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Has anyone else embraced having a large forehead?

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Avelosa Thu 28-May-20 15:38:03

Just that reallygrin I have a very sizeable forehead compared to my face (how attractive do I sound!) and was bullied relentlessly for it all through school. I got a fringe as soon as I could and have had either a side fringe or a full fringe for as long as I can remember
BUT it’s so hot at the moment! My head is constantly sweating due to always having my hair over it, even though it’s been thinned out on my fringe. I love all the hairstyles people have with their hair scraped back, or in a middle parting, or half up half down etc. But when I try it on myself all I can think is god look at that massive foreheadgrin anyone else managed to embrace theirs and just think fuck it? How can I learn to love it!?

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Backtoreality1 Thu 28-May-20 15:51:53

HIya - yes, been there and done that. It was one very hot summer about 10 years ago when I went into a hairdressers and asked their opinion. She gave me a very short choppy fringe which would have been a real trial for me to consider. However, the mood I was in, I just let her do it, and haven't looked back since! it is very short and at a slight angle and with my short haricut works really well! Find a hairdresser you trust and go for it!

GeriGeranium Thu 28-May-20 16:09:16

My friend has a massive forehead, if anybody comments or stares at it he will say “ah, you’ve noticed my fivehead”, he just makes a joke of it.

daisym00n Fri 29-May-20 12:14:44

I have a bit of a complex about the size of my fotehead as DM told me for years how 'high' it was and it meant I kept a fringe that didn't suit me for years. After I finally grew my fringe out I said to DM I was worried about what she would think of it as she'd always referenced my high forehead. She said "Oh I don't think I really meant you have a high forehead. I meant it protrudes". Thanks Mum, much better. I never grew my fringe back but I keep the front lengths shorter so when I tie it back there's a frame around my forehead which makes me feel it's less exposed.

MumpsimusMaximus Fri 29-May-20 12:23:39

Just be glad you’re not Teresa Giudice. She NEEDS a fivehead.

julybaby32 Fri 29-May-20 12:28:06

I have a large forehead and also my fridge grows with a cow's lick so won't even cover it up effectively. It probably means you will suit a hat with a brim though, and although hats themselves aren't exactly cool on the head they do provide a certain about of protection from UV. (I've got a relative with several different types of skin cancer and I know she would wish me to urge you to wear a hat anyway, when outside.) I find a mineral powder foundation helps minimise the shine, so although I don't normally wear make up, I do use that if there is any danger of unavoidable group photographs occurring. Standing behind someone very tall also helps of course.

MarylandMayhem Fri 29-May-20 12:29:50

They're called 'fiveheads'grin.

I've never bothered much about mine, I have to wear my hair fully tied back for work anyway and can't be bothered to use hair grips to pin back a fringe.

Magicra84 Fri 29-May-20 12:36:18

@MumpsimusMaximus grin

maxonebitch Fri 29-May-20 12:38:14

Just tell them it's so you have room for all of your brain.

Avelosa Fri 29-May-20 13:54:28

@MarylandMayhem there is a village in the county we live which is called Fivehead, DP hilariously tells me I should live there every time we drive through. He thinks he’s so funnygrin

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PeppermintSoda Fri 29-May-20 13:59:36

Vanessa paradis had quite a high hairline when she was younger. It looked nice. It's not noticeable now as she wears her hair differently

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