The strange way that hair grows.

@gemini_rose (16193)
July 19, 2008 6:00pm CST
My daughter and I went to the hairdressers the other day and when the hairdresser was cutting my daughters hair I said that I wanted her to have her fringe cut in more properly as it did not seem to sit right. When the hairdresser looked at her hair she told me that my daughter has what is known as a cornflick this basically means that a patch of her hair at the front grows the opposite way to the rest of her hair. Instead of it growing down to form a fringe it grows up and then over causing her fringe to go off to the side and when I try to brush it down she gets a bump in her hair! I asked her what I could do and the hairdresser suggested just following the way it grew and so cut her fringe to fall at the side, and it straightaway looked better. I have not got a photo to show you unfortunately. The hairdresser asked if my other children had it and I said "No but my eldest son had a widows peak (where the fringe grows down into a sharp point) and my other sons hair is just started to grow into one!" My eldests widows peak has now grown out, and the hairdresser said it is very unusual for it to grow out but if it has then the chances are my daughters might too or else she will have trouble styling it how she wants when she is older! Do you or any of your family of children have hair that grows strange to how it should grow?
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@tessah (6622)
• United States
20 Jul 08
never heard of it called a cornflick.. weve always called it a cowlick. and my brothers had them horrible across their foreheads and so do i. trying to make it go into the direciton i wish while its dry is futile.. its already dried in that direction. but myself and my brothers all retrained our hair to go the way we wanted by combing it the way we wanted while it was wet.. and having it dry i that direction. my little brother used to wear a baseball cap to hide his.. and after a few years of wearing it.. it had retrained his cowlicks straight LOL
• Singapore
20 Jul 08
Haha I never knew you can retrain cowlicks.. My daughter has a double cowlick, with counter rotating spirals on her head. But it makes such a cute heart shape with the swirls, i just leave it be.
@gemini_rose (16193)
20 Jul 08
Its funny how we call things different in places isn't it? My daughters is strange and swirly too, I have tried to get it to go the way I want but it has been impossible. Her hair is so wild and just totally has a mind of its own! I see little girls at school when I take the boys and their hairs are squeeky neat, up in ponytails and all tidy, I do it to my daughter and within minutes it has escaped and is as wild as anything! She has a natural curl or wave in her hair like me and so I just let her hair grow for now and see what happens see what way it wants to go. It does not look a mess it is just wild!
@tessah (6622)
• United States
20 Jul 08
i should send you a pic of the sprite one of these days shes got blonde loopy loopy ringlets all over her head... and its down to her waist. it was past her butt so shed be sitting on it, but i gave it a trim for the summer and took about 6 inches off the ends, which only proceeded to make it more curly LOL shes got these fine baby-like hairs around her face and ears where new hair grows in alla time and those curl up in ringlets around her face in perfect swirls whenever its hot and shes been running around sweating. takes a good solid 15 minutes every morning just to pick all the snarls and knots out of it if i dont braid it before she sleeps on it.. so i try to remember to do it everynight lol and her hair is just plain FUN to style and play with!
@katsmeow1213 (29029)
• United States
20 Jul 08
My eldest has normal hair... but my younger boys have a nasty litle cowlick on the back of their head. My daughter's hair is the worst though. The front of her hair actually wants to lie forward, and her part will not move. It is nearly impossible to put her hair in a pony tail because the part will remain parted, and the front of her hair will grow that bump because it doesn't want to fall back.
@gemini_rose (16193)
20 Jul 08
If you think about it, hair can be a bit of a pain really!
• United States
20 Jul 08
Yep. Very few people are actually happy with their hair. I'm sure every woman has looked at another and said "Gee I wish I had her hair" all the while that woman is wishing she had someone else's, and so on and so on.
@ellie333 (21029)
20 Jul 08
Hi Gemini_rose I can so relate to this problem, I myself have a widows peak and a double crown which has caused me not end of problems over the years. I make a good Moticia though in a fancy dress LOL. My son can't have his hair cut too short on top and he has two double crowns and it has to be cut at an eact length else his would look like one of those funny all ways haired guinea pigs. Both daughters though are fine with no double crowns clowslicks or anything which is a bonus for them eh! Ellie :D
@gemini_rose (16193)
20 Jul 08
I have about four crowns and so my hair is better being long! Of my three boys two have widows peaks and then my youngest boy who is 6 has double crowns and red hair! We are a funny hair bunch!
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 Jul 08
SIX double crowwns wow! That must be awkard for him or do you just have extremely short? Ellie :D
@mummymo (23709)
21 Jul 08
I had one of those gemini and it did grow out! Both my kids have strange hair growth but it is more at the crown , they have double crowns - in fact my son has a triple crown, you know where the hair grows round in a circle there? It isn't too bad in my daughter as her hair is very long but it is a real pain with my son! xxx
@gemini_rose (16193)
22 Jul 08
I have four crowns, but it does not look too bad as my hair is long, then my 6 year old has two crowns right on the top of his bonce and so occasionally he gets fluffy stick ups a bit like owls ears, two of my boys have widows peaks and now we have a cornflick too and it all comes from my side. I just love to share!!!
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Well I for one, every decade from the time I was twenty until now, I would get a bald patch in the back part of my hair. I don't know why that would happen but it does. This time it came and I'm still trying to grow it back like it should. I have bought hair growth things, all kinds of stuff to get this bald patch back in business, and it's been slow going. It usually grows back, but this time I want to combat it so it doesn't happen again. I know I kind of asked for it because I kept wondering why I havent had a bald patch and it finally came and now I don't want anymore. My eldest daughter was born with a widow's peak. I found that a bit strange, but now folks say she got a big forehead.
@gemini_rose (16193)
20 Jul 08
That is strange, my sons hair grew out of the widows peak and is now just growing normally.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
20 Jul 08
Ah yeah, I'm formiliar with these cornflicks I have one at the back of my head and my boyfriend actually has two! The way we cut our hair it's not that bad and you hardly see it but it's best to follow it because you can't force the hair to go into another direction. When your hair is longer you can comb it various ways so it doesn't show but with bangs/fringes or shorter hair it can be pretty annoying. Good to hear her fringe now looks better!
@gemini_rose (16193)
20 Jul 08
That is what the hairdresser said, that it is best to follow the flow of her hair. I shall do that for the time being and see what happens, it does not look too bad at the moment it is quite cute although she may not see it the same way as she gets older!
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
19 Jul 08
No fortunately not, I would say though that if it is cut regular into it then she should be ok styling it but I guess that it just depends how she wants it styled I hope that it does out grow though
@gemini_rose (16193)
20 Jul 08
I am going to make sure that I take her regularly to have it cut, probably about every 8 weeks. Plus it means I have to get mine done too then.
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jul 08
hi gemini rose I think the word you wanted is cowlick, fortuneatly I do nothave one, thank goodness. I have read you can retrain them by combing the wet hair the way it should grow then when it driew it will stay that way.my big problem is a small spot on the front top of my head where the hair is very thin, this is due to a burn I received as a teenager on the top of my head from an explosion of a gas camper stove that landed burning oilon that spot on my head. after the burn healed I had a small spot with hardly any hair on it,so have to train my bangs to cover it.lol.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hmm I dont think I have ever heard of that . Like many other people I have heard of the cowlick . I went to beauty school and leanrt all about hair . No wonder why I dropped out I was so lost and it wasnt for me . Everyone always teases me and sings beauty school drop out
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I have had what they call a "cowlick" all my life. It is in the front and wearing bangs was the one thing that made it show the worst. The one thing that used to bother me was when my mother and her neighbor friends woulld get together and give my sister and me a bowl haircut. By the time they were done arguing over the eveness of it, I was a fright. lol
@ruby222 (4848)
20 Jul 08
Nt really no,I have a widows peak and Mr Ruby is a little shall we say ..short..on top,but im sure that I was once at the hairdressers and she/he said to me Oh you have a double crown,well wha that means exactly im not sure,but lol it doesnt seem to mkae much difference to the unruly overly long mop on the top of my head!!I have never liked hairdressers,I feel as if im in the hot seat,and I feel compelled to make small talk,well the amount that you may have in common with your hairdresser is very limited,and it tends to be the holiday and hair type questions that come into being.
• India
20 Jul 08
Wow...everything i find here is new to me, probably i never cared about my hair.. this much.. all i say about my hair is it so thick..and no signs of baldness.. haha.
• Singapore
20 Jul 08
I have never heard of that before. It's good to know that there is such a thing, so that if happens to my daughter or someone I know, I know what to do.
• United States
20 Jul 08
wow i have nere heard of that but it seems interestin maybe ill do a little research on it lol