Shrinkage - The Nice Kind!

Shrinkage (noun): the result of one's hair showing half it's length due to drenching your head in water and squeezing out the excess. Very prominent in the African American natural hair community.

I saw a post on Black Girl with Long Hair and could definitely relate to the comments as it pertains to the oh-so-interesting shrinkage factor. I don't wear my hair shrunk down so much because I do love my retro styles but it's a breath of fresh air from time to time - having a lot of hair can get awfully sweaty! My hair in the second photo isn't completely blown out but you get the drift!

Looks can be deceiving, no? If you're a woman with shrinkage, enjoy it! It's great to go from short to long. If you're a gentleman with shrinkage... well cover up already why don't you! ;)

Ta ta for now!

~The Retro Natural


Funbi said...

You look great sis!! you are right about the UP sides of shrinkage! Love the look! Looks can be deceiving :)

The Retro Natural said...

Thanks Funbi, I know, I was like whoa..lion's mane! ..and then it shrunk up on me! haha

The Freelancer's FashionBlog said...

I've been browsing you hairstyles; love your hair!

Tester said...

"If you're a gentleman with shrinkage... well cover up already why don't you!" kill me.

My hair shrinks a lot, but I'm learning to embrace it rather than run from it.

Good post.

The Retro Natural said...

@ Freelancer's Fashion, thank you! I ADORE your hair so that means a lot!

@Onyx, Hahahah, I dunno if you remember that Seinfeld episode but the word shrinkage has always made me think of it! I've learned to embrace it too..took me a little while but better late then never! :)

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