How To Achieve K-Style Wispy Bangs, According To A Korean Hairstylist
Just like coloring your hair, getting bangs can be a full-time commitment. Not everyone wakes up to a perfectly-styled fringe—yes, not even your favorite K-drama leading ladies. It takes effort to have bangs that puffy and perfect, but that doesn't mean you have to be a pro to have them.
In a video by Allure, Korean hairdresser Go Eun shared some dos and don'ts when it comes to achieving perfect K-style bangs. We swear they're not that hard! Cop her tricks below:
1. DON'T use rollers on wet hair.
Rolling wet bangs won't do much for your hair. In fact, it may even prevent you from achieving natural volume. Instead, blow dry your hair first or let it air dry before doing any styling.
2. DO place your rollers at the roots to create volume.
One of the most common mistakes in styling bangs is placing only one roller near the ends, resulting in poofy bangs instead of getting that natural volume. To avoid this, use a small roller and place it right under the roots of your hair. After, get a second roller and place it under the first roller to give your ends a slight curl. Take off the curlers by gently rolling them downwards so you won't lose the volume.
3. DO the criss-cross technique to prevent your roots from splitting.
Part your bangs in the middle to create two sections. Turn each section to the opposite direction to create an X, and then pin the ends to the side of your head. Leave this on for three minutes and then comb through your bangs to get rid of the split look.
4. DON'T apply any products on your bangs and don't touch it.
Bangs tend to split when they get greasy, which you can avoid by not coating them with any type of hair oil or serum. Avoid touching them as well, since your hands can transfer oils, too.
5. DO apply makeup above your brows.
Another cause for greasy bangs is not controlling the oil on your forehead and brows. The easiest remedy for this is to mattify your forehead with powder and fill in your brows with a matte product that also stops oil.
6. DO blot your forehead.
Don't like powder? Blot off oil by covering a cushion sponge with tissue and patting it over your forehead instead.
7. DO set your look with a hairspray.
Since you shouldn't apply products straight to your bangs, you can make your hairstyle last longer by misting hairspray all over your rollers so it can add hold and volume at once!
Check out the video below for a full demo!
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
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