10 Pictures of Natural Hair Shrinkage that Will Blow Your Mind

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Shrink City. Shrink, Shrink City. Hiding up to 90% of the actual hair length in some cases, shrinkage proves itself to be the ultimate magician when it comes to natural hair. Even though shrinkage is a common occurrence amongst naturals, our jaws dropped when we saw these photos.

LadyKandDice has since cut her hair, but this shrinkage picture she posted back in October had people’s jaws dropping.

Natural hair blogger AHairStory said that her shrinkage has made her “a fan of blowdrying”.

This is reader, Nicole R.’s daughter’s hair! Click here to see the video!

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And you thought your shrinkage was intense…

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Stylist Reniece of Reniece.com goes from a tight fro to mid- back length.

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Ashley of Barbie Bones

Natural hair sensation Ebony Clark, had people dyyying with this picture

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A fistful of length

Just a TWA right? Not!

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Last but not least, we just had to include our writer, Chinwe’s infamous shrinkage photo.

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These photos just go to show, “Shrinkage does not discriminate!” No matter how long your hair gets, one wash can have you rocking a TWA. Remember, shrinkage is not a bad thing! It’s a unique aspect of our versatile hair :) Peace, Love and Detangling!

How much hair length does your shrinkage hide? Feel free to share your own shrinkage pictures!

Editors Note: If any of you know the above un-credited naturals, please link us in the comments!

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Rinny

Texan by birth, Los Angeleno by situation. Blue-haired blogger and lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Comedian by trade. Macaroni and Cheese connoisseur by appetite.

 
  • Dabney

    I have never had this issue. What you see is what you get. Enjoy it! It’s nice.
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  • mimi

    Wow I’m totally amazed. I want my hair like that too

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  • LOLA~SKYY

    I’m only ten weeks post BC after four months of transitioning, and I have major shrinkage as well.
    I don’t mind it though. As stated in this article, it exihibits the versatility of My hair! AND it’s like me…leaving something to the imagination of others????

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  • LOLA~SKYY

    I’m only ten weeks post BC after four months of transitioning, and I have major shrinkage as well.
    I don’t mind it though. As stated in this article, it exihibits the versatility of My hair! AND it’s like me…leaving something to the imagination of others????

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  • http://none Nadine

    I have already learned to embrace my shrinkage.
    What more I love it!!!. No use hating on it, most black people
    have it. But after seeing these ladies Awesome,Gorgeous hair.
    I’ll never complain about Shrinkage ever again. Shrinkage is
    Beautiful!

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  • Jaella

    the Fourth and fifth pic are CRAZY….. i aspire ti have legnth like that one day.

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    clever work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works
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  • angie

    ohhHHH!!!! this is fun
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    Most importantly….this is natural.

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  • http://barbiebones.tumblr.com ashley

    ahhaha this is so funny! I was looking up different sites about the CG method and i stumbled on this article and I find out I’m featured here! hahaha!!! this is too great. Yeah, my hair is 70%-75% shrinkage.
    This photo used was actually after I washed my hair 2/3 days prior and left it to its max shrinkage. I wet my hands and smoothed my hair out and thought it’d be funny to see how much shrinkage was present.

    You can submit your shrinkage photos to my side blog: http://www.smh-shrinkage.tumblr.com :)

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  • Cearra

    Yeah Im about 2.5 post yrs relaxer and I usually keep my hair stretched. Stretched it a little past my collarbone and wet it’s to my ear lol

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  • Aliyah

    I’m a 4a . I have like two inches of shrinkage my hair is too my neck almost to my shoulders but it shrinks up and looks like a twa . Even though it’s only been three months technically I’m in the awkward mid length stage now .

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  • Aliyah

    I’m hoping in two or three months I can get it to mid awkward stage even with shrinkage without having to stretch it to see that it’s in that stage .

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  • Smith

    Many lengths, many styles! Natural hair is amazing and beautiful!

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  • Divine

    Wow,natural hair rocks!I’m currently transitioning but can’t wait to return natural!Would love some tips though,(like a regimen)(currently 1month plus post relaxer).Thank you!

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  • Sai Redrick

    Long road ahead, but natural is a blessing. Keep on moisturizing ladies!Thanks for the great info.

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