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Dec 21st, 2002 at 1:25am
 
I am debating whether or not to grow out my bangs.  I've had them for years now and they are beginning to bug me.  My problem is I have a pretty big widow's peak, so wearing my hair parted in the middle isn't an option and wearing it parted on the side makes me look like, well... a dork.  I won't mind pulling it straight back once they are grown out, but what I need in the meantime is some suggestions as to what I can do with them while they are growing that is relatively low maintenance.  Any ideas?

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Reply #1 - Dec 25th, 2002 at 2:33pm
 
Sometimes I think by myself I would like to have bangs again but remembering how getting on my nervs it was every time I wanted it to grow out I leave everything as it is. The only possibility Is pulling it straight back if you want to have a good view until itīs grown out  ???
Seems to be a little bit annoying.
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Reply #2 - Dec 26th, 2002 at 8:30pm
 
Finally!!! My wavy, puffy hair has an advantage over your smooth, silky hair!!!   Wink  I grew out some of my bangs a while back so they are more fringey now.  I did rolls on the sides with the extra growing out bangs or did a high bun and pinned the shorter section in with bobby pins.  Tried headbands but hated how they felt.  I also curled the bangs during that awkward help, I can't see, my bangs are obscuring my vision phase.  Because my hair is wavy, it was pretty easy to blend in the growing out part.
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Reply #3 - Dec 27th, 2002 at 2:03pm
 
Headbands can work well to hold back the bangs while they are growing out.  A scarf can be tied as a head band if you want something wider that will hold the bangs when they are shorter.  Once they get long enough you can pull them back into a barrette.

Twisted ropes on both sides can also be done to hold the shorter hair and blend it in with the longer hair.  Just be careful not to pull too tightly on the hair and cause it to break.

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Reply #4 - Dec 27th, 2002 at 7:46pm
 
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Finally!!! My wavy, puffy hair has an advantage over your smooth, silky hair!!!   Wink  


Trust me, there are *TONS* of advantages to wavy, puffy hair over smooth silky hair!  Body, tendrils, styling options, thickness, the list goes on and on.

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Reply #5 - Jan 1st, 2003 at 3:14am
 
I have started growing my bangs out in in layers, 3 stages of length, so my bangs will just kept getting thinner until they are wispy and then they will be gone.  It is easier for me to train a few thin layers at a time.

I curl the long bangs on work days and use pretty bobbie pins to keep them out of my eyes. For the days when my hair is down I picked up some cloth covered headbands that I love and they stay in place even with straight silky hair. 

If all else fails, and it is a really bad bang day, hide the scissors and use a hat or scarf to hold them back Smiley
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Reply #6 - Jan 2nd, 2003 at 7:20pm
 
Yup, that's the approach I'm taking, doing it in layers.  The growing layers are still driving me nuts though.  I am wearing my glasses instead of my contacts to keep them off my face until I can come up with some kewl way to make them stay back.  Maybe I'll even keep the wisps and solve the widow's peak problem at the same time.
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Reply #7 - Jan 2nd, 2003 at 8:13pm
 
Show off your widow's peak!

Widow's peaks, freckles, and dimples are God given gifts.  Enjoy them for those of us who would love to have them.   Smiley
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Reply #8 - Jan 4th, 2003 at 7:03am
 
Egads, I have them *all* and hate every one of them!  If that's blessed, why couldn't I have been "damned" with Angelina Jolie looks? LOL!
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Reply #9 - Jan 4th, 2003 at 8:35pm
 
Just trust that God gave you everything wonderful and flaunt it!  LOL!!!
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Reply #10 - Jan 10th, 2003 at 3:31pm
 
I've been growing out my bangs for 3 months now, they are so aggravating now - almost behind my ear, but not quite.  I keep saying just one more month. Soon it will be long enough.  Wink
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Reply #11 - Jan 10th, 2003 at 4:16pm
 
I started growing out my bangs a few years ago and am finally at the point where they will stay in a pony tail, bun, or whatever style I choose.   I have been contemplating cutting them again.  I have decided to resist the urge.   

What I did, and it was a few years back so it may not fit in with today's styles, was pull back about a three inch section and secure it with a 3" comb.  I'm sure you can come up with some beautiful designs to make them suitable for any occasion.  when I inserted the comb, it brought the hair forward just a bit to form a little puff (I considered it a little bit of body, since my hair is stick straight)   The sides from about the temple down were left down and I sometimes tucked them behind my ears.

Keep in mind, though, bangs are supposed to make you look younger, if you care about that..... 

Another way I tried, but didn't work for very long, was lightly gelling my bangs back so they fell in a cow-lick looking way on my forehead (Cindy Crawford look)  This seemed to raise the length of the bangs to allow them to stay out of my eyes, and I have a slight widows peak and wished for a more proment  one with this style.  It didn't work once my bangs became nose-tip length.

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Reply #12 - Jan 10th, 2003 at 4:21pm
 
I neglected to mention that I combed out the gel after it was dry to get a soft look.
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Reply #13 - Jan 10th, 2003 at 5:06pm
 
I haven't tried to hold it back with a comb yet.  Maybe I'll try that, just throwing it straight back doesn't look very good on me.  Smiley
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Reply #14 - Jan 24th, 2003 at 12:45am
 
At the moment I like my bangs, I just got them cut last week! But I know a great style which will totally hide the bangs for a while if you want. You can leave most of your hair down during this as well. Anyway it's twisted cornrows, where you take little sections of your hair from the top of your head, twist them back and then attach with a clip or bobby pin. Do this for as many sections as you want and viola! Your bangs won't show! Hope this helped anyone who is trying to grow out their bangs!
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