Almost every naturalista understands the struggles of shrinkage. Especially if you have type 4 hair, you’re likely all too familiar with the term. However, shrinkage doesn’t have to be infuriating. Shrinkage is the most unique factor of black hair and it should not only be accepted, it should be celebrated. Aside from the fact that your hair naturally forms a crown(!!), here are a few reasons why you should accept your shrinkage.
Long and Straight Hair Isn’t Always Better
Society says long, straight hair is the most desirable hair type. But guess what? Society is wrong. We’ve been conditioned to prefer longer-looking hair and looser curls and to reject tight kinks and springy coils. Although wearing your hair out in public at its shortest is much easier said than done, the more you publicly embrace your natural hair just as it is, the easier it will be to truly love and accept yourself.