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    I was just wondering if anyone else has hair growth at vastly differing rates??

    I'm growing out henna but getting most cut off on Friday (I'm at peace with this decision). When I put it in a bun or up in a scrunchie it's 99% blonde on my scalp and even part of the bun is blonde now too.

    I walked in to book the appointment to make sure the person I was seeing could do something with the root length I have but it not be too insanely short. Most of my roots are 6-7 inches long, but there are a few patches (especially near the crown) where my growth has been much slower and I've only got 3-4 inches (mostly in the 4 inch range). There's one long area on the back right side of my neck that has almost 10 inches of natural hair!

    The hairdresser thought this was unusual as hair growth is usually pretty even.

    Anyone have hair that grows so unevenly?

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    My left side grows significantly faster than my right.. If I brush my hair to my left in between trims it always seems so much longer. So annoying!
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    My left side grows faster too

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    Prior to this year, my right side grew noticeably faster. However, growth seems very even this year.

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    Default Re: Hair growth different rates?

    Quote Originally Posted by raingirl View Post
    I was just wondering if anyone else has hair growth at vastly differing rates??

    I'm growing out henna but getting most cut off on Friday (I'm at peace with this decision). When I put it in a bun or up in a scrunchie it's 99% blonde on my scalp and even part of the bun is blonde now too.

    I walked in to book the appointment to make sure the person I was seeing could do something with the root length I have but it not be too insanely short. Most of my roots are 6-7 inches long, but there are a few patches (especially near the crown) where my growth has been much slower and I've only got 3-4 inches (mostly in the 4 inch range). There's one long area on the back right side of my neck that has almost 10 inches of natural hair!

    The hairdresser thought this was unusual as hair growth is usually pretty even.

    Anyone have hair that grows so unevenly?
    That is why I have layers. I don't trim and I have four distinct different lengths of hair. After two years of monitoring this I noticed my lower rear is the fastest. My front fringe and top center rear crown are the slowest growing the same. My side rear crown is better then the middle rear and my sides are just a little faster then the fringe. What an adventure in growing out my hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raingirl View Post
    I was just wondering if anyone else has hair growth at vastly differing rates??

    I'm growing out henna but getting most cut off on Friday (I'm at peace with this decision). When I put it in a bun or up in a scrunchie it's 99% blonde on my scalp and even part of the bun is blonde now too.

    I walked in to book the appointment to make sure the person I was seeing could do something with the root length I have but it not be too insanely short. Most of my roots are 6-7 inches long, but there are a few patches (especially near the crown) where my growth has been much slower and I've only got 3-4 inches (mostly in the 4 inch range). There's one long area on the back right side of my neck that has almost 10 inches of natural hair!

    The hairdresser thought this was unusual as hair growth is usually pretty even.

    Anyone have hair that grows so unevenly?
    That is why I have layers. I don't trim and I have four distinct different lengths of hair. After two years of monitoring this I noticed my lower rear is the fastest. My front fringe and top center rear crown are the slowest growing the same. My side rear crown is better then the middle rear and my sides are just a little faster then the fringe. What an adventure in growing out my hair.
    "Creation is the first Icon of God"
    3 layers, Fringe-4ac fi frizzy, crimpy,coily. Canopy-3bc fi, spirals, coily. Rear-2abc fi wavy, wispy, coily

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    My right side grows faster which used to really bother me. I thought every follicle grew the same, oops!

    Years ago when I was coloring and highlighting it, my roots were very uneven.
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    I don't know for sure, but I would assume that hair grows at different rates. I mean the rest of your body hair grow at different rates so I'd have to assume your hair is able to grow at different rates too.

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    I'm not sure if it's true, but I feel like my canopy grows slower than the underneath portion of my hair. It also seems like it has more damage, so maybe that has something to do with it. But I'm currently growing out layers right now, so I can't be entirely sure.

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    Ok, so it seems normal. It just seems like a huge discrepancy between 4 inches and 10... The human body is a mystery!

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