10 Pictures of Natural Hair Shrinkage that Will Blow Your Mind

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.


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.

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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  • Nia Unscripted

    This is totally me, except my hair isn’t nearly as long as these ladies, but shrinkage is amazing. lol

  • KeepitOneHunnid:)

    wowowowowowow!!!!!! I cant wait for my first dominican blowout! i hate shrinkage so much!

  • edecoeur

    Can someone please give me the explanation of “TWA?” There are a lot of acronyms and slang I’m just not familiar with! Like “fleek.” I have NO idea what that means…

    • stuff

      Teenie Weenie Afro or something

      • edecoeur

        Thanks very much, I appreciate it.

  • Laineyvette

    My hair when straightened is to the middle of my back, but with shrinkage, it is to the nape of my neck. I have a love/hate relationship with shrinkage. Most days I think it’s the debil, but some days I can deal with it. My hair just will do its own thing. It doesn’t care what I want it to do.

  • Leah

    That’s why I don’t do wash and Go’s anymore.