How to Keep Your Bangs Straight

Updated February 21, 2017

Worn with long hair or a short bob, straight, blunt fringe look chic and modern. Straight fringe also bring out the angles of your face and your eyes. However, if your hair is naturally wavy, keeping your fringe straight requires a bit more daily effort.

Brush your fringe downwards when blow drying your hair to keep them straight. Use medium heat and angle the dryer, so that it points downward from your crown.

Apply a dollop of straightening serum or balm to your fringe Spread serum onto your palms and smooth over your fringe evenly. Also look for straightening serums which moisturise, repair and protect your hair from heat.

Straighten your fringe with a flat iron, on a low to medium setting. Straighten your fringe in three or four sections. When straightening your fringe, run the iron quickly over a section of your fringe from the top to the ends. If you want a bit more volume or softness, brush your fringe with a round brush after straightening.

Sweep a dime-sized amount of shine serum over your fringe to create a healthy, shiny glow. Shine serum will also smooth over any flyaways,dryness or frizz.

Trim your fringe every three or four weeks to keep them straight, blunt and out of your eyes.


Whenever possible, avoid high humidity or rain, as this will cause your fringe to naturally curl or poof out.

Things You'll Need

  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Flat iron
  • Shine serum
  • Straightening serum
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