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How to Blow Dry and Style Bangs for Long Hair

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November 14, 2017

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Bangs are MUCH easier than you think! It takes me MAYBE 30 seconds to style my bangs in the morning. The trick is all about how you blow dry them! Watch this video on how to blow dry and style bangs for long hair – you’d be surprised how easy it really is!

Wash your hair as normal. Always use warm water, as hot water can dry out your scalp and also cause color to fade. You should only shampoo and condition your hair every few days. A conditioner is usually necessary only if you blow dry your hair often and need extra protection from heat damage.[1]

  • Towel dry your hair. It will be much easier to blow dry your bangs if they are already somewhat dry. You don’t want water to be dripping off of your hair–try using your fingers and towel to get it about 75% dry.

Apply a heat protectant serum to your hair. You should only need a tiny bit, less than a dime-size drop. This little drop should be enough product to run through all your hair, and you should only use a tiny fraction of it on your bangs. Too much product in your bangs–whether it’s a volumizing serum or styling spray–can weigh your bangs down and make your hair look greasy.

  • If you have curly hair, you may want to apply an anti-frizz serum so the heat from the blow dryer doesn’t make your hair frizzy.

Comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb to make sure you remove any tangles.Your hair is at its most fragile when it’s wet, and you risk damaging and breaking the strands if you’re trying to yank through knots and tangles as you dry.

  • Use a clip to section your hair away from your bangs.

Hold the blow dryer above your head, with the nozzle pointed down toward your face. Use a warm (but not hot) heat setting so you don’t damage your hair or your face.

  • Always dry your bangs first. Don’t mess around putting on your moisturizing lotion or make up or start drying the rest of your hair. Your bangs are shorter and thinner than the rest of your hair and will dry quickly. Once they are dry, they will be set and it will be difficult to style them.

Use a flat paddle brush to brush your bangs all to one side of your forehead.Angle the dryer so that the warm air shoots over the hair. Don’t dry your hair all the way–focus instead on getting the roots dry so that you don’t have cowlicks messing up your fringe.

Brush your bangs in the opposite direction across your forehead. Make sure the air from the blow dryer is always following the movement of your brush. If you are working with a lot of hair, try drying it in smaller sections, moving it gradually across your brow.

  • Keep brushing your hair back and forth across your forehead until your roots are dry.

Hold the flat brush under your bangs, right against your roots, and blow dry straight down your hair. Your bangs should be completely dry after a few seconds.

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