After the lifting of lockdown and the return of more of our local businesses, I waited about a month before venturing to the hairdresser. I had been way overdue to have the last of the old black hair dye cut away long before shielding was even announced, so I was glad to go and finally close the door on that particular chapter of my life in hair. What I didn’t expect, was to decide to have a fringe.
What can I say? Maybe my mental state is a little more fragile than I realised, because it felt like the perfect time: pre-autumn (never get a fringe for the first time during the summer, friends, sweaty foreheads make for stringy fringes that are swiftly grown out), black hair dye finally gone, a really chill hairdresser who listened to exactly what I wanted, and I just felt in my bones the need for CHANGE. Unusually for me I loved it and decided to keep it this time, and I posted on Instagram asking for some help / fringe care tips. The best fringe havers reached out to me and gave me some incredible advice, so I thought I’d share here what I have adopted to keep it looking it’s best.
This is going to be easier if I take you through a step by step:
In the morning of day two I grab the paddle brush again and use the back and forth technique but with no heat and that’s usually enough. If I’m trying to extend into day three, I have a travel size Batiste [affiliate link] that I spray into the roots and do the back and forth technique to brush out, but you can wash your fringe in the sink any time if Batiste doesn’t appeal to you.
Ultimate Fringe Care Products [affiliate links]
The above step by step may sound long-winded but really it’s very low effort. It only takes me about ten or fifteen minutes, depending on how fussy I’m being, and then it stays ‘done’ until the next time I wash my hair. As it grows I’m adapting how I dry it and feel like I’m getting so much better at it all the time. In conclusion, I love having a fringe and feel sorry for all the other times I’ve had one cut in only to not take the time to figure out how to style it properly and giving up! I’m so grateful to everyone who helped me out with their best fringe care tips on Instagram, you’ve all changed my life in hair forever. I don’t even think about my forehead wrinkles any more! What a revelation!