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Old 10-11-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Saying long side-swept bangs are bangs is like saying braids are curls. Probably technically true, but otherwise misleading. Yes, long side-swept bangs can look good (probably because they look natural and showcase long hair), but I doubt many people think of them when they think of "bangs." (Let's pretend there is no gray area between side-swept bangs and regular bangs, even though there's an almost infinite range of hairstyles.) Among other styles of bangs, they range from meh to uggh, and I expect agreement on that as viewed on third parties by most people, including the vast majority of men.

Now I get to take a random hair survey that landed in my email account this morning.
Sorry, but you're just wrong.

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Old 10-11-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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Saying long side-swept bangs are bangs is like saying braids are curls. Probably technically true, but otherwise misleading.
Saying braids are curls is in no way "technically true" they are completely different hair styles. Side-swept bangs are just a different style of bangs.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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Then disregard that (although I'm convinced braiding involves de facto curling). Still, side-swept bangs should be disregarded too, because those aren't prototypical bangs, the type of "bangs" most people visualize when hearing that word. It doesn't matter that websites guides/definitions list side-swept as bangs. They don't look much like more obvious types of bangs. I think people are trying too hard to undermine my point about the attractiveness of bangs.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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I'm convinced braiding involves de facto curling
No. Braiding involves taking three sections of hair and criss crossing them together to make a braid. No curly hair needed.

In case you need a visual:

CURLY HAIR


BRAIDED HAIR
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:39 PM
 
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The OP is just wrong on so many levels.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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Insults and distractions instead of discussion again. Even if I were totally wrong about braids, which I'm not, because twisting hairs in effect curls them. This is about aesthetics, not hairstyle creation, although I am curious if simplicity is a reason why people choose bangs.

I saw a picture of Joyce DeWitt with long hair and bangs, and it looked okay, about as good as I've seen her. Natural with her hair type. Bangs and long hair usually clash (wavy+ in back, straight in front). I'll also point out that the short hair with bangs she had on Three's Company probably was meant to help desexualize her appearance for the character she was playing.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Even if I were totally wrong about braids, which I'm not, because twisting hairs in effect curls them.
But you are. Braiding hair is weaving locks of hair together. Curling hair is wrapping locks of hair around a round, heated implement. Any 8-year-old girl knows this, so why it's difficult for you to understand is baffling.

As far as bangs go, it's fine that you don't like them. Fortunately for women, the opinion of some random guy on the internet doesn't mean much.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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I have medium brown hair, just straight as an arrow. Right now its about shoulder length. If I don't style it It just hangs there. Very boring. Maybe I should cut bangs
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Am I the only person who is somewhat amazed at the fortitude of the OP, in the face of such overwhelming evidence that he is wrong on so many points?
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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Am I the only person who is somewhat amazed at the fortitude of the OP, in the face of such overwhelming evidence that he is wrong on so many points?
There's a certain sort of dude on the internet who is convinced that his opinion equals universal truth and he will fight to the death to maintain this delusion. The Germans probably have a word for it.
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