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Natural Hair Bangs: Foolproof Ways to Nail the Look

Your guide to getting the curly natural hair bangs you want.

Women with curly hair are often told they should stay away from bangs because their curls may shrink up to awkward lengths, causing their fringe to look uneven. Yes, this can happen, and it’s really annoying when it does, but with a few styling products and hair hacks, natural hair bangs can definitely look cool and fashion-forward, and you can avoid the crooked fringe look. Hooray!

Ahead, we’ve rounded up five ways you can style a fringe on curly hair and how to achieve the look. Read on:

Women with natural hair may feel like there are certain styles they have to shy away from, especially when it comes to bangs, but there is no need to do that. Adding bangs to your look is a great way to amplify the natural texture of your strands and add more movement to your style. Check out bangs styles below which are great for natural haired ladies.

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1. Full Frontal Natural Hair Bangs.

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Add bangs to your signature Afro. Photo courtesy of Alyssa François

The key to nailing a wash and go with bangs is to make sure you’re positioning your hair the way you want it to fall while it’s still wet. Post wash, rake TRESemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse throughout your damp hair in the direction you want your hair to go. In this case, be sure you smooth the product throughout your bang area towards the front of your face. If needed, insert double prong clips to the root of your hair to keep the roots down while you dry your hair. Once dry, gently remove your curls and fluff your bangs with an Afro pick to add volume.

2. Natural Hair Bangs on the Side.

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Swoop your bangs over and use a simple hair hack to keep them in place.

To keep your hair tucked to the side, create this side-swept bang style, position your hair to the side you prefer. Then, take the top section of your bangs and clip them out of the way. Place a bobby pin underneath that layer directly at the root to keep your hair in place. Unclip the top layer to cover your secret weapon.

3. Undone Fringe.

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Give your curly bangs an edgy look with this trendy undone style. Photo credit:

The undone fringe seems like it’s pretty straight-forward. But like TRESemmé Lead Stylist Orlando Pita said about undone hairstyles from NYFW, “It’s good to have the ‘I just woke up like this’ look, but it still has to be the right look!” With that in mind, there is a science to scoring this busy natural hair bangs. To get the look, rough dry clean damp hair with a blow-dryer and use a Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to give your final look a bit of shine.

4. Pineapple Updo with Bangs.

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Cool way to fake a fuller fringe with the help of your updo.

The first step to nailing this hairstyle: Check out our pineapple hair tutorial! Once you’ve got that down also check out how to wear a bandana. Now that you know how to do the two, you are golden! But not so fast! The bandana accessory is what’s keeping your natural hair bangs in place. Be sure to position your bandana over the cascading curls from your pineapple to give your curly fringe a fuller effect.

5. Curtain Bangs on Natural Hair.

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Let your natural hair bangs go curtain bangs style.

Get this look with the help of a hair gel that doesn’t weigh your hair down, like TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel. Part your damp hair down the center of your bangs to create the curtain effect, then apply the gel from roots to ends. Use a hair diffuser to dry.


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