Bangs: 6 Reasons Why I am against them
I would just like to start out by saying that I have always hated bangs. Ever since I was little my mom would “feather” my bangs. Do you know what that means?
That means my mom would take this thing…
And curl my bangs in different sections so they look like this…
But, I was 8… with a ponytail…. and a growing disdain for the hairs hanging just above my eyebrows.
I really wish I had a picture from that time. But, as you can probably guess, I stayed far away from any camera with that hair. I did not want that documented in any way.
So, fast forward to today where I sit and contemplate my daughter’s hair future. I could give her bangs, just to test it out. Because I have realized through the years that some little girls look very cute with bangs.
Then, I remind myself of the other six reasons I decided not to burden my child with those strands of hair on her forehead.
They are as follows:
1- Hair hanging over the skin of the forehead tends to get oily faster than the rest and looks dirty even when clean.
2- As a former wearer of bangs, I will tell you, growing them out takes FOREVER. I mean, the awkward middle stage where you get that little alfalfa sprout when you put your hair in a ponytail…. not cute.
3- Haircuts are already scary and traumatizing enough for children. Especially around the face where they can see the scissors coming at them. No.
4- Did I mention I had horrible bangs as a child?
5- Ultimately, it is her choice. If she comes to me one day and says, “Mom, I think I want bangs”. We will sit and discuss the pros and cons and she will make her decision. If she decides yes then she shall have them. Until such a time. No.
6- Styling hair without them is so much quicker and easier. Especially with a toddler.
Who came up with that anyway? Who was styling hair one day and thought, Hey let’s cut some of the hair to the brow and see how that looks? I’m just curious.
According to Wikipedia:
“Hairstyles that feature bang’s have come and gone out of fashion as frequently as other hairstyles, and they can be worn in any number of ways. Influential people with bangs in modern times have included silent movie actress Louise Brooks, 1950s glamor model Bettie Page, the Beatles, and actress Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Cleopatra.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, curly, teased ones were in fashion. In 2007, they saw another massive revival as a hair trend, this time thick, deep and blunt-cut. In October 2007, style icon and model Kate Moss changed her hairstyle to add them, signaling the continuation of the trend into 2008.
In the 1970s, English actress, and singer Jane Birkin helped establish the iconic look of brow-length hair combined with overall long hair”
I hate trends.
I am teaching Allie to have her own style. Don’t worry about what the media says. It doesn’t matter what anyone else is wearing at any given moment. Do and wear what you like for yourself.
You are the maker of your own happiness.
Are there any trends/fads that you just do not want any part of right now? Let me know in the comments.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!