Q: When I was growing up, my mother always parted my hair down the middle. Now my part goes down the back of my head and will not go away! What do I do?
A: While there are numerous old wives' tales about "training" the hair to behave in specific ways, physically manipulating the hair will not create a change in the way the hair grows. What has most likely occurred over the course of your life is that your mother simply followed your hair's natural parting.
You don't specify what you want to achieve, but I assume you are asking for some help in masking the extended portion of the parting down the back of the head. This can be achieved in most cases by using styling product and drying the hair with a blow dryer using a lifting action to create more volume in the hair at the back of the head.
In more stubborn cases, you might consider having a body wave performed on the hair to add just a touch of wave to the hair to help mask the parting in back.
Finally, it may be a matter of the hairstyle you have that exacerbates the problem. If the hair is cut in a blunt style, you may want to consider a layered style. You can maintain the overall length, but the layers will give you more movement in the hair style which will help to obscure the undesired parting.
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