: Given they blend so well there’s no awkward grow out phase to endure while hoping no one notices.
- Easy To Style: Curtain bangs are notoriously easy to style up. Really no special skills are required other than what you do for curly hair anyway.
- Daily Styling Required: Like most any bang they require TLC. Pretty much daily. But can be more forgiving than bangs on straighter hair given the slightly wild and crazy nature of curls to begin with.
- Potential For Forehead Acne: Especially if you’re prone to acne anyway.
- Hot And Sweaty In The Summer: Along with comes the annoyance of them being constantly in your face. Which can lead to bang exasperation.
- Rebellious Sometimes: Like all bangs they can be strong willed at times seemingly having a mind of their own. No matter how much you beg and plead for them to be otherwise.
So Should I Get Curtain Bangs With Curly Hair?
Like most things in life timing is everything. Like are you heading into the sweaty season called summer?
That may make you want to check yourself. Or at least ask if having hair plastered to your forehead will make you uncomfortable? It happens. But thankfully not all the time.
The answer also depends on how committed you are to the maintenance and styling. Typically they require daily cleansing given they live in a neighborhood loaded with oil, sweat and makeup.
We’re not talking a massive commitment. Maybe 7-10 minutes. But if you’re a hit-the-snooze-button until it’s almost too late then you might want to reconsider. As you may not be able to care for one like it needs or deserves.
It also matters if you wade through high humidity everyday.
One more thing. Are you and your curls comfortable with a middle part? A middle part is almost non negotiable. Although, as mentioned earlier, you may have a little leeway to edge to one side or the other given the nature of curls.
So should you? Get French-girl bangs that is. I can only point out you’ll never really know until you do.
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