You got bangs or a fringe and you loved them on the first day.
It looked amazing, and you adored the way it shaped your face.
But you woke up with a cowlick and no matter what you’re doing, it’s not staying the way it’s supposed to.
What do you do?
In this post, I’ll help you deal with cowlick bangs quickly so you can carry on with the rest of your day.
I had curly hair and I’ve had bangs throughout my college years.
I know what it’s like to wake up with bangs going in every direction and needing to style them quickly before heading to class. So, I’m going to break down what I did too.
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If you have curly hair:
Now, you have straight hair, skip to the next section.
If you have curly hair and you’re currently sporting bangs, first of all – Kudos to you for being so brave.
Curly hair bangs are high maintenance but the rewards are plenty.
1. Spritz some water on your bangs
The best way to deal with cowlick bangs quickly (if your hair is curly) is to spritz some water on the bangs first.
I use this water spray bottle specially made for curly hair because it gives a general mist that evenly spreads out and coats the curls and doesn’t spray water droplets.
2. Use a curl cream or curl gel and style your hair
Once you wet your hair and it’s damp (but not sopping wet) then use a curl cream or a curly hair gel. I prefer the Cantu Activator cream since it has a nice strong old.
You can twist your curls or style it as required.
3. Air dry or use a hairdryer
If you are in a massive hurry, it’s okay to use a blowdryer. Otherwise you can leave it to airdry.
When I had too much shrinkage, I’d gently use the straightner to pull down the curls.
And that’s it, you’ve just solved your cowlick!
4. Apply a hair spray for a better hold
This step is optional.
Most curly girls have hair that stands in shape. But if yours doesn’t then you can additionally use a hairspray so that your bangs maintain the new style and don’t go back to its cowlick position.
If you have straight hair:
Straight hair cowlick bangs are more difficult to work with than curly hair. Because curly hair looks good messy and weird – no one will notice if a curl is out of place because curls have a mind of their own.
So with straight hair, you need to do more.
1. Make sure your bangs are really wet
If it’s damp and not wet, it’s not enough to straighten the cowlick.
You’re going to want to spray on a lot of water till your bangs are sopping wet.
2. Use a blowdryer
Now the best way to undo the cowlick or break it is to use a blowdryer and a flat brush.
Heat will help straighten the hair better.
While combing the hair downwards with a flat brush, let the hairdryer nozzle touch the hair (please use a low-medium setting) and gently move it downwards.
Your bangs will take the new shape immediately and you’ll get rid of the cowlick.
3. Use a hairspray for more hold
This step is optional, but if you feel that your hair won’t hold the bangs for long, you can strengthen the hold with an application of hairspray.
Alternative: Use a hair straightener
Pull the bangs downward and straighten the bangs from the roots outwards and downwards as you bend down.
- If you have fine hair, please use a heat setting of 180 degrees Celsius.
- If you have thick and coarse hair strands, you can use a heat setting of 200 degrees Celsius.
I hope this helps!
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