Bang Hell

Recently, Justin's sister wrote a hilarious post about her bangs and how real the struggle is when you're trying to grow out bangs. I literally laughed out loud, and then I wanted to cry because damn it, I FEEL that struggle. Without even knowing about that post, Nicole asked me to post about my bangs and I promptly replied "you mean Bang Hell?" - and hence this post and post title.

You see, it all started a few months ago, right before starting a new job (because life changes come in pairs, right?!), I decided I'd chop off my hair into actual bangs. Not fake, side-swept bangs like I'd always had in the past that are easy and not in your eyes and effortless, noooo, I decided to make life hard. Because us girls don't have enough shit going on, we think we should add bangs to the mix. 

See, effortless, pretty, easy to grow out! 

See, effortless, pretty, easy to grow out! 

I'm here to tell you that you should never add real, full-forehead-covering bangs to the mix. They're not effortless or cute or easy to grow out. This is Bang Hell I'm in. 

Not effortless, not side-swept, not easy to grow out!

Not effortless, not side-swept, not easy to grow out!

Do you know how long my new full-forehead bangs last in decent looking condition? Approximately 4 hours after being washed and styled. Once I've gone to bed? Forget about it! No chance to salvage them for a second day. Also, they don't even look effortless when they are cooperating. 

I have to trim these bad-boys at least once a week, I have to blow dry them, straighten them, sometimes add a bit of curl at the top for volume and they're still in my eyes and driving me crazy. Not to mention, my hair naturally curls out to my left, so they won't, I repeat, WON'T lay straight, they always curl at the bottom. 

What is this cute, easy fringe that people have on their forehead? Where did it come from? What products do they use? Are they some type of unicorn? I don't believe it's real life because I'm over here just pinning them back on the daily because ain't nobody got time for this ish. 

And that's my story of Bang Hell. Please leave all tips and tricks for making these beasts work because I have a feeling they'll be a staple on my face for awhile because amazingly, growing them out seems even more painful than the aforementioned struggles. 

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