3 DIY 'Dos To Grow Out Your Bangs

We’ve all rocked fun fringe at some point and are well aware the power of bold bangs to transform your look. But what do you do when you’re ready to part ways with your trusted tresses and flirt with a new 'do? Growing out bangs can be a painful process and when you start looking less Zooey and more Muppet it is tempting to run for the nearest pair of scissors.
Resist a fringe freak-out! While we still haven’t discovered a way to speed up the growing-out process (come on, science!), we do have a few tricks up our sleeve to get you through that awkward stage.
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Trust: These three simple DIY styles are designed to keep unruly fringe at bay and still leave your locks looking bangin’. Transition from shaggy to chic with a modern victory roll or a messy pomp. Or show off that gorgeous mug you’ve been hiding by sweeping your hair into a braided headband. Try one of these styles perfect for growing out bangs and before you know it, they’ll be yesterday’s 'dos.
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Think these grown-out bangs have nowhere to go? Prepare to get schooled — let's begin!
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Style 1: Braided Headband
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Step 1: Create a deep side part in the hair.
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Step 2: Take a two-inch section from the top of the head along the part.
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Step 3: Begin braiding the hair forward, adding small sections as you move toward the hair line. Once you reach the temple, secure the braid with a bobby pin.
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The "crowned" winner!
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Style 2: Messy Pompadour
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Step 1: Section off the top of the hair at the crown and clip it to keep out of the way.
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Step 2: Pull the sections on either side of the head back tightly, and secure into a ponytail at the back of the head.
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Step 3: Remove the hair from the clip on top and lightly mist the entire section with hairspray. Then, backcomb the hair on top of the head by parting into one-inch sections and spraying in between each section.
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Step 4: Use your fingers or a comb to lightly smooth the section backwards. Finish with hairspray.
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Bam — Pumped-up bangs!
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Style 3: Modern Victory Roll
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Step 1: Create a diagonal, off-center part. Run a small amount of a light-hold wax, or smoothing product, through the hair on either side of the part.
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Step 2: Twist hair up and back at an angle and pin securely
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Step 3: Repeat on the other side.
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Step 4: Use fingers to loosen twists for height.
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Step 5: Gather remaining hair and twist upward in the back into a bun, then mist style with hairspray to set.
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Victory is yours!
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