Here's How To DIY Fix Your Bangs If They're Just Not Working For You

Listen, you're not the first woman to drink too much rosè and think she can turn herself into Zooey Deschanel. We get it, the woman is an icon and has been single-handedly keeping bangs in style for the past 10 years. We know it's difficult to get through an episode of "New Girl" without getting the urge to reach for a pair of scissors, but bangs aren't for everyone, and that's okay. The problem is you didn't figure this out sooner. Now you're staring in the mirror, asking yourself why you thought bangs would be a good look.


Whether you cut them at home or went to the salon to do the damage, if you're not happy with your bangs, there is something you can do to fix them. Seriously! We know haircut regret can be painful (especially with bangs), but you can actually fix your bangs if they're just not vibing like you had hoped. If you cut them a bit crooked or they're way too blunt, take a look at some of these DIY tips to get the bangs you want.

If they're crooked

Nothing says "I cut these myself!" more than the unforgiving crooked bang. After watching several Brad Mondo videos, you gathered up the courage to grab your dullest pair of kitchen scissors and somehow ended up cutting yourself a jagged line. Before the waterworks start, don't panic! Yes, uneven bangs are bad, but not unfixable. However, in order to fix them, you're going to have to be cool with cutting them shorter. The only way to make them even again is by matching the rest of the hair to the shortest length. 


If you're okay taking more off, go ahead and pull all the hair to the front and cut in line with the shortest piece. For curly or wavy hair, you should only cut when your hair is completely dry and 100% natural (aka you haven't straightened it). If you try to cut bangs while your hair is wet, there's a good chance you'll end up making them too short because your hair shrinks as it dries, according to BehindTheChair. On the other hand, if you can't stomach cutting any more hair off, you can swoop your bangs to the side or hide them under bobby pins until they grow out.

If they're too thick or too blunt

Thick bangs are a vibe, but if you've cut them too thick for your liking, you can still thin them out. It's tricky, but still very doable, even without a professional. The key is to get a pair of thinning shears, which are designed to thin out your hair (obviously). They can help you easily remove all that extra, unwanted hair and give your bangs a softer, more natural look, ScissorTech states. Go slowly, and don't get rid of too much at once. Remember, you can always take hair away — you can't put it back. 


Should you not have access to thinning shears, you can use regular ones with the point–cutting technique. This involves cutting up into the hair to get rid of bluntness, per Sam Villa. Stylists use this technique all the time, so there's a good chance you've probably seen it done many times before, but don't be afraid to check out some reference videos before you start cutting. Again, take your time as you do this, and you'll eventually achieve the bangs you wanted.