The proof is in the bangs. That’s how I have approached my natural hair journey. Whenever I get my hair trimmed, I ask for face-frame long layers with fringe (not blunt bangs). A year ago when I began to take better care of my hair, my bangs were NOT like this. I often wore my hair in a tight wet bun and it caused serious damage to the hair by my hairline (edges); the hair that I have in that area of my head is very fine and delicate, as is the case with most people. Although I have never really been a fan of flat ironing my hair regularly, my hair still had damage. It had damage from the products that I was using at that time & damage from neglect. When I’d wear my hair curly, I wouldn’t try to do much with my curls. I simply didn’t help them. I’d just let them be. Sometimes that worked out well & sometimes it didn’t. Well, eventually I learned that not only did I have to stop wearing my hair in a tight bun (especially a wet bun), but I was also going to have to possess a lot of patience to nurse my hair back to good health. I then began to apply the finger twist technique to the hair around my hairline, to the top & to the crown area (not to all of the hair but the parts that needed help). With regular trims, better products, better care, time, and patience, my hair did what it was created to do. Whether wet or dry, buns can cause serious damage if you wear them too tight and too often. I can’t remember the last time that I wore my hair in a tight bun. Today, if and when I do put my hair in a bun in between wash day (as in this photo), I do it loose to avoid causing any damage. Curly bangs were not on my agenda a year ago. They are now, not only because they look cute but also because I want to keep my hairline (aka edges) in good condition.