I used to hate my forehead, then I grew my bangs out and it's actually not bad at all. I didn't find growing them awful, they were too long and sideswept for a month or two then I started bobby pinning them into a mini quiff just working with the natural wave. I didn't get noticeable breakage, but I was careful about how I inserted and removed the pins, I open the pin before sliding in and always support the hair either side of the pin. Some people prefer to use mini claw clips.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.
CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics