24.8.10

Tuesday Tip: How to prevent GFS (Gappy Fringe Syndrome)!


The gappy fringe... Destroyer of otherwise nice Facebook photos and the bane of Emo's lives the world over. It's a condition that blighted my confidence for much of my adolescence. Over the years, I've grown to accept it as a fact of life, up there with periods and exercise aversion. Until now.

A recent procrastination session led me to googling 'how to prevent a gappy fringe', and I found the answer I'd been waiting for here. It seems so simple, I just wish I'd tried it sooner!

You have to hold your fringe up and spray hairspray underneath it. I use a strong Tresemme one, and have found it works really well. Spraying it underneath prevents it going all solidified. I spray underneath the fringe and then a little spritz on top and that's it. It's a two pronged attack on gaps. It makes sense really... I was just spraying hairspray on top of my fringe before, which would only serve to weigh it down and make it more gappy!

This method doesn't always hold all day, but it's a vast improvement on my instant-gapping fringe of yesteryear!

So there we go. From gappy to happy in a few squirts of hairspray!!

38 comments:

  1. Genius... I ve resorted to tyeing my hair up all the time becusase of GFS.
    Thankkkss :)
    xxxx

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  2. Haha! Love this handy tip.

    I usually backcomb mine just a touch underneath to keep it non gappy.
    Tresemme hairspray rocks!

    xx

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  3. haha brilliant!!! i always get gappy fringe thanks to my bloody cow lick. all my problems have been solved! ha x

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  4. hhah this post made me rofl. I saw how to prevent a gappy fringe in the title and was like wtf?

    However on closer inspection i realised that I have this problem too. I havnt yet got so desperate I googled it though :p.

    xxxx

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  5. you've saved my life. seriously, a bloggers' downfall, the gappy fringe.

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  6. I was hoping for a Tuesday Tip like this one ;)

    Amazing x

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  7. lovely tip!i occasionally suffer from GFS too.xx

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  8. you just made my day with this tip!
    somehow-someday.blogspot.com
    x

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  9. Oh Gem, where were you when I had The Fringe Of Doom for years and years?! Probably still at primary school - I need to stop thinking of myself as early 20's!

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  10. gfs is the bane of my life but until now, i suffered in the ignorance of its official name!

    am definitely going to try out the hairspray trick!

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  11. Amazing! So glad someone else suffers this :P ... well, guess we'll suffer no longer!

    Danni
    xxx

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  12. This is an awesome tip! I love cutting a fringe but I too suffer from the gappy syndrome, never thought of this, will give it a bang, excuse the pun LOL!

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  13. Haha, great tip, time to try it out! :D
    xx

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  14. LOVE it! Can't believe I hadn't thought of this before thank you a great Tuesday Tip xx

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  15. Keep meaning to get some hairspray and then forgetting - grr! xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  16. you are a complete and utter life-saver!
    x

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  17. wow this is utter genius!
    love your blog :)
    http://connies-daydream.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  18. I put a roller in mine too! And it totally stays!

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  19. If only I'd known this a year ago! I've grown mine out past my chin now - there's no going back! haha :) Great tip!

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  20. Just want to say you're blog is truly inspirational and your nail designs are absolutely fabulous.
    I've just started a blog myself, and I too am obsessed with nail art, and WAH are amazing.
    Hope to take some more inspiration from you soon, all the best, Becca x

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  21. oh my gosh, YOU are a GODSEND! I've been so angry with my 'gappy fringe' the past week, I will definitely try this tomorrow ! x

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  22. SUCH a good Tuesday Tip I tried it today and it was amaze! Can't wait for next week's xxxxxx

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    xxx


    http://georgiassimplyprettythings.blogspot.com/2010/08/ive-been-tagged.html

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  24. Oooooh. I should've tried that one when I still had a fringe :D

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  25. Gappy fringes have been the baine of my life for as long as I can remember.

    And you know what? It's always SO much worse when you haven't washed your hair in a day or so.

    I will use your trip and report back!

    Sarah Betty xx
    http://www.sarahbetty.co.uk

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  26. Gem, I think I love you for this. I have despised my GFS nearly all my life - it's encouraged me to grow mine out, and now I'm nearly there! But now I want my fringe back purely based on the fact i will be able to prevent GFS. You're a star.

    Fashion Stereotype

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  27. haha genius!
    so simple and yet is now going to be used every day!
    thanks
    x

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  28. Gee I wish I would have known this before I grew out my bangs in frustration!

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  29. Oh. My. God. With one blog post, you have changed my entire life. GPS has been the bane of my life. Until now! I am eternally grateful.

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  30. By the power of greyskull this is the awesomeness.

    Thankyou for the advice, have to rush home and try it out, then delete all offending images and replace wth the new sleeek me.

    Love your blog ♥

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  31. I would totally like to use a video on how to do this. I understand it but maybe i'm wrong lol.

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  32. Oooh interesting, i'll give it a go .. my fringe is always going gappy!! Drives me mad!

    Sal xXx

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  33. Wow a solution to that most hated GFS - thanks Gem! x

    PS Sorry for the avalanche of comments but I just found your blog and I l-o-v-e it :) x

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  34. This article is perfect, for the writing style as much as the advice (which also sounds very good).

    BUT, what do you think would be a solution for FFS (Flippy Fringe Syndrome). You know, when you get that lopsided devil's horn look...

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