How to Make Bangs With Glue in Hair Weaves

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Cutting bangs into your hair can be a big commitment. If you don’t like the results, the hair will need to be grown out again, which can take years. Instead of taking out the scissors, purchase some glue-in hair extensions, or weaves, and create temporary bangs. Glue-in hair extensions are versatile. To make bangs, you can either glue them directly into your hair or glue them to other hair accessories to give the illusion of real bangs. Glue-in hair extensions can be purchased from any beauty supply store.

Side-Swept Bangs

Part your hair to one side. Create a slightly diagonal part--that points toward your forehead--about 4 to 5 inches from the original part in your hair and clip the bulk of hair away.

Separate a 2- to 3-inch weft, or piece, of hair extension. Squeeze a thin line of latex hair extension glue across the sewn top of the weft.

Press the glue-side down about 1/4-inch along the part gently with your fingers. Allow the glue to dry for about 30 seconds to a minute.

Create another diagonal part about 1/2-inch above the first extension. Clip away the remaining hair. Glue in another 2- to 3-inch weft in the same manner as before.

Work your way up until you reach about 2 inches from the original part in your hair. Wefts glued any higher will be visible. Trim the hair to your liking to create side-swept bangs.

Straight Bangs

Measure and cut a weft of hair long enough so that it stretches from temple to temple.

Squeeze a thin line of hair extension glue across the sewn top of the weft.

Press the glued side of the hair extension centered along the front of the underside of the headband. Hold the weft in place for about a minute. Repeat this process, gluing each weft next to the other until the headband is filled.

Brush your hair back away from your forehead and slide the head band over the front of your hair and behind your ears. Let the hair extension hang over your eyes.

Cut straight across the hair hanging down just above your eyebrows.