Every 6 months or so I get this desire for a radical change with my hair. Does this happen to you?
For the past couple of years I’ve been cutting in long layers, leaving my bangs long and getting a loose wavy perm. I really like that look, but the last time I did it, the waves came out really fast, and left my hair just looking limp. So I’ve been trying to get the perm out and wearing it straight and natural. It’s simple and fast, but kinda boring.
I always part my hair on the side, so side bangs are an obvious choice. I had them all throughout high school and college and I think they’re a good look on me. However, I don’t have the patience to deal with bangs and a perm, so I grew them out while I was perming my hair. Now the perm is grown out I’m contemplating real bangs (not side bangs) for the first time since Elementary school… actually I’m not sure I was the one making the hair decisions at that age, but you know what I mean.
So this is what I’m thinking…. wispy bangs that are long at the sides and shorter in the center. I feel like these would be much more manageable than blunt, straight across, thick bangs. I could easily move them to the side or clip them up because it wouldn’t be a huge amount of hair.
And color is the other thing I want to try. I’m not comfortable dying my whole head—I’ve never done that before, and I’m pretty protective of my natural color. Also I don’t like the idea of my roots growing out and having to maintain them. However, I do think there are some things I could do to my ends to lighten them up and perhaps create a brighter ombre effect from bottom to top. My hair does this naturally, so this would just give it a boost.
What do you think? Any advice on color and bangs? I need help making this decision… I’m nervous I won’t like it and have to wait ages for it all to grow out. Is it time to be bold and take a chance?