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Fringe ideas / ponderings

(17 Posts)
NoisyOyster Thu 03-Dec-15 12:09:27

Thinking of going really wacky and getting- gasp- a fringe. But not a proper one as that's still too dramatic and I'm such a wimp

Would any of the longish fringe styles below work, considering that I have no idea how to blow dry my hair / don't own straighteners, usually just wash and let air dry

Or would I need electrical equipment each time I wash my hair to keep the fringe looking ok?

BettyBi0 Thu 03-Dec-15 12:15:03

Following with interest as I'm contemplating the same.

Is your hair straight or curly?

NoisyOyster Thu 03-Dec-15 12:19:08

Very straight. Very fine but a lot of it. I'd ideally like a fringe that I could tuck behind my ears during the day and then if I ever worked out how to sweep to the sides for a glam night out

Littleoddfeet Thu 03-Dec-15 12:25:53

If you're quite low maintenance on the hair styling front I would give any fringe a swerve. Will get on your tits , end up greasy after a couple of hours from constantly trying to keep it tucked behind your ears and will take yonks to grow out!! I speak from bitter experience!

NoisyOyster Thu 03-Dec-15 12:27:36

Bother littleodd thats what I was afraid of sad

Guess it's just a trim again then blush

DiorSausage Thu 03-Dec-15 12:37:43

I think with fringes you need to either get a proper one or not bother at all. Those wispy half arsed attempts look crap to me.

As Littleoddfeet rightly says, they need a bit of time and effort so don't do it unless you're happy to get it trimmed regularly and spend time styling it properly.

Littleoddfeet Thu 03-Dec-15 12:38:41

Would you consider a full fringe? Its a brave step but can IME make your hair easier - you can wear it up etc and on 'in between days' just wash your fringe rather than all your hair. Really depends in texture etc - ask your hairdresser

NoisyOyster Thu 03-Dec-15 12:44:43

Aaaargh I'd love that proper fringe, but I literally have no idea what to do with my hair other than wash and comb it.
I'm lucky that it dried very quickly, and nicely, without any products and just hangs well, but I have a feeling I couldn't just wash and comb a fringe and leave to dry could I?

God I'm so clueless about hair

Littleoddfeet Thu 03-Dec-15 12:47:26

Probably not - it would likely need at least a good blast with a hairdryer. If your hair hangs well as it is perhaps don't mess too much with it - what about getting some colour put in if you're bored with it?

NoisyOyster Thu 03-Dec-15 12:49:07

That's possibly a good idea.

I just feel like I've had the same hairstyle (long and straight) for the last decade. But maybe if like you say it works, it's not such a bad thing.

<goes and buys a hat>

DiorSausage Thu 03-Dec-15 12:49:45

With my full fringe (think Zooey Dechanel) I either blow dry it with a big round brush or let it dry naturally. If I'm doing the latter I clip it to one side and then change to the other side when it's half dry. Means you don't get any kinks or sticky uppy bits.

And YY to the poster who said about tying your hair up and just washing your fringe. I thought I was the only slattern who did this grin.

NoisyOyster Thu 03-Dec-15 12:51:44

Ooooh dior you've given me a glimmer of hope

<ponders a full fringe>

God that's a scary thought! fgrin

Littleoddfeet Thu 03-Dec-15 12:53:17

YY to just washing your fringe - my dsis calls it just doing you 'fringe & minge' fgrin fgrin

Littleoddfeet Thu 03-Dec-15 12:54:03

OP do it, do it , do it!! Bit more effort but will look soooo stylish!

CallingAllEmergencyKittens Thu 03-Dec-15 12:54:53

Your hair type sounds a lot like mine, so yes, usually you can just wash and comb a fringe and leave it.

The only thing to consider is whether your hair has a wave in it or not, as if you have long hair, it can look straight because the weight of the hair pulls it straight IYSWIM. If it is wavy, it could be more difficult to style, but if your hair is very straight it's less likely. Just have a quick think about what you hair was like last time it was less than shoulder length if that's possible.

Different effects can be had on a long fringe by either simply blow drying down from above (using a hairdryer with a concentrator nozzle on) or up from below. Will take a few seconds to do it, no need for brushes/straighteners etc.

Although you do get tiny straighteners for fringes v chepaly, and they can be used to direct it to the side etc quite quickly and easily if you can be bothered.

if you are worried about a fringe going oily quickly, dry shampoo is your friend. Klorane ones are good, as is Batiste, especially Texturiser. A tiny , brief spray is all you need. (the current ad is a good idea of how to use it minimal fashion, don;t spray on half a can then brush it out).

NoisyOyster Thu 03-Dec-15 13:01:45

I think I'm succumbing to peer pressure... fgrin

Cautiously thinking about a full fringe

CallingAllEmergencyKittens Thu 03-Dec-15 13:10:16

A full fringe is easier than a side swept one IME fsmile

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