SHRINKAGE: The act of
shrinkage. The act or process of
becoming smaller in amount, size or value.
Hair shrinkage is a battle for many Naturals. The tighter the curl or coil the more
shrinkage you will have. I’ve seen some
say they have as little as 40% shrinkage to others who swear they have
90%! It truly depends on each Natural’s
It’s really up to each Natural on whether or not this is
actually a problem. Since I’m an avid
WnG Natural, I embrace my shrinkage and have no problems with it. There are tricks to combat it but I’m pretty
low maintenance and don’t want to be bothered with them. If I really wanna see my length i can get my
hair flat ironed or merely pull a curl and see where it would be if
It would be arrogant of me to assume all who read this blog
feel the same way I feel about shrinkage.
We may all be Natural but our pasts that led us here are as unique as
the falling snowflakes outside my window.
With that I will discuss different ways to lessen the shrinkage and
retain as much length as possible for a Natural.
Banding: Putting hair
in one low ponytail or several ponytails with ponytail holders to stretch the
Twists: Twisting or
braiding the hair when wet.
Stretching with Blow drying
Dairy based yogurt treatments.
I’ll discuss each method in greater detail in later
posts. I will try the banding method but
I figure that’s the only one I’ll do.
I’ll probably try it on the weekends because I can’t image doing that in
the morning before work and I don’t like going to bed with wet hair. Hey, we all have our quirks. Wherever you stand on the hair shrinkage
issue/problem is fine and realize what makes you happy is really all that
Take care Naturals,