Bangs are fun – until they’re not. There is an annoying awkward phase that comes with bangs, where they’re too long to be considered bangs, yet too short to blend in with the rest of your hair.
Sometimes, people cut bangs and instantly regret them. We’re sure they don’t look as bad as you think they do – but still, you want them grown out as soon as possible.
The good news is that bangs can grow out between three and four months. Let’s look at this in more detail, shall we?
Growing Out Your Bangs – A Timeline
Okay, so you’ve just cut fresh bangs – but you hate them and wish you could go back in time and put down the scissors. We’ve all been there!
Unfortunately, you cannot stick your hair back on, and you’ll have to wait until they grow out. But how long will this take?
The short answer is three to four months, but this isn’t the same for everyone. There are different types of bangs to consider, as well as how quickly your hair grows.
The first month after you’ve cut your bangs, you most likely won’t see that much of a difference. Don’t worry, though – it is growing, just slowly.
The second month will include slightly longer bangs that you can hopefully tuck behind your ears or style in a certain way that you prefer them. They’re still there, but hopefully more manageable at this point.
The third month will leave some people with fully grown-out bangs! If yours are still persisting, hang in there.
Within the next month or two, you’ll never even remember what your bangs looked like. Keep styling them or tucking them away until they’re fully grown out.
And that’s it! Your bangs are now grown out and you don’t have to worry about them again… until the next time you try to cut your own bangs again!
Factors Affecting Bang Regrowth
While three to four months is the average amount of time it takes to grow hair out, there are factors that could slow or speed this timeframe up. Here are some of the most common factors that might alter your bang regrowth.
Your genetics will alter the length of time it takes for your bangs to grow out. For example, male hair grows faster than female hair, due to hormonal changes. Testosterone is known to grow thicker hair that is more resistant to breakage. So, male bangs will; take less time to grow out than female bangs.
Another thing to consider is your age. Most people are in the prime of their hair growth between the ages of 15 and 30. Bangs during these ages will grow out quicker than bangs cut outside of these ages.
Length Of Bangs
Of course, when you cut your bangs shorter than the rest of your hair, they’re going to take longer to grow out.
Curtain bangs are longer and therefore grow out quicker, while full bangs can take much longer to blend with the rest of your hair.
The average regrowth of hair is half an inch every month, so 6 inches a year. The shorter your bangs, the longer it’s going to take for the regrowth to catch up to the rest of your hair.
A diet of healthy fats can help your hair grow quicker, especially omega 3.
Fatty fish and avocados are excellent for omega 3, so keep these in your diet. Other nutrients to look out for in your diet are iron, vitamin E, A, and C, and selenium.
You can also use supplements to enhance the growth of your hair. Getting the right nutrients for a hair-healthy diet can be difficult in just your diet, so supplements can really help you here.
There are even some supplements blended specifically to help the regrowth of hair.
Hair Care Routine
How you treat your hair will also alter how quickly your bangs regrow. Washing your hair too much can cause breakage which makes the hair appear shorter, so make sure you’re only washing when needed. This is not every day!
Hair masks and oils can enhance the health of your hair and restore its natural moisture, which can prevent breakage too.
Avoid heat on your hair at all costs, as this can dry the hair out and cause it to break. Broken hair will appear shorter, making the regrowth stage appear longer.
Similarly, tight hairstyles such as with clips or bobby pins can cause hair breakage. The same can be said for hair coloring. When trying to grow out bangs, be kind to your hair.
Hair Texture And Type
Hair textures range from straight to curly, and the curlier your hair is, the shorter your bangs will look. This is because the coiled hair is pulling up and away from your eyes.
Curly hair might not grow slower than straight hair, but the tight curls can give it this appearance.
Similarly, hair types include thick hair to thin hair. Thin hair often falls flat with less volume, making the bangs stand out when they’re not the same length as the rest of your hair.
Thicker hair will blend better, giving you the appearance of your bangs growing out quicker.
Overall, it takes around three to four months to grow bangs out. That’s not too much time to wait if you really hate your bangs – plus, after one or two months of regrowth, it will be easier to hide them behind your ears or clipped back.
There are many things that can affect the amount of time it takes your bangs to grow back, such as your genetics, diet, and hair care routine.
Some of these things you can change, such as not using heat on your bangs, while others you can’t.
If you want to grow your bangs out quickly, we would recommend using supplements and taking care of your hair. Ensure that it’s moisturized and avoid things that could cause breakage.