Is Cutting Your Own Bangs Really That Bad?

Jun 10, 2019

Beauty & Fashion | Daniela Pisciottano


We have all been there; there is nothing better than cutting your doll’s hair to give her a makeover.

That’s probably the main reason why we grow up with this fascination for cutting our own hair and, chances are, you have done this at least once in your lifetime. Luckily enough, “hair grows back” a statement extremely helpful when you feel like you just did something you shouldn’t have done but it’s too late to go back.


There is, of course, a possibility that you were good enough with the scissors to like your new DIY haircut but the odds are not in your favour.

While everyone seems to be aware that cutting their own lengths can be tricky, bangs are the real source of temptation.

So, if you find yourself wondering whether you should give it a go or not, here are three things you should know about cutting your own bangs.


Things can get greasy

Generally speaking, your hair tends to get greasy when you touch it more than necessary and your fringe is no exception. On top of the oiliness caused by touching your fringe too much, you also need to remember that your bangs are always in direct contact with your forehead, hence they tend to absorb your skin’s oiliness, especially if you use creams, moisturisers, and makeup.

There are many remedies to this and, while some suggest using dry shampoo, others make the fair point of quickly rinsing your bangs in the sink every morning.

Things might get greasy but you can always fix that!

Bangs need a lot of work

I know what you’re thinking, “it can’t be that hard” well, trust us, it can!

When you decide to cut your bangs you commit to an extra five minutes in your morning routine to style your hair. Whether you need to straighten them or to use some hairspray to give them volume, your bangs will need some time before they’re ready.


Growing your bangs out will take some patience

While cutting your bangs only takes a minute, if you ever get bored of them you will have to wait for your hair to grow back but your sanity will be tested at times so be ready for that. Long bangs are annoying, they cover your eyes and always get in the way but there is a solution: pins!

Yes, pins will be your best friends if you decide to grow your fringe out. If you’re desperate to grow your bangs then do whatever you need to do to keep it out of the way and forget that it’s there until it’s long enough to be styled with the rest of your hair.

So, next time you’ll find yourself standing in front of the mirror with a pair of scissors in your hand, think about the tips you read in this article and, most importantly, trust your gut!


Pictures: Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels

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