Those who have got their fringe trimmed to bangs after having long fringe for a while would know – bangs require styling or they won’t look good. And this can be rather challenging, which is why BLACKPINK’s Lisa’s impeccable bangs that never seem to move was #goals for all of us.

Getting them to look voluminous is probably one of the top styling challenges we go through with bangs, and a close second? Fixing bangs that always “open up” in the middle.

You may be wondering – why do my bangs always stubbornly open up in a weird way?

There are several possible reasons:

  • Before you cut your fringe short, there’s a certain parting you have been sporting. This make your hair “remember” this parting and move naturally in that direction.
  • You have a specific parting that you are very used to and have been habitually sweeping our fringe in that certain direction, without even realising you do

Whatever the reason may be, we’re glad that we chanced upon a video tutorial on social media platform Xiaohongshu. The video creator shared an easy but super useful hack that helps style and tame bangs that open up in the middle in. And she does it in just two minutes!

And as though this hack doesn’t sound amazing enough, you’d be happy to know that you also don’t need any special tools to do it – you’ll only need two hair clips or bobby pins! Yay!

Hack to prevent your bangs from opening up in the middle


Step 1: Divide your fringe into two parts
Step 2: Take the part on your right to the left and secure with a clip
Step 3: Take the other part on your left to the right and secure with a clip
Step 4: Let them rest for a few minutes, release the clips, comb through your bangs with your fingers or a comb – and you’re done!
Extra tip: If you also struggle with volume, you can also run a hairdryer towards the roots of your hair after Step 3.

You can watch the full video tutorial here.

I tried this hack and it works!

I cut my fringe a few months ago and it has been challenging to style it because I have naturally wavy hair that’s rather stubborn.

This is what I usually do in order to get the neat bangs that don’t “open up”: wet it, comb through, use a rounded comb to hold the fringe so it curves in,  then run a hairdryer till it dries. I usually take around 12 – 15 minutes to do this.

And then I tried the two-minute hack. And here’s how it went:


Left: My fringe when I wake up in the morning | Right: My fringe after I tried the hack.

Wow! I was pleasantly surprised that this hack really worked and it saved at least 10 minutes of my time every morning!

What’s more I usually won’t sit idle while waiting for my hair to “set”; I wear my hair in the recommended way before proceeding with my skincare and makeup routine since it keeps my fringe out of the way too, which means it practically takes no time at all for me to get my bangs ready.

I highly recommend you try the hack for yourself if you have the same problem as me. Share with us how it went on our social media channels! We’re on Facebook and Instagram and we’d love if you tag us in your posts.