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. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect