Let’s face it. No one sees chunky pieces of separated bangs in the mirror and revels in them.
That’s because a forehead revealing split can be so annoying – if it’s not the look (i.e. curtain bangs) you’re going for. You know? Which is why how to keep bangs from separating is on the minds of so many fringe fans.
So if you’re seeking a Zooey Deschanel fabulous fringe there are a few things to do to keep this problem at bay.
Spoiler alert. Here’s what we’ll be covering. Feel free to skip to the ones that matter most to you.
How To Stop Bang Separation In Its Tracks
- Minimize That Forehead Oil Slick
- Knowing The Right Styling Techniques Can Make All the Difference
- You Need Sufficient Styling Product Knowledge
- Do You Have a Trick Or Two Up Your Sleeve?
Another thing that can help is training your bangs. Our deep dive into what’s involved includes two practical video tutorials that share must know techniques. Including one move you’re probably not making that’s making the separation worse.
Okay so that’s a preview of some “what to do” ideas when it comes to how to fix split bangs.
For the “how to” keep things together, full and flush and all, keep reading.
Keep Any Forehead Oil Slick to a Minimum
Oily skin outta control?
Obviously that’s not good for taming annoying blunt bang separation since keeping your forehead oil free is a big key. As greasy hair tends to break into clumps more easily.
I know you know this. The question is how best to keep the oil in check. Two ideas.
One way to keep the shine away is to make use of foundation designed for those plagued with oily skin.
There’s lots of sheen killers to choose from as this list of 22 candidates proves.
There are even some that don’t wilt when faced with heat and humidity.
Surprisingly too some are priced for the budget conscious.
Then absorptive finishing powder is another option. Similar to the first fix but different.
All the rave reviews suggest one in particular might merit your attention. NYX’s HD Finishing Powder.
Then too …
Knowing The Right Styling Techniques Can Make All the Difference
I’m talking things like brushing them from side to side when blow drying.
Or using a twirling round brush to build in some volume while you’re at it.
Now when blow drying most use the concentrator to focus the heated air flow only on the fringe. Especially if drying bangs when you didn’t lather up the rest of your hair.
Most also suggest warm heat and low air flow. With the goal being to take these guys to mostly dry. Given how little hair you’re working with it’s doesn’t take a lot of heat or air flow to do the job fairly quickly.
Oh and if you want to get the hang of how to blow dry bangs that link takes you to our post that gives you the ins and outs you need to know.
Give Your Bangs Some Space
Oily and sweaty foreheads don’t help if there is close contact with your fringe. So give it some space with your round brush and blow dryer. Need more? A Velcro roller can also help with that.
Here’s how. Note from the side view how the bend in the fringe keeps it elevated off the forehead and out of harm’s way.
This technique makes them a little more poofy, a little more rounded.
Bonus! That rounded affect can shorten them just a tad. Meaning this hack also works to keep them outta of your eyes if you’re overdue for a trim.
So yeah. Using a round brush to give them some shape helps to keep them off your forehead.
But if that’s not enough space what about using a medium Velcro roller? She also shows how to do that.
This works because Velcro rollers give an even more rounded contour to things making your brow skimmers shorter still if you still haven’t gotten around to trimming them.
One more idea that can help if you go scissor happy.
Grab your flat iron. Run it quickly over the short stuff in front.
Literally takes seconds. But this is a way to make your bangs look a bit longer if they are cut a bit too short.
Get Help From the Styling Product Aisle
Another not so secret secret is that prevention is often better than cure. Which is why many Zooey-bang-wannabes turn to products like.
- Dry shampoo
- Texturing powder or clay
The simplest fix obviously is to make dry shampoo your new BFF. A few spritzes right after blow drying can help you stay ahead of the grease.
Again using this to help out isn’t revolutionary. Not even new. So hopefully it’s not news. But it is simple and proven. So don’t dismiss this because it’s not a breakthrough idea that you’re not using.
And if you’re wondering does dry shampoo damage your hair you’ll want to check out our in depth look into that. The answer may surprise you.
A similar result can be had from texturizing powder if used right.
While some prefer a blast of hair spray to hold things in place.
Then there’s the tricks you should have up your sleeve.
Do You Know Some Separation Defying Tricks?
One of the most common sense tricks to know is …
Yeah maybe you’re unconsciously touching them a lot?
Especially if they’re new. Cause you want every hair in its place. So you’re constantly checking.
Problem is you’re transferring oil from your fingers to your hair. Which only encourages the strands to clump together and inevitably separate.
If you insist on frequent checking get yourself a tiny comb to keep in your purse. Run that through them without touching a single hair to insure they’re just right.
Another handy trick is grasping the need to
Wash and Wear Daily
Bang divas often find themselves bent over their bathroom sinks using a drop or two of shampoo to cleanse their brow skimmers on non-hair-wash days.
Sure it’s not a pretty picture fringe all foamed up and weirdly askew. But something those wishing to keep things looking spiffy must commit to doing.
Look. It’s better to freak out over daily maintenance to keep things cute and sassy. Rather than freaking out over clumpified bangs midday, am I right?
Bulk Up Skinny Bangs
Sometimes there’s just not enough hair to keep it together. In that case you’ll need to return to the salon and have your stylist bring more hair into the fray. Thicker ones can help you in the fight against the splits better than sparse ones.
Hopefully something here clicks. Something here can help eliminate the heartbreak of bang separation from your life.
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