Whether you’re rocking parted bangs like Hilary Duff, side-swept bangs like Reese Witherspoon or a full-frontal fringe like Zooey Deschanel, you’ve probably experienced the ails of summer bang sweat. If you’re caught unprepared, chances are you’ll be left with a hot, sweaty mess plastered to your forehead. We’ve got what you need to get that perfect hair. To combat this summer nuisance, we’re sharing our top five hair beauty products that’ll keep those bangs voluminous and dry.
Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8) will keep your bangs (and the rest of your head) feeling and smelling fresh while saving you both time and water. This quick and easy product instantly revitalizes greasy, dull bangs. Simply spray it on and comb it out! For our tree-hugging friends who aren’t too keen on using aerosol products, try Bumble and Bumble’s prêt-à-powder ($12). Simply shake the dry shampoo powder gently at the roots and massage to create instant lift.
If you struggle with oily bangs and an overall oily complexion, Tarte’s Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder ($33) is a must. This silky, translucent powder can help keep your shine at bay and prevent oil transfer from your face to your bangs and vice versa. To get the best bang for your buck, use Benefit Porefessional Face Primer ($31) prior to foundation and powder. The oil-free formula will help your foundation or powder last longer in the sweltering summer heat.
Oil Blotting Sheets
These heavenly pieces of paper are a godsend for those battling oily or sweaty bangs. Simply blot your forehead with a sheet of e.l.f. Essential Shine Eraser ($1) and it’ll instantly soak up the excess oils. The Green Tea Extract helps re-texturize skin, leaving you with a shine-free forehead and a happy set of dry bangs. And the best part? It’s super affordable!
Anti-Humidity Heat Spray
Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray ($39) coats your hair with a hydrophobic film, sealing off the surface of your hair from both water and humidity. Spritz some spray on your hair before styling it and voila: Unruly flyaways and greasy hair are no more. So, if you’re looking to beat the heat with luxuriously smooth hair, anti-humidity hair spray is your best friend.
If all else fails, keep your bangs off and away from your face with a cute hair accessory. Brightly colored bobby pins, scarf headbands and flower crowns are fun and chic alternatives to preventing a sweaty set of bangs. Frame your face and prevent bang sweat with an ASOS Bandana Print Headscarf Neckerchief ($6).
Which of these solutions will you be trying on your bangs this summer? Let us know in the comments below!