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Styling wispy bangs, naturally

Styling wispy bangs, naturally

Soft and wispy bangs are all over Insta and Pinterest, but come on, they’re not practical in real life, right? They get clumpy and gappy and require a lot of heavy hairspray to stay in place. Wrong. You can get the wispy bang look and you can do it while sticking to your all-natural haircare regimen.

How to get wispy bangs

The first step in getting your new, light, and feathery bangs are getting the right cut. You can do this cut yourself, but if you don’t already have bangs, it might be best to seek professional help to get it just right.

While they look effortless, they’re not. Expect some work to go into your bangs. This lightweight style is the perfect definition of fringe because it frames the face and then gently and subtly works outward. 

Start a wispy bang cut by combing bang hair forward and cutting a slight triangle shape that is highest in the center of the forehead. Start long and subtle as you can always work upward to shorten them. 

Some stylists will use a slithering method. This is when they use their very sharp scissors as a razor blade to slide along the ends of the hair. This takes skill and practice, and it’s most successful when done by a professional. The good news is this type of cut will give you texture too, which will help it look light and airy.

A dry cut is essential for curly hair, and it’s not a bad idea for straight hair too. Cutting bangs dry helps keep the length right. If you cut when hair is wet, especially curly hair, the spring back that happens when it’s dry will make it look too short.

Cutting up into the bang is also a great way to thin heavy bangs and create a light feel and appearance. The ends of wispy bangs should not be straight across like a blunt cut. This means they can also be longer and brush against your eyebrows without weighing down your look.

Styling wispy bangs

Now that you’ve got the cut, how do you keep it looking amazing? That all depends on your hair type.

♦ Curly hair just needs a little Hair La Vie Serum to help hold the curls. You can let them dry naturally, or add a touch of low air and heat. 

♦ Heavier bangs respond well with a bit of pomade worked into your hair with your fingers.

♦ Fine hair needs a texture spray or even a little dry shampoo added to damp hair, then blow-dry on low with the nozzle angled downward. Follow up with some finger styling.

Wispy bangs require regular trims to keep them from driving you crazy by landing in your eyes and to maintain their lightweight appearance. Once you’ve had them professionally cut, your stylist can offer tips on trimming them at home, and many stylists offer a deeply discounted rate for quick touchups in the salon.

Keeping it natural

The wispy look is based on naturally healthy hair. The healthier your hair is, the better it will look and easier it is to manage. 

If you’re committed to going all-natural, then you've already taken the first big step to showing your true beauty. Using all-natural ingredients can change everything. Just remember that healthy results that last don't happen overnight; they get better and better over time.

And the entire Hair La Vie line of products here to help! From in the shower to out and about, you'll have healthy hair with a shine you'll love. Start with Hair La Vie Shampoo to gently clean your hair without the harsh chemicals found in many other shampoos.

Now with all-new packaging, our premium squeeze tubes upgrade your shower experience and while being more environmentally friendly. The paraben-free formula of Hair La Vie Shampoo (and Conditioner!) with 21 natural ingredients helps your hair create the balance between being clean and its natural hair-softening oils.

Completing the package means always using a conditioner after getting your hair wet, whether you’re shampooing that day or not. A quality conditioner is simply not optional.

The Hair La Vie Conditioner is specially designed to make your hair manageable but not to create a buildup. This is ideal for regular use, as it has keratin to strengthen your hair, organic oils to add moisture and softness, and silica for growth. Best of all, you can get both the shampoo and conditioner as a set for a rejuvenating, revitalizing hair care system containing all the nutrients your bangs — and the rest of your beautiful hair — could want!

Final thoughts

Wispy bangs are the look of the season, and you don’t have to be photo-ready to capture the style. There is a trick to cutting wispy bangs, and a lot of finesse is involved. A great haircut with a stylist who understands bangs is essential. 

To style your bangs, don’t use a one-technique-suits-all approach. Try using the technique that works best for your hair type, but don’t stop there. Play around a little until you find a customized styling approach that works best for you. The good news is it doesn’t take long to style bangs. 

Finally, to make your bangs and the rest of your hair look phenomenal, commit to an all-natural haircare regimen that focuses on Hair La Vie, scientifically proven products. Our team of scientists and professionals did the research to come up with the best formulations possible, so you can always trust that you’re doing what’s best for your hair.

At Hair La Vie, we know that your hair is an integral part of how you present yourself to the world and shape your authentic style.

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