What to do with my bangs?

I have about cheekbone-length (when straight) side bangs that I cut when I was still straightening my hair every day. Some days they turn out just fine without doing anything special to them, and some days (like today, of course) they get all weird and bent and try to stick out straight to the side. My options seem to be either pin them back or flatiron them. I ironed them on low today, because I just couldn't get them pinned back right. Anyway, I can't be the only one with this problem, so any suggestions what to do with them until they grow out? I'd rather not have to use the flatiron at all, and there are just too many days when they won't lay right without it.
Mostly 2C (?). Med-fine, not sure about porosity.

Started CG 9/6/13

CO/LI: SN Everlasting Sunshine
RO: Vo5 Herbal Escapes Pomegranate
Stylers: HETT mousse, Vital Care Mega Hold gel

Can't wait to start trying new products!!
Hi. I have some funky bangs going on right now that I am growing out. Here's a trick I use to get them looking more styled and less "finger in a light socket".

When styling my hair I rake a bit of gel in my bangs and kinda scrunch it to get a bit of wave/movement in them. When i rake the gel through i rake them more forward, not directly to the side, as if trying for side swept bangs. Once they are dry I pull them to the side very very loosely so there is still some "hang" to them - you don't want them pulled tight against your head). Then I pin them "in" my hair at about eye level about 1-2" back from my face. By "in" my hair I mean that I don't just lay it on top of the hair & pin. I lay it over the hair closest to my face but under the hair at the side. This way it sort of blends in with the hair, you can't see the pin & it just looks like the hair is laying that way.

I hope this makes sense. It's kinda hard to explain.

I do this for my mom sometimes too b/c she insists on having bangs cut to cheek level but doesn't want any hair in her face.
One other thing you might want to try...I found some very small alligator clips from Sally's. they're only about 2" long, narrow, & really light. When yourhair is still damp you can try placing the clips on sections of your bangs a few inches apart along the length. The clips will give a bit of weight and hold the hair from flipping out weird but aren't so heavy they'll pull the hair straight.

However, if want a straighter look, you can find some bigger heavier clips and clip your hair near the ends. They'll put enough weight on the hair to make them straighter. It won't be pin straight like you'd get with a flat iron but it should do a decent job. The clips are pretty cheap which is always a plus.
Thanks, I'll try that. I don't like them pin-straight. My curl/wave pattern is too strong for that to work, especially in some of the shorter layers nearest my face. When I flatiron them, it's usually more of a flippy wave kind of thing, just to smooth out the spirals they get that do NOT lay right.

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Mostly 2C (?). Med-fine, not sure about porosity.

Started CG 9/6/13

CO/LI: SN Everlasting Sunshine
RO: Vo5 Herbal Escapes Pomegranate
Stylers: HETT mousse, Vital Care Mega Hold gel

Can't wait to start trying new products!!
Hey!
We have the same bangs and length of bangs at the moment. I am also growing them out. I have been flatironing it, but now that its a bit past my cheekbone, it's starting to look odd and funky, and I just don't like how it looks straightened anymore. I am thinking either braiding my bang to the side, using hairpins, or even applying some gel and try what MollyMom mentioned.
But one thing is forsure, I shouldn't flatiron them anymore!
Hair: 2c, maybe a bit 2b
High Porosity, High Denisty
Growing out my short asymmetrical bob and side bangs

Products:
-Trader Joe's Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner
-Leave- In spray that I made with : 1 tlspn of Suave Cocnut Condish and water
-Paul Mitchell's Flexible Style Sculpting Serum
-Herbal Essence Tousle Me Softly Mousse
-Tec-Italy Final Touch Gel (ingredients are CG friendly)

Mod CG start: 08/28/2013

Last edited by AlixFallenStar; 09-11-2013 at 11:30 PM.
this is how my hair currently looks today, 2 weeks into CG
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Hair: 2c, maybe a bit 2b
High Porosity, High Denisty
Growing out my short asymmetrical bob and side bangs

Products:
-Trader Joe's Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner
-Leave- In spray that I made with : 1 tlspn of Suave Cocnut Condish and water
-Paul Mitchell's Flexible Style Sculpting Serum
-Herbal Essence Tousle Me Softly Mousse
-Tec-Italy Final Touch Gel (ingredients are CG friendly)

Mod CG start: 08/28/2013
I braid them sometimes, or twist them back if I have my hair pulled up, but when it's down (more and more as I get used to the curls!) I have problems with them. I stuck a sponge roller in there yesterday, and it came out about like it does with the iron, or at least close enough to leave the house lol. I hate using them though because my hair gets really dried out from them. I'm gonna try what MollysMom suggested.

PS, your hair looks great, Alix!

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Mostly 2C (?). Med-fine, not sure about porosity.

Started CG 9/6/13

CO/LI: SN Everlasting Sunshine
RO: Vo5 Herbal Escapes Pomegranate
Stylers: HETT mousse, Vital Care Mega Hold gel

Can't wait to start trying new products!!
I have about cheekbone-length (when straight) side bangs that I cut when I was still straightening my hair every day. Some days they turn out just fine without doing anything special to them, and some days (like today, of course) they get all weird and bent and try to stick out straight to the side. My options seem to be either pin them back or flatiron them. I ironed them on low today, because I just couldn't get them pinned back right. Anyway, I can't be the only one with this problem, so any suggestions what to do with them until they grow out? I'd rather not have to use the flatiron at all, and there are just too many days when they won't lay right without it.
Originally Posted by darkqueene
When I grew my out I started treating them the same as the rest of the hair pretty quickly, they got product scrunched in. They've always 'kinked' (wonky wave) by the time they hit my nose, so I loosely bobby pinned them to the side when wet working with that. Either flipped to the left or the right depending which stuck out less/ blended in best with waves nearby.

As soon as they got longer I made a mini quiff, again working with the wave that was forming not trying to force it to be something it isn't. If they stick out to one side and you move your natural part the end will bend inwards. You can also lightly rewet and pin curl but I am not so great at that. Lastly you can tuck them right under other waves and loosely pin them there so the ends are totally hidden.
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
I BC'd tonight (and I mean BIG -- the longest part is chin length) and the bangs kind of blend in with the layers now. I didn't mean to cut it that short, but oh well. It works.

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Mostly 2C (?). Med-fine, not sure about porosity.

Started CG 9/6/13

CO/LI: SN Everlasting Sunshine
RO: Vo5 Herbal Escapes Pomegranate
Stylers: HETT mousse, Vital Care Mega Hold gel

Can't wait to start trying new products!!

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