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Druid of Alba
January 29th, 2010, 07:00 PM
I was just wondering, how many of you keep your hair back by flipping it against the direction of natural growth. My hair naturally parts at the left of my forehead over my left eye. If I push it back and to the right, I get a flip, by going against the cowlick. I really like how this looks. I'm growing my hair long, and I think this is how I will push it back this time. Last time it was long, it was parted in the middle, and not pushed back. It looked bad on me.

This is what it was like before, middle-parted, and hanging down over the sides of my face http://celebhairstyle.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/gwyneth-paltrow-hairstyle-bob.jpg

This is how I want it this time. I'll let it go wavy as it does naturally as well most of the time, instead of straightening it.
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Where do you part your hair?

January 29th, 2010, 07:35 PM
I've trained my hair to have no part. I can part anywhere without having issues. My sister is a hair stylist and she told me if I part in the same place every day, the part will widen and the hair will thin in that place.

Druid of Alba
January 29th, 2010, 07:51 PM
That definately makes sense, and then you'll be stuck with your hair parting there all the time! How can you train your hair not to part? I've never liked parts in my hair, they look forced, especially when they're really pronounced and you can see the scalp! Do you just brush it all back and push it to one side or something?

January 29th, 2010, 08:05 PM
I change the part everyday. Even if it's just a little bit different each day, it helps.

Druid of Alba
January 29th, 2010, 08:07 PM
I wonder if you could have it long but with no part at all.
Like Gandalf! Just all combed back. Lol.

January 29th, 2010, 08:11 PM
If I just shook my hair out and didn't part it, it does kind of just go back. You can see in my sig line (a little bit) I haven't parted my hair at all in that picture. If my hair is wet and I haven't combed it, it has a weird non-part. It's kind of zigzag-y.

Druid of Alba
January 29th, 2010, 09:03 PM
I guess when you have your hair pulled back and you take the tie out it stays back. I like it when its like that. But then it starts to part itself, slowly. Lol. I like this style, parted far at one side, and all flipped over, with the bit remaining tucked behind the ear and pinned behind the neck http://www.thelipstickdiaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/one-side-hair-look-3_bce7c_22975.jpg

January 29th, 2010, 09:27 PM
I know what you mean with the flip! I like the look of that too.
My hair wants to part just right of center but I part it on the far right ... I like the flip too. :)

January 30th, 2010, 09:28 PM
I've trained my hair to have no part. I can part anywhere without having issues. My sister is a hair stylist and she told me if I part in the same place every day, the part will widen and the hair will thin in that place.

So funny you should mention this! I think I actually noticed it happening, so I've been trying to make sure to brush my hair straight back, or at least part it in a different place every day. It's good to know it wasn't just my imagination!

January 30th, 2010, 09:41 PM
I switch off on my part. I used to part it on the left, but recently switched to the right. Now I part it slightly to the right, farther to the right, or in the middle, depending on what style I'm trying to go for on a particular day. It's kind of fun. I remember when my hair used to be finicky about where it was parted and stuck up all over if I parted it differently. It's not so bad now except for the baby hairs near my widow's peak. So I guess I "trained" my hair to be less picky by forcably parting it differently.

January 30th, 2010, 09:43 PM
I never part my hair, either. I believe the same as GuineverMay said, and I don't particularly like the look of a straight slash of scalp. I comb my hair straight back and then let it fall as it may, which creates what looks like a really crooked part. Also, if it looks too flat later in the day, I'll use wet fingers to flip my hair into the opposite direction because it gives my hair a little lift.

Shermie Girl
January 30th, 2010, 09:50 PM
I have naturally wavy hair and a monster cowlick in front. My hair tends to part naturally right about at my cowlick. I can move my part and manipulate my hair to smooth the wave or I can part on the other side and force a big wave at the front. I get the best wave in front by parting fairly deep on the side where my cowlick lives. :)

Druid of Alba
January 31st, 2010, 09:15 AM
Shermie girl, thats what I do! I flip my hair over at the side where my cowlick is, and get a big flip! It looks awesome. I also notice when I bend over it doesn't really fall over my face too much, either, which I love. When I have it parted, it always falls over my face.