As the part time receptionist of OlyCurl, I am usually the first face you see when you walk in the door. I have always thought of myself as a curly girl, until I met wonderful clients with Botticelli curls, and corkscrew curls. I learned that truthfully, my hair was wavy. While I regularly wear my hair down and in its natural wavy state, I typically always straighten my bangs.
I have trichotillomania , which is a stress disorder that causes me to impulsively pull at my hair, specifically my eyebrows. Though I've gotten much better at drawing on eyebrows, it has been a huge insecurity of mine for years. Add in a large forehead, and you can see why I choose to hide behind bangs.
Many clients come in with straightened bangs and beautiful curls. They will religiously pull out the straightening iron every morning to make sure their bangs look a specific way. Now transitioning from straight to curly bangs can be challenging. I have tried to transition and will have success on wash day and day two. But by day three, I pull out the straightening iron and fix up my bangs. It's not an easy transition, but it is so important for my hair's health that I make efforts and steps forward to toss the straightening iron and let my bangs embrace their naturally curly state.
Here's a few clients who are trying to embrace curly bangs with me. Look at these lovely ladies and their incredible curly bangs!
So, at the end of the day, what we are saying is to give curly bangs a chance! You never know how incredible your hair will look if you try something new. Embrace your curls, and face your fears when it comes to curly bangs. Take it from a notorious bang straightener; curly bangs are pretty awesome when given a chance!
As members of CHA (Curly Hair Artistry) and your local curly hair specialists, we welcome you to learn along with us!