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    Default Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    I have always had a decent head of hair which has been thick and curly. Over the past two years I have been growing it (prior to this it had always been short, like maximum 3 inches). Over the past year or so the hair at the front of my head has grown about 2 inches in the same thickness as the rest of my head, but then stopped. There are far fewer hairs that have continued to grow the same length as the rest which are barely visible, so it looks like the front of my hair has been cut short (I will include photos). It is also not really curly anymore and sits there awkwardly. It may be worth noting that I have a very typically male hairline that recedes slightly behind the temples, but I am not balding (at least I hope!). This causes a visible divide between the hair at the sides and the hair at the front, which looks horrible.

    Essentially I want to have a fringe as I feel my forehead is quite large but it's impossible when the hair at the front wont grow the right way. I also want to take attention away from the 'inny bits' caused by my front hairline.

    Here is an album of a few photos showing what I tried to explain - http://imgur.com/a/Zh155

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    Default Re: Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    I see exactly what you mean. It's so interesting that just a bit has grown so long when the rest is much shorter. I have no idea if there's a solution for you, sorry I'm not more helpful.

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    Default Re: Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    That IS odd. I have hair at the front that's finer/more prone to damage and also lighter (a natural highlight) but it grows just like the rest.

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    Default Re: Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    Are the ends tapered? If so, it looks like the hair's anagen phase has become much, much shorter in that area than anywhere else.

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    Default Re: Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    What does tapered hair look like? I haven't had it cut properly for about 2.5 years now, I had it trimmed/tidied up a little about a year ago.

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    Default Re: Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    Unfortunately, my first thought is wondering if the hairs are getting affected by testosterone and the growth cycle is shortening.

    It could also be that those hairs get a lot more handling and are simply drying out and breaking more readily. I know the front hairs on my head get a lot more wear and tear. As others have said, try to look at the tips of the hairs, see if they're broken or tapered. That'll at least give you some idea of what's going on.
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    Default Re: Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by fortymiletown View Post
    What does tapered hair look like? I haven't had it cut properly for about 2.5 years now, I had it trimmed/tidied up a little about a year ago.
    I suck at describing it so here's a picture I drew hehe:

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    Default Re: Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    It's hard to tell exactly, but I would say it's slightly more tapered than cut. I should mention I am fairly certain I have high levels of testosterone in my body.

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    Default Re: Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    So tapered ends may mean the anogen phase is shortened? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Hair at front wont grow/has a different texture to the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by fortymiletown View Post
    It's hard to tell exactly, but I would say it's slightly more tapered than cut. I should mention I am fairly certain I have high levels of testosterone in my body.
    I don't know much about balding or how it begins, but I think if the anagen phase has shortened so much in that area that you may be starting to bald, or maybe you have some health issue that is affecting your hair. I'm not really sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by sharoleb View Post
    So tapered ends may mean the anogen phase is shortened? Thanks.
    In this case yes, but really it just means the hair has never been cut so the OP's short hair isn't the result of cutting or breakage but the result of the lifespan of the hair being shortened for some reason.

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