How to straighten bangs if you are CG?

My dd has beautiful curly hair. When she was younger, it was always frizzy and she hated it. I could never find good products. I think she is a 3b.

Anyway, she cut all of her hair off and now is letting it grow again. Yeah!! She wanted to chemically straighten it, but I begged her to give CG a try. She is willing, but likes to have straighter bangs. Right now she uses stuff with lots of cones to straighten the bangs.

It's kind of emo style. It sort of looks like this, but super curly everywhere else except the bangs.





If she goes CG, what could she use to make her bangs straight?
Is her hair fine, medium, or coarse in diameter? She could try pinning it back with gel while it's damp.
I am very interested in hearing some of the advice and tips because I am in a similiar situation. I've been growing my bangs out since early winter and they are looking slightly better now since I just cut off a bunch of hair and they kind of blend in. However, I'd like to style them separately and don't know what CG friendly products to use. Thank you for posting this and your daughter's haircut is awesome!!
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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I just use a round brush and a diffusing-type dryer. Takes about 2-3 minutes.
I just use a round brush and a diffusing-type dryer. Takes about 2-3 minutes.
Originally Posted by Greencurls

Do you use any product on your bangs? And do you do this while they're soaking wet, dry, or partially dry?? Thanks!!!
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

http://balancedbeauty.blogspot.com/
I have to comb mine while they are very wet, then smooth some gel through. Mine are a very thin layer in the front, though, so I don't need to diffuse, they dry in 20 minutes. If they get weird while I do the rest of my hair, I re wet them then blow dry. Maybe I am not the best person to answer this.. LOL. Because if I can't get them perfectly straight it doesn't matter, I sweep them to the side anyway.
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I agree with slicking them with gel then pinning them while they dry. I pin mine over so it looks like a dramatic side part. I pin them into a slight twist, so when I pull them out they have a little shape, but the major curl is gone. You can also try washing your hair at night, then wrapping the front in a satin scarf over ngiht. I am a bad person to answer, though, because if I'm short on time I blow dry and flat iron them.

I haven't done much research at all, but I know Kevin Murphy has a heat protectant spray that is CG, I got a sample of it once and really liked it. Also, Aussie has an "Ultra Firm styling spray" that just has one water-soluble cone near the end. I suppose it depends on how strict she wants to be.

Hope that helps
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I just use a round brush and a diffusing-type dryer. Takes about 2-3 minutes.
Originally Posted by Greencurls

Do you use any product on your bangs? And do you do this while they're soaking wet, dry, or partially dry?? Thanks!!!
Originally Posted by hippiechic81
I don't think any gel gets on my bangs specifically when I scrunch it in wet upside down. So I'd say no. I do plop for about 10 minutes. Then I clip the crown and then round brush blow dry the bangs. They last "straightened" for a day, but usually the next day they start to curl up again.
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I have side swept (long) bangs so I totally get your dilemma.
This is what I do when my hair is WET (a.k.a 1st day hair):
I put in my products (hair is still wet - may drip- but not a drenched) but I always put less or almost none near my scalp because I don't want build-up and greasiness (since I don't shower every day)
I plop overnight or as long as I am able to (anywhere from a couple hours to 20-30 minutes). If you are worried that your hair may be too dry if you plop for a long time, don't worry, they will still be wet or you can wet your bangs again if you need to.
Take out the plop, hair is still wet. I take a round brush and brush it to the side I want my bangs to be. Brushing straightens my bangs and plopping keeps them styled that way . You don't have to plop, but I just love it.

OR

I have also tried what some have already suggested, round brush and use a diffuser (personally I used the concentrator, not the diffuser when I would blow-dry my hair). I don't like using heat though because it damages hair D: so that's why I prefer what I 1st mentioned.

Hope this helped!
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