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Curly Hair With Bangs 101

Many of us with curly hair grew up hearing that we couldn’t have bangs. If we did take the plunge, we often spent hours blowing them straight.

But curly girls everywhere – from wavies to super curlies – are rocking bangs.

“The moment I saw Natasha Lyonne in Netflix’s Russian Doll, I knew that 2019 was going to be the year of the curly bang,” said Leah Prinzivalli of Allure Magazine.

How to style curly bangs 101

For those wanting the look, here are some top tips for styling curly bangs:

  1. Do your research. Look at photos of curly Instagrammers to find photos of styles that you like. Look for a “curl twin” who has your texture. To see if the look is right for you, you might want to fold your hair up or invest in some clip on bangs. Then find an experienced curl stylist who has experience cutting bangs. You may want to go in for a consultation before taking the plunge. It’s a big commitment so make sure you feel confident.
  2. Find a style that works with bangs. Bangs are a great way to show off your curls and frame your face, but not every style will work with bangs.
  3. Style them wet. Style them as soon as you get out of the shower. Apply a good styling cream like DevaCurl SuperCream and twist or finger coil the strands.
  4. Style them separately.  Your curly bags require different techniques than the rest of your hair.
  5. Never rub your hair with your towel. The hair around your face is always more fragile. It’s exposed to more wind and sun, as well as being pulled back the tightest into ponytails and updos. Be gentle with your fringe by using a microfiber DevaTowel and you’ll reduce the risk of frizz.
  6. Don’t heat-style them every day. Getting your bangs looking good may be a challenge, so some turn to heat to get curls to get them to cooperate. We recommend using heat as infrequently as possible.
  7. Have patience: If you’ve never had bangs, it may take a while to get used to them and to find the techniques that work best for you. Just know that there are many curlies like you who have discovered the beauty of bangs, and you can, too!

Different styles of curly hair with bangs

General tips are all well and good, but what are some of the actual curly hairstyles with bangs for our curlfriends out there? Not to worry, we have some quick and dirty tips for the main ways you can style your curly hair and bangs.

How to rock short curly hair with bangs

Ask a stylist for advice on what goes with your face shape (the general struggle for short-haired beauties), but frame-your-face locks and a soft fringe near your eyebrows are both great go-to looks. For the daring, try a short-in-back, long-in-front look with long, angled bangs falling to one side of your face. B’Leave-In can take short curly hairstyles to the next level by boosting your curl.

Long hair or curly bob with bangs? Go for it

Long and medium hair both follow generally the same rules, but come on: we’ve all seen at least one person rocking the curly bob with bangs and wondered what we’d look like with that. There are a couple of different ways to go for the bob-and-bangs look, so ask your stylist for advice.

Looser curls and naturally tousled/messy hair look good with longer bangs, reaching down well past your eyebrows and Beautiful Mess can help you bring the tousled look to peak perfection. Corkscrew curls pair well with bangs that frame your face and don’t come down over your entire forehead. Plus, bobs can look great with angled, asymmetrical bangs that fall to one side of your face. Long haired curlfriends look great rocking the standard, straight across bangs that are cut just above or below your eyebrows.

Curly hair with straight bangs

Styles for curly hair with straight bangs run the gamut, but just be prepared for constant upkeep. You’re going to have to maintain those straight bangs until they get long enough to curl and nut shrink all the way up your forehead. This is a less demanding style for wavies and type 3a curlies, but anyone looking to get straight bangs should be prepared for a commitment.

From angled fringe to classic blunt bangs, it’s hard to go wrong with straight bangs. Super curlies especially will want to consult with a stylist before picking a bang style. The big contrast means the eye will immediately be drawn to your hair, so you want to make sure you’ll be comfortable with the look. Super Stretch can help make the difference a little less extreme for days you want a slightly subtler look.

What curly hairstyles with bangs do you love? Let us know in the comments!

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