I have had one for my whole life in the front of my hair. It is slightly troublesome sometimes, but since I have had it FOREVER, I have kind of figured out what to do with it, most days. This cowlick of mine was even rather useful in the "big hair salad days" of the eighties when I was going for the Niagara Falls look with my bangs. It was at just the right place in my hair to give me maximum height before the falls. Hard not to be jealous, I know, but fear not that look has passed.
I have been growing my hair out recently, but I still don't feel like it explains my new little friend. I have had long hair lots of times, and nary a glimpse of this little guy. I suppose I could attribute it to operator error with the blow dryer, but I've been using the same one for almost a year and have not changed my technique. I just met my new cowlick about a week ago. It is somewhat of a mystery. All I know for sure is that I hope it is just renting space for a brief period of time and it will move on to its permanent residency on someone else's head soon. I have enough bad hair days as it is without this trouble maker mucking up the works even further.