So I guess I've been parting my hair on the "wrong" side for most of my life
I've read that guys who part their hair should use the whorl at the crown of the head as a guide. If it's on the left side (looking from behind) and swirls clockwise, the hair should be parted on the left.
I most definitely have a left-side whorl that goes clockwise, but I've always parted my hair on the right, so apparently I've been doing it wrong. Anyway, I have a little more length on the top now, and I notice that when I get out of bed in the morning, or get out of the shower with wet hair, it does indeed want to part itself on the left. So I know what I'm "supposed" to do, but when I do this, there is one awkward spot on the right side of the frontal hairline (pretty much where I used to always part it). The rest of my hair seems to lay better with the left part, especially the area around the crown (which sometimes sticks up after shorter cuts). Should I just stick with the left part for a while? That area on the right has been "trained" by about 30 years of parting there, so I'm assuming it could take a while to readjust? Any advice is appreciated!
Here is the old way with the right part, which by the way, seems to make my hairline look like it's receding in that area (maybe it is?) but I'm only in my thirties.
And here is the left part, after a fresh cut. The frontal area on the right seems to want to stand up a bit more. I think overall, my hairline looks more even this way, albeit a bit higher.