By Gabrielle of Strawberricurls.com
A common question is get is about that damn sinister villain of natural hair…… shrinkage.
Y’all know what I’m talking about. You flat iron your hair and it’s hitting your knees but once you wet it, it looks like you just cut your hair 2 months ago…. yeah that.
Well here are some easy ways you can reduce that dang blasted shrinkage
1. Style Dry Hair
I’m not saying rip through your hair but what I am saying is while it’s damp or wet, detangle it and seperate in in braids. That way when you take it down, its dry and tangle free. A tip; clamp your roots with metal hair clips if you don’t want them to puff up.
2. Braid Your Hair While Its Damp
This has to be my go-to lazy style when I don’t feel like doing my hair lol. If it’s damp and I just can’t think of what to do with it, I braid it up and take it down the next morning. Beautiful braidouts everytime.
3. Lightly Blowdry
I know I know.. heat = the devil of natural hair. But that’s not always the case. It’s all in how you use it and whether you know what your doing. Blow dry on warm (NOT high) heat, use a heat protectant, and once your done, style as you see fit.
4. Bantu Knots
You can also dry your hair in medium to large bantu knots. You can either wear that as a style or take them down and style as you see fit
5. Flat Braids and Flat Twists
These don’t have to be picture perfect but if you know how to do this or know someone who does, give it a try! Take them down and style as needed.
Ladies, how do you stretch your hair?