. Ok, I'll be 1 year natural on Sunday. My hair is growing up and out, and hasn't started to "fall" towards my face or fall in a downwards shape (if that makes sense). Now, when I blow dry my hair out, boy it's it 3X longer than what it is if I wash it and twist it, & I definitely hangs low. Is this a charateristic of tighter curled, thicker, kinkier hair? I'm somewhere around 4a/4b and my hair can take many different forms. Id just really like for it to grown downwards towards my face and neck instead of up and out, Without blow-drying. Anyone dealing with the same thing? Any suggestions?