Do Bangs Hide Wrinkles? Can They Make You Look Younger?

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It’s all about “aging gracefully” nowadays! People have started taking care of their skin way earlier, and many anti-aging and anti-wrinkling creams exist. Others use botox and fillers once they’ve reached that age. 

Botox and face-lifts can have many downsides like irritation, skin problems, pain, fever, and headaches.

Instead, you could style your hair in a way that can make you look fresh and youthful. Hairstyles like bangs and fringes can control your look

But do bangs hide wrinkles? Yes, of course they do, depending on your style!

Keep reading to learn more.


Do Bangs Hide Forehead Wrinkles?

The right haircut that suits your face shape and your hair texture can be perfect for hiding your wrinkles and can make you look younger. Many women are scared to chop off their hair, as they are unsure whether it’ll suit them or not. 

Bangs can make you look younger! They are a great way to help you accept your wrinkles, but also conceal them and roll with a fun new hairstyle as well.

Bang Styles for Wrinkle Hiding

Here are a few different hairstyles that can help you select the perfect hairstyle that frames your face:

1. Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs, also known as fringe bangs, are low-maintenance bangs that can be styled in many different ways.

You may have seen them on TikTok as they have come back into style, and yes, you should get curtain bangs. Since they are usually styled with a middle part, each side of your face is framed with hair, which can help hide wrinkles and age lines. 

2. Side-Swept Bangs

This hairstyle, too, features longer bangs. It consists of a side part, and the bangs fall on your forehead, covering any wrinkles or lines.

It’s a look that many celebrities have sported. 

3. Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs is a great hairstyle to test the waters and see if bangs suit you or not. These soft bangs feature longer hair at the sides. 

4. Full, Blunt Bangs

Attractive brunette female with long bangs and blue top looking at camera

Although a drastic change, this hairstyle is fresh and fun, not to mention timeless. A straight bang falls across your forehead. The perfect length is till the top of your brows.

It’s a perfect haircut for heart-shaped faces, and it does a great job protecting your forehead from the sun, which again, helps protect against wrinkling.

To achieve a more youthful look, put in some highlights to add warmth to your look. Also, make sure to take care of your hair since dry and damaged hair is associated with old age.

What to Know Before Getting Bangs

Here are a few things you should consider before you decide to cut your hair:

1. They Grow Out Very Quickly

When you first get your bangs done, they give the exact look you’re going for. However, bangs grow out fast, and you’ll need to shape them up yourself. Get a nice pair of haircutting scissors, and your bangs will always look on point.

2. They Take Time to Style

If you’ve ever had bangs, you’d probably know how they seem to behave a little differently than the rest of your hair.

To tame them, you may need to give them a rewash and then style them afterward.

3. They Can Dry Out Over Time

Even though it’s tempting to take out your styling tools every single morning, you shouldn’t be doing it.

Your bangs might dry out, and this can damage the hair. 

Other Ways to Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles

By choosing the right products and the right methods, you can cover up your wrinkles and age lines. Here are a few ways to keep your face looking fresh and youthful:

1. Avoid Using Too Much Powder

If you can, avoid powder products altogether and use cream-based cosmetics instead. Powder products can be easily trapped between the creases, which can garner unwanted attention to the area. 

2. Masks

You’re probably sick of reading this in every beauty-related article, but there’s a reason why masks are so popular, especially homemade ones with all-natural ingredients.

Along with many other skin benefits, masks can help maintain your forehead wrinkles. The nutrients in the ingredients promote collagen growth which keeps your skin hydrated.

3. Use Line Plumpers

This is a way of filling forehead wrinkles to make them seem less obvious. The ingredients you should be looking for are peptides and retinol, as they help stimulate collagen.

4. Exercise

You can do some daily face exercises to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and forehead wrinkles. Apply gentle pressure to your brow bone with your thumb, and raise your eyebrows.

Push down on your eyebrows with the rest of your hand and resist the pull of your skin. Do this exercise 8 to 10 times a day to get results. 


The other option is that you could just accept that wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. The lines on your face are proof of the years you’ve lived, the many times you’ve laughed, smiled, cried, and expressed emotion. 

They are a mark of your humanness, and while society would want you to hide them by using measures as extreme as surgery, you can always choose to accept your natural beauty, and have your definition of “aging gracefully”.

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).