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

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.

 

105 thoughts on “10 Pictures of Natural Hair Shrinkage that Will Blow Your Mind

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. I love what you guys are up too. This sort of
    clever work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works
    guys I’ve added you guys to my own blogroll.

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  6. ohhHHH!!!! this is fun
    [img]http://blackgirllonghair.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/130522-145751.jpg[/img]
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    [img]http://blackgirllonghair.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/131023-140821.jpg[/img]

    Most importantly….this is natural.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. I fear this is what I will be up against, considering my hair still looks like a TWA even though I’ve gained seven to nine inches all around!

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Long road ahead, but natural is a blessing. Keep on moisturizing ladies!Thanks for the great info.

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