This picture was taken shortly after getting out of the shower... the rest of my hair is wet and pulled back in a braid. The short little hairs dry faster and if I'm not careful- they will dry crazy (especially since I have a little bit of natural wave). They don't stick up as bad as shown in the second picture- that's just cause I was holding them up before (but they did want to stay that way). I had to wet them down after this picture. I often have to wet them down after my hair is dry- to make sure they stay down. The worst of this little hairs follow my cowlick, but really no matter where you part my hair- there will be little hairs. Sometimes I feel like I should just shave my head and give all the little hairs a fresh start... and they'd all be the same length too.