Everything You Need to Know Before Getting Curly Bangs

Looking to take your curly 'do to the next level? Bangs can give your hairstyle added dimension and frame your face better than a Picasso piece in the MET Museum. Nevertheless, curly girls sometimes hesitate with this hairstyle — it's not the same as having straight bangs (nor is the method to achieve the look).

"Some misconceptions that clients have are curly bangs are only for children, or bangs don't look good on adults, or even that they always look frizzy," shares hairstylist Monae Everett who has given stars like Taraji P. Henson and Yara Shahidi their red carpet hairstyles.

What Are the Pros Of Getting Curly Bangs?

"Curly bangs are a great way to change the shape of your haircut," suggests Everett.

If you're ready to update your style, this could be a great option for you. There are endless options for achieving curly bangs. Just like straight hair, you can have shaggy bangs, curtain bangs, feathered bangs, and more. However, Everett's personal favorite shape for curly bangs are full or voluminous.

"I love when curly peeps use the volume in their bangs to give additional lift on the top of their head." Take Yara Shahidi's hair at the 51st NAACP Image Awards as an example.

If you are on the fence about getting curly bangs or not sure where to start, Everett suggests beginning with wispy bangs. "This way you can decide if you love the look and want to add more hair to your bangs for a voluminous look, or keep the bangs wispy so that you can blend them back into your hair."

Do Curly Bangs Work for All Textures?

Yep, all hair textures can get curly bangs. But Everett highlights that type 4 hair "can enjoy multiple types of bangs." The kinky-curly texture allows a glorious array of looks achieved in multiple ways and opportunities to create faux bangs if you aren't ready to permanently cut your hair into that shape.

"I love to see bangs created from twist outs or having longer hair pinned into bangs from afro puffs and other updos," states Everett. Even your afro can get an update with bangs. "Picked out 'fros also look amazing with rounded or curtain bangs to frame the face," states Everett.

What Do I Need to Know About Styling and Maintaining For Curly Bangs?

You have curly bangs…now what? Beautiful bangs start with using products to keep your hair hydrated, so it's important to create a hair regimen that ensures your bangs remain moisturized and frizz-free.

"I always start any curly style on wet hair," reveals Everett. Begin the process with a leave-in conditioner that has moisturizing properties. Taliah Waajid Shea-Coco Condition Daily Leave-In Conditioner is great, as the shea butter and coconut oil combo add moisture to hair.

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