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How to Style Bangs, Flyaways and Baby Hair

Raise your hand if you spend hours styling your hair to have your new do ruined by an errant baby hair or an uncooperative fringe. We’re with you! These stubborn strands can be the enemy of the hair world, popping up to give you a bad hair day when all you want is to step out feeling cute. But, don’t fear, we’re here to help you style your way to sleekdom with our round-up of tried and tested tricks to tamp down on three of the most troublesome tendrils.


How to style Bangs

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with our bangs. A fringe can be endlessly versatile and totally gorgeous, but it’s far from low maintenance. In fact, the path to a perfect fringe is one full of styling mishaps and embarrassing bed head dramas! Styling bangs to perfection isn’t reserved for pros, you can tease your way to a perfectly coiffed fringe with the right tools and a few of our helpful hair hacks.


Drying

The first step to achieving fringe perfection is learning a proper drying technique. You should always blow dry your bangs fresh from towel drying. Follow one of these drying techniques for enviable results:

  1. Hold your hairdryer with the nozzle attached directly above your wet bangs and use high heat to blow dry them down from root to tips. 
  2. Use a mini round brush to pull the hair forwards from the roots for a smooth, voluminous shape. This technique is perfect for defining layers. 
  3. Add a light or strong hold styling product to ensure your chosen hairdo stays in place and to reduce flyaways.

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  1. Hold your hairdryer above your wet fringe and point down. 
  2. Use a paddle brush to blow-dry the roots on high heat from left to right then back again, alternating sides until your bangs are dry. 
  3. Run your fingers through your dry fringe to style and separate the strands.
  4. Use a light or strong hold styling serum - depending on your hair type - to ensure your gorgeous locks stay put. 

 


Straightening

To tame a frizzy fringe, try smoothing it out with a straightener. Use a fine-tooth comb to section out your fringe then clamp your straightener close to the roots and rotate 45 degrees as you glide to the end. Spritz with hairspray to hold. Be sure to move quickly to avoid creating any lines.

celebrities with bangs

 

Styling

When it comes to styling bangs, there are heaps of versatile looks to choose from:

  • Make your fringe look even cuter with a bohemian-chic messy bun. Scoop your hair up into a topknot using a colourful scrunchie then style your fringe down, using the side strands to help shape your face. 
  • If you’ve been blessed with naturally wavy hair then a touch of sea salt spray worked through a dry fringe with your fingers will have you looking like you wandered straight off a tropical island beach. This effortless, casual look works well for choppy or feathered bangs as it highlights the texture. If you don’t have natural waves - create them! Textured fringes look incredible with loose curls too.
  • Side-swept fringes are made for clips. Blow-dry the hair straight then sweep your fringe to the side, using a little smoothing serum to tame any frizz. Finish with a touch of playful colour by sliding one of these gorgeous clips in to hold your fringe in place.  
  • If you want to know how to style curtain bangs, it’s easy. This versatile member of the fringe family hails from the Seventies but is back with a retro bang thanks to going viral on TikTok last year. Featuring a middle parting, this fringe type works for every face shape and can be styled using a big round brush to blow it out or straighteners to give it a soft wave. We love a half-up, half-down do to create a stunning face-framing effect. 

Fringe hairstyle

Beat the grease

If you find your bangs are greasy by day two, you can get away without washing them by spraying your paddle brush with a little dry shampoo and brushing it through, leaving you free to hit the snooze button! Alternatively, hop on over to the sink and wash just your bangs to give them a quick refresh without worrying about the rest of your hair. 


How to style Flyaways

Combing your hair into submission to try and tamp down those annoying errant hairs. Sound familiar? Don’t worry; we’re here to help you master the art of styling flyaways!

Flyaways are most often caused by dry, damaged or frizzy hair. The rogue strands can be sooo frustrating to tame, and you’re probably fed up of desperately slicking them back with hairspray just for them to reappear an hour or two later. The good news is there are a few easy steps you can take to help win the fight against flyaways:

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  • Step 1: Use a hydrating conditioner or hair mask once a week to nourish and strengthen your hair. Apply all over as part of your usual shower routine, leave on for a few minutes then rinse. 
  • Step 2: Ditch the brush and opt for a wide-tooth comb instead to detangle your hair while wet. Start by combing through knots at the bottom of your hair before making your way up to the roots. This will help avoid excess breakage.
  • Step 3: Use a vented round brush when drying your hair. With the nozzle attached to your hairdryer, point it down as you brush your hair, rolling and pulling the brush underneath each section to keep it taught and smooth as it dries. 
  • Step 4: Work a small pump of anti-frizz serum through your hair for a smooth, shiny finish after drying or straightening. Then, give a large blush brush a light mist with hairspray before combing gently over the hair to tamp down any strays, avoiding the humidity-inducing effects of your hands. 
  • Step 5: If you have the odd annoying flyaway around your hairline, use a clean mascara brush to tease the rogue strands into place. 
  • Optional: If all else fails, give your hair a glow-up and disguise the flyaways with some glam hair accessories. Try these Turban Headwraps for an instant summer chic look.
 

How to style Baby Hair

Baby hairs are the short, wispy hairs that grow around your hairline. Everyone gets them, and you’ve probably seen the likes of JLo and Kim K working their own fabulous fronds into a statement style. So there’s hope! The problem is baby hairs are too short to comb back and are often too far on the fluffy side to let loose. To help you out, we’ve scoured the internet to bring you four top ways to style baby hair:

  • Spray baby hairs with water then use a clean mascara brush to comb evenly across your hairline.
  • Spray hairspray on to an unused toothbrush and use it to gently brush the wispy hairs into place. The thick bristles will help keep every hair in check.
  • Make the baby hairs part of your look! Using styling cream or gel, shape your baby hairs into waves or spirals as part of a glam updo or messy braid.
  • Hold your baby hair while blow-drying to train it to lie in the direction you want. The trick is to blast the hair for three seconds with hot air then switch to cool air for another three seconds. 


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