How to Grow Out Bangs Gracefully

Bangs are fun and fresh to change up your look. However, there is one thing about bangs that many people seem to forget. The awkward growing out phase. This is dreaded by so many, when in all reality, it doesn’t have to be! Learning how to grow out bangs without compromising your hairstyle can seem a bit intimidating, but there are lots of options! 

There are a few directions you can go while growing out bangs. Each has their own pros and cons, so I am going to help you decide which option works best for you. Here are the top hairstyles for growing out bangs and some benefits of each: 

1. Split in Half

To help lessen the look of bangs, try splitting them down the middle. This allows them to blend better with the rest of your hair. There is a bit of a learning curve for you and your hair when you choose this option, as your hair naturally wants to stay in the front as it has been. 

The best way to get this effect is to train your hair to part this way. This may take a bit, but start by blowdrying your hair in this direction everytime you shower. Over time, your bangs will naturally go this way, allowing for that awkward and stubborn hair wanting to go back to the middle to subside. 

2. Layers

When growing out your hair, layers are your best friend. This will lessen the harsh transition and blend your bangs into the rest of your hair. A lot of stylists will call this face framing as well, which is where you slowly blend your shortest pieces into the longer part of your hair. 

This works best on middle part looks, as it typically requires evenness to accomplish well. Keep in mind that while it might look like a lot of hair being cut off, your length will remain for the majority of your hair. Trust the process and your hair stylist as they know what they are doing!

3. To the Side

Another option if you aren’t a huge fan of middle parts is to swoop your hair to the side. This will be easier to accomplish as your bangs grow. It might help to blend with layers into the rest of your hair still, but only on one side this time. 

If you are transitioning from classic straight across bangs, you will need a pretty dramatic side part to incorporate all of your short pieces. Keep this in mind when you choose this option. Side parts look great on some, but if this isn’t your natural hair styling choice, it will be quite off-putting to begin with. 

4. Keep them Back

When all else falls, you can keep your hair pulled back during the extreme awkward phases. There are loads of options to keep your hair out of your face, so you have loads of different hairstyles to choose from. Try braiding your bangs. This is fashionable, simple, and looks great on any hair type. You can try french or dutch braiding as well for some versatility. 

Another option is twisting your bangs back. This is a simpler option if you aren’t well versed at braiding. It also is faster, which can be great for when you are in a hurry. Twist your bangs and pin them with a bobby pin and voila! Quick and stylish. 

5. Curtain Bangs

One of the biggest perks of curtain bangs is that they came in so many lengths. You can gracefully transition from short bangs into longer bangs with this option. The biggest downside of curtain bangs is that they do require a bit of styling to execute well. Grab your round brush and hair dryer to perfect the look. Roll your hair away from your face to give the effortless swoop also known as curtain effect. 

The biggest pro of this option is that curtain bangs are very on trend at the moment, so people will assume you are rocking this look by choice rather than a means to grow out your hair. 


The biggest on how to grow out bangs is to commit. Whichever style you choose, don’t give up when you hit the awkward phase. Nine times out of ten, you think it looks much worse than it actually does, so commit to the style with confidence. 

If you have steered away from bangs out of fear of the growing out process, this is your sign to take the leap. Try a new look and let yourself branch out! 

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