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Hair: To Bang Or Not To Bang


wearing Avenle sweater & still using this dye to color my hair; it's just 4 weeks faded 

I'm quite sad that just as my hair is starting to feel long again my ends are also beginning to look completely wrecked. I'm going to try some at-home deep conditioning treatments to prevent a chop as long as possible, but I think a trim might be inevitable--it has been over a year since I had my hair cut and winter is cruel! First on the chopping block are my bangs. I've been letting them grow out and styling them swept to the side, but now I'm debating cutting them again. I pretty much always go back to having a fringe, but this time maybe it's different...
What do you think: go back to bangs or keep letting it grow?

26 comments:

meowsk said...

Constantly having this same debate with myself all the time. Every time I start to grow them out I eventually get frustrated and trim them again. Since you are already so far along it may be good to continue to grow them to see how you like it - you can always add bangs easily if you hate it.

b l i s s said...

Hi Rebecca!
I love your bangs but I think you look so much more sophisticated and 'cool' when you style your hair without them (to the side, pinned, etc.). I totally hear you on delaying the trim as much as possible, I'm also growing my hair out and it's so sad when no matter what you do (or don't do) the ends beg for a trim. If you have any luck with at home deep conditioning treaments please share :) Good luck!

Anonymous said...

As a fellow woman growing out a former pixie cut, coconut oil on just the very ends of your hair prior to showing has helped with my winter split ends when I want to put off a trim for a bit.

Jessica said...

I have to same debate myself all the time. I say grow them out for a little while longer. If you really miss them, you can always go back, but cutting them means you're stuck with them for a while.
Cheers,
Jessica, Zella Maybe

Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

your hair looks so adorable!!

www.amoderngypsy.blogspot.com

Arancia said...

The same happened to me. I cut my hair back in August and again in December just as my bangs were reaching my nose. It's a love/hate relationship every time I decide to grow my bangs and end up cutting them because the growth process leaves me with wonky hairstyles.

Arancia

andi said...

1) It's up to you, but I thought the straight fringe was pretty.

Which brings me onto....

2) If you're going to be living in the UK and/or Ireland we call it a fringe here...not 'bangs'....to ask if you should bang or not implies you're in too minds about having sex!

Christina said...

This bangs dilemma, it never ends..! Once I'm determined to let them grow, 5 months pass and then I see a girl with perfect bangs and I'm like "that's it, I'm cutting a fringe". But then I think that I liked myself without bangs as well but it takes too long for them to grow out...ugh! Both ways suit you, so I guess the choice is always hard!

Anonymous said...

Agree with commenter 'andi' - were you aware of the pun in your title or was it unintentional?!
You can get a fringe but a different kind from the one you usually have? It all looks great on you, anyway! xx

Christiana said...

I guess the thing to start thinking about at the moment is what you want your hair to look like for the wedding, depending on how fast your hair grows! You look good in both styles :)

Anonymous said...

Bangs are def a more juvenile look like a school girl. If you want a more punk baby doll sort of slant, looks great with mohair swrayers and argyle knee highs penny loafer ensemble. The long bangs are more sultry and sexy like veronica lake...you choose

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@andi & @anonymous, yep I know it's called fringe in the UK, but I am American and I'm actually making an effort to not speak fully British; i.e. trying to not be fake British like Paltrow. This is my dialect, I've got to maintain it. :)

Nikki Williams said...

i love you with bangs!

xx nikki
www.dream-in-neon.com

Elsa said...

I'd say let it grow. But do as you wish ;)

Anonymous said...

I think you look really sweet with fringe! But it's much easier to cut it than to let it grow out. I tried it myself and when it had reached my chin I cut it off again!
I loved your hair when it was chin-length though!

RC Rabbit (Bunny) said...

My only real resolution was to not cut my bangs so they can grow out, lets see how that goes ;)

Kitty said...

A finge is nice, but keep letting it grow, because there are more varieties to style your hair.. And you have still the possibility to cut a fringe if you are tired of the long look..

Anna Neumann said...

I feel your pain! I haven't had my hair cut in almost a year and I really should get one... but every time I do, it seems like I lose about half of the length. I cut my bangs myself recently cause I didn't like how I had gotten my bangs cut and I thought it was a great way to delay a haircut. I have tried deep conditioning my hair every week for the past month or so. Unfortunately, my hair is still looking a little frizzy and it's not styling quite as well as it used to. I have thick hair so it just seems a little (ahem) bigger than usual. I would love to hear what deep conditioning treatments you find! I like to use just plain old coconut oil and a couple of drugstore ones that I have found. Have a lovely day!
Anna Neumann from The Whistling Willow
www.thewhistlingwillow.com

Anonymous said...

Adding another wrinkle into the mix (Sorry!)-you may want to consider your up-coming I dos. That is, do you have any thoughts about how you'll be styling your tresses on your and Thomas' Big Day? Might the big bang chop be better delayed until after you're an official Mrs? ~Beck SZ

Jamie Rose D. said...

I love your bangs. They just look so good on you but you pull off every hair style. I'd just think about how you want your hair for your wedding. You usually have bangs of some sort and I'd imagine wanting to look most like myself on my wedding day. If you have another awesome updo or something picked out that requires you to grow them out though, go for it!

Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

Amber said...

Guys, I think she got the pun that she was making. ;)

I personally love the no-bang look, but I also prefer pants and you prefer dresses (not to say both aren't great), everyone is different! You just do you. Even if bangs feel more you in general, growing them out might be a fun change for a bit, plus you can always cut 'em back in.

Els said...

(I replyed to the wrong post and can't seem to delete it so here it goes again)
I'd say let it grow longer! You have such a pretty forehead, eyebrows and eyes, don't cover them up! I really like the romantic look by taking long strands and pinning them to the side in a very loose way (even on top of your side hair instead of under).
Also, I would bring the parting a little bit more to the middle, making a nice diagonal (side parting - but not too much - in front, then go to middle towards the back). Gives your 'lightest' side a softer and fuller look and makes the parting less visible when looking at you in perspective.

Carelia Moran said...

Bang it!!! I love your hair.
xo
Carelia MorĂ¡n

Mysmallwardrobe.com

Juliet said...

I love your bangs swept to the side.

Also, totally respect your decision to maintain your American speaking habits. It sounds so pretentious and fake when people start talking like they are British after 3 months in the UK. I mean, avoid the use of the word fanny or anything else that's going to get you laughed at...

Pomellyop said...

Hello Rebecca! I wanted to recommend my favorite deep conditioner and I think you would like it too. It's from the Living Proof line at Sephora and it's called Restore deep conditioner. It deserves its name since I have relaxed Hispanic hair which I heat style and my hair doesn't feel like hay anymore. It's not cheap, but it's worth every penny and a jar lasts me months since a little goes a long way! Or you can go the natural route and use avocado, mayo and eggs; sounds like a salad, but it worked too. It just got to expensive to have a seperate grocery list for my hair!

Anonymous said...

1 vote for keeping your long bangs, please :)