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These Transformations Show Just How Real Hair Shrinkage Is

Curly girls, especially those with 4C texture, know that shrinkage can leave you wondering what happened to your length, or worse, ruin your hairstyle!

Shrinkage, the godforsaken extra tight coiling of the hair, normally happens after wash day, but can also occur when the weather is humid, or when a twist-out goes bad.

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No matter the reason, it’s always a huge eye opener when the hair transforms from its shrunken state to a more stretched pattern. We live for it!

And you don’t have to be a professional hair stylist to get your hair to its longest lengths. Although blow-outs normally give the most length, styles like bantu-knots, twist-outs, and even old school corn-rows can also do the trick. Check out these amazing pictures of healthy hair shrinkage transformations and get inspired for your next lengthening style!