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?
Originally Posted by Ngo
I'm not sure if that's what people mean about their hair growing upward (I'm not familiar with that phrase, sorry). But I can tell you that my hair grows at different rates depending on the section as well. For me, the back grows much much faster than the front, sides, and crown. I don't think there's anything inherently good or bad about it, but I've definitely found it frustrating at times. Even if I cut my hair, when it starts growing in the back inevitably starts getting longer than the rest in no time. I've heard many people say that some sections of their hair grows faster than others, so I suspect it's relatively common.