Discussing natural hair, hair products, and hairstyles, and sometimes a few things more.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Lots of growth. . . MAJOR SHRINKAGE!
I did my BC (big chop, i.e., cutting off all relaxed hair and leaving only natural hair) in October 2008 after transitioning for about 5 months. My hair stylist cut nine inches of relaxed hair and only three inches of hair were left. I have experienced good growth and have not had a hair cut since then, although I have dusted (minimally trimmed 1/4 to 1/2 inch) the ends while I had it in small double strand twists. These photos show the length of my hair when it is stretched out by me pulling it. I am trying to grow it at this stage to APL (arm pit length) and am getting close :) I have major shrinkage as you may see. I sprayed my hair with my homemade leave in spray then finger picked it into an afro. When my hair gets wet, it shrinks a lot after it dries! It doesn't bother me, though. I love my curly/coily hair and its texture gives me lots of options for styling.
What do you feel about shrinkage? Do you experience a lot of it when your hair dries? Please leave your comments and also take my poll that will be open until December 31, 2010.