Sometimes we may get the impression that our hair is not growing and we worry, when in fact shrinkage does not let us appreciate how much it grows.
The tighter your curl pattern, the more shrinkage you will experience.
Shrinkage is one of the characteristics of curly hair that can also be a key characteristic in determining the health of the hair for tighter curly patterns. Not every curly loves it though, as it makes your hair appear shorter than it actually is often leading to the question of “Oh, did you get a haircut?”
The madness about length appreciation may contribute to you not appreciating what shrinkage is really reflecting.
You probably heard a hairdresser saying that bouncy curls are happy curls, which is really a fact. Whenever you have suffered ‘heat’ damage, you will notice straight strands. Immediately, all alarm signs go off, because at this point you realize that the road to recovery is a long journey.
It can also often triggers the curiosity of others, which leads to many questions and unwanted touching * crazy people who touch your hair without permission. Yet, shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair natural, as it shows that your hair is properly moisturized and has good elasticity.
So here are 23 photos of unbelievable shrinkage that can shed some light on your healthy hair journey!
Often coming with a bad rap though, shrinkage is definitely a positive.
I was one of the girls who would hate shrinkage. I would spend hours searching for tips on how to prevent my hair from drawing up when it dried. At some point, I stopped trying to stretch my length and started embracing myself, tight curls and all.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what matters most to me is that I should be happy and proud of the characteristics of my hair.
Besides, I taught myself that accepting the shrinkage would lead to the best wash day results – manipulating my hair solely leads to a lot of frizz and awkward hairstyles.
Nowadays, I enjoy my curls in all its shapes of shrinkage.
So how do you feel about shrinkage? Love it? Hate it? We want to know your thoughts!
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