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19 Things Everyone That Has Grown Out Their Fringe Can Understand

It's an endless cycle of growing hair out and getting bored of growing it out.

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1. The first step is making the decision to grow out your fringe in the first place.

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2. You will probably make this decision five times before you actually fully commit to it.

3. The decision splits those close to you.

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Some are supportive, others think you're losing a core part of your identity.

4. The first stages are alright; you rock the Florence Welch '70s babe look.

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5. But then it starts to get a little inconvenient.

6. Especially when it gets to the SIA stage.

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7. At this point you make friends with bobby pins.

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And every other type of hair accessory.

8. And you start experimenting with inventive ways of hiding your awkward, half-grown-out fringe.

It takes a ridiculous amount of time, but on the plus side, you get really good at doing braids.
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It takes a ridiculous amount of time, but on the plus side, you get really good at doing braids.

9. You also go through a pretty long adjustment period of actually being able to see your forehead.

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Has it always looked like that?? Has it always been so big?

10. And your eyebrows.

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11. And people giving you weird looks because they're not used to seeing your WHOLE FACE.

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12. Eventually your fringe gets to cheekbone level and you feel like a '90s heartthrob.

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13. Then you get to the weird stage where you look like you tried to cut your hair into a bob but got bored partway through.

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Or worse, as though you purposefully chose to get a mullet.

14. It feels incredibly monumental when you can FINALLY tuck your hair behind your ears.

Even if it doesn't actually look great.
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Even if it doesn't actually look great.

15. Finally, after much pain, you get to a point when you can finally get it cut into some sort of acceptable style.

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16. And you really enjoy not having to style a fringe every day.

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17. And just having your hair look how you've wanted to look for ages.

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Finally, you're happy with it.

18. Until you see that one picture of a hairstyle with a fringe.

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And your heart starts to burn with desire.

19. And the cycle begins again.

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