This may come as a silly question but I've been natural for a few years, but I've always had it in a protective style such as braids or weaving, etc. I've spent the last 5 months taking care of it (cowashing twice a week, protecting my ends, moisturizing, putting them in twists, etc) and I've noticed the front and middle of my hair is growing at an alarming rate, but the sides and back don't seem to have grown as much. I'm starting to wonder if this is what people mean when your hair grows upward instead of out? I don't know, is this is a good thing?
"All things good are wild and free"- Thoreau

-Mostly 4b with some 4a, coarse, low porosity, dense