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    17 Foolproof Ways To Stop Bang Sweat

    HALP. My face is melting.

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    OK, so let's talk about bang sweat.

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    It's one of our body's grossest reactions to summer heat.

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    And while we should respect this natural sheen, bang sweat is a fucking pain.


    Pimples, stickiness, greasy hair, sweat-in-my-eyes, sweat-in-my-tea, sweat-drenched, and basically no-dates-ever.

    So here are some options when it comes to owning the ~plastered~ look.

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    Unless, of course, you look this good.

    1. Dry shampoo is your best friend.

    2. If you want to use hairspray, make sure it's anti-humidity.

    3. Prep your face for extra absorption with finishing powder.

    4. For more immediate quick fixes, use oil-blotting sheets.

    5. Use an anti-humidity heat protectant when blow drying your hair.

    6. Get a keratin treatment.

    7. Ask your hairstylist for an undercut in the front to thin out your bangs.

    8. If you want to pin up your bangs, make sure to use the bobby pin with the straight side facing up.

    9. Stock your closet with headscarves.

    10. Or hard headbands that will look fantastic with some teased hair.

    11. For something sportier, try a no-slip headband.


    Buy this ninja turtle one and others here.

    12. Cool yourself down with a handheld air conditioner...


    Too sneaky for its own good, you can just pretend like you're using a new "phone."

    13. ...a fan that you can wear around your neck...

    14. ...and one that plugs into your computer.


    The most essential of all workspace gadgets. Buy the little one here.

    15. Avoid foods that make you sweat.

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    Foods being MSG, anything spicy, alcohol, caffeine, garlic, onions, and other calcium-rich foods.

    16. Stay hydrated.

    17. And if all else fails, consider getting a micro-fringe.

    But, remember that your bangs look amazing in any condition and at the end of the day, bang sweat is just your hair hugging your beautiful face.


    Go forth, bang-sweaters!