By Tamara of NaturalHairRules.com
I have been natural since 2006 and I have hair that is way beyond my shoulders. But you would never know it. I’m starting to think I have a shrinkage length of neck length or NL. But in reality my hair is really mid back length (MBL) when blown out or stretched.
When I post pics of my twist out on Instagram someone always ask “did cut your hair?” NO!!! That’s muthersucking shrinkage…
I’m not one to obsess about length but sometimes I would like to see the full length of my hair. Well not the full length but I would like for my growth to be evident. You know what I mean? I put so much time into caring for my body, hair, and skin. I have a rock solid regimen. I retain length and protective style. I KNOW My Hair IS GROWING. I want to see the fruits of my labor. But oh shrinkage.
For years I didn’t even know my hair was long enough to put in a low bun or puff. It always looks shoulder length wet and more neck length when dry. I’m not going to be blowing my hair out every week just to prove to myself that its growing but dang. Can I see some length in my twist out or wash & go. I was sure once my hair got to mid back length I would have a long luscious twist out but nope. Maybe its just one of the quirks of my 4b hair. I don’t know
Ok, I’m not going rant too much longer about this. But dang can I see my growth! I digress *sigh*
Ladies, can you relate? Does it ever frustrate you when shrinkage hides your hair progress? Do you try to combat it or do you leave it alone?