10 Unique Ways to Wear Afro Bangs

No scissors needed!

Are you a naturalista who has always loved the look of bangs but you are not interested in straightening your hair, cutting your hair, or getting a weave/wig to achieve the style? Then you might be pleased to know that afro bangs are achievable! The best part is that no matter what afro hair texture you have, there is an afro bangs hairstyle for you! 

From the loosest of curls to the tightest of coils, there is an afro bangs hairstyle for you! Check them out in this style guide below! 

1. Perm Rod Curly Bangs 

Girl with perm rods afro
So effortless. yet so glamorous! Photo by Calicadoo

Perm Rods are so effortless to achieve and are a great way to add definition to any afro hair texture. To achieve this look, wash your hair with a shampoo like Dove Amplified Textures Hydrating Cleanse Shampoo then slightly dry your hair. After, use a styling mousse like Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curls Mousse. Then, roll in your perm rods. 

After a few hours, or the morning after, when you take out your perm rods, pick out your curls. Don’t forget to part the front part of your afro into a bangs shape afterward. 

2. Curtain Afro Bangs  

Afro with curtain bangs
Frame your afro with some curtain bangs. Photo by Audrey Fretz

Loving the look of afro bangs but not ready to have your hair in your face 24/7? Then try wearing curtain bangs. With curtain bangs, you split your bangs in half and have each half frame the sides of your face. To add an extra touch to your curtain bangs, try layering it for more definition at the front of your hair. 

3. Fringe Afro Bangs 

Fringe Afro Bangs
When in doubt, fringe it out. Photo by Nadeena Granville.

Afro bangs with fringes are another great way to wear your bangs if you want to avoid having too much hair on your face. To achieve this look, when parting your bangs grab less hair for the front of your hair. Then pick out your curls so that they are spread out.

4. Side-Swept 4C Afro Bangs 

Afro with side swept bangs
Side-swept afro bangs are the perfect everyday office look. Photo by Keenan Constance

Go for a gorgeous retro 80’s inspired look with this side-swept bang! To create this look, part your afro in half horizontally with a little more hair in the back part. Then out the back part in a puff. Afterward, pin down the bang area down until you have your desired shape and size for your afro bang. 

5. Raised Coily Afro Bangs 

classic afro bangs
A classic look perfect for a variety of afro lengths. Photo by MoniQue Rangell-Onwuegbuzia

This raised afro bang is a great style to sport whether you have a smaller or larger afro. You can accomplish this hair look in the same steps as the side-swept afro bang. However, instead of pinning your hair sideways, pin it slightly back until you achieve your desired afro bang shape.

Also with this style, you do not need to part your afro in half. Instead part your hair closer to the front of your hair, and make sure you have way more hair in the back part of your hair as opposed to the front part of your hair. 

6. Bob with Bangs

Afro bob with bangs
Highlight the shape of your face with bob bangs. Photo by Joanna Nix-Walkup.

If you’re looking to frame your face, then this curly bob with bangs look is the perfect look for you. It is especially great if you are between the shorter and longer stages of your hair growth journey. To keep your curls looking healthily defined in this style, try Emerge My Everything Hair Styling Butter Cream.

7. TWA Afro Bangs 

teeniw weenie afro with bangs
Teenie weenie afros can have fun with bangs too! Photo by Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz

If you are growing out your Teenie Weenie Afro, there is an afro bang look for you too! Use small perm rods to define your curls. Then section the front part of your fro so that you create a mini afro bang that slightly sits above your forehead. 

8. Round Afro Bangs

round afro
Top off the perfect afro with afro bangs. Photo by Marcus Santos.

Finish off the perfectly rounded afro with bangs that will leave your afro looking trendy and chic. When sectioning your hair into bangs, don’t forget to pick out the top of your afro where the bangs lie so that the front of your afro doesn’t lie flat unless that’s the look you’re going for. 

9. Layered Bangs 

Layered afro Bangs
Layered bangs will give you all your volume desires. Photo by Catherine Hammond

If you have a curly hair texture, and a longer afro, then this is the style you may want to consider trying. This look is so versatile to where you could either dress up your look glamorously or wear it if you are going for a more casual look. 

10. Afro Puff Bangs 

Afro Puff with bangs
Take your puffs up a notch with afro bangs Photo by Christian Soler

Is wearing a puff one of your go-to natural hairstyles? Then spice it up with a cute bang. You can take away from so many different bang styles when achieving this afro puff with bang style. The easiest and fastest style to do with the puff is the fringe bang style.

Will you be trying out any of these afro bang styles? Show us your take by tagging us @AllThingsHairUS. Also, for more natural inspo, feel free to subscribe to our newsletter below

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