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5 Natural Hair Styles that Embrace Shrinkage

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By Chinwe of Hair and Health

1. Faux Wedge Cut

In this tutorial, Ambrosia shows you how to create a faux wedge cut by embracing shrinkage in the back of your hair.

2. Sporty Puff

NaturalMe4C demonstrates how she (ultimately) creates a “sporty” puff on a shrunken twist-out.

3. Coil-Out Updo

For this tutorial, Kerry shows you how to work with your shrinkage and curls to create a coil-out updo.

4. Shrunken Twist-out into Faux Tapered TWA

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BeautyCutright demonstrates how she achieves a faux tapered TWA from old shrunken twists and bobby pins.

5. Edgy Modified Fro-hawk

ln this video, MissCinnamonCake shows you how to achieve an edgy modified fro-hawk (“Brooklyn Bang”) from an old twist-out that is stretched in the front but shrunken in the back. 

Ladies, what do you think of these styles?

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Nappy4C Rocks
Nappy4C Rocks
7 years ago

GORGEOUS!

Mel
Mel
7 years ago

I really like Ambrosia and I am subscribed to her! The Faux Wedge look though… Was a real fail.

julianna
julianna
7 years ago
Reply to  Mel

sorry, somehow that wedge didn’t look quite right to me. I have a wedge and I just cut the back area a little and let it shrink, but I don’t mind losing length, so much.

lOLA
lOLA
7 years ago

I would love to embrace my shrinkage, but my 4c hair will not allow it. It only causes single strand knots and tangles that result in breakage and split ends! But these styles are cute.

Becky
Becky
7 years ago
Reply to  lOLA

Same here. My extremely tightly coiled 4c hair probably has the most shrinkage out of all hair types. And would give me terrible matting and knots and breakage if I never stretched it. Oh well…

LBell
LBell
7 years ago

Funny you should post this…My hair shrinks about 20 percent tighter in the top of my head than in the rest of my head. Normally I do twists on dry stretched hair but this week I decided to twist my sides and back damp and leave my top until the end, when it was mostly dry. The result is a really cute asymmetrical twist style. The last time I BC’d I told the stylist to do a tapered TWA because of my shrinkage. Not only did it look great, it grew out really nicely as well. Afro-textured hair is SO unique! Nobody… Read more »

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago

YET I DON’T LIKE HOW ANY OF THESE STYLES LOOK. LOVE MY SHRINKAGE

mangomadness
mangomadness
7 years ago

I LOVE the Faux Wedge Cut!

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I’ve learned to embrace my shrinkage:)

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