Shrinkage is one of the characteristics of curly hair that can also be a key characteristic in determining the health of the hair for tighter curly patterns. Not every curly loves it though, as it makes your hair appear shorter than it actually is often leading to the question of “Oh, did you get a haircut?”
It can also often triggers the curiosity of others, which leads to many questions and (unwanted) touching. Yet, shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair natural, as it shows that your hair is properly moisturized and has good elasticity. Often coming with a bad rap though, shrinkage is definitely a positive. So here are 13 photos of unbelievable shrinkage that can shed some light on your healthy hair journey!