Make Your Own: Fake Bangs

People tell you never to cut your own hair, and probably for a good reason. Unless you go to a liberal arts college where walking around looking like a rejected member of Green Day is going to fly, you should probably keep the scissors far, far away from your own hair. But that doesn’t mean you can’t fake choppy locks to see how you like the style. All you need is some product, some accessories, and a good excuse for why your hair will have seemed to grow out overnight.

Step 1: Buy (or make) some hair product – The best way to make your clip-on bangs look natural is to use the same oils and conditioners on both your real and fake locks. If you’re going to for the emo, choppy look, feel free to whip up a batch of the stuff yourself. This recipe comes from Long Locks and will tint your hair a nice shade of red:

1/2 cup beet juice
1/2 cup carrot juice

Mix ingredients together, pour over clean, damp hair. Wrap head in plastic and apply hot towel, medium dryer heat, or sit in the sun for one hour. Shampoo.

Step 2: Get your clip-on bangs – We know, it seems sillier than buying a fake nose ring. But how else are you going to try the look out without dedicating four months of your life to the style? You can buy extension bangs at any wig store or have your stylist do it (that would sort of defeat the purpose though). Or you can buy your own bangs at Ultimate Looks, where these hand-bandy things kind of hang down in front of your face:

Step 3: Or…Fake Your Own – You can fake having bangs without wearing a crazy-ass hairnet thingie by spending some extra hours following those people on YouTube for tutorials. Sure it takes awhile longer, but on the plus side your friends won’t ask you why you’re wearing a bang-weave.

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