Updated: Mar 17, 2019
Shrinkage is like a bad omen for most curly hair girls. Though it seems like the most annoying part of your styling journey, here are three reasons shrinkage is a sign of good hair health. I have also included a few tips to manage it.
1. YOU HAVE MORE ELASTICITY: Shrinkage tends to mean that your hair has greater elasticity and doesn’t break as easily. 💡Elasticity equates to stronger hair.
2. SHRINKAGE IS A SIGN OF HAIR HEALTH: If you have tons of shrinkage, it’s a sign that your hair hasn’t been damaged by heat or chemical styling. Your curls’ ability to bounce back means it is in a healthy state.
3. YOU CAN HEAT-STYLE WITHOUT WORRY: This is not a hard and fast rule, but typically those with more shrinkage can revert back without without worry after heat-styling.
Now, see shrinkage is your friend! However, I know most of you do not like shrinkage, so here are several tips to elongate your beautiful curls!!
2. Bantu knots
3. Blow dry your roots
I hope you enjoyed this read about shrinkage, it comes with the natural hair journey. So embrace it! What are your thoughts on shrinkage so far? How do you combat shrinkage?
Love & Light,
JoAnna - McMurrayStyles ❤