We all know that natural hair shrinkage is quite common, and it’s actually a good thing. Many naturals seek ways to decrease their shrinkage in order to show their true length, but it’s a sign of healthy hair. When the hair is damaged or dry, it lacks elasticity, which means less shrinkage or the hair’s ability to “bounce back” when it’s pulled or weighed down.
Shrinkage can also be extreme, making bra strap length hair look ear length, or waist length hair look shoulder length. But this shrinkage, shared by @healthy_hair_journey on Instagram, is definitely impressive. Check it out:
While the shrinkage makes the woman’s hair look like it’s only a few inches long, it in fact falls way past her shoulders. Natural hair never ceases to amaze.