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Old 05-03-2011, 07:04 PM
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Do you think it's because the longer side grows at a faster rate or because something is messing up the retention on the shorter side?
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: When one side of your hair is several inches longer than the other...

My stylist said I must be nurturing the right side more than the left. The right side was 6inches longer (below bra clasp length). He trimmed it by removing the 6 inches. Now it's evened out.
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Default Re: When one side of your hair is several inches longer than the other...

That's just the way my hair grows.

No matter how many times my hair is evened up, one side just grows faster, longer. There is a big texture difference too. The side that grows slow is much rougher and the side the grows faster, longer is much silkier. It's been like this all my life. So I stopped chopping off the longer side and just let it do what it do.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:33 PM
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Experiencing the same thing, just letting it play catch up. I'm keeping the ends okay at different lengths and letting it grow out. Trim when its, all APL

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Default Re: When one side of your hair is several inches longer than the other...

My left grows way faster than the right. The texture is looser than the right too and the ends need less maintenance. It has always been like this. I remember as far back as when I was 2 years old. I remember uneven ponies! I just trimmed my hair relatively even, now I think I'm just going to let it do what it wants and trim when it's all BLS.
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I honestly don't know if the left side of my hair grows faster because it's a much looser texture than the right side . It always hangs significantly longer, but it's also thinner. The middle of my hair grows much faster than either side. I got a blunt cut two years ago and a year later I was in a W . I just leave it bunned up until the rest can catch up, but it is not cute !
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That's just the way my hair grows.

No matter how many times my hair is evened up, one side just grows faster, longer. There is a big texture difference too. The side that grows slow is much rougher and the side the grows faster, longer is much silkier. It's been like this all my life. So I stopped chopping off the longer side and just let it do what it do.
Mine is the same just it is the upper layers/canopy vs the lower layers. Even after my big shedding time its the upper layers that are shorter than then the lower layers.
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Default Re: When one side of your hair is several inches longer than the other...

I have the same problem, except my issue is the back of my hair grows slower than the front. I have cut my hair 3 different times in the last year and a half trying to even things up, only to have it be lopsided again. So in essence, I cut my hair 3 times for nothing.

I have come to the conclusion that I need to just leave it alone and let it catch up to the rest.
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When I was younger I had uneven hair, my stylist at the time told me that one cause could be sleeping predominantly on one side. So every since then I've forced myself to sleep on both sides, and now I don't have dramatically uneven hair anymore.
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When I was younger I had uneven hair, my stylist at the time told me that one cause could be sleeping predominantly on one side. So every since then I've forced myself to sleep on both sides, and now I don't have dramatically uneven hair anymore.
My stylist mentioned the same thing to me. Also years of wrapping my hair in one direction every night when it was relaxed made it grow faster on one side. I don't have that problem anymore. The crown of my head does grow slower than the rest of my hair - its a more delicate texture and less dense so retention is an issue too. It's better than it was in the past when I used to constantly get trims to even it up. I don't bother to do that any more because there's no point.

Maybe I'll even it when my hair gets longer. IDK for sure because it isn't very noticeable.
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i just came to accept it. my right side grows faster than my left side, no matter what i do!
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That's just the way my hair grows.

No matter how many times my hair is evened up, one side just grows faster, longer. There is a big texture difference too. The side that grows slow is much rougher and the side the grows faster, longer is much silkier. It's been like this all my life. So I stopped chopping off the longer side and just let it do what it do.
This is exactly my hair and I have come to accept it.
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Default Re: When one side of your hair is several inches longer than the other...

i thought i was the only one. my right is two inches longer than my left. maybe because i sleep on my right. idk. i just bun and go.
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Default Re: When one side of your hair is several inches longer than the other...

I was watching Salon Cabelo and she mentioned something about if you always wear your purse on your left shoulder and you keep taking your purse on and off ur shoulder to pay for stuff the constant friction can shorten that side. I found that to be interesting.
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My right side grows 1/4 faster than the left. So every 2 month I even it out. The funny thing is that I think the left side is actually thicker.

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I was watching Salon Cabelo and she mentioned something about if you always wear your purse on your left shoulder and you keep taking your purse on and off ur shoulder to pay for stuff the constant friction can shorten that side. I found that to be interesting.
I thought that too, as well as with my car seat belt, but I wear my hair in a bun (I just use Good Hair Days Pins) 98% of the time and my hair still grows that way.
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Default Re: When one side of your hair is several inches longer than the other...

Story of my life. My right side is like 1.5 inches longer than my left and I had a cut back in March. I'm just going to leave it be until the left side is mbl then cut it all even. No point in evening it up anymore.
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Default Re: When one side of your hair is several inches longer than the other...

My right side grows faster than the left (about 1 to 2 inches in certain spots) and I sleep on my right side (predominantly). I’ve just come to the conclusion that that is how my hair grows, so I don’t (personally) do anything to prevent or counteract it. At my trim this past Sat, my stylist did kind of evened it up, but there is still a difference and I am cool with that.

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My right side has always been longer than the left but the left side is thicker than the right.
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I was watching Salon Cabelo and she mentioned something about if you always wear your purse on your left shoulder and you keep taking your purse on and off ur shoulder to pay for stuff the constant friction can shorten that side. I found that to be interesting.
I have also had my backpack straps interfere with retention when I sling my bag over one shoulder.
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