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Is there a rule about where to part hair?

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GinAndOnIt Sat 24-Sep-16 11:30:16

I think I suit side partings better, but does it matter which side? I've always done it on the left, but my hair is a lot thinner on that side so I wonder if I can swap it over to the right. Every time I try it though, it just looks bloody weird. Is that just because I'm not used to it?

My hair is a nightmare generally, so parting placement is probably the least of my worries, but there we go.

m0therofdragons Sat 24-Sep-16 11:40:48

I always parted on the left until I got a few greys there. Bizarrely I've not got greys on the right so I swapped sides.

Marshpillow Sat 24-Sep-16 11:42:18

I went from a centre parting to a side parting about ten years ago, it looked and felt really odd at first but after a while and after I'd learned to style it properly it started looking better. Maybe just stick with it for a while and see if you feel better about it after a few days or so smile

GinAndOnIt Sat 24-Sep-16 11:43:01

Did it look wrong when you first did it? I feel like I hold my head oddly when it's parted the other side.

GinAndOnIt Sat 24-Sep-16 11:43:45

Oh crosspost, thanks Marsh

PacificDogwod Sat 24-Sep-16 11:44:09

Just swap about until you like what you see.

Fwiw, my parting was on the right all of my childhood and youth because I had a cowlick there, then swapped to the left in my 20s because said cowlick gave the front of my hair some height.
Now I have short curly hair and NO parting grin

No 'rule' that I am aware of.

GinAndOnIt Sat 24-Sep-16 12:15:42

I attempted a centre parting for about 6 months but ended up with a triangle on my head for the entire time confused I can never get it right.

CadburysTastesVileNow Sat 24-Sep-16 17:52:39

On the side, over the arch of the eyebrow is supposed to be best for setting off the face.


CointreauVersial Sun 25-Sep-16 00:23:13

I can never keep a side parting - it just creeps to the middle!

Piscivorus Sun 25-Sep-16 00:30:08

When I was a child we were always told boys had partings on the left and girls on the right but I don't think anybody bothers anymore. Do what works for you

SueTrinder Sun 25-Sep-16 00:30:44

My hairdresser says it depends on your crown. Of course I have a double crown so that doesn't help me, my parting has moved from left to right and back again. I had a centre parting recently because I had a heavy fringe and a side parting looked weird.

missmartha Sun 25-Sep-16 07:50:35

I part my hair on the right. i'm right handed and it's easier to style it that way than on the left.

GinAndOnIt Sun 25-Sep-16 08:03:07

My crown is on my left so maybe that's why. I parted it to the right after a shower last night and it's been trying to flick itself over ever since. <sigh>

FoxesOnSocks Sun 25-Sep-16 08:05:01

I've a double crown, I part on the left mostly because I've a ferocious cow's lick; though saying that I've never tried the right. As a child my hair was parted in the centre - hated my hair as a child so I will probably never go centre again!!

retainertrainer Sun 25-Sep-16 09:37:40

I look like my evil twin if I part my hair differently,I always do it on the right.

tigerdriverII Sun 25-Sep-16 09:44:23

Most people have one eye that looks brighter/more open than the other. Part your hair over that eye.

NapQueen Sun 25-Sep-16 09:49:51

I part mine on the left as my right eyebrow is a bit dodgy at the end so this way the more hair covers it.

MrsMarigold Mon 26-Sep-16 11:55:57

I never part mine intentionally, it just does its own thing, usually ends up roughly in the middle, left side hairline is a bit thinner.

GinAndOnIt Mon 26-Sep-16 12:55:34

I tried to persist with the right hand parting but eventually gave up, flicked my hair upside down and let it decide where to part itself. It picked the left <rolls eyes>

I think the crown is whats affecting it as a PP said. I'll just have to deal with a thin hairline I think.

Rinceoir Mon 26-Sep-16 12:57:37

My hair resists everything other than a horrible harsh centre parting. I don't know why!

GinAndOnIt Mon 26-Sep-16 12:59:18

It just looks like a receding man sad

GinAndOnIt Mon 26-Sep-16 13:00:06

Whoops, photos didn't appear for some reason.

danTDM Mon 26-Sep-16 13:03:27

OMG the OP's username and description of her problem have me laughing properly outloud!

It's the best thread in ages!

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