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Post by slimwithabs on 17th February 2011, 10:43 pm

Is anyone having problems with Shrinkage as yr hair grows out? Rolling Eyes
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Post by cagebird on 17th February 2011, 10:45 pm

Because of shrinkage I can't really tell if my hair is growing. Lol
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Post by slimwithabs on 17th February 2011, 10:47 pm

LOL, I know what U mean. I guess this is part of the natural growth.
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Post by Alanija on 17th February 2011, 10:50 pm

I don't really deal with shrinkage too much because I always wear my hair in stretched styles. I do notice however that when wearing braids, my ends curl up and so it's hard to tell how much my hair has grown.
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Post by makeupvixen on 17th February 2011, 10:56 pm

Yeah, I have the same problem and most of us wash n go gals have the same problem. Right now I try not to obsess about it but I still check growth every month. My hair grows very slow and it mostly grows in the winter with castor oil. So I just try not to worry about watching it grow because it's not going to happen. My hair is APL, well last month it was BSL but I cut it, and when wet my hair is ear length. That's just the way the curl crumbles, lol
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Post by ladybug on 17th February 2011, 11:05 pm

I have been thinking the same thing about my hair. I don't see the length that I think I should, and it gets frustrating. My hair isn't shedding, but I wish it would grow faster.
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Post by slimwithabs on 18th February 2011, 6:24 pm

I know ladies, I'm at the frustrating point right now. But I know I must hold on and continue my Journey. I was so frustrated this morning I just make a small ponytail. I feeling also like I'm loosing curls also. So now curls and strinkage. Tonight I'm going to wash my hair again and try to stretch it out and use some Echo Styling Gel.
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Post by Sebastain13 on 18th February 2011, 8:35 pm

My hair shrinks like crazy anytime I put some water on it but I can see the growth days later
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Post by Juices-n-Berries on 19th February 2011, 2:15 pm

My hair seems to be shrinking even more now that my hair is longer. And I wear my hair in stretched styles most of the time. But stretched styles never show my hair length. They do more than wngs but it still shrinks. Even on dry hair with a product that doesn't have water. Sigh...
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Post by slimwithabs on 19th February 2011, 5:31 pm

I'm. Releaved Its not only me.
This 2 shall pass
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Post by psbest on 19th February 2011, 8:33 pm

I agree with all. OMG to this shrinkage.
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Post by Lynnieluve on 19th February 2011, 8:44 pm

I wear my hair in stretched styles and it still shrinks. I am trying to learn to embrace the shrinkage.

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Post by naturallynola on 20th February 2011, 8:18 pm

The reality is curly hair shrinks up to 75%. When we "go natural,"" we must eventually embrace all that comes with it, including shrinkage. As long as the scalp and hair are healthy, we know its growing.

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Post by creolebeauty1 on 20th February 2011, 8:24 pm

yacks Sad so i tried to do a lil cute style with bangs as when stretch myy hair cover my nose but noooo my bangs don't even reach my brows Sad so even if it grows super long it will shrink confused
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Post by slimwithabs on 20th February 2011, 8:34 pm

75% Sad . I will not get discourage as long as my scape and hair is healthy. It just took me by surprise.
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Post by naturallynola on 20th February 2011, 9:14 pm

Don't worry, we are all in this together. For me personally, it doesn't matter but, if you are concerned, you can view YT vids, search here and find techniques and products that minimize shrinkage. Bueno suerte!

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Post by slimwithabs on 20th February 2011, 11:10 pm

Tks Gracias
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Post by cagebird on 21st February 2011, 12:24 am

Very true ladies these stories are all similar to my own. Every time I wet my hair it shrinks more and more.
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Post by essentialoils on 21st February 2011, 12:48 am

Shrinkage of new growth, or unprocessed, overly curly hair in general, can be remedied by straightening the hair with heat styling or chemical relaxers. Overly curly hair can also be lengthened by braiding, wetting, or "banding" sections.
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Post by JazmineB on 22nd February 2011, 6:21 am

i noticed that the smaller i do my braids (no extensions), the less shrinkage i have. that has helped me a lot!
also, if you braid your twists when theyre drying you will have a lot less shrinkage (and a cute wavy style instead of straight twists hanging down)

im not having problems anymore because i have found ways around it. =]
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Re: Hair Shrinkage

Post by slimwithabs on 22nd February 2011, 12:26 pm

@Jazmine Tks for the tips. I will try it but dont know how long it will last . I work out 4-5 times a week and no matter what style it always draws back up. But I will give it a shot.
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Post by Poundcake921 on 23rd February 2011, 4:24 pm

Yeah I really dont like the way my hair looks when i do twist-outs and it makes my hair dryer so I just embrace the shrinkage and call it a day....i can tell when my hair is getting longer when my curly afro starts increasing in volume....bigger is better! loll
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Post by Pretty_Vee on 23rd February 2011, 4:26 pm

cagebird wrote:Because of shrinkage I can't really tell if my hair is growing. Lol

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Post by ChocBeauty on 23rd February 2011, 11:40 pm

I have the same problem. but found if I do large braids or twists, it does give it some stretch. You might give that a try and see where it takes you.

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Post by Emartini04 on 24th February 2011, 11:05 am

Oh yeah. I deal with major shrinkage just like the rest of the ladies on this forum topic. My hair is to the nape of my neck but you can never tell when I wear a WNG or a twist out. Mad The shrinkage stuff is a bit annoying but I refuse to stretch my curls with the blow dryer. My hair and heat never got along.
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