Everything You Need to Know to Make Fake Bangs Look Super Cute

Valentina Arjona
by Valentina Arjona
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Did you know that you don't need to cut your hair to have bangs? Today, I'm going to show you how to use clip-in bangs so you can have fake curtain bangs without cutting your hair.

This is also a great idea if you want to double-check how you would look with bags before actually committing and cutting them.

I am going to show you how to use clip-in bangs as well as how to dye them to blend perfectly with your hair.

Tools and materials:

  • Clip-in bangs
  • Flat comb
  • Hot brush
  • Bleach
  • Foil
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner
  • Toner
  • Blow dryer
  • Round brush
Fake bangs

1. What are fake bangs made from?

The bangs I am using are made from real hair. I was a little bit skeptical about fake bangs at first. I thought they were going to be very shiny and doll-like and look super fake.

But, because they are real hair, they blend very nicely with the texture of your actual hair. You can also heat style them and dye them which makes them look so natural and blend even more.

Clip on fake bangs

2. How do you attach fake bangs?

They come with a clip inside that you can attach to your own hair which makes them super easy to use.


Fake bangs in hair

3. What color should I buy?

Go for a color that is as close to your natural hair color as possible. I got bangs in a similar color to my roots which is my natural hair color.

But, when I put them on, it was too dark. That's because I have highlights in my hair, so there was no way I could wear the fake bangs without giving them a glow-up with some highlights.

Applying curtain bangs

4. How do I apply them?

To apply the bangs, part your hair in the middle and you want to clip them in the middle of your head.

An easy way to find a good placement is to put a flat comb (or flat object) on the top of your head. Where it separates, that's where your bangs will go.

It might take a few tries to get right so don't get overwhelmed, just keep trying. If they look fake, it’s likely because you haven't placed them right. 

Brushing fake bangs into hair

Then hold the bangs at the top and brush them out and style them with your hair to make it blend in more nicely.


Adding a headband over fake bangs

If your hair doesn't match perfectly with your clip-in bags, or you’re not happy with the positioning, there are a few ways you can cleverly conceal them with your hairstyles. One is by wearing a headband.


Fake bangs

5. How do I dye the bangs?

Before I did anything with my bangs, I first tried to bleach a little strand of hair from the clip-in bangs that wasn't going to show too much in case it didn't work out.

I really suggest that you do the same before you try to dye your bangs. This will give you an idea of how much time you can leave your bleach on or if you can bleach them at all.


Dying fake bangs

After I did the test and everything was fine, I then started to section my bangs in layers and just randomly add some highlights.

Because the hair was so dark it took a very long time to bleach and, in some areas, I had to go over it a few times.

However, I prefer this method rather than leaving the bleach on for too long and maybe over-processing the hair. 


Dying fake bangs

I also like doing it this way because it will give me different shades and that's going to make it look more natural.

Once the hair was light enough, I went ahead and shampooed and conditioned it. Don't rub it and scrub it too much, you don't want it to tangle.

Then, I applied a toner to take away that yellow brassiness that was left from the bleach. To blow-dry them, I used a hair dryer and made sure the roots were very dry and also that the lace that comes at the base is completely dry. 


Using hot brush on fake bangs

6. How do I style fake bangs?

I find my hot brush very useful to style my clip-in bangs. With one hand I can hold the base of the bangs and that way I'm not going to pull them off. You can also use a regular round brush.


How to store fake bangs

7. How do I store the bangs?

I recommend that you keep the paper that it comes with because I found it really helpful to store it and to help it keep its shape while it's in storage and you're not using it.

Cute fake curtains bangs

Fake curtain bangs

I hope you’ve enjoyed finding out how to apply, style, and dye fake curtain bangs.

With fake bangs as authentic as these, you no longer need to commit to cutting your hair to enjoy having bangs. If you give these a go, leave a comment down below!

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  • Clip-in bangs
  • Flat comb
  • Hot brush
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