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!