Should I Get Bangs? 5 Tips from Prose Hair Experts

Bangs have been a mainstay in hair culture for decades — maybe even centuries — and with good reason. The right bangs can frame your face to accentuate your best features, or just add a touch of personality to your hairstyle. Everyone has asked themselves, “should I get bangs?” at least once in their lifetime.

If you’re currently on the fence and asking yourself if you should get bangs, there are a few things you need to know before taking the leap. We’ve compiled five tips, courtesy of our Prose hair experts, to help you make this big decision. 

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    Tip #1: Ask Yourself These Crucial Questions

    Before anything else, you’ll want to consult yourself. This sounds a little silly, but there are a few crucial questions to ask yourself and really mull over before determining if bangs are the right choice for you. 

    Do You Mind Having Hair In Your Face?

    Having bangs means having hair in your face all the time. Sure, you can use some bobby pins or a headband to pin it back, but that takes a lot of effort. While this may not be an issue for some people, others may cringe at the idea of having hair in their faces. 

    Are Regular Trims Possible?

    Your hair is constantly growing, and your bangs will be no exception to this rule. Without regular trims, your bangs will get too long and fall into your eyes. If you can’t commit to regular trims (generally every four to six weeks), bangs probably aren’t for you. 

    Are You Prone To Facial Acne?

    If you’re one of the many people prone to acne, you may want to skip the bangs. Unfortunately, even the healthiest hair could increase the risk of acne — specifically on your forehead. A great skincare routine can help negate this possibility, but remember that this requires a time commitment. 

    Tip #2: Consult A Professional Hairstylist

    Hairstylists are the experts when it comes to bangs and all things hair related. Only your hairstylists can really tell you if you should get bangs because they can take all the necessary things into consideration. For example, your hair’s texture, length, and overall health are contributing factors. Your stylist can also consider your face shape when determining whether bangs could be a good choice. 

    Tip #3: Understand Not All Bangs Are Created Equally

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    The term “bangs” is just an umbrella term for the many different ways you can cut your hair to frame your face. Your face shape is the most important consideration when determining the correct type of bangs for you. Although there’s no one-size-fits-all, the following are bang recommendations based on general face shape:

    Tip #4: Realize That There’s a Time Commitment To Bangs

    Many carefree hairstyles only require a standard commitment to washing and drying. Bangs aren’t one of those. The most significant time commitment is carving out room for regular trims in your schedule. But you’ll also need to tweak your haircare routine so you can keep your face-framing strands healthy and style your bangs every single morning. The exact style requirements vary by bang type, but you can realistically expect an extra 5- to 20-minute style commitment every morning. 

    Tip #5: Know You’ll Need A Flawless Haircare Routine

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    Bangs aren’t something you can tuck back into a ponytail or a messy bun if you’re having an off hair day. They’ll always be framing your face, front and center, so a flawless haircare routine becomes even more crucial. To do this, you need to make sure you’re using the right products and tools.

    Choose The Right Brush

    Did you know different hairbrush bristles were designed for different hair types? If you didn’t already know, don’t feel bad because you’re far from alone. If you’ve been using the wrong hairbrush, switching to the right one will make a world of difference. Generally, you’ll want to opt for boar bristle brushes for fine to medium hair and metal bristles for thick or curly hair

    Use Hair Products That Actually Work For Your Hair Type

    Generic haircare products often aren’t designed with your specific needs in mind — Prose hair care products are. Our formulas are customized based on your hair, lifestyle, and other personal considerations. You can improve your hair’s health just by switching out your products. That’s a pretty simple solution to a flawless haircare routine. 

    Opt For Specialized Hair Towels

    Consider using a microfiber hair towel wrap for your hair instead of traditional options. Our hair towel helps your hair dry faster, prevents unwanted frizz, and preserves your hair’s natural texture. Oh, and skip the rough drying routine, too. Instead, gently scrunch your hair with a towel before wrapping it. 

    Create Your Customized Hair Care Routine Today With Prose

    If you really want a flawless haircare routine, you need something specially designed for your hair. You can take the Prose hair consultation online in only a few minutes to get a customized formula today.