6 Annoying Bang Issues & How To Fix Them

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Autumn is nigh and the time to start swapping out your summer styles for cozier, cold-weather options is almost upon us. It seems every time the weather changes, it's also another chance for folks to change their hair — and cutting bangs is always a popular option. In fact, fringe is trending majorly this season (yet again).

But with every set of bangs that appear, a half dozen complaints seem to follow. And we get it — fringe requires a ton of maintenance. From the constant trimming to the loads of frizz, there always seems to be some sort of issue when hair falls right above your brows.

So we tapped celebrity hairstylist Scott Cunha — the man behind the manes of Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian — to help guide us through these issues. So go on and test drive fall's favorite style — Cunha's tricks are so good that you'll have no problem embracing your fringe benefits.
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The Issue: Your bangs grow like weeds — and you constantly have to trim them.

The Fix: Though most salons will allow you to pop in for a free fringe trim when you need it (it's true!), not all of us have time to visit our kindly hair dresser every-other week. Cunha says it's okay to go at them alone — just don't grab your sheers and start snipping. "Make sure when you are trimming your bangs that you tuck each side of your hair behind your ears, or use a clip to keep extra hair out of the way," he says. From there, don't just take a section and snip. Hold the scissors vertically, perpendicular to the edge of your fringe, instead of just horizontally straight across. Cut upward in tiny pieces, as you move across the length of your face.
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The Issue: Your morning workout makes your fringe stick to your forehead.

The Fix: Having bangs doesn't give you free reign to ditch your sweat sessions, sorry. In fact, there's something at the gym that can help you solve this situation in a snap — that communal blowdryer. "If you have time to blast them with a dryer, that always helps," Cunha says.

First, dry them straight down without using your hands. Then hold your hand at the top of your bangs, like you were shielding your eyes from the sun, and dry. Then, place your hand flat over your fringe, so it's pressed against your forehead. Alternate between those two positions until your bangs are dry. But if all else fails, Cunha says to pull out your best headband and make it work.
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The Issue: You air-dry the rest of your hair, but your bangs look crazy when you don't tame 'em with a blowdryer.

The Fix: First off, don't discount wavy bangs! If you're one to wear your hair in its natural state, leaving your fringe a little textured is not only totally acceptable, but totally on-trend. According to Cunha, your best bet for a good air-dry is the right product. "I'm obsessed with Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Oil for this," he says. Apply it to towel-dried hair, and brush it through the bangs and length so its evenly distributed. "This will help relax the wave and take away frizz," he says.
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The Issue: You wake up with incredible hair, but your bangs are all over the place.

The Fix: Cunha says to get creative and bobby pin them back, "or wear a fabulous fedora!" But if you have the time, pin the rest of your hair back, mist your bangs, and just redry them. It will only take a minute or two, and you'll have perfectly styled bangs to match your blowout.
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The Issue: No matter what you do, you can't seem to tame that cowlick.

The Fix: First thing, give 'em a spritz — Cunha suggests having an Evian mist on hand for something like this. "Blowdry your bangs combing downwards, starting at the root, and moving to the ends," he advises. "Make sure your blowdryer has a concentrator attachment to direct air flow and heat." We love the Chi Pro Hair Dryer.
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The Issue: One minute your fringe looks great — the next it's a stringy, piece-y mess.

The Fix: The stringy bang is the bane of any girl with fringe's existence. So what's the secret code to fixing the issue fast? "I would apply a dry shampoo to roots and ends, and then use a boar paddle brush to help make the bangs look fuller," Cunha says. "Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Shampoo is amazing to help bangs look fuller and less piece-y."
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