Post # 1
Super trivial hair question.
I am 5 months away from the wedding and unfortunately went to a bad hairdresser who was supposed to do a trim but ended up cutting my waist-length hair to above bust height. I have curly dry hair naturally and she fried the front section of my hair with straighteners that were way too hot for my hair. I also developed Anemia and I lost about 50% of my thickness so this may be another reason why the straighteners were too hot.
The front section now doesn’t curl like the rest of my hair and is always dry and knotting. I have become very bothered with my hair going from the perfect length and health for the wedding to short, thin and unhealthy. Its nothing like i wanted and because of this iv become bored with it and want a change. I feel like a fringe would be good for getting rid of some of that dry damaged section (not all as its about half of my hair) and a nice change but am being told its the worst thing i could do for hair styling? below picture is what im going for. Is this a terrible idea?
Post # 2
NOOOOOO NEVER GET BANGS BEFORE A HUGE EVENT!!!!!!!
Post # 3
I would try every sort of moisturizing mask and hair treatment before I would suggest cutting anything. If you’ve done all that already, maybe go to the highest end salon you can afford and ask them what they would suggest.
Post # 4
Buy some hair pieces – play with braids or clip ins, much more versatile
Post # 5
mrssunshine88 : I cut my fringe a couple of months before my 21st birthday. That was a terrible idea, I hugely regretted it.
Don’t do it. Go do a hair trial and work with what you’ve got.
Post # 6
Start doing Olaplex treatments at least once a week.
Post # 7
I don’t get the drama. If you want a slightly different hair cut get one. If it looks horrific, which it won’t, you can always pin them back – someone will be able to do something.
I am a great believer that life does not have to go on hold for this lovely special but only 1 day event!
If it helps I’ve just accidentally gone way too blonde less than 4 months from the wedding but I expect it will all be ok!
Depends really on your attitude, if you have a vision in your head that must be maintained then I wouldn’t do anything dramatic. If you are rather more easy going then go for it!
Post # 8
Olaplex and hair masks to help restore your hair from the current damage (to a presentable level), vitamins for new growth. NEVER CUT YOUR HAIR BEFORE A MAJOR EVENT.
But do not fall for advice to have salon protein treatments or keratin treatments to make your hair healthier. Apparently, that depends on your hair type and some hair types that appear thin and brittle need protein and some need moisture. I did a keratin treatment and it ruined the condition of my hair because I needed moisture instead. I think to test which you need, you do something like grab a strand of hair and stretch it to see if it breaks or bounces, snaps and curls up at the end but I have no idea which is which and I am just typing nonsense at this point.
Olaplex. Hair masks. Don’t cut. Seriously.
I had to say all of those things even though PPs said them, because you cannot hear them enough.
Also hair trials and YouTube can show you some styles to fake a fringe so that you can toy around with the look. If you are already unhappy with your shorter hair, trust me, making it even shorter now will NOT make you happier. Also, give yourself some time to adapt to your new hair situation. Sometimes the shock of a haircut can really do a number on us.
Post # 9
I assume you aren’t cowlick afflicted at the bang line. If that is true, bangs will not interfere with your wedding day hairstyle. They will be able to be pulled back, to the side, down, etc. If you have good hair & good growth pattern (and it sounds like you do) don’t worry about it.
Post # 10
mrssunshine88 : I say go for it. If you don’t love it you’ve got enough time to get some length on it to turn it into a sideswept long fringe.
Also start taking some silica tablets or vitamin tablets marketed for hair/skin/nails. They will get some good conditioning and growth happening for you with your hair. I had to stop taking them because my already fast growing hair was growing at double its usual rate whilst on them. I took them for my thin easily peeling nails which worked and I ended up with strong nails but the side effect of Fantastic hair growth on an already hairy person was why I stopped. If I didn’t stop, cousin IT would be my doppelganger!! 🤣
Post # 11
I second the olaplex treatments at a salon, hair masks and coconut oil. Walked into my last appt with healthy hair, walked out with it so dry and damaged I couldn’t run my fingers through it let alone a brush, it felt like straw. Once with coconut oil alone I completely changed my hair to the point my hairdresser at the time asked me what I’d been doing!
Post # 12
It depends on how fast your hair grows. I’ve had bangs for over 10 years now. I get them cut to where they’re just touching my eyebrows, and get my hair cut probably every 6-8 weeks. By that time, my bangs have grown to about the bottom of my eyeballs. So in 5 months, for me, they’d grow pretty significantly. So as long as your hair grows at a decent rate, there’s not a ton of risk getting bangs. They might be an awkward length for a bit, but they can still grow out a decent amount by your wedding if you decide you don’t like them.
Even if they don’t grow fast, your hairstylist can pin them back into your hairstyle easily enough. 5 months before the wedding I think is fine to experiment with bangs. If it were a couple weeks before the wedding, I’d probably tell you not to do it, but I don’t think 5 months is a big deal.
But I would be prepared for not liking the bangs. Although I love my bangs and think I look weird without them, for most people I know who have gotten bangs, they pretty quickly decide they’re a hastle and don’t really like them. I am lucky in that my bangs are very easy to maintain and pretty much listen to me lol, but for many people bangs can be difficul to style correctly. But who knows, they may work great on you.
But again, only go for it if you’re prepared to not like them. It IS a big change and they do NOT look good on everyone. Also, I’d recommend finding a good hairstylist who has experience cutting bangs (I have gotten MANY bad bang cuts over the years lol). But if you’re willing to take the risk, go for it! It’ll be fine by your wedding regardless.
Post # 13
Chances are, you won’t keep the bangs forever. I’d want to look back on wedding photos and look like “myself” personally, but everyone is different. You do you!
Post # 14
Nope nope nope. I have a love hate relationship with fringe. Meaning I always see photos of myself in the one or two week window when they look great, and want them again. The day I cut them it is always instant regret. They never lay right, take weeks to break in and feel right and by then they’re growing out too fast. Too much maintenance to keep them at that perfect length and fit. And, way way too much maintenance in general, cannot throw your hair up, must always have a round brush, always style them. I always end up in tears when I cut them! I would never do that right before a big event. If you want the look, they do sell clip in fringe extensions that may work. But seconding others.. do not do something so drastic right before your wedding!
Post # 15
Bangs are literally never the answer.