1. We all go through stage one: denial. "I can totally pull this off!" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via tumblr.com Duration of this period varies, from thirteen seconds to thirteen years. 2. Soon, the cracks in your carefully manicured hair delusion begin to show. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via hobbes-the-cat.tumblr.com 3. At some point you will finally accept reality. Bangs has not made you resemble anything close to RiRi. Rhianna: Samir Hussein / Getty Images 4. And you will go through a little hair meltdown - which is really an awakening. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via brokeassstuart.com Advertisement 5. Now comes for a painful few months of growing that baby out. You will likely try: side sweeps. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via ssuicidaldreamss.tumblr.com 6. Half a can of hairspray. Via badyearbookphotos.com 7. Side sweep + half a can of hairspray. Via awkwardfamilyphotos.com 8. Hair ties. iveraves.wordpress.com Advertisement 9. When in doubt, add volume. Via awkwardfamilyphotos.com 10. Slick that shit back. Or up. Via dreaminlace.com 11. You will be doing this. A lot. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via bustle.com 12. And at some point you'll probably buy a hat. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via businessinsider.com.au Advertisement 13. Unless your name is David Beckham and it's 2003, please don't go here. Clive Brunskill / Getty Images 14. A case of split ends will tempt you to reach for the scissors. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via calisthenicswithwords.tumblr.com But cutting will just mean spending even more time in the awkward phase. 15. And have fun attempting layers without looking like an anime character. lookat-hairstyles.com lookat-hairstyles.com 16. Things are definitely on the up when you can start doing this. Via hairsimran.blogspot.com.au Advertisement 17. Well, for some anyway. Via isitweird.blogspot.com.au 18. After many awkward months the day will finally come when your bangs are gone ... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via gifhell.com 19. ... and you can walk back into that hairdresser with a new, bangs-free photo of Rihanna. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via thegiflibrary.tumblr.com 20. And then walk out thinking: "WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING TO ME?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via gifpizza.tumblr.com Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!