So first off, let me just say I really do LOVE having bangs. I do. Like a lot. I have had bangs off and on for years. I have done the side sweep bangs. I have done these luscious bangs. I have even done the 90's curl up curl down bangs. You know what I am talking about! I love myself a good set of fringe bangs.
I think one of the reasons I love bangs so much is that it gives my hair a specific on trend style. I gave up a long time ago at having long gorgeous hair. My hair simply won't grow. It will reach just past my shoulders and then never get longer. While it is rather annoying, I have embraced my hair and I hoover around variations of a similar style that allows me to feel trendy and beautiful.
One of those is obviously bangs. I know there are a lot of haters of bangs. Man, I get it. They can be a real pain in the butt. There are definitely problems that come with having bangs. With all of these problems, I am still a huge lover of bangs.
However, the problems are there. I face them on a weekly basis. Sometimes is it comical. Sometimes annoying. So if you have bangs, or have had them you will relate to this post. If you haven't ever done bangs, well then get ready to have a good laugh at the troubles we Girls with Bangs put ourselves through (might I add I think it is worth it).
The other day as I was finishing getting my make up put on, my bangs just happened to move a bit. That is when I saw them. Oh mercy. How did my eyebrows get so unruly and unkempt? Oh that is right. I have these wonderful bangs that perfectly hide my eyebrows. You know what they say. Out of sight, out of mind. Which when your eyebrows are concerned that means they grow uncontrollably and will be rather shocking when you finally do pay them some attention.
So bangs might lead to longer eyebrow plucking time in light of neglect. Oh well. No one can see them anyway.
I have greasy hair. I can rarely go more than 24 hours with out a good washing or at least some dry shampoo. Add to that the fact that I exercise everyday and my hair can get all kinds of nasty. Bangs, because they are short, will get a little greasier. Especially if you are a mess-with-your-hair kind of girl. The more you put your hands in your bangs the greasier they will be.
Some days even after a shower, my bangs just seem to start off the day a little more apt to be greasy. That is when a little cocoa mixed with cornstarch helps me. If you are blond, then baby powder will work for you. I also try really hard to just keep my fingers out of my bangs.
If you ever run into me and have the glorious pleasure to be up close and personal to my face, you might notice a little bit of make up in my hair. Most of the time I am really good about moving my bangs to the side, carefully since I don't want to touch them too much (refer to the a fore mentioned grease lightning section) to put on my eye make up.
Alas, sometimes I am in a hurry and boy howdy that mascara just gets all over the tips of my bangs. Man. Well I guess ombre hair is in right?
One of the hardest things to get used to with bangs is having to look through them from time to time. I like my bangs a little on the longer side. That means I spend a bit of time looking through them. This is most noticeable when I am at a movie or basically looking at something with my eyes slightly upwards. This also happens once they grow out a little bit (more on that in the next section).
I just chalk up the annoyance to the fact I like my bangs longer and I deal. Kind of like I enjoy wearing really high heels so I put up with the discomfort it can bring.
So if you see me at the movies and notice my face tilted jut a little too high up, don't worry. I am just trying to look around my bangs.
So here is the dilemma that people with bangs face--as they grow out, do I get them cut, do I cut them myself, or do I just give up and let them grow out. Growing them out is the part most people hate. There is of course an awkward stage where bangs are long but still too short to pull up.
Cutting ones own bangs can get tricky if you have no clue what you are doing. There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest that help you out with that.
I am lucky enough to have a hair wizard of a friend who I call up every month and she just snips them up right there in her house. Don't hate me. I know I have got it good.
So that right there is my list of Girl with Bangs Problems. As a whole I realize this post is way more entertaining than informative. Hope that is alright. I just got such a giggle out of myself when I started listing off all of the problems that I willingly put myself through all in the name of cute hair. I really wanted to share it all.
If you have bangs, then you relate. If you never have but have thought about it, do it!! Just know the problems are worth it.
Have a grand and glorious day!
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