Which way does your hair grow?!

naturalnurse04naturalnurse04 Posts: 162Registered Users
My hair is growing like a weed and I'm soooo happy!!! But...... it's growing in a mullet! The back is growing long and it is starting to get some hang, but the front and the sides seem to be growing sooo slow, so it really does look like I'm growing a mullet. So I'm curious to know how everyone else's hair grows. Does one side grow longer than the other? Is there one place that's growing like a weed and another place that's barely there? Just curious...
"Don't remove the kinks from your hair, Remove them from your brain." -Marcus Garvey
3c-4a, needs MOISTURE
Last Relaxer: Sept. 6, 2008



  • anonymous_4926anonymous_4926 Posts: 678Registered Users
    oh the beloved mullet...the back of my hair seems to grows way faster than the rest. i think because it's less curly than the rest. but it grows about the same rate as the rest of my hair. the left side is thinner than the right side. and my 4a patch grows out about 1.5 inches before it falls while the rest of my hair grows down from the scalp
    natural since 1998. trying to adapt to this midwest weather while still keeping it simple. current length: MBL (stretched)
    pw: enter
  • holly8holly8 Posts: 632Registered Users
    The left side of my head has more hair and body than the right side of my head but the hair length on boths sides are the same.I think it is so weird.

    My hair at the front seems longer than the hair at the back and I think it is because my hair at the front is looser.
    Natural since Jan 2,07
    I did a BC
    Hair type:3C\3B
    Multi-racial hair
    Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

    Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

    Hair products:homemade products.....

  • FeverPitch_TrishFeverPitch_Trish Posts: 80Registered Users
    I cut it about two months ago...and I notice the back is nearly reaching the nape of my neck, whereas the front is shorter. The sides are almost the same length as the back, but the back does grow the fastest...weird, maybe cause it's looser.
    Last Relaxer: 5/29/08
    Hair type : 4a, very fine strands.
    BC: 3/23/09

    Cleansers: CJGCS, Anita Gran Amla/Kelp Poo bars, Kinky Curl Come Clean

    Clarifyer: Giovanni TTT
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie Smoothing Conditioner, Curls Coconut Sublime, Darcy's Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing condish, YTC

  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    My hair also grew in as a mullet. I got it cut a few months ago though, after putting up with it for over a year. Now it's growing even all around.

    The pros of cutting it totally outweighed the cons in my situation, though. My hair looks shorter, but now my curls are coils again, and not s-waves, and it looks and feels SOOOO much better. The mullet was just not a good look.
    I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
  • helloyellowbirdhelloyellowbird Banned Posts: 1,632Banned Users
    When I first BC'd it was growing in a mullet. Now... the hair near my ears grows the fastest so I have to use hairclips to pin my hair back or it looks ~weird. The part near my neck was growing the fastest during my 2nd-3rd month, but now everything is catching up. For the longest time the front of my hair was super short but it's grown a lot :]

    I think it eventually ~evens out after awhile
  • mouseymousey Posts: 120Registered Users
    yea, my hair is pretty mullet like, but i dont care....i rarely wear my hair out anyway. my sides are nowhere near as long as the back, so i just keep it up. it all started to grow down like 6 months ago.
    i cannot live without my aviators, my boston terrier, biology and black tights.:love7:
  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    My beloved mullet...
    The object of my obsession

    First of all I have a beautiful mullet. I'd make people from New Hampshire proud. Its looser (3a) than any other section of my hair. I was told that if I cut it I will have a mullet again in a few months so why bother.

    Here is my problem though, when I flatiron my hair the mullet is gone. I go back and forth too much from curly to straight to justify the cutting of my beloved mullet. We have a :angry2: love hate relationship :-? but for ME cutting it won't work because I will have weird straight hair. Ponytails all the way for me :thumbup:
    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • naturalnurse04naturalnurse04 Posts: 162Registered Users
    I've just resorted to always pushing my hair back with headbands, scarves, hair clips, etc so that you can't really tell that I have a mullet. Oh I dream of the days were the sides of my hair grow so I can wear it out and not look like Joe Dirt!!!
    "Don't remove the kinks from your hair, Remove them from your brain." -Marcus Garvey
    3c-4a, needs MOISTURE
    Last Relaxer: Sept. 6, 2008

  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    My front and crown seem like they grow faster than my back. But I also have much tighter coils in the back than the front so I think it just feels and looks that way but is probably growing at the same pace as the rest of my head.
    Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
    BC: 01/30/09
    Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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  • lajoliefillelajoliefille Posts: 350Registered Users
    I think I have the opposite problem. Because my hair's curl pattern is looser on top my hair grows like a mushroom. So not cute.
    Last Relaxer: Feb 2007
    BC: Feb. 28 2009 :afro::hello1:

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  • mymi7887mymi7887 Posts: 24Registered Users
    Upwards and out to the sides. Never down. I think the length is pretty even all over. Also, I think my texture is changing/has changed. I remember having loose spirals now I it looks like medium waves. I cut off the relaxed ends of a section in the back, to see if the waves was due to my hair being weighed down by the relaxed ends. Nope. I have mostly medium waves and some clumps spiral at the end. It's not the best situation for detangling but its nice to look at.
    I think once your hair grows out a bit, its true form while emerge. For now, I look like Crusty the Clown, according to my sister. In a year I will have Mya/Kelis length and shape (hopefully).
  • paintingcupidblindpaintingcupidblind Posts: 13Registered Users
    mine seems to all grow at the same rate, but it appears to be longer in the back, as some blasted lady put horrendous layers in my hair years ago, and they're still there. my hair also seems to grow out before it goes down, but i'm not entirely sure, as my hair has never been shorter than to my shoulders.....