How Long Does It Take for Bangs to Grow Out?

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After months of deliberation and asking all of your friends what they thought, you have finally decided on bangs. In spite of the constant maintenance or a desire to refresh your look, eventually, you will decide it’s time to let them grow out. However, the process of growing out your fringe can be a little tricky!

So how long does it take for bangs to grow out? The average growth rate of bangs is about half an inch per month. But as with most answers, it depends.

In this article, we’ll go over the right way to grow out your bangs and just how to deal with the in-between stages that can be frustrating and difficult.


How Long Does It Take for Bangs to Grow Out?

The length of time it takes for bangs to grow depends on the fringe style, how long your hair is when you start growing them, and the rate of growth. The average growth rate is about half an inch each month. 

First Stage – Annoyance

You will have the most difficulty growing out your bangs during the first few weeks. The fringe constantly pokes you in the eye, and each day you get through without cutting the fringe is worth a big reward.

Don’t give in! 

The initial stage of training your bangs involves shaping them into a curtain shape. First, you should apply a few drops of gel to your roots, close to your hairline.

It is best to do this when the hair is damp. Next, use a small, round brush and dryer to complete the drying process. 

Direct the hair forward onto the forehead with the nozzle on the dryer. You now get the brush and use it to move the ends and middle of the hair backward. This will give you a curtain look that will frame your face.

Adding extra hold without leaving your fringe crunchy or sticky, spray a lightweight hairspray on your fringe. 

Second Stage – Accessories!

Opt for vintage-inspired hair accessories after you’ve grown out your bangs for a month or two. When your bangs reach this stage, they might be too long to wear down, but don’t quite make it to tuck around your ears. 

Hair accessories such as headbands, clips, and bobby pins can be used to tuck bangs into place.

Third Stage – Wave to the Crowd!

You’re awesome! There’s still a long way to go, but you’re halfway there. You can now work with a texture boosting spray and aim for a fluffy french texture look. Using no-crease clips around the front can help to create a wave pattern.

Do this when it is wet and let it sit while it’s drying. You can also apply heat to the hair if you are in a hurry.

Fourth Stage – Blend In

Let your bangs grow out and blend them into the hair by incorporating layers around the face. If you like your hair out and long, you can use clip-in hair extensions to help the front pieces blend in.

At this stage, you can use blow dryers, hair sprays, and clips to create wave patterns in your hair and keep the ends straight.

What Is the Best Way for Me to Grow My Bangs Faster?

There is no magic way to grow bangs faster. But keeping your hair strong will prevent breakage and encourage the development of stronger strands.

It is important to detangle your hair properly to avoid breakage and to include strengthening products in your routine.

What Affects the Growth Rate of Your Bangs?

In general, bangs grow out in three to four months, but the specific duration varies depending on the following: 

  • Nutrition
  • Haircare
  • Bang length
  • Genetics 
  • Hair type and texture

How to Hide the Fact You’re Growing Out Bangs

Don’t you think you should slick your bangs down to show off this chic style? Start by dampening your hair with a spray bottle and getting that out-of-shower look.

Next, apply a generous amount of hair mousse to your hair paying attention to the front bang area. 

Next, with a comb, you can part your hair straight down the middle hairline and then use gel or mousse to slick the hair down each side of your head.

This is a great style to use when you have a bit of fringe hair that just won’t sit down and likes to fly away. 

Things to Consider When Growing Your Bangs Out

Depending on whether you’ve chosen curtain bangs, side bangs, wispy bangs, shaggy bangs, etc you’ll have to think about styling your bangs as you grow them out.

As you can see above, you can easily create a shortlist of things that can help your bangs grow. Here’s how you can achieve fast growth.

  • Don’t focus on your short bangs, but work with your natural hair texture. For example, volumizing products can assist in blending blunt bangs with thin hair.
  • Try using a hair mask or oil on your hair to moisturize it, reducing breakage that will make your fringe shorter.
  • Consume healthy hair foods such as avocados, turkey, eggs, nuts, and fish with high-fat content.
  • Supplements that contain collagen, biotin, and keratin are most effective in promoting hair growth.
  • Before taking any weird supplements, consult your doctor.
  • Don’t use heat styling tools, such as blow dryers and straighteners, because they will dry your hair and make it brittle, leading to more breakage and shorter bangs.
  • Bangs can be held back with barrettes or clips. The clips can break or impede growth, but they are better than heat styling tools.


You cannot grow your bangs out magically quickly. However, you can do a lot to make the process less painful and more enjoyable, including changing your style and trying out different hair accessories while taking good care of your hair. 

It is also important to lead a healthy diet to ensure your hair gets plenty of water and the nutrients it needs for healthy hair growth.

If you are unsure you want bangs, try clip-in bang extensions first. See if you like them before cutting bangs and regretting them right away!

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).