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Blackstar 12-07-2012 07:52 AM

Full bangs on 2B/2C hair?
Hello curlies.

I need a little help. Would love to change my hairstyle, especially given the tall, convex, forehead I have (think Rihanna but also longer in height), but I'm afraid I'll go nuts every morning trying to make it look like bangs and not just short crazy hair curling and sticking all over my forehead.

I'm trying the no poo method too, so I am avoiding cones and heat, and I would love to avoid flattening irons and similar methods, too.

Is there a way for a 2B/2C hair (which in my case isn't all that curly on top of head) to have bangs without a lot of effort every morning?

Please, please...share your experiences.

Thank you. :)

Here's a pic, too, if it helps. (I'm on on the right).

Blackstar 12-07-2012 10:20 AM

Come on guys, I need opinions at least.

wavedownsouth 12-07-2012 12:58 PM

You are such a cutie! I just had bangs cut into my hair...thick 2c hair. They are too short and I have this crazy point sticking out of the edges, almost like a horn, lol! I don't know how to get them under control now.

You have beautiful hair. I hope you can find an answer!

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riotkitty 12-07-2012 01:21 PM

I've had bangs on and off for years. Right now I don't have them and it seems like I'm seeing cool bangs on everyone these days. I do a lot of updos and buns in the winter and I think having bangs enhances the look. However, this year I'm trying to stay strong and not cut them again. Its been difficult.

If you want them to look neat you are going to have to get over the idea of not using heat on them, otherwise they will flip up all over and look really messy. I straighted mine with a blow dryer and a large ceramic round brush. Also, depending on the humidity, or how you sleep on your hair, you may have to do this everyday. The good news is you don't to use specialty straightening products, your cg styling products will work.

I also got a keratin treatment on them which reduced the styling time but wore off so fast I didn't bother getting it done again. I heard they take better on other people, so much that they don't have to use heat to straighten them. However, remember that this requires heat in the form of a flat iron as well.

Also the grow out is a pain and it took about a year to go from eyebrow to chin length, so just something to think about.

Bottom line is its easier not to have them, but they aren't that difficult to deal with and they can look really cool. You look fine without them, but I think they would look nice once you do have them.

tambalina 12-07-2012 08:01 PM

Thick bangs here!!

I am a 2a/b and as long as I comb or brush my bangs straight while wet, I don't have any problems. Since I cut my bangs every 3 - 4 weeks, there really isn't a problem for me to use heat tools. I figure that I am trimming away any damage that is caused by my curling iron.

Bangs are a commitment, though. If you ever decide in the future to grow them back out, it's a looooooooong process. (Especially when cut thick.) There are clip-in bangs if you just wanted to change up your look temporarily without having to cut your hair first. HTH!

magfish 03-18-2013 08:53 PM


I have mostly 2B/C hair that enjoys corkscrewing from time to time, but near the top of my head is mostly just weirdly wavy. Had bangs for ages because I've got a massive forehead. On the best days, they waved in the right way to look not bad (like of pointing off towards my head and not weird) but for the most part, on days when I couldn't continually brush them to straight or use heat or hope for the best, they mostly ended up just looking crummy. Even straight across, I could never get them "full" enough to look decent, and the only way to make them straight was heat!

Now they've grown out and are like 3/4 of the length of my (pretty short) hair, and they're much better. I can kind of style them as if they were side bangs because of their natural wave, but can also pin them back if they're being annoying, and because they're not super short they don't curl weirdly.

If you really want them, check out the way the shortest pieces of your hair look and anyways, it'll grow back, so it's always worth a try.

Good luck!

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