Things I've learnt about having a Fringe

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I’ve had my fringe for a good few months but I am no means an expert on the fringe subject. I have learnt a few tips and tricks along the way to dealing with having a fringe.Fringes can be oh-so-cute but can also go oh-so-wrong very quickly. Keeping them in shape is always a toughie but heres a rough guide to keeping your fringe in check!

ALWAYS BLOW DRY

The trick I’ve learnt about blow drying my fringe is to do it first and work it in three sections using a mid barrelled rounded brush and then smooth it all together - Rather than doing it all as one. This ways it doesn’t end up all poofy or flat at the edges and sits nicely on my forehead. When I’m feeling especially lazy - I’ll rough dry my hair and then use the Babyliss Big Hair to tong and blow it smooth in one lazy step.

Revive Daily

I find if I don’t wash my hair everyday then I find that it goes all stringy, gross and flat. The easy solution is to blast them with a bit of dry shampoo - Spray straight into the roots and then massage it in. My favourite is Batiste, Every girl should have one in the beauty arsenal, fringe or not! However I find that sometimes it can still look a little ropey so more often than not I simply section off my fringe with clips and just wash the fringe, and blow-dry as normal. It takes 3 mins max and makes SUCH a difference!

Cut It

Maintaining a decent fringe length is hard! I’d honestly only recommend trimming your fringe if you feel confident enough - my hairdresser offers free fringe trims. SoI tend to go get it done every two weeks. You’ll be surprised how quickly your fringe can go from cute to too long! With the guidance of Zoe I have branched out to cutting my own fringe. Using a comb I brush my fringe straight & start from the middle, and do tiny upward snips using hairdressing scissors. As I have quite a rough fringe style this works well for me but honestly it’s a little bit of trial and error!

MAKE SURE YOU CAN LOOK AFTER IT

With a great fringe comes great responsibility. I can’t tell you if you should or shouldn’t get a fringe - there are so many variables if you should or shouldn’t get one. Make sure you really consider it before you jump right in though. Consider if it’ll suit your face shape and I wouldn’t recommend a fringe if your low maintenance (although I am, but spend a extra bit on my fringe). If you're really worried about what it might look like then I suggest trying a cheapy clip in fringe extension. You can pick 'em up really cheap on eBay and while they do look a little wiggy it will help you figure it out before chopping!

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  1. aaah can totally relate with all of these, however i couldn't imagine not having a fringe now! i love yours!

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  2. i hear ya on all of these points being a fellow fringe! i just wash mine and blast it with dry shampoo if needed, i've also learned to cut my own if i haven't got time to nip to the hairdressers!

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  3. wish I could pull off a fringe, you look great!

    Alice x
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  4. I've always wanted a fringe, but it would never suit me! x

    Isabella Hope

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  5. I often contemplate having a fringe but had a 'disaster' a while back, so I havent been brave enought to retry it! Really suits you though :)

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  6. I don't think I'd suit a straight across fringe but I have one that sweeps to the side. Now I've head it for a few years I feel like my forehead looks massive if I clip it back lol, Em x
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  7. Undeniably cute!
    Xtal
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  8. So cute! It fits you :)

    Nikoleta, xoxo

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  9. Love this post! I was rubbish at having a fringe but yours and Zoe's still make me want one again, they look so great! Super great tips :)

    Poppy x

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  10. I definitely recognize these of the time that I had a fringe haha.
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  11. I love your hair, so pretty!

    Kay, ohkay-dohkay.com

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  12. Your fringe looks lovely, I miss mine but it got a bit in the bum for me. hah.
    I used to cut my own fringe as well how quick does it grow though? . xox

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  13. Your fringe really suits you. I wanted to get one cut but I dont think it will suit me. Great tips though xxx

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  14. I had a fringe cut in on Saturday and it's taking a bit of getting used to so this post was super helpful :) I definitely agree with the getting it cut regularly, I've promised myself as soon as it doesn't look right I'll pay for my hairdresser to trim it (I just don't trust myself!)
    Love Holly x

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  15. oh, how i could wish i could pull off a fringe! i had them twice and the second time it made my face look way too round and it didn't look good at all.

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  17. Your hair looks lovely with a fringe! Even being a hairdresser myself I couldn't maintain mine without getting frustrated every morning!

    Meg x

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  18. Aha I used to have a fringe a few years ago and *I* thought it looked cool but as it turns out no one else did :( Love the new blog layout by the way, Lily!

    Love, Anon Style Blog x

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  19. When I had a fringe I always had troubles of it always looking stringy, I wish I thought of using dry shampoo ! aha :)
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  20. You look so good with a fringe, I am so so tempted to get one again! Could you do a video about how you trim your fringe, how you style it, etc.? It suits you so well! xx

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  21. Totally feeling this post Lily, being at university I cut my own fringe and sometimes I just have to rock the look when it goes a little bit wrong!! Yours is gorgeous

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    Sophie

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  22. I can never decide whether I want one or not! x
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  23. I am really happy that my fringe is fully grown out!

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  24. I always needed to blow dry my fringe too. I loved having it, but it was just too much work. Now that I've grown my hair out I am always tempted to get another fringe. Decisions...decisions...

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  25. i love your hair, it always looks so good and fringe suits you ! i haven't had a proper fringe in years as my hair is very high maintenance so it would just be a struggle x

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  26. i had a full fringe for a couple years when i was 13/14 and it was just so high maintenance, needless to say i don't have one anymore but i completely relate to the struggle!

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  27. I have a full fringe (quite choppy) and I've been growing it for ages, now I'm tempted to just cut it back in, decisions!

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  29. So true! I always used to have a fringe in my late teens and I decided they are just too high maintenance for me!

    libfem.com xxx

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  30. Your fringe looks good on you :)
    I don't think I'm brave enough to go in for the chop~

    Have a lovely day ♥

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  31. I loved having a fringe as I thought it bought a whole other dimension to my hair although the upkeep for me was utterly annoying because my hair is naturally curly, then whenever I wanted to wear my hair curly it would just tuft up to a mini fro on my forehead xx

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  32. Gosh, having bangs sounds like a 2nd job! You rock it & make it look so easy.

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  33. So relatable! I've had a fringe last year and it was tough taking care of it so now I've switched to a side fringe :)

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  34. your fringe suits you so well!
    i've made the mistake of cutting my own fringe and i definitely wouldn't do that again
    xx
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  35. great post! I've had a fringe for quite a while now and am not tired of it at all. I know what you mean about them getting long super quick, and I'm pretty sure my hair grows faster than most people. I forced myself to learn how to trim them myself because I just can't afford the hair dresser that often. long live the fringe!

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  36. So true about a fringe! I had the same issues :) great post!

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  37. I can relate to this, I have one, some days I want to cut it all and others I just love it.

    Pao
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  38. So glad I'm not the only one to wash my fringe on dry shampoo days haha x

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  39. I've had a fringe basically since I've had hair (it's been a necessity, my forehead is HUGE) and I've been cutting it (and my own hair, oops) myself for a good few years. I never blowdry my hair, I just use straighteners on my fringe when it's dry to put it into place!

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  40. perfect hair
    xoxo

    Evelyn Oliveira
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  41. I'm still debating whether I want a fringe, I just know it's such hard work to make it look decent!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

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  42. I have attempted a fringe many times but just end up growing it out because it gets on my nerves! but yours looks so lovely and effortless :)

    Mara x
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  43. Its amazing how much effort fringe can sometimes require!

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  44. Ahhh this makes me want to get a fringe again so badly! But I know that I'll regret it if I do because I know it doesn't suit me. Yours on the other hand, looks beaut. Great post Lily! xx

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  45. Love your hair! Shorter hair always requires some maintenance but its worth it!

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  46. Making me miss my fringe! I always get one cut in, get bored of it, start growing it out, get sick of how long it's taking to grow out so get another one cut in and it just ends up in a massive circle aha! I'm doing quite well with growing it out at the moment though but the temptation is always there! My hairdresser does free fringe trims as well, it was a god send - I do not trust myself to cut my own fringe!

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  47. Your hairdresser is so lovely doing free fringe trims :) X

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  48. love your hair it's so cute

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  49. I had a fringe for so long and loved it but really struggled to maintain it - after reading this and seeing how amazing yours looks in your picture I am so tempted again!

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

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  50. Lovely tips! It looks gorgeous anyways! x

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  51. You honestly have perfect fringe haha it's always so so cute and perfect! I don't know anyone who pulls it off well haha it's really flattering on you.
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  52. Your fringe is so cute on you! I used to have a fringe, but I think I'm a bit too low maintenance to have one again, to be honest!

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  53. Every few years I seem to get a fringe cut in then grow it out then cut it again. It's a vicious cycle! I do agree a fringe needs to be revived daily either a quick wash in the basin or a spitz of dry shampoo. I always had to run over mine with the GHD cause of my annoying "cow-lick". I love the look of a fringe but don't like the maintenance.

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  54. I've gone back and forth having a fridge and growing it out for years, I can't seem to make up my mind! It never looks the way I want it to, and seems to always be greasy :( ah well, we can all dream of the perfect fringe. Yours looks fab though, you can pull off with or without! X

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  55. Your fringe looks great. I would never be brave enough to go for one xo

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  56. I adoooore your fringe, even though I know I'd look awful with it haha, on you just fits perfectly!

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  57. I used to have a fringe and it was such high maintenance that I grew it out hahaha x
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  58. Really like it!
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    x

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  59. thanks for the tips!

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  61. Great post! After having a fringe all my life i must admit i get fed up of it sometimes Its such hard work maintaining such a perfect fringe! Yours is fab!

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  62. love this, I've had a fringe a few times but always forget how much commitment it can take to up keep!x

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  63. I've had a fringe for the past few years and all of your advice is spot on - I usually have to trim my fringe every month or so to keep it in check!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  64. Great tips !

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  65. I find my fringe gets greasy much quicker than the rest of my hair so dry shampoo has been a god send!
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

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  66. I use to have a fringe and the growth was so surprising but so much to keep up. you rock it xo

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  67. I wish I could have fringe but I am way too lazy for them. They look good on you though.
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  68. Agreed: With a fringe comes great responsibility is so true. The upkeep of a fringe is quite astonishing when you've never had one before. A fringe really suits you, you look so lovely in the photos lily!

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  69. You have such nice hair- I really like the length of it and I like how your fringe isn't too poofy unlike mine. I always find it hard to not get it poofy but I think I'll try what you suggested. :-)

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  70. Fringe is so high maintenanced, I used to have it. I like your hair though.

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  71. I have definitely been loving it on you! :)

    xo

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  72. I love your fringe! you really suit it, it is making me want a fringe again! These tips are so handy.

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    Seema x

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  73. I always go back and forth between a fringe, I love it but it's hard to know when to have it because in winter it's windy and blow everywhere but in the summer it's quite hot and will just end up getting sweaty, gross but true x

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  74. Love this! The fringe struggle is real but couldn't imagine not having one!
    Beautiful hair!

    Katy x

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  75. I have had a fringe for probably most of my life from when i was a little kid until 13 year old. I am now 19 and I am seriously thinking about brining it back. Stumbling across this post may be a sign? Haha kidding.

    Looks great on you though! x

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  76. I got a fringe cut in a few years ago thinking it would be easy to manage... How wrong I was! I have really fine flat hair that I spend hours trying to fluff up, so my fringe was less than glamorous!

    I have total fringe envy!

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