How Do You Part Your Hair?

I was just curious to see how other curlies part their hair? I typically part my hair toward the right side. It is a pretty deep part as well, but was thinking of trying something different. Do you part your hair? Is it down the middle or off to one side? I'm curious! =)

3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Air Dry

Looking for new products and methods to try!


  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I part mine so it goes to the right, just off-center. I used to do the zig zag part and may go back to it now that I have a regular cut again.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    I try to let it do it's own thing. But I "steer" it towards the middle so I get even volume on both sides. It naturally wants to go that way so I usually just move odd pieces where I want them. But I try not to break up the curls so much so when I move them I push up a few inches from the root to see if that makes it break up on it's own. Sometimes I rewet it a little more to help it along.

    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!

  • rocker.curly99rocker.curly99 Posts: 52Registered Users
    I have a pretty deep right side part. I also do the zigzag thing but i am thinking of experimenting with a different part or something.
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 971Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My hair naturally parts about an inch off center on the right and goes in a diagonal direction toward the right side. It's a short part, so I just kinda continue it in a zig zag fashion. Parting my hair drives me crazy. I try not to do it evenly, because then I get caught up in trying to make it perfect.
    Started CG July 8, 2008 :)


    Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
    Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner :love2: on top
  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users
    My hair has a very determined centre part all by itself. I've tried to change it, but it just won't let me.
    3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
    Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
    Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
    R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
    L I: KCKT, gvpcb
    Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
    Oils: coconut, argan
    Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
  • aspenaspen Posts: 154Registered Users
    I always parted my hair on the side but after going curly I learned that my volume is just way, way too uneven. I end up with so much hair on one side and barely any on the other.

    I've been trying a centre part out (something I thought I would never do) after seeing many other lovely curlies rocking them out and it's been working out for me a lot better! I think it also improves my 2nd day hair because when I pineapple the centre canopy and parting is better protected then when it was on the side.
    3A-3B / Medium / High Density / Low Porosity
    Modified CG
    Low poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
    Conditioner: Curls Unleashed NB
    Leave in: Creme of Natura Argan Oil Strengthen & Shine
    Styling Product: Curl Keeper/ Curly Solutions gel
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I do a diagonal part that starts on the right and ends in the middle of my crown. I have a side fringe that I straighten so I can't really change the part as it stuffs up my fringe. I'd like not to do a part at all but I've just not figured out how to not do one!
    3b in South Australia.
  • xarielxariel Posts: 31Registered Users
    I part about 2 inches from the center so it goes right. I do this once my curls have set, then just shake my hair while leaning to the right. Sometimes I have to move a few of the back pieces over, but I don't usually need to breakup curls for my part.
    Mod CG since '09. CG as of 02/27/14.
    Medium texture, normal-low porosity, normal elasticity and density
    Products: VO5 KL (co-wash), GVPCB (RO/DT), SN (RO/LI), KCCC/BRHG/AVG (stylers)
    Techniques: Mod-IceQueen, Plopping (FST), Octopus clip roots, SOTC; Double pineapple
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I mostly part my hair on the left, so it all falls on the right. I've been doing this ever since I was young, because I've got three ear piercings on my left side (and only two on my right) and wanted to show them off. So now it's just an ingrained thing!

    I do occasionally like to rock a middle part too though, it just depends on my mood really.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • BeinDebBeinDeb Posts: 452Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I normally part my hair to the side, but not always. As I'm embracing the Curly Girl Method, my independent hair (its always had a mind of its own ~ lol) is springing to Life. In the spirit of learning to love it and its ways, I've been letting the curl formation dictate where the part will be while it's wet. Right, left, zig-zaggy, or in the's all good! I've found an unexpected bonus in doing this ~ there's far more "stay" power throughout my long days.
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    Thanks for sharing everyone! I think the way you part your hair gives you a different look than how you part it other ways. I was thinking about trying a part down the middle instead of to the right, just to get more even volume. =)

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!

  • Marci PieMarci Pie Posts: 622Registered Users
    For years I had a right side part. Lately I was doing no part so some of the hair is on both sides. I really liked that a lot after seeing so many curlies rock that.

    I did try going back to the side part with my new inverted bob and it looked horrible. So now I am sort of trying the zig-zag center no part and really liked that better.(kind of hard to explain, very small 1" zig-zag).
    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
    Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
    Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
    Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • SortaRicanSortaRican Posts: 310Registered Users
    Well.....because I always part my hair down the middle when I'm in the shower to detangle and have done this for years now, my hair naturally parts in the middle. However, once it dries I usually end up flipping it from one side to the other throughout the day. Just depends on which side allows it to be out of my way during whatever I'm doing. I guess it does give me more volume on one side more than the other but I like that look.
    Fine, Long, High Density, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    CoWash: YTC Nourishing Conditioner/AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI: GDLI
    Styler: KCCC