Hair Fix: the dreaded back part
The Makeover Process: Blog Redesign
I’m starting a new mini series on the blog called “Hair Fix” in which I share quick tips for fixing common problems in hairstyling. The tutorials might be short and sweet, but they may be really helpful in how your hair cooperates!
My sister and I both have this strange part in back sections of our hair that we need to fight on occasion. Sometimes the way I sleep can make it either worse or better.
If I curl my hair and separate the sections right at the natural back part, I’ll have to really work to keep it from separating during the day. Whether you have a natural part or simply have trouble blending a section of hair together as you style, this tutorial should help you out!
Less of this:
And more of this:
I’d love to see how you recreate any of my hair tutorials on yourself!
Tweet me or share a pic on Instagram using #smallthingshair
This is such a great tutorial. I am struggeling a lot with a parted back and definitly try this fix (and I am pretty sure it will change my life as your tutorials did before 🙂 )
Also congrats to your new design! It’s so beautyful!
I was wondering, if there were new changes today? I usally read your blog on my cellpone. To prevent a “data overkill” I’m using an app for that. Unfortunately I just can read the text but can’t see the pictures or videos (while yesterday, after the change it was still working). Maybe there is a possibility to include some kind of a mobile compatible version on your website. Some of the blogs I’m following have this and it loads much better if you are mobile (guess because of an reduced design you don’t have to download as much as on the webbased site).
Greetings from Germany!
I love the new design but with wordpress users I found the full posts don’t show up in Feedly and it’s led me to stop following. I love reading your, I hope you consider accessing the full post from readers. 🙂
Agreed! I read on feedly, too and hope you consider letting us see the full post!
I also use Feedly and am no longer able to view your entire post using my Feedly app. 🙁
The new site is beautiful!! Nicely done. 🙂
And yes, it’d be really nice to read it within Feedly – not a fan of the truncated feed.
I read on feedly. Was disappointed to see I couldn’t read the entire post this morning. Please consider allowing us feedly users to read the entire posts! Thank you!
Me too! The new site looks great, but it’s a pain not to have it show the whole post in feedly!
I agree, the truncated posts are a bummer…Speaking of feedly – does anyone else have the same problem of it crashing any time you click on a link to bring you to an external site?
(in the app, I mean)
Agreeing with everyone else about the extracts in Feedly. Please consider going back to the full post. x
I suffer from this too! A hairdresser once said to me “whoa! You have a long part!”
I’ve always combatted this by doing step 2 in your tutorial but it usually splits by the end of the day. Im going to try adding step 1.
Great mini series, I think… Unfortunately I also follow on feedly, and I wouldn’t mind clicking through to have to finish a post if there were a mobile version of the site. However, when I clicked through today, the font is so tiny, maybe a 6 or 7point? (even holding my phone sideways to read). If you’d like us to always start clicking through, at least maybe make a mobile friendly page to view it on?
I started reading for your hair tutorials, and I won’t stop reading over this since I’m now a huge fan of everything you post (including your sweet baby
thanks for your input, really! Ironing out wrinkles still and am working on all this!
Love the new design of your blog and a hair fix series is a genius idea! This will definitely come in handy.
Ever have one of those high five your forehead “duh” moments? I just did. As a stylist, this is a bit embarrassing but it completely makes sense to flat iron vertically instead of horizontal sections(by the way that NEVER works). Thanks Kate!
This is so helpful! My hair does this and it drives me crazy. Would this work on naturally curly hair? Mine is super curly and fine. If not, any suggestions?
i also have naturally curly hair with a back part! how do i fix it with an entirely curly head!
Same problem here! How can I fix the back part while still maintaining my curls?
Yes i’d like to know what to do with curly hair. Don’t want to straighten it out!
I love love love this post! I have a severe back part that is often painful even and I truly thank you for thinking of this. Love ya Kate.
Thanks so much for this “fix”…looking forward to putting it into action. It was actually comforting to see you have the same issue!
Love the video and the new design is great. Is anyone else having a problem with the grey text, it is very light and difficult to read.
Thank you, thank you, thank you….. I live with this problem!
So glad, its not just me. ;O)
Great tutorial!!! Thank you so much, this actually is one of my biggest hair problems! Another one is that after I tease my hair it’ll fall flat in a couple hours. Do you have a product or trick to fix that? Thanks so much!
So excited for your series if new hair videos!
I have a part down the back of my head. I have to try hard to cover it. The flat iron is a great idea. I also have an issue with humidity. I’ll fix my hair and then I go outside and the humidity makes my hair look bad. Do you have any suggestions?
Btw… Your tutorials have really changed my “hair life”. I have always just blow dried it straight. Now I curl it or put it up daily.
I have this dreaded part, too. The flat iron tip is genius!
How about short hair?
thank you SO SO SO much for this post…I have this terrible part that goes down far enough to look like a raging bald spot on the back of my head. every morning I literally try to comb over it and it never works. this could not have been more helpful! thanks Kate!!!!!
YEEEESSS! I face this all the time with second-day hair! I’m so excited to try this! Thanks Kate xo!
THANK YOU! Oh my gosh I have the back part and I usually just tease the crap out of it – never thought about the straight iron trick. #gamechanger 😉
THANK YOU for this post! I get this all the time and thought it was just my weird hair 🙂
It takes every ounce of energy for me not to “fix” people’s hair when I am behind them and see this :).
Best tutorial ever! I struggle from this problem, and can’t wait to try your fix.
I really enjoy this new Hair Fix section! I have a hair concern that you may be able to help with for an upcoming tutorial. My hair is very thin at my crown but thicker throughout the rest of my head (I am jealous of your beautiful hair-BTW) 🙂 Do you have any style tips to help make it look thicker without using products like root lifters? The products just make it look greasy and weigh down the fine hair. Thanks!
Try MONAT. Their products help with new hair growth. Concentrated, so only use a dime or nickle size amount of product for shorter hair.
hahaha I hate when that happens! Great tutorial!
The Style Storm
I am definitely going to try this. One of the biggest problems I have is that all of my hair tends to fall forward in face no matter how I style it (curled or straight). I think this hair fix will help the back of my hair, but still not sure what to do on the sides. I usually blow dry upside down for volume but maybe it is making my hair fall too much toward my face.
Brilliant! My “back part” appeared about 3 years ago. So bizarre. Hormones?
One of these days I’m going to see you in person again and get you to point out how I’m teasing incorrectly. For real.
Love the blog redesign!
It’s Wednesday – where’s David?????
I am wondering the same thing!! I so look forward to Wednesdays!!
Kate, bless you and your web team for changing the font color slightly!! Now I can read again and hopefully fix this mop on my head!
I thought I was the only one who dealt with this issue! I also called it a double crown but I like “back part”! I do the teasing but will now add the flat iron step to my routine. Genius!
Thanks and love the tutorial!
Love the idea of a “fix it” series! One issue that I constantly have is trying to tame the flyways on the top of my head that stick STRAIGHT up! I am working on continuing to really care for my hair to prevent breakage but in the meantime do you have any suggestions as to how to tame the flyways?? Thanks!
P.S. LOVE the re-design!
I second this one. I have flyaways on top that really ruin a good hair day — any tips?
Great tutorial. I struggle with this on occasion! Also, love that you moved to WP and the new design is so pretty 🙂
I totally didn’t know the back part even existed until now. Not sure if I just don’t have one or haven’t noticed. . .I’ll have to check that out. Anyway, this seems like a really cool series! I look forward to learning more new things from you in the future!
Amazing!!! I’ve been reading your blog for two years now and have never commented, even though I have LOVED all of your posts. THIS one however I have to say is AMAZING!!! I thought I was the only with this weird back part / bald spot!!! Seriously… I’m ECSTATIC over this post (is that weird?!). Thanks for all the great blogging, I look forward to reading your blog everyday!
Same here! I thought it was just me & my crazy wavy hair! Now I know what to do about my back part/bald spot. Thanks so much for this tutorial 🙂
I can’t wait to try this and pass along to others!
Hi Kate! Thanks for the tutorial. I was wondering–what nail polish you are wearing in the video??
Vinylux in Lavishly Loved
Your blog has become one of my all-time favorites. Thank you so much for sharing hair and make-up tutorials. I have learned so much from you, and appreciate your tips and tricks. This tip in particular is going to solve a big problem for me!!
Great tutorial. Quick question about a “hair fix”, sometimes I want to give my hair a break from blow drying and straightening so I wash it at night and sleep on it wet. Is this something you have ever done and if so how would you style it the next day since it’s usually pretty limp and lifeless?
thank you for this, kate! I struggle with this and silly me never realized how easy it could be to fix!
I always struggle with making curls look the same on both sides of my head. Is it the way I hold the curling iron or the way I hold my hands while doing it?
This could be a good idea for a blog post!
Thanks so much!
Thank you! I’ve been trying to figure out how to fix this on my hair forever! FINALLY!
yes! thank you! i always just tease it to try and fight the back part but then i’m paranoid about it all day long. it gets worse the longer i go in between washes. i’m giving this a try asap.
also, just to encourage you, the new design is great and i have had no problems with it. thanks for your hard work!
Same here :))))))
So happy with this post, I am actually at ease, cause I was so afraid for years that I am going bald in my late 20’s…?! It’s like the best relief ever! Thaaaank you!! I’m so happy right now!! <3
THANKS so much for today’s post and am looking forward to this series. I have the back part too and have always back combed it, but it usually separates after awhile. I’ll definitely try the flat iron!
I LOVE your blog!! As a mother of a 4 year old and 8 month old, its way too easy to just put my hair in a pony tail every.single.day. But you motivate me to try new things with my hair and buy new make-up products to look pretty for the hubby 🙂
Loving the new design! especially the hair tutorial section!! I’ve been reading your blog for almost 2 years now and I am really diggin’ the new look 🙂
Love this idea for a series! Can I throw an idea into the pot for Hair Fix: Post partum hair loss! And then the little hairs that grow back all along the hairline. It’s been the bane of my hair’s existence for over a year now. The hairs are long enough that they can blend more into the hairline but I have never ending cowlicks no matter how much I flat iron them down. HELP!
A couple of months ago I had a really odd hair issue going on. The crown of my head felt sticky, and from the top of my head down about an inch it was almost like there was glue in my hair. I had no product in my hair during that period, and I couldn’t even run a brush through it, that’s how gunked up it was. I hadn’t been using any product in my hair for about a week leading up to that incident, and it cleared up after a couple of days. What in the world did I do to my hair?
I love the idea of this series! I’ve always tried to hide my back part just by teasing but it doesn’t always work. I was wondering if this would work to fix any other weird part issues. I have side swept bangs but they seem to always separate out from the rest of my hair by the end of the day. Any suggestions would be helpful!
Love this post! I suffer from this issue SOOO often! Another problem I deal with is kind of tough to explain. Basically, I part my hair on my right side, so the bulk of my hair is on the left. Well, the right side usually looks okay on day one, but then it gets really flat. (I have dark hair that is colored white blonde with single process and toner). I have the little whispys on this right hand side from the bleach, flat ironing, and flat iron/curling. Do you have any tips on how to style the right hand side? When I try to re-curl it the second day it ends up looking like an awkward ringlet. Help!
YES! It’s as if you read my mind! The back of the head part has plagued me for years.
I deal with this ALL the time and I’m so happy to learn such an easy way to fix my annoying part! Thanks so much for sharing Kate!!
xo Always, Abby
Philosophy Skincare Giveaway
I’ve heard this referred to as ‘hair cleavage’….it’s certainly isn’t as sexy as actual cleavage! The hair straightener trick is genius, thanks for sharing! Another problem I have is fly-aways that I get to stay down in the morning but by the end of the day they are sticking up again. I also find that my new hair growth gets damaged from the heat tools I use, even though I use heat protecting products….I’d be interested in knowing how you keep your hair looking so healthy while using so many tools on it every day 🙂
Love your blog. I read on my phone. Font is too small, even with reading glasses.
I have this problem ALL the time, so I can’t wait to try this out. Thank you!!
Thank you! I have this problem and NEEDED this tutorial! I would love advice on what to do about baby hairs around the face that stick straight up at my part.
I’m still stuck on the fact that it happens sometimes when you sleep on it-At r 2, my hair is still in puberty and has to be washed every.day. Always.
much easier to navigate with your new blog – i love it! have you ever curled your hair using a curling wand? pros/cons/tips?
Thank you SO MUCH for this! I never used to struggle with this, but the past year it has been driving me INSANE. My mom has this problem too, so I can’t wait to share this with her 🙂
I love the redesign and the Wednesday David posts 🙂 The one you shared about how hard the beginning was could have totally been my story with my first baby. I appreciated you sharing your experience 🙂
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have had this problem for years and have tried to work it out but not always with success. This is so helpful to see in action so that I can try to reduplicate on myself. Also, I love your blog and visit often. The new look is beautiful!
Love this idea! I get that back part especially on second day hair, so I will give this a try – thanks!
Shoot! Was coming here to look up your hair color formulas for my stylist (headed there now) but can’t access/find it. Is it no longer listed on your site? Thought it was under FAQ? I had emailed you awhile ago with a specific question but never heard back–understandable as I can only imagine how many you get a day! Would love to have that information available again! 🙂
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I can’t tell you how many times I have battled my hair with this issue! I will be trying this tomorrow 🙂
This is a life saver! Thank you Kate!
Love the tutorial on the back hair part fix! One I struggle with is my side swept bangs like to fall into my eyes during the day and I end up over spraying them with hairspray. Any suggestions for a great side swept bang?
Thank you and enjoy all your posts!
You are magic! Can’t wait to try this!
I seriously have this problem all the time. My best solution was to pin half of it up or on the sides, but now I know how to fix it so that I can wear it all down! I always wondered how yours turned out perfect in the back! Now I know 🙂 thanks!!
I have a problem with my small amount of side swept bangs separating from the rest of my hair. I lift and spray it together in the morning, and by the time I look at a mirror during the work day I always have a “hair gap” at the corner of my forehead. I do have a small cowlick there as well. I’d love some advice on how to fix this all day – maybe a similar fix to the back part?
KATE – THANK YOU!! This is one of my biggest issues. I have thought many many times while watching your tutorials “man, maybe I could make that hairstyle work if I didn’t have that awkward part in the back of my hair.” I’m pretty sure I have a cow-lick on the back of my head and have this problem all the time! This is BEYOND helpful! I love this idea of a quick-fix tutorial! So helpful to have quick tips like this!
I’m a faithful reader who uses Feedly. I was so disappointed to see that you had switched to a truncated feed. I usually stop following blogs set up with this format. Hope you’ll reconsider.
What a great video. It is nice to see that I am not the only one struggling with this.
Hi Kate, I missed the band wagon on commenting yesterday but I noticed that when I read your blog on my android, using chrome, that the drop down menus don’t “work” in the sense that I can’t select anything in the drop down before it refreshes the page. I know nothing about computer stuff and it could totally be user error haha so forgive me if it has nothing to do with the new site. PS, you are awesome!
Omg I love you! You made this video just for me, didn’t you?
Love this tutorial! Thanks for sharing! Also, I have a question! After you had David, did you start losing a TON of hair?? I had my baby 1 week before you and literally about a month after, I lose clumps of hair everyday! My hair used to be the one thing I could rely on working and now I’m losing hair! It could. It could the birth control or imbalance of hormones still or not taking prenatal pills anymore? Anyways, just wondering if you had the same problem!
P.S I LOVE YOUR BLOG!
Hi Kate! Love the tutorial thanks! I have to throw my two cents in about the new format which I really like but I’m unable to always get to the site and have relied on following you through email. Not sure if anyone else will find this challenging but I wanted to mention it. I’d hate to miss your awesome posts because they don’t come in email form any more. Xoxo!
thank you!! thank you!! thank you!! someone once told me that the back part was something that happened as you got older!?!?! I struggle with it all the time! I have really dry hair so i can go several days in between washes and the back part is usually really bad by day 3! This is going to be a game changer for me for sure!! Excited about these new “hair fix” tutorials!
I was just reading your “about” page. It is so sweet to hear that you are a Christian. I am as well a born again believer, and have been so blessed by my relatshinshsip with the Lord. Seeing pictures of David just makes me want to squeeze him, he is such an adorable little guy. It would be fun to hear more about your relatshinshsip with the Lord throughout this blog? It is such a blessing to come across a blog that is about beauty/baby but ultimately is focused on the Lord.
PS. Post as many pictures of David as you want! Sometimes i feel like i come to this blog to see the adorable pics of your son:) Don’t ever worry about posting to many pics of him, b/c I just love it:)
Thank you so much for this! I’ve been so self conscious of my back part lately so I can’t wait to give this a try! I even asked my hairstylist about it a couple weeks ago and she didn’t have any suggestions!
THANK YOU for posting this!! My back part looks identical to yours, and it’s something I feel I’ve been particularly struggling with this past week on the daily. I will be using this tutorial tomorrow morning!! =)
Genius! I struggle with that ALL that time. My hair is really fine and just tends to do that naturally. Can’t wait to try this out tomorrow morning! I love the idea for this mini series too – can’t wait to see what else you show us!
Check out my fashion blog:
EXACTLY the issue I had this morning before I went to work! Now to find my (recently lost) fine-tooth comb…
Ummmmmm….it’s Wednesday and there is one very cute boy missing from this post.
Am I the only one that gets all excited for the Wednesday post? 🙂
they are coming back! Since the launch day was pushed back, my content had to be pushed back as well!
You are so encouraging and such a joy to read and watch. You motivate me as a working mom of a 7 year old and 7 month old to not let myself go and to do my hair and makeup, even if most days it’s tinted moisturizer and a ponytail or braid. Love the idea of the new series. A couple issues I run in to are double cow licks in the front near bang area how would you go about working with that?
My hair issue is: I have hair down past my shoulder blades in length. All my life, I have worn my hair short, permed and rolled back away from my face. Now the perms won’t last because of meds I take. Now my hair is straight and usually in a pony tail. Why do I see most women wear their hair long and down & IT STAYS OUT OF THEIR FACE? My hair constantly gets into my face if I don’t pin it back somehow. Even in a ponytail, fine hairs come loose and get in my face. I HATE HAIR IN MY FACE!! My hair is straight and flat with fine hair that falls out of a pony tail. Even with a fine tooth hair band it falls out. I don’t know of a short hairstyle to have without a perm. I don’t want bangs and my hair naturally grows straight and towards my face.
Life changing! Just teasing doesn’t last and leaves me always stressed about the back of my hair.
Brilliant! Thank you so much!
Thanks for showing this tutorial. I am an older reader who has a different issue. Growing out my hair grey (the top is white) and I have a double crown, so hair will separate on both ends. The white hair growing out is soft and not processed so it’s starting to cover a bit at the crown but 2nd day hair separates a bit. I will try this trick on both sections and see if it helps.
Nice look on the blog. I follow on my computer so have not had any issues.
great tutorial! Love reading your blog! Can you do a hair fix video on side bangs? I have been growing out my bangs and when I style them, they wing out! I am having a hard time blending them. I either get the “wing” effect or “rainbow” effect. My hair dresser says I need more hairspray to hold…..helmet head! Ugh! Help! How do I style them without using tons of hairspray to keep them from falling in my face mid-day? Also, I have watched previous videos….not helping me. I need to see the side view on how you blend them. Thanks!
So trying this! I struggle with the same issue.
Would love to see styles that are appropriate for thinning and/or fine hair
Ugh- the dreaded “butt-crack part” as my sister and I dubbed it! 🙂 I’ve been fighting it forever by trying to tease the heck out of it. Thanks for the flat iron tip!
I vote for a quick fix tutorial for side swept bangs that are always getting ‘piece-y’… the don’t stay as one smooth unit.
Thank you Kate! Another think I struggle with is my hairline appears to be receding around where I part my hair… I part my hair on the left and when I pull my hair straight back you can see that the left side of my hairline goes back further than the right. It’s not too bad but I have a friend with the same problem but worse – hers is practically a bald spot on her forehead where her part begins. Any tips on how to make it better or at least keep it from getting worse? I try to lightly condition the fine hairs along my hairline but I can’t tell if it’s made a difference. Thank you for sharing all of your hair wisdom with us!!
Thank you so much!!!! This is my biggest hair problem! I am very busy in the mornings, so I often shower and style my hair at night. I always wake up with the dreaded “back part.” Teasing alone will not fix. Thank you for sharing the secret.
This is a game changer!!! Thanks so much!!! I tried it this morning, and it’s truly marvelous!
I’d maybe have a suggestion for another quick fix:
If I am straigthening my hair with a flat iron (I have natural big curls/waves, similar to yours in the video), there is always one part on the back of my head where the hair won’t straigthen out at the top. That is because the angle I want to flat-iron it is very difficult to reach. How can you improve the angle so the hair can be straigthened from root to tip?
All the best from Switzerland
Thank-you SO much for this tutorial! I had no idea anyone else even knew what back part was! I never noticed this on myself until I cut my hair short, and suddenly I felt like I must be balding! Can not wait to give your easy fix a try! (sorry for all the exclamation points but I can’t get myself to use a period…because I am just that excited) 🙂
This is helpful!
Can you do a quick fix for random unexpected frizz (usually due to weather).
P.s. I use Redken 28 hairspray, but no other style holding products.
Love this! Two of my daughters have that same part. They’re little now, but I’ll tuck this in my back pocket for later. So perfect.
I absolutely adore your blog! I’ve been reading for quite a while, but never commented til now 🙂 I’m following you on Bloglovin so it’s so much easier to get your up to date posts. I love the idea of a “hair fix” section. I have literally spent hours on your blog looking at your hair tutorials and you do an amazing job, you’re beautiful! Your hair always looks spot on and it’s inspiring.
Could you do a tutorial on getting cowlicks to behave too? I’ve got one in the front (in my hairline, where my bangs are) and back of my head and I’m always fighting them. Also, I have a widow’s peak with baby fine hairs that always seem to be significantly shorter than everything else and they stick straight up because of my cowlick. How can I tame those too?
I enjoy your blog and will send some “After Kate” hair photos. What a fun time trying out your hair styles! Your tutorials are easy to understand and easy to accomplish.
I loved today’s “Fix it” segment. I have front separation issues. A tiny little scar right in the middle makes a side part always split into 2 sections. I will try the flat iron trick.
Yep, this is a common problem for me. Thanks for the tips. 🙂 And it drives me crazy when I see someone that doesn’t bother to look at the back of their hair and this is going on.
Thank you!! I used this technique this morning and it worked perfectly. 🙂
hahaha! I got that thing on the back of my head too. amen
I can not get my hair to tease!! Can you give me some advice?!!
Thank you so much for this tip! I’ve always just teased my part and never thought to use heat.
Can you show what to when your bangs separate from the rest of you hair? Mine is swept to the side like yours. Thanks!
Wow! This was so helpful! Thanks!
Thanks for this tutorial. Between having fine hair and losing a lot of hair at the crown after pregnancy I have tried everything to fix this eye sore! Can’t wait to try this trick.
As for hair fix suggestions…
oily hair/scalp. I have fine hair that looks and feels greasy the majority of the time. I have fine hair so I need volume but a lot of products make it look greasier and weigh it down. What products can people with oily fine hair use?
Hair that doesn’t hold a curl. Sometimes after using hairspray on my curls I get the “crunchy” unatural look. But if I don’t use enough hairspray my curls fall within minutes.
OH MY! Thanks so much! I didn’t think there was a solution for this.
We’re not a number of the spot where you are getting details, although excellent subject matter. I must devote more time to discovering much more or hitting the gym more. Appreciation for wonderful info I had been on the lookout for this data in my assignment.
Genius! My hair does that ALL the time. I can’t wait to try your fix.
Can you tackle this problem? I love the look of bangs, but I have thin, fine hair. No matter what I do, they will not stay down. They will naturally part to the sides. Help!
What a great tip! I struggle with the dreaded “back part” all the time and can’t wait to try your “fix”. Another issue I have with my hair are two little “horns” where the hair wants to draw up on either side of my just off center part. I can flat iron them straight, but they are very determined and within an hour or so, they are back….so frustrating! My hair texture is fine with some natural wave, Thanks for any and all recommendations 🙂
This is genius, thanks so much I will definitely have to try this for when I straighten my hair. I naturally have very curly hair, do you have any tips on how to fix the part without ruining the curl?
You are a miracle worker!
I have struggled with this for years and I’m a cosmetologist myself! Lol you’re such a genious!!
Love the new site. Looks clean and fresh.
FANTASTIC! It was like magic. Parting all gone. Love it
Uugghhhhh, this is so annoying! I deal with this darn issue all the time! THANK YOU for making a tutorial on how to fix it!!!
I have an idea for a hair fix. After a day of running around when bangs originally are all flat ironed, then they get real piecy and stringy. Does this make sense?
Male or female, this happens TONS of times. I am usually pissed off when I wake up with the back part of my hair flown away making it obvious that I just got up from bed! I’m starting to grow my hair a bit and this would be very helpful in my maintenance. Thanks a lot!
I just found your blog while searching the web. Fantastic tutorials, you address many issues women face with their hair. keep posting I am enjoying your videos and solutions. … check out my blog for some more hair tips! http://tomybsalon.com/how-to-keep-your-hair-safe-from-humidity/
Great post! You pegged an important subject right on the head! Check out some of our post’s at http://www.dlnihair.com if you get a chance, and let us know what you think
I love your idea of showcasing hair fix tutorials! I have a couple suggestions for topics. I have very thick, wavy hair, but the top layer is bone straight. I would love to wear it wavy, but how ever hard I try, I can’t get waves in my top layer and it tends to look frizzy. Do you have any solutions for this problem? I have also tried the surf sprays, but can’t get the beach waves they promise. Is there a special way to use the sprays? I would love to see a tutorial on these issues!!!
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have struggled with the awful back-part for so long, finally just giving up and trying to pretend it isn’t there (It’s in the back of my head + I can’t see it= It doesn’t exist). I love your blog & tutorials! Thank you!
Thanks for the post!
I have another interesting problem. I have a fairly deep side-part (outer corner of my eye) and getting my hair on the long side of my part to look good curled usually turns into a disaster. This is compounded with the fact that my part isn’t straight–it goes back to the top of my head, then nuts a crazy diagonal from the back of my ears to the back of my head (that sounds crazy…). I end up with the dreaded back-part but at a corner at the back of my head. Maybe I’ll try this technique back there.
Side note–I’m SO THRILLED that I’ll be able to meet you at the Type and Click workshop in a couple of weeks! Keep an eye out for the zig-zag part 😉
Love this! I’m definitely going to try this, thanks so much for the tip!
Kate, would this same technique work for a front part? My 5 year old has a distinct side part in the front and I would like to occasionally pull all of her hair back from the front, but it looks really weird with that part being there! LOL
I have struggled with this for years! I’ve asked multiple hair stylists how to fix this and they all just said to blow dry it back, but it never stays. Also I was relieved to find out I wasn’t the only one dealing with this nuisance. I’m so excited to try this! Thanks so much!
Praise be to God!! This tutorial coupled with the fact that I got carded for buying wine last night (I’m going to be 40 in August) makes this the best 24 hours ever!! Thanks Kate! I have battled the dreaded back part for a lifetime and never knew what to do to fix it! Thank you! Thank you!
Absolutely brilliant. Very helpful site indeed! When you have a sec, please click-over to peek at my blog and leave a comment or two… many thanks : ) http://www.isee-ato.com/?m=201403
thank you so much; am going to try this tomorrow. If it works for me then it’ll work for my daughter and we can both avoid the shame of what my stylist calls the “family divide.”
Thank You for all of your Hair Tutorials as well as the new Hair- Fixes. I LOVE them all as they are easy to follow. The dreaded part in the middle HAIR-FIX ~ THANK YOU!
Blessings to you and your growing family.
I am so glad I stumbled onto this site tonight! I just noticed that I have that dreaded back part thing going on. I really was so worried I was getting a bald patch. The back of my hair looks almost identical to the picture you show on the video. I can’t wait to try this when I fix my hair later this morning. Thanks!
so nice! It’s beautiful!
There are more hair style
Thanks so much for that video! I’m 59 and I’ve been loosing hair and have now developed that same kind of weird cowlick thing… I never had this before! I’m going to try what you showed; I think that just might work!
I feel your pain, sister!
I have the same “back part” but I call it my bald spot LOL Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to give it a try
I have this problem all of the time, but I have two back parts. I got one to stay covered, but the other showed it’s ugly self later, so I will keep trying. I have a question about the back part when I clip the front of my hair back: have you done it and had the part show up? If so,how did you fix that?
Nice to see the back of the head getting some attention for once! I shall have to keep checking in on this blog and get some tips. Thanks!
I have a crown cowlick that I’ve been struggling with for a couple years. I just tried this and it seemed to work for me. I normally using a teasing brush which has always left the hair a mess and I have to play with it. Using the comb seemed to be way better. The one issue that I still have is that my hair is very fine and thin so I can see my a little bit. I use a root touch up spray to tint the scalp.
I’ll try again tomorrow and see how it works.
Will this work on bang cowlicks or is there a different technique for that?
Thank you! Last year my hair started doing this. it isn’t exactly in the middle like yours, more on the side at an angle and has been driving me nuts! Since I wore my hair long normally, on the dreaded backpart days I’d pull it up or back somehow to cover it. But I (stupidly) decided on a bob recently and the day after washing/styling, my hairpart comes out and my hair is too short to pull back in a way I like.
So after countless (meaning millions) of searches online I finally found someone who has come up with a solution rather than ranting about it and “living with it” lol. I just tried this and it worked perfectly; i normally hate teasing my hair and using hair spray, BUT if it gets rid of this abomination in the back of my head, then I’m all for it lol.
So thanks again!!!
My crown cowlick is off to the left so for me, this technique doesn’t work so well. And I have so much static in my hair and nothing is helping it. I use a heat protectant cream, static guard, coconut oil mist. I can’t do anything with it because of the static. It’s truly frustrating.
the new site looks fantastic…… come check out my site too ladies…. http://www.hairweavesrus.com
Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this! I thought I was the only one fighting a constant battle with the back part. Can’t wait to finally conquer it once and for all!
Glad to know I wasn’t the only one who struggled with this. If they just made it easier for us girls to see the back of our heads this woudn’t be a problem. If you get a chance check out my site Flatironqueen.com
Hi guys I have one down the back of my head that drives me nuts too! Sleeping on it makes it only makes it worse as well as trying to hide it in a ponytail. I use a mini (4 inches I believe) hair straightner that way I can get really close to the scalp. Then I glide it starting at the base of my scalp and direct my hair in the opposite direction of the cowlick. Then when I’m done going over the whole cowlick area I start again only this time I direct all the cowlicks down…. Works everytime for me. Also as stated on here blow drying too. But if you don’t have time to blow dry your whole head that’s when the mini straightner helps.
Thanks for much! I was just telling my sister in law about this same problem that I have with my hair! I stumbled upon your blog from Pinterest and this video at the perfect time!
OMG! I’ve struggled with that same very problem through my most adult life with no practical help from any hairdresser and NOW see what I can can do about it because your hair from behind looks just like mine!
Thank you SO MUCH for this tutorial!!
I have really short hair, but I still get two of those parts on the back of my head in the morning. How could I fix that with short layers?
Thank you for sharing!
Thanks! I remember ,when I wad very little, my mother telling me that I had a double crown. I didn’t understand. Since cutting my (always) long hair, into a pixie, I certainly know what she was talking about! Going to TRY this tomorrow. Are you growing your natural color out? It looks EXACTLY like my hair color! Beautiful hair/ great tut.
I’m SO excited to have found this tutorial! I have the dreaded back part and very dark hair, so I feel it is extra noticeable. I actually wear my hair up 90% of the time b/c of it! I can’t wait to try this. Also–small world! We live in Raleigh and attend the Summit too! We go to the Brier Creek campus! 🙂
Thank You! I don’t feel as frustrated and alone or Old! I had the right idea but adding the holding up the hair straight and also teasing correctly helped immensely!!! Tomorrow I am trying John Freida thin hair blow out spray along with the matching shampoo/conditioner. I am having pre menopause symptoms and I’m only 31 they suck so if you have any help for skin bit of acne, anti aging products I should use at my age and what a good daily skin regimen consists of when adding in anti aging products that would help! One best product I will share with you ladies is by bare minerals called rare minerals night powder. It dramatically changes the look of skin over night and can be worn out as well. It’s 100% worth the $60 for 2 months! Thanks again!!!!
yes i too have this problem i have long hair and i hate it i though i might be losing my hair but the doctor said i am not it was the way my crown was made or some thing like that my daughter also has the exact same hair line curve on her head some one please find a way to tame this
Such a great tutorial! I wish every woman could see it!
Here’s my favourite site with a lot of information about different hairstyles!
What a relief to see this. Ive been noticing my hair does this in the back when i part it and especially where my cowlick is….i just thought I was balding!! It’s nice to see you have a thick head of hair and have the same issue
Thanks you so much for this easy fix! I haven’t tried it yet but looks like it will work. I am an older woman and it has been driving me crazy and I have been worried that I am losing hair back in that area or something to cause that.
My goodness! Brilliant!!! Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I am so thankful I stumbled upon this since there isn’t too much help about this problem. Again, thank you!
This works so well! Thank you! Thank you!
I just found your blog a few weekends ago and was clicking through your site when I ran across this. This is one of my most annoying hair problems.
I watched the tutorial and thought, huh – that’s a great idea. (And then promptly forgot about it as I went to chase after my 4 year old.) This morning I woke up with the worst back part and no time to wash, dry and style my hair. So, I gave this a try. WOW – it worked great!
I really enjoy your blog. I love that the tone of your videos is like chatting with a friend.
I am going on a upcoming camping trip where there will be no electricity available. This is a college reunion trip so I want to look my best. I have an awful back part that I am seriously self-conscious about. The silk pillowcase used to help, but as I have gotten older my hair has changed and this no longer works. I look horrible in a ball cap and I hate how I look in a ponytail. Any suggestions? Are there any dry shampoos that really work? Any recommendations on a brand? I have tried a few and had no luck. They worked for a few hours and then the dreaded part rears its ugly head (no pun intended). I have straight hair. Thank you for any help. I have been debating about not going, but I promised friends I would be there.
Found your tutorial while doing a search for remedies for the back part. Truly amazing & works like a charm! Not only was I relieved to see someone else has this problem (I was beginning to think I was developing a bald spot or something) but your remedy works great. I have also browsed the rest of your blog & look forward to trying some other tips, too. Today I purchased the Oscar Blandi mousse & can’t wait to try that, too! Thanks so much! You have a new reader!!
You are a savior! I have ALWAYS had this and I have very thin, straight hair that is hard to remedy the back part. So glad I found this tutorial!
Searched and found this post. Thank you for the tutorial!
been searching for this!!!!! thank you!!!!!
Regardez les web sites web d’enchères en ligne
put trouver dieses offres en se promenant sur des divertissements
en ligne modernes.
I really enjoyed this article. We all need some quick fix hair tips in case of some issue. Thanks for sharing your great trick. I like the way you create waves into your hair.
I was just googling “widening hair part” and worried that I should start using Rogaine or Nioxin when I spotted your post. I thought, “What? Kate has a part issue like I do? Maybe I’m NOT going bald!” I’m excited to try this today! Thank you!
Would this work the same for a short hairstyle?
I love this! I have the same problem and so happy you shared this.
LOL at people who say “I thought I was the only one with this….”
You thought you were the ONLY person with a cowlick??
Anyway, I’ve got one of these too… (Mine’s a little off to the side) And coupled with postpartum hair thinning, IT IS A NIGHTMARE!
I have very long straight fine hair, like many others with the dreaded back part.
Seems like a common problem for this hair type.
Back-combing definitely helps.
PS… If you’re postpartum, and your hair is thinning (thank gawd it grows back!)
you’re going to be sh** out of luck trying to deal with a back part, lol…
Right now I don’t have enough hair to even back-comb!
I literally cried trying to deal with it this morning.
Looks like it’s just going to be in a messy bun for several more weeks.
Interesting topic! Is Art Created from Back Hair Disgusting or Innovative? – See more at: http://segmation.com/blog/2016/02/03/art-medium
Thank you thank you thank you!
I’ve been desperately searching for this fix and no one else ANYWHERE seems to understand this problem!
I’ve recently had my hair done nicely and now that I’m proud of it I’d like to style it well, so thank you for this tutorial!
Ahh! Thank you! Going to try this tomorrow 🙂
I love this! Thank you for the tutorial!
Just came across your blog and I love it. Will be checking out more such nifty tricks. If you get a chance check out my site hairdryerdamsel.com
Being an experienced blogger please let me know if you have any suggestions.
Just came across your blog and I love it. Will be checking out more such nifty tricks. If you get a chance check out my site hairdryerdamsel.com
Being an experienced blogger please let me know if you have any suggestions.
quite informative. I like the way you show tips like this! the hair fix tutorial is very useful honey. thanks!!
I actually have a huge issue that makes me quite inconfident and super self conscious…I havent seen any remedies or hacks to help and before i consider a surgery I found to be very invasive…Id like to know if there are any hacks…
I have a FLAT BACK OF HEAD…after being on bed rest as a child for a problem with my legs…It never was fixed when I was a child…the only time it can be without surgery…For this reason…I hate the way my styles look…it always looks like a hieght at the back them a drop…its so embarrasing and sad…please help me find a hack…please!
Yes! Wonderful.I know it’s a small issue in the grand scheme of things, but for some reason im constantly trying to rearrange that exposed part. Thx so much for easy fix!
Kate, the best hair fix for the annoying back part hands. Nothing else out there comes close. Thanks!
Thank you, this was very helpful. I never had this problem till menopause..and now I have it. I also have 2 cowlicks in the front that I never had 🙁 …all due to hormones-menopause.
By the way.. you are super pretty…great skin! Enjoy! 🙂
OH MY GOD I AM CRYING RIGHT NOW!!! I noticed I had this back parting problem about 3 months ago and I THOUGHT I WAS GOING BALD!!!! For the past 3 months I have been applying onion/garlic juice to my scalp with massage. I went through the grieving process of a person who is going bald…and then today I find this blog and I realize I am not balding, it’s just a back parting, and other woman with healthy hair are experiencing the exact same thing! I feel like I have been given a second chance at life LOL! Thanks for sharing!! 😀
I’m Tina from the previous post, I just had an epiphany. Not even 10 min before I found this blog,I looked at myself in the mirror, and spoke the words” I really don’t care if I’m going bald, I’ll just wear a wig” I wasn’t joking either, I finally accepted it. Then and only then did God reveal the truth to me through this blog! It reminds me of women who try and try to get pregnant but don’t succeed until they give up and accept the fact they will never have a child. It was the acceptance and surrender of my predicament that lead to the release and relief of my misery, and the truth of the matter.
Yay! A BIG happy, go-away-back-part YAY!! Thank you so much! I go away with family & friends for long weekends and don’t have the luxury of a blow dryer at the cabin. I’ve been sporting a baseball cap on a regular basis for years! Now I know how to do a quick fix, thanks to you.
So, did this actually work for anyone? I tried it and it did not. I am so distressed. There really is nothing worse than the dreaded back part
I look like I’m going bald and it has me in tears. Lol
Good job thanks a bunch
thank you so much for this! very helpful. i have just turned 57
and have noticed this part going down the back of my head.
i wear my bangs pinned up with a clippie during the day at work.
im not sure if this was a part of creating this problem.
Nice, going to try this. Do you have that area cut shorter? I’m wondering if a bit of a layer back there helps the cowlick or not.
Kate, thank you SO much! I never realized I had that type of part because when my hairdresser dries my hair, it comes out great from the back. I looked at the back of my head today in the mirror just to make sure it was OK and was horrified. I wasn’t sure what to do and you came to the rescue! Love the blog and Lauren’s too 🙂
Thank you soooo much . I can’t wait to try this!!! My back part drives me crazy 😬
Do you like a certain kind of teasing devise and do you think it helps or hurts to use a light conditioner near the back part?
Thank you ! Thsnk you!!
THANK YOU! Yes I’m shouting it out to the world. Appreciate this so so so much.
Thank you for your tip!!!
I have two “cowlicks” and I wish I could always wear a hat!
I’m going to try this advice right now!
Now that I’m older, I find that the dreaded part is large and strong and is almost impossible to cover. Your video was fantastic. Thank you.
THANK YOU! I have this problem and just now decided to look to find out if anyone else has this problem and I can’t believe your video showed up first thing! Wow!
I’m getting a straight iron, I can’t wait to try this!
I also just googled this issue!! I’ve always done something similar to this but it’s so hard to fix because my hair is just weird. But, then again I never did the “teasing” part or the first spray of hair spray. Just after I had fixed it.
I suffer from this and have since I was in junior high. I’m almost 30 now. I was once told by a barber that I had a bald spot so I was so upset for 2 years until another barber told me that it wasn’t a bald spot, but more of a cowlick. Mine isn’t in the middle, though. It’s more to my right.
Would not work for me. I have wavy curly hair. Combing through and using heat just make it frizzy. Other than this annoying cowlick my hair is fine.
Thanks so much hon!
My hair has only started to do this the last few months. I am 31 and its only just started. No matter what I do after a few minutes I touch the back of my head and can feel this awful part as clear as anything which is about two and half inches long.
I got my hair cut recently so I am assuming it might be from that but I cant clearly see how she cut it any different this time. Can anyone help please? Teasing and hairspray aren’t working.
This the best solution for a back part, yet.
Thank you so much.
OMG!!!! Im so glad found this video! Where have you been all my life 🥰 36 years of fighting, done!
Very helpful.Thank you!!
thank you so much!
Wow your hair is my hair. I didn’t use to have this problem, but recently boom, back part.
I’m going to try using your solution to the back part. I don’t know if I want to invest in a flat iron, but I’ll try first without it. I didn’t always have this part, it seems like it happened after years of sleeping on my back. I had a thought of wearing something on my hair when I go to sleep, but I need to do some research on that, maybe a satin fabric.
Anyway, just bookmarked this page, always good to have info to fall back on!
This is awesome! Its the first fix I’ve seen for my back part.
I’m guessing its because I sleep on my back. I’m also losing hair from menopause, so thank you. 💗
Awesome I needed to see that thank u
Thank u! U have the same part as I’ve had forever. Going to find my flat iron now.
I like the way you show tips like this! Thanks !
Thank you! I’ve been trying to figure out how to fix this on my hair forever!
Fantastic tutorial – none of that annoying high pitched perky enthusiasm 😉 so common in these demonstrations. I’m looking forward to testing it out.
Thank you! Loved the ideas!!!
I have a “georgeous” part that separates down from the crown of my head about 4 inches long.
The idea of ironing that split, is brilliant… then teasing the hair, is really a great solution to cover up the “georgeous brilliance” of that glaring zig zag part! Right?😳
I was looking for what a long part, in the back of the head, means spiritually, instead of a perfect beautiful swirl.
I’m sure it means we are BRILLIANT right!🎆😳🎆
Im going to look it up in Latin Hebrew and Greek.
We will see what
Uncle Google has to say about this type of irregular part….
Blessings of many more beautiful hair days:)
Grateful you shared your “BRILLIANCE”
It’s impossible to sound intelligent when you begin so many sentences with “So…”
OMG I had no idea I had a cowlick this whole time lol I thought I had developed a bald spot on my head and was freaking out until one person told me it looks like a cowlick. I googled wth a cowlick is and how to fix it, I stumbled across your article/video so thank you for this! Learn something new every day and definitely thankful it’s not a bald spot haha
Thank you, I tried this and it works up to a point BUT I have a double crown!
Please can you help me with that?
Kind regards, Sheila Stone
This is a solution for long, thick hair. What about short fine, thin hair with a part in the back?
I have this too, but my hair is frizzy, curly. I can’t use heat or tease it. Glad this works for other people.
Very helpful!! I made the mistake of having my hair cut short and this cowlick was suddenly super visible smack in the middle of the back of my head, a spiral! It had been there before but not so visible as my longer hair camouflaged it. Now I look ridiculous from the back… 🙂 But using your technique I can cover it–and do an even better job of it once hair grows longer. I don’t see cowlicks when I look at other people’s hair (and of course I have been checking that obsessively, gads) but your suggestion has made things much better. Thanks!
Changed my life.
Good morning Kate, I can’t wait to try your method of getting rid of the dreaded back part! Thank you…my life just became easier!
I am amazed…. I thought I was the only one with this annoying problem. I’ve tried so many things.
So glad to see this.
EXCELLENT tips! I was surprised to find such easy, but outstanding ways to correct a common problem–one I’ve had! Thanks.
You always see to show or speak about a back part in good, heavy hair but mine is fine and getting even thinner so there is no layering possible.
Any help for this?
Thank you for making this video! It was really helpful!
I have the dreaded back party. Will it help to cut my hair shorter in the back or make it worse?
My wife has some memory issues so I have to help her with her hair. It’s short in back and has tendency to turn “up” at bottom rather than turning in toward head. When she gets her hair cut/colored, her stylist has it perfectly turning down, but once washed the lower back turns up! Any suggestions. Thanks.
Thank you!!!! Finally, someone really gave me a good tip! This is so simple improves this can be done. You have no idea how much this helps me
Comments on fine, thinning hair would be appreciated.
I would have no worry at all with such a full, thick head of hair even with a back part.
Thank you! Off to buy a flat iron!
I am so glad someone realizes the frustration of a back part that won’t cooperate!!! I’m going to order some full density shampoo to see if it helps but my hair is very thick in general. Anything else I can do?
Wow,, that’s SO great! I’ve been battling the same thing, (unsuccessfully obviously) for years (more like decades, actually.)
Thank you so much for sharing your tip to hide a wonky back part. So simple, it seems, yet such a beautiful outcome!
use a wooden comb and you can skip hairspray
Oh I have been waiting for a tutorial like this !!!! Thank you thank you thank you
Omgeeeee…I needed help with this one. I have kind of given up on hiding the back part. Going to this a try.
Thank you!! I struggle with this every time i curl my hair!
I love what you did with the back of your hair and the part. My biggest struggle is I have very fine hair and I don’t know how to get rid of the part in the back. It looks like I am bald or missing hair where it splits and I with fine hair I don’t have a lot of it. Can you please help me or any suggestions at all.
I appreciate any in put or suggestions you might have.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
THANK YOU so much for this! I will definitely try this. Thank you thank you thank you!
Thank you thank you! Can’t wait to try this tomorrow although my hair is very thin so idk if it will work! I hope so because this awful “back part” has plagued me my whole life!!!
I am a young 77…short platinum hair, that is thinning, with this part in the back like you showed in your film. Hard to tease because it is thinning (not balding thank God). Suggestions please.
Thank you, Lynn
It’s called a cowlick- yes I have it too, though I’m not sure if it was caused by my gramma constantly &consistently making a center part for pigtail braids:(( Wish I could do that but I have naturally curly hair.
But…Thank you for this, anyway!
Thank you so much! I think we all struggle with that – and mine is usually after I’ve slept. I try to put it up in easy buns, but it just doesn’t always work. (I’m an active sleeper!😆)
Again thanks – gonna give this a go in the morning.
I’m 71-I have let my hair go gray recently and I love it-however I gave over the last year developed a “crown” or part in the back right of my head-it is worse when I sleep on it-this tutorial helped me some! Mine seems worse than yours-isn’t that always the way it is!!! I’ve wondered about a perm or hair color to help this situation! Mine starts out ok but by the time I get where I’m going-there’s the part again!!! Makes me MAD!!!
This looks simple and I’m gonna try it tonight. Thanks!!
Thank you for this great tip. I have been struggling with it lately. I don’t sleep on my back. Haven’t had it all my life, just lately after shedding more than usual. I’m going to be 68 and my hair is thinning and making me crazy !!!
This was so helpful!! I’ve struggled with this back part for years and it’s gotten worse 🙁 looking forward to this tip and to not being embarrassed!!
I have this issue all the time especially when laying down, being disabled and mainly bed bound doesn’t help as you can imagine. My hair is very similar in length and style to yours, the best fix I’ve found so far is as I lay down I gently push the hair up (as if for a ponytail but looser) from the neck so no hair is on or past my neck then I grab a wide toothed comb or fingers and pull up that section which separates. If I’m using the wide comb I literally comb about 2 to 3 inches of hair upwards from the root in that one area. Every single time I get up I have no separation and because the hair was gently pushed upwards I get lovely volume in my hair. I’ve definitely taken on your tips, hopefully you may find mine useful too.
I have new hair growth in the front & sides of hair that is short & untamable. When I wear my hair up I don’t know how to get these hairs to stay back. Also, when it’s up or back, I don’t know what hairs to keep down in front so it doesn’t look so harsh. Thank you for starting this blog!
Ingenious! I fight with part every day, but not anymore!
Wow! Wish I’d known this years ago! I have a cowlick down the center, and am constantly fighting the dreaded center line part that starts at top and goes to the bottom practically. This is fantastic! Excited to try it this morning. Thank you so much for keeping your tutorial right to the point:)
I’m so glad it’s helpful!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share!!! Happy Thanksgiving. 🍁
Love this! Will it work with naturally curly hair?
I’ve only met one other person with my hairline…or “part” , until now!
I don’t remember having problems in high school as much as now. I’ve learned how to tease my crown area and disguise it….or I just put it up. When working in the corp world I figured out a few shortcuts and tricks to help me out on those super long workdays that outlast your hairdo!
Thank you, I have struggled with this issue for long time.