Hair fix: no more flat bangs



I don’t know what the humidity level is at where you live, but it’s pretty darn high here in North Carolina. And while some people struggle with frizziness or curls in humidity, my hair melts. It goes limp and lifeless with a quickness. So, I managed to time filming this video tutorial on a really humid day, which was perfect to show you how to keep your bangs up off your face even in rough climates.

I share really simple concepts for full, swoopy bangs in this tutorial and I hope it helps you style your own bangs well!



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  1. Natalie says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! You made it sound so easy – I’m going to try this today!

    • Posted November 10, 2014

      Thats very nice tip.. i will try it

    • Tracee Easton says
      Posted November 13, 2014

      Kate, You have no idea how refreshing your tutorials are. It’s amazing that a couple little tips can make such a big difference. I have had those “growing out” and “annoying fall in front of my face bangs” for quite some time. Thank you, thank you. Bless you and your little family <3

  2. Posted May 12, 2014

    Really great tutorial! It came just in time for this weather!

  3. Karen says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Thank you sooo much!!! I recently grew my bangs out and they happen to be about your length. I JUST said to my daughter yesterday, I don’t think this length bang is going to work for me this summer with the humidity as yesterday was our first taste of it in the Northeast and they were falling in my face. Thank you, thank you for posting this tutorial!!! Literally, when you first started your “quick fix series” I said to myself, “Oh! I hope she does a tutorial for just this situation with bangs!” And you did!! 🙂

  4. Divya says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    This God-sent to me!! I have overgrown bangs now and am scared to get them cut because its so darn hot and humid here in India!

    FOTD | Gems from the neglected lot

  5. Posted May 12, 2014

    You’re so clever! Thanks for the two-finger tip, the hair under my bangs always gives me the most trouble. Love this series!

  6. Michelle says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I tried it out this morning, and ta-da! The little secret to spray your fingers is simple but perfect and works amazingly well. Exactly what my bangs needed for the summer and honestly every other season 🙂

  7. Jamie drake says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Thank your SO much for this tutorial!! I have had the flattest bangs and now I know how to fix them! The humidity down here in FL is ridiculous too!!!

  8. Julia says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Thank you for this tutorial. It is very helpful. I wasn’t able to find a gallery you have mentioned in your vlog, so could you please help me to locate it?

  9. Julie says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    This is great, and I’m excited to try it when I style my hair tomorrow. My bangs are shorter swooped bangs right now, and I am CONSTANTLY trying to keep them from splitting. Advice for this?

  10. Ashlee says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Love this tutorial! Thanks so much!

    • Posted November 30, 2014

      I just got my hair cut like yours and colored I just love it!!! Thank you soooo much… You are adorable. I had about 4 inches cut off now time for a new due.. You are a true inspiration!!!

  11. Lauren L. says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Looks great! I can see myself in a mirror where I sit at work (soooo like right now) and i’m always messing with my hair to get it to be less flat – I will try this ASAP.

  12. Kristen Rhinehart-Fernandez says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Hi, I was wondering if you might be willing to provide some frizz-free tips or summer styles for those of us thick wavy or curly chair. From this time of year through the end of September (I live in D.C.) my hair is pulled into a low pony tail–I try to give it some height and make it polished looking and I have been trying your tutorials (great resource!). I was thinking that perhaps the products I am using or how and when I am using them might help allow me to wear my hair naturally, rather than the blow-dry and flat ironing I do during the winter. I am a mom to a 2-year old girl and am new to your blog! Thank you, its great!

    • Jean says
      Posted May 12, 2014

      I’d like to see this also. My hair is very wavy. I’d love not to straighten it with a dryer in the summer, It’s nothing but frizz if I don’t.

  13. Posted May 12, 2014

    Kate, you are so sweet in your videos, and very helpful! Thanks for these tricks for a girl who is LOST in this world without her bangs! 🙂

  14. MarianneB says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Thank you so much! The tips were great and I can’t wait to try hairspray on your fingertips!! Genius, I never heard of that or would have thought of it, I love, love that kind of thing!! Thanks!!

  15. Jay says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    I love love love your blog! But, I am not able to read it on my phone very easily anymore. I am a mommy of 2 and don’t always have time to look at it on a computer or iPad. Can this be fixed? Thanks!!! I especially love your videos!!!

  16. Joanne says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    I love your website/blog. I look forward to it each day. I have extremely course, dry, hair. Humidity and flat ironing makes it worse. I have tried many products to help protect my hair and make it softer and smoother but not much seems to really work. Do you have any suggestions on how to make my hair softer, especially when I want to curl it? Thanks!

  17. Posted May 12, 2014

    Agreeing with a few of the previous comments on the 2 finger trick! I actually slapped my head and said “Duh” out loud (aka DOL). I touch my hair a lot, which makes it flat and limp, so making sure those front pieces don’t touch my face is key! Great video. Love this series!

    • Kate says
      Posted May 12, 2014

      lets make “DOL” a thing 🙂

  18. Posted May 12, 2014

    you are so lovely! this is an amazing tip, especially for someone growing out their bangs like myself.

    XO Kate J

  19. Angela says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your great tips. I Will definitely try this. Now if you could send us some of that humidity, still cool here.


  20. Becky says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    This tutorial came at the perfect time as I just had my hair cut and was complaining to my hairdresser about how my front pieces always just hang! I’ll definitely try this…although I will say that I have a widow’s peak and it is causing one piece of hair to be very unruly!

  21. Christina says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    “Okay, they’re off of my forehead, and they don’t look shellac-ed.” Lol, Love your videos!!

  22. Lisa says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Your video is prefect timing, I am going to try your tips tomorrow.
    Btw, your makeup looks amazing

  23. Posted May 12, 2014

    What an AWESOME trick! I’ve been growing my bangs out the past few months and now with Summer coming (and crazy humidity here in Wisconsin) I was worried about what to do with my bangs. Can’t wait to try this out!

  24. Jacqui says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Love the tips, especially the 2 finger hairspray one. Quick question, why do you call them bangs? I’m from Australia & we call it our fringe.

  25. Sydni Jackson says
    Posted May 12, 2014

    Could you do a post on scalp health? I have this awful bad habit of picking my scalp until there are scabs. So gross. I’ve heard Tea Tree Oil helps but I feel like that’s so 2003. Any other suggestions??

  26. Arielle says
    Posted May 13, 2014

    The finger trick is genius!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  27. Sami says
    Posted May 13, 2014

    I am that obnoxious lady that spends all day pushing her bangs out of her face. And I always knew hairspray would be the key. I just couldn’t figure out how to get the underside of my bangs without ruining all the work I had put in to styling my bangs or making them look “shellacked”. Thanks for the awesome tip!!

  28. Posted May 13, 2014

    I love the last tip for getting hairspray on the underside of the bangs. Those little hairs tickling my forehead always drive me crazy. Can’t wait to try this!

  29. Jenn Hutcherson says
    Posted May 13, 2014

    Wow! The finger trick blew my mind – so easy, but I would’ve never thought about doing that. Thanks for this tutorial! I have horrible bangs during humid days, too.

  30. Corie Lasiter says
    Posted May 13, 2014

    Your tutorials are always so helpful and your blog is one of my favorites! Thank you so much for always making everything so simple and easy to follow along with!

  31. Posted May 13, 2014

    I’ve been meaning to take a better peek at your blog for awhile + after attempting an updo of my own yesterday, I thought ‘I totally need to go see if I can manage any of Kate’s tutorials!’ We’ll see. I’ll keep you posted.

    THIS tip though — I’m so glad I found it. My bangs get gross in ALL weather. I actually chopped some off the other day because they were bugging me. [Sheepish look…] Yes, I took the scissors to them myself. Eek. I *think* they’re not too bad though. With this tip, tomorrow I’m gonna try to make them amazing. 🙂

  32. Venessa P says
    Posted May 14, 2014

    I did this today. You. Are. BRILLIANT!
    Worked like a charm!

  33. Posted May 14, 2014

    Brilliant! And this could not have come at a better time! I just got 4 inches cut off my hair and have let my bangs grow longer and I came home today with my bangs all flat and blah. I can’t wait to try these tricks!

  34. Posted May 15, 2014

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My bangs fall flat! I will be trying this tomorrow 🙂

  35. Missy says
    Posted May 15, 2014

    I am so grateful for your videos! I started watching on Youtube a couple years ago (in a totally non-stalker/need severe help with flat course hair kind of way, lol) This video was super helpful!

  36. Olivia says
    Posted May 21, 2014

    Kate, do you use Photoshop to put in your text on your photos? I am currently blogging and not using Photoshop, what would you suggest for putting text on photos besides photoshop?

  37. Posted August 16, 2014

    Believe it or not, even in the UK we’re prone to high humidity summers – this one’s been horrendous. I’ve seen a big surge in clients trying to beat the frizz; they wake up in the morning, do their hair and by lunchtime they’ve gone all labradoodle!

  38. Werb says
    Posted October 7, 2014

    Tolle Anleitung. Super gezeigt.!

  39. Posted October 14, 2014

    You are too good @K8_SmallThings | You got very special and natural hair. thanks for post

  40. A7laa says
    Posted November 1, 2014

    Cool 🙂

  41. zbara says
    Posted November 17, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your great tips. I Will definitely try this. Now if you could send us some of that humidity, still cool here.

  42. Posted November 18, 2014

    So cute! Great tutorial!!! I’ll share with my clients traveling to humid places!!

  43. Posted November 25, 2014

    Some people feel that they cant style their hair because it isnt long enough, your hair isn’t that long yet you create such wonderful hair styles. Very inspirational.

  44. Posted November 30, 2014

    You are awesome!! So many common questions we think are to stupid to ask people so we don’t and thank god here you are answering all of them!!!! Love it!!!

  45. Anna says
    Posted December 4, 2014

    Verry nice hairdress!:)
    I like your style to blog and your Video ♥

    Go on like this!
    Xx Anna

  46. Jill says
    Posted December 12, 2014

    great hair blogs, good writing.. check out our blog on how to maintain your hair color

    would love to hear your thoughts

  47. Posted January 10, 2015

    Love your hair tips and videos. Very well done and so helpful!

  48. Suzanne says
    Posted March 11, 2015

    Thanks, Kate. I am a 53YO who still didn’t know how to do bangs until your video. I live in the Arabian Gulf, which is hot, yes, and I live .5 mile from the beach in every direction, so humidity: YES! From Abu Dhabi with love!

  49. Karen says
    Posted May 16, 2015

    Hi Kate, this might be a long shot, but do you by chance remember what you were wearing on your lips during this tutorial?


  50. Posted May 19, 2015

    You look so gorgeous in your hair color and hair style. Another thing is that you are smart and I admire that way you make a tutorial video.

    Thanks for sharing! Good stuff.

  51. Posted June 2, 2016

    Thanks for this great and informational post . I love your tutorials . I love my hair and I love change my hair style . I can manage my hair with hot air brush easily . Certainly I will apply your tips and I hope it will be perfect like yours .

  52. Staci says
    Posted June 6, 2016

    Yes!! This worked great. Thank you! And your bangs are awesome.

  53. Amanda M. Rich says
    Posted July 11, 2016

    Great tutorial, any one can style their hair after watching this video. However you can choose hair tools from here-, this page basically on hot air brush and hope this tools can bring elegant look during any occasion.

  54. Posted August 16, 2016

    This is very nice tips. I have my own salon and i will use this tips for my clients, Thank you for sharing tips 🙂

  55. Katie says
    Posted November 24, 2016

    Very nice tutorial, I also have a problem with humidity, most of the time I look like Monica from Friends episode in Miami.😂 I love your blog!

  56. Posted January 9, 2017

    Thanks you so much Kate for this tutorial!I’m so much glad that I found your post innovative.

  57. Posted March 29, 2017

    It turned out very stylish, beauty)

  58. Kristy says
    Posted November 4, 2017

    Hi, this is really helpful, thanks for making this easy hair fix video!

  59. Posted March 12, 2019

    I just love this Post and frankly speaking I love straight hair.In fact I got smoothen my hair permanently.