Hate Natural Hair Shrinkage? We Have 7 Ways You Can Beat It

Hate Natural Hair Shrinkage-

If you are a “seasoned” natural then you are familiar with that ugly “s” word —shrinkage!!!  Some women’s hair shrinks a little, while others’ shrinks a lot.  I have a friend whose hair shrinks up to SEVEN inches and she HATES it! I see it all the time — you spend time styling your wet hair and it eventually shrinks to a much shorter length. If you are struggling with shrinkage, keep in mind that it is normal and not always bad; it is a sign that your hair is healthy and full of elasticity.  If you pull a curl and it springs back (or shrinks) back, congratulations—you have healthy hair! 

However, I know it can be an annoying problem, so here are a few tips to help minimize shrinkage. See option #1 >

15 thoughts on “Hate Natural Hair Shrinkage? We Have 7 Ways You Can Beat It”

  1. My hair shrinks up half its size but when my hair is very long it has more hang time. Other than embracing where you are, on days I want some length I put my hair in two knots with a little hair grease and let air dry completely or grab all of my hair at the nap, twist, and instead of going round and round for a knot, I pin my hair to the top of my head and let it air dry for an hour or longer. It will still be damp when I take it down but it allows my hair to dry some while stretched making the curl not as tight.

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