Natural does not always equal curly

The majority of natural hair care seems to be achieving a ‘curly’ look with braids and twists. We are all aware that these methods are used to combat shrinkage, however, there are other ways to combat shrinkage without manipulating your hair. We need to embrace other textures besides curly and I feel that the African hair threading method does that. If you are tired or bored with braid outs and twist outs, you can always use this method to stretch your hair into a blown out style. There are other options out there, we just have to find them.

Shrinkage IS your friend

   I know the title of this blog post must have you thinking that I’m crazy. Nope I am 100% serious. For my readers who are unaware, shrinkage is the difference between what your hair looks like when it’s wet and gently stretched to its maximum length and what it looks like when it’s dry. Depending on how tight your curls or coils or kinks are, your hair can shrink anywhere from 30% to 75% of it’s actual length.

    Wearing your hair in its shrunken state is not ideal for a lot of naturals but sometimes it can be useful or more convenient when you are short on time. Check out this article on how to wear your hair in its shrunken state.