If you have straight hair, you don’t need to style bangs at all, right? You can just run a brush through them. After all, your bangs already lay flat. However, that’s just the problem: they’re flat. Adding a little bit of volume when you style bangs will help give them a little bit of movement and added body so that they frame your face more flatteringly. The result will be a soft, vibrant look that’s easy to create, but still leaves your straight hair manageable and touchable.
Yes, if you have straight hair, you can wear bangs without really styling them, but why would you? With barely any effort at all, and the help of this guide, you can transform your straight hair into the bangs you’ve always wanted. Read on to get the facts on why and how volumizing spray works, how to wield your blow dryer like a pro, and why you should put your brush down and never look back. Try these tricks for straight hair, and see what your bangs have been missing.
Start With The Right Product
While your hair is wet, style bangs with a spritz of volumizing spray. Volumizing spray coats each individual hair with a thin layer of thin put slightly sticky product. This boosts your straight hair in a couple of different ways. Straight hair is naturally made up of very smooth strands. This lack of textural variation makes it fall flat and sometimes limp, because there’s no way for the hair to grab on to each other to create lift or interest. When you coat your locks with volumizing spray, the tacky substance creates a more varied surface texture on the strands, so that they can get more traction when you’re styling. In addition, straight hair is almost always very thin; a coat of volumizing spray makes each strand appear thicker and fuller, giving your hair the kind of definition that only thicker strands can boast. By adding a layer of volumizing spray to your straight hair, you’ll make it more versatile. Plus, the product will create a buffer between your delicate strands and the heat of your blow dryer, helping to protect your locks against damage and breakage. Talk about a multi-faceted product! Comb your volumizer through your bangs gently to ensure even distribution, then get ready to blow dry.
Blow Drying Tips
Tousling the hair with your fingertips as you dry it is a professional secret that adds volume and movement to straight hair, and works especially well with short lengths like bangs. Just angle your blow dryer down from above, and use your fingers to scrunch and “muss” your bangs as they dry. Work in two-inch sections, following the movement of your hands with the dryer. Blowing your hair dry while using a brush encourages your strands to all fall alike in straight lines, which makes it a must for curly or wavy hair, but if you have straight hair, you’re better off without a brush. Working with your fingers instead increases interest and variation, which means more movement and more body, two great additions to straight hair. Once your hair is dry, just run your fingers through it a few times to bust any frizz, and you’re ready to go.