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Oh Gawd, have just got a fringe cut

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bleedingheart Sun 12-Jan-14 14:47:50

I love big heavy fringes! It sounds great.

I really want a fringe but like Weelady, I have curly hair so its a bit of a no-go. Straighteners hate my hair too.
I have a large forehead and would like to break it up and hide any wrinkles that develop.

Cheesyslice Sun 12-Jan-14 14:30:44

Another fringe grower-outer here. I had a full one, had to dampen it, spritz with Tigi volume spray then blow dry and straighten every day. PITA.

Maeve789 Sun 12-Jan-14 10:37:05

Im the oppisite moresky! I forget how big my forehead is how the horizontal lines are so noticeable.... i see all one length hair on somebody, think how fabous it looks and start growing out my fringe!

FreeButtonBee Sun 12-Jan-14 06:23:00

Yes, my mother said it takes years off me. I didn't realise I had years to come off! Sob! Also means you can't tell if I have done my eyebrows perfectly.

Question - I have an enormous monobrow a healthy set of brows. Have been letting them grow thick (a la Cara whatdyacallher) rather than tweezing but I am worried it's too much hair.

Good tip on not over moisturising the old forehead.

permaquandry Sat 11-Jan-14 22:03:20

Batiste is your best friend. I had a fringe for 34 years and am now growing it out.

I have oilyish hair and a fringe will look more greasy as it picks up the oil from the forehead. I didn't moisturise my forehead in the morning (only at night) and used batiste on the fringe and parting if going out in the eves.

I am very tempted to cut mine back in. Makes you look younger, I think.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 11-Jan-14 21:17:11

I had a one length bob for years - got very boring but I can't be contemplating any style that I have to faff with and my hair needs to be tied back for work.

So I had the thinnest wispiest fringe cut (just below eyenrow level) and it's really nice.
I wash my hair once a week but the fringe gets doused when I have a shower.
And yes, cheaper than Botox grin not that I HAVE any wrinkles

MoreSkyThanWeNeed Sat 11-Jan-14 21:09:51

Argh, you're making me want a fringe!
Every few years I get one, think it looks shit hot at the time, then see photos and realise I look like Damien, the demon kid.
Then I forget, see a nice one on someone else and we're back to the start again!

Maeve789 Sat 11-Jan-14 20:53:21

I loved having a fringe! I started growing it out about this time next year and I don't know why. I think it's flattering. My hair isn't even particularly straight but I used to smooth the top and let the bottom kink, it was easy and looked nice. no idea why i felt i needed to grow out a fringe. and yes, botox, i had it once, and I can't afford to get it done again. so, fringe would be cheaper.

CointreauVersial Sat 11-Jan-14 20:49:04

I heart my fringe, but I've had one for 46 years, so I'm pretty used to it.

Second the daily washing, particularly if it's fine hair. Dry shampoo is your friend. A quick tickle with my BBH perks mine up no end.

If it starts getting in your eyes, do a quick trim, or pop into your hairdresser's - most will do a fringe trim between appointments for little or no money.

And if you're my age, with a wrinkly forehead - it's way cheaper than Botox. grin

Bbh is great when it's getting a sniff too long-rounds the shape just enough to get it out of the eyes

trixymalixy Sat 11-Jan-14 18:56:39

My sister uses dry shampoo on her fringe in between washes

burnishedsilver Sat 11-Jan-14 18:55:41

I didn't wash mine every day but I had to ghd it everyday.

FreeButtonBee Sat 11-Jan-14 18:53:53

I think I like it. It's a full on blunt wide one down to my eyebrows.

DH likes it. Says I look more modern

I think I will have to wash daily - I might dig out the BBH to dry and shape it all in one.

I am slightly concerned about the grease though...

enormouse Sat 11-Jan-14 18:50:05

I wash mine every time I wash my hair (2-3 times a week) but I have a very short pixie crop.
I blow dry it to one side and then brush it back to the other so it's not flat. Then rub a little wax or gel through it to separate.

Do you have a short fringe or a long sweeping one?

I do wash mine everyday because my hair is naturally greasy and I tend to fiddle with it! But I just wash the fringe over the sink, one minute with the hairdryer and it's sorted. Makes for a polished look too!

JoanRanger Sat 11-Jan-14 17:44:21

You can wash it every day. Tie your hair back, dip fringe under running tap in sink, shampoo (tiny amount) and rinse. Voila!

PaperBagPrincess Sat 11-Jan-14 17:10:07

Love my fringe. Give it a week or two to settle. New fringes always look slightly awkward. Then see how you feel. You can always grow it in to a longer side fringe if you dont like it.

plentyofsoap Sat 11-Jan-14 16:48:52

I love mine and it is not too much hard work. Ghds through it takes less than a minute smile

Lizzabadger Sat 11-Jan-14 16:45:56

It will take a while to get used to. You can always grow it out. I get mine trimmed more than the rest of my hair. Costs £3 for fringe trim round here and makes a big difference to your appearance.

WhoNickedMyName Sat 11-Jan-14 16:33:20

Oh dear.

I'm nine months into growing out a fringe I decided on, on the spur of the moment. It's not even down to my chin yet. hmm

Sorry, not helpful at all.

Weelady77 Sat 11-Jan-14 16:29:47

As long as your fringe is straight it will be finesmile I got a fringe cut a couple of years ago and it was the wrong move as I've got curly hair although I straighten it every day but slightest bit moisture it was everywhere so it last a week then was pinned to the side till it grew outshock

FreeButtonBee Sat 11-Jan-14 16:19:08

I must be mad. Fringe care tips please. I haven't had one since I was 9.

Do I need to wash it every day?!

NB do not get a radical haircut when hungover.

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