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How to Cut Your Own Bangs

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It seems that cutting hair by yourself, without going to the hairdresser, is a difficult task. This may be true, especially when it comes to complicated haircuts. But anyone can cut their own bangs. The most important thing to do is to read our instructions carefully and use professional hairdressing scissors.

We at 5-Minute Crafts are going to tell you how to cut your own bangs at home and get the best results no matter what kind of hair you have, whether it be straight or curly.

Straight bangs on straight hair

Step № 1. Comb your dry hair well. Find a spot where the bangs will start: put a straight comb to the top of the head and find a spot where there’s an angle between the comb and the head. This is where the bangs will start.

Step № 2. Using a straight comb, separate some hair from that spot as the picture shows, making a triangle shape. Comb the hair for the bangs forward.

Step № 3. Using the fingers on one hand, hold the hair for the bangs and lift it above the forehead. Holding the scissors in the other hand, carefully cut the tips at an angle. If you keep the scissors parallel to the fingers, the end result may disappoint you and the bangs won’t look natural.

Step № 4. Sprinkle some water on the bangs and style them with a hairdryer and a big round brush. If you notice there are some extra ends after styling, cut them off.

Straight bangs on curly hair

Step № 1. Start with deep moisturizing: when your hair is a bit wet, put a mask or a hair conditioner on it. After that, put on a thermal cap (or a regular shower cap). Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Then wash the hair and let it dry. Thanks to this step, the hair will look natural which will make cutting it easier.

Step № 2. Find a spot where the bangs will start by measuring about 1 inch from the top of the head. Using a straight comb, separate a lock of hair by forming a triangle shape. Comb the hair for the bags forward.

Step № 3. Use a straight comb to separate a part of the hair growing close to the forehead. Fix the rest with a hairpin. Carefully cut the free ends to the length you need.

Step № 4. Separate some more hair growing close to the forehead. Cut it, making it a bit shorter than the part in the previous step. Repeat with other locks until the bangs are done.

Recommendation: To make your bangs look more natural, it’s better to cut them at an angle relative to the ends of the hair.

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