I naturally part my hair from left to right…but when i do my hair poofs up in the back…even with pomade. This is so funny yet cool. Hi Craig, I was wondering which side I should part if my hair naturally goes from left to right but I have a cowlick on the left side making my hair hard to work with in the back. Jason, that’s such a great observation. Cheers! Hope that helps, and thanks again for your question! ELLE Editors On Parting Their Hair. Great question! I’ve notched while in the shower my hair leans right. BUT, I have a growth in the front of my hair on the right that makes the front look better when parting on the right and combing to the left – though this fights against my cowlick in the back. Hope that helps! advertisement. I style it to the back and to the left since it is parted in the right. Which side do you recommend, as I am at a loss. Like others i also have a confusion parting my hair on right side or left. Is it where you start or where you end that determines the name? I’m just a little confused on wrapping my head around what a left part means and what a right part means. because when i comb it to the right, it looks weird cuss of my bangs. However, I do not believe in a more masculine approach to hair-parting; just the right way for your hair. The one thing I have noticed however, is that if you’re starting to lose your hair a little bit, particularly if you have a receding hairline, then the part on the RIGHT hand side tends to work a bit better. Great question Steven! So I almost have to part from left to right as this is the way that patch of hair grows and it just makes sense to make all the hair flow in the same direction as the patch will only go that direction. After perusing my photo collection, I wish I paid more attention to her wise, wise words. Or was I fed a bunch of rubbish about part on the same side as my swirl?? So I was wondering…if I were to go “against nature”and part on my left side, could I ask the barber to make the line that runs down the left side and still look good? Thanks! I have longish straight hair, and I've had it parted on the right( parting is on the right) for a while now, even though my natural parting is middle but slightly off centre to the left. Great question Joseba! And also my cowlick rotates counter-clockwise. But we switched up how these five women position their hair (side to middle, middle to side, deep right to deep left) to show just how much of a difference it can make. My natural part is on my right, but for the last two years ive been going against nature parting my hair on the left. Hey I was wonder which side I should part my hair. Where should i part my hair ?? I want a cool looking side parting/quiff on the fringe but unfortunately I have a calf lick on the right side of my fringe line that swirls anti clockwise, so my fringe wants to go in both directions, any advice please? left part, left hemisphere). White says to comb your fingers backwards in your hair and then move it left to right. Still have questions? Good luck, and thanks for the question! Best for Fine Hair: A Dramatic Side Part Since deep side parts generally go against your hair's natural part, they're a great way to give the appearance of thicker hair. If you're young it maybe caused by stress or some other underlying cause. "My part is inspired by the parts featured at the Valentino Sala Bianca show―and if we want to get super specific, Look 37. If that is the case, and the back does not poof up, then that should be your adopted styling direction. Normally the hair is better to be parted on the same side of the cowlick position. High-profile example: Hillary Clinton is a left-parter. Hey Craig, when you say to the left or to the right..Do you mean for me left/right or for the person looking at me? I go “against nature” and wasn’t sure if I should be doing that or not. I part my hair on the right now. Not sure which way to part. Once your hair is wet and you begin comb, your hair will definitely reveal where it naturally parts. How to overcome this ?if you see this comment please reply it . I’ve read different opinions on where to put the part; some say follow the direction of the whorl, while others say to part on the same side as the whorl. Hi Vincent! But the confussion is…. I still have one problem. My hair naturally parts on the right but I know it is not percieved positively by others who look at me, and besides, I really want to be a left parting man anyways. Would I need to grow it out longer on the side than it is in the middle so it will fall over ? So how do you decide? Wet your hair. Great article! I’m also a big fan of easy hair styling, so I’ll pay it forward to you guys and pass on this little playlist of straightforward hair styles – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl-FVhhqAjYf5QyXFcsnBCOnC3J_RJ_Ft, Hey Craig, i just have one question, my hair is long and it goes to the left, in the mirror i look good cuss its to the right, for me to part it to its opposite it direction, would i have to cut it short?? Hi Craig, really hope you can help, as I don’t think i’ve ever had a decent haircut in all my 32 years. It is such a subtle thing but a professional stylist sees such errors a mile away, and people around see it too, although 9 out of 10 can’t quite identify what they feel is wrong. great question. People who cannot part their hair (such as bald men), do not part their hair or use a center part often are thought of as trustworthy and wise. Thanks in advance! You may have never thought about it but your hair parting can help or hurt your looks. I hope that helps! I mean that it ends up with most of my hair is on my right so i part the hair over from my left to my right and everyone else seems to do it the other way round. So I go against nature and force a part right to left. • Women who part on the right are considered more feminine and gentle, and often not taken seriously. My hair was curly during my childhood but now my hair is straight. Hi Craig, great article. I also have a extraordinarily large Occipital bone which sticks out quite a bit. Log in with Facebook. their is no much better than other. Is is true that you're supposed to part your hair in the position where your hair whorl is? The easiest trick in detecting your hair’s natural part is the Forward and Back method. Since it would just look weird to have bangs sweep from the right while the rest of your hair divides on the left, it's best to form a part wherever your fringe naturally splits. It stuck I guess. I part my hair left to right now days, but in the past I've had periods I've done right to left. It will go left to right to an extent, but as you mentioned in an above reply this can cause it to bunch up right on the top of my head. Thanks for your comment! Thanks for the comment! “It might sound crazy, but if you’ve only been parting your hair one side for your entire life, try changing it up and seeing if it’s better the other way.” Test it out: Don’t stop the feeling. Love to here that Google loves my articles. Picturing what you’ve described, I would suggest that you place you part on the left side of your head and comb the bulk of your hair to the right. I’ve been told that styling your hair “against the grain” is damaging to the hair follicles and causes grief in the long run. Have your barber try that technique and see if that works. Since "most men part their hair on the left, which is supposedly perceived as masculine and assertive," parting their hair on the right in turn causes them to be "regarded as … A hairdresser would perhaps advise, if not see the doc. If you’ve discovered that your natural side is left, then the part will be on your left-side with the majority of of the rest of your hair being combed to your right. As for your hair, men with fine hair typically find ways such as you have to create more volume in their hairstyles. Add bookmark. If you're oldish, it'll be bad circulation and you'd probably need an aspirin a day. Is this possible? This is probably something stupid, but I just can’t grasp it. even though i do not dye it. I gave the new hair loss shampoo by hims a try! Generally it is a technique used with thinning shears. My part is on the left but post shower and towel dry my hair flows from right to left and looks better! I have longish straight hair, and I've had it parted on the right( parting is on the right) for a while now, even though my natural parting is middle but slightly off centre to the left. Can too much shave cream ruin your shave? I have 2 cowlicks. As for a side part, I think it would definitely work on you even if it is the naturally brushed option. Start at the crown and comb forward. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get that to fall over ? The theory goes on to explain that, "When a person puts a part in their hair, left or right, they are emphasizing the left or right cranial hemisphere functioning. What advice do you have for me? I can see that but my swirl is on my right side of the back of my head and my natural part is on my left, thus not lining up but I suppose it still looks fine in back. 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