Why does my hair grow out unevenly? Is there any way to solve this?

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Of course, there’s a solution! But before you try to solve the problem, you must know why your hair is growing unevenly.

  • In the summer, hair grows out unevenly because your scalp gets more exposure to the sun’s rays. This makes hair growth slower where the sun hits than in other areas; for example, the nape of your neck. I’ll let you know how to protect your hair so this doesn’t happen.
  • Also, if you have a haircut in distinct layers, like a bob, the front part will grow longer than the back.
  • And finally, and most surprisingly, certain habits we have around touching or styling our hair can make it grow out unequally, too.


As you can see, there are some factors involved that can keep your hair from growing out evenly that are quite different from each other. I promise you a solution for each of these situations.

 However, I always suggest that if it’s growing in a way that worries you, go see a dermatologist so that they can rule out any other kind of scalp condition or hormonal issues. 


Having long, strong hair has always been associated with femininity, even since ancient times.

If we go back in time, or even looking at mythology, Viking warriors wore long braids, the Romans invented different manners to pin up their long manes, and mythological creatures such as mermaids accentuated their beautiful features with flowing hair.

Maybe this is why it doesn’t surprise me that even in the 21st century, people will come to my shop with questions like, “Can I make my hair grow more?” Or, “Why does the back of my hair grow more than the front?”

Each of these questions have a response.


Various factors change the way hair grows, like I mentioned at the very beginning. Knowledge is power, so let’s dive into each of them. I’ll tell you:

  • How to protect your hair in the summer so it grows out evenly
  • How to make sure that layered haircuts don’t grow out unequally
  • How to get rid of those bad habits that make your hair grow out in patches


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How to protect your hair in the summer so that it grows out evenly

During the summer, you expose your hair to high temperatures, which makes the hair fiber start to weaken. That’s why it’s common for you to lose more hair at that time than the rest of the year.

But are you one of those lucky people who notice that your hair is growing out unevenly at that time?

Can you see how at the top of your head the hair doesn’t grow, while it grows more from the back of your head or nape of your neck?


This is because the sun always hits the top of your head; don’t forget that your scalp is protected by your hair and regulates its temperature.

 When you expose yourself for too much time to the sun or high temperatures, the skin on your scalp can be burnt just like the rest of the skin on your body. It’s for this same reason that your hair growth is affected and that hair on the top of your hair won’t grow as much as other parts. 


To solve this problem, you should follow this advice:

  • Use hats so that the sun doesn’t shine directly on the crown of your head.
  • Use scarves if you don’t like hats, but wet them down beforehand since scarves don’t let your scalp breathe like hats do.
  • If you don’t want to use scarves or hats, you can dampen your hair every 30 minutes.
  • Don’t apply styling creams or hair oils if you’re going to be exposed to the sun.
  • Try to always stick to the shade and not have your hair in the sun for too much time.
  • Don’t tie your hair up, since if you keep it down, your scalp will stay cooler and will maintain its temperature.


If you follow these suggestions, you’ll notice that your hair will grow out evenly in the summer without any problems.

What about if you cut your hair in a way that changes the way it grows out? Don’t worry, there’s a solution for that, too.


What to do so that your layered haircut won’t grow out unevenly

If you cut your hair in layers, when it starts to grow out, you’ll notice parts will be longer than others.

One of these cuts famous for this is the bob, since this is a hairstyle where the hair at the nape of your neck is quite short, while the rest is longer.

Like I mentioned at the beginning, the reason for this kind of hair growth is cutting your hair in layers.


If, for example, you get a layered haircut, when your hair grows out, the cut loses its shape. This is because your hair grows faster when you cut it.

In a bob or carré cut, the part in the back of your hair grows faster, making it lose shape quickly.

How can you solve this?


You have two options:

  • Maintain your haircut every month so that it doesn’t lose its shape or style.
  • Let your hair grow out to a length that lets you get a new haircut with just one layer.


If you let your hair grow out for at least three months, you can get a new haircut that matches how it’s growing. If you had a bob before, you can try a medium-length cut. If you had a layered cut with more defined layers, you can try staggered layers instead.

It’s just a question of time and seeing what haircut you like the most.


And the last factor that generates uneven hair growth is the way you style your hair, or even the way you unintentionally play with it.


How to get rid of the bad habits that make your hair grow out unevenly

Have you noticed that we touch the hair that falls on our faces all the time? Surely this has to do with how we want our face to be perfectly framed.

But styling your hair so many times a day, whether with a comb, brush, or your fingers, can stop growth. That’s why many times in the front of your hair it grows less, while the back or nape it grows much more.


 What you need to do is simply style your hair less, or just touch your bangs or the hair on your face the least amount possible. 

Many times, constantly fixing your style becomes a tic.

Are you one of those people who continually curls their hair around their fingers?


Here I’m going to be strict with you and tell you don’t do it!

Because this tic makes you pull your hair out by the roots, so it takes much longer to grow.



As you can see, many factors influence the way hair grows.

  • If you’re in the sun for a long time and you notice that your hair grows less on the crown of your head than the nape, use hats or damp scarves.
  • If your uneven growth is because of a bob or carré haircut, maintain your haircut or wait until your hair grows to give it a new type of cut.
  • If the hair framing your face grows unequally, play with it less.
  • If you have any kind of tic like curling your hair around your fingers, it’s time to find a new habit, because you’re just provoking uneven hair growth.


After reading this article, have you discovered why your hair is growing unevenly?

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