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Registered: 04-17-2003
Wed, 05-14-2003 - 10:38am
YIKES, my 9 year old has decided she wants to grow out her bangs. I think her hair looks just beautiful with her nicely styled bangs but she has insisted she wants all one length hair. OK, so since it is her hair I am letting her do it but now with them either hanging in her eyes, pinned up with some conglomeration of clippies or gelled smack to her head, I am horrified to look at her. How on earth do I just ignore this when her hair could look so pretty? I don't want to tell her that she looks awful because this is something that she is trying to do by herself and she thinks she doesn't need my help with the styling. ARGGGG!

Suggestions anyone?

Karla,Sarah, and Abby

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 05-14-2003 - 11:22pm be honest.....I've been growing out my bangs too.

It's just an awkward stage when they're in this phase. Once they pass the eyes, you're ok. I've been clipping them back with little barrets or having a deep side part and styling it a little more.

I guesss I can't be sympathetic to Mom, but can tell you that they'll look dorky for a short time, then more manageable.

Goood luck!!! Michelle, Katie's Mom

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-15-2003 - 1:23pm
A friend of mine with through this last year w/ her daughter. She finally gave in and did not say anything even though her DD's bangs were in her eyes, looked horrible pinned up, etc. DD finally got tired of trying to grow them out and had them cut. My advise....go w/ whatever your daughter wants to do and pray the bangs grow fast or she will want them cut! :)
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Registered: 05-26-2004
Thu, 05-15-2003 - 2:38pm
two years ago my oldest daughter wanted to grow her bangs out. AARRRGGGGGG! It was a long, long summer with messy, horrible-looking hair. Now, it is all one length down to the middle of her back. It is really pretty and was worth the effort.

On the other hand, at the same time, my 5-year-old (then three) was also growing her bangs out. When they were finally able to pin back prettily, she took SCISSORS to her own hair. I was sick! We had to cut bangs and layers into her hair. It grows horribly slow. Finally, after two years, the back has grown back out, but we still have bangs for her. Now she wants to grow them out. I absolutely think she looks awful without bangs, but she wants them---so here we go again with clippies and gel and spray.

I am also trying to grow MY bangs out. AAAARRRGGGGGG! They are just pass my eyes and I think I am going to lose my mind before they get where I want them. I am so tempted to start a new style and shave my head.


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 05-16-2003 - 1:27pm
Would a couple of cute headbands work? Rachel is also in that in between stage (although we are cutting hers TONIGHT!). But she loves her head bands. I found a few lycra ones (pink, purple, butterflies, etc) at Walmart. Then there are also the 'hard plastic' ones that you should be able to find with hair care accessories anywhere.

Just a thought.

Lisa with Rachel, Victoria and Justin - who by the way doesn't have bangs either, he prefers the military buzz cut.