Voilà, Magic: 17 Pictures That Will Remind You That The Natural Hair Shrinkage Is Real

December 6, 2016  |  
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The video you see above has a lot of people talking as of late. Not only does it show an incredibly healthy head of hair, but it also shows just how real shrinkage can be for women of color. And while some people see shrinkage as “the devil” or a problem, it’s actually kind of a unique perk to know just how versatile your hair can be. Want tight coils this week? Rock ’em. Want to press your hair out for the holiday office party next week and see just how long it is? Do it. Just want to blow your hair out and let it blow your own mind? Go right ahead. To have so many options is truly a gift when you really think about it. Now, nobody said keeping every option is easy, but you understand what I’m trying to say…

But the woman whose coils had everyone talking isn’t alone in her somewhat extreme shrinkage. There are many women who share their journey on Instagram, and their growth and curls will make your eyes pop out of your head. Check out the variety of curls that are much longer than what meets the eye in this gallery, and be sure to give kudos to our hair for being so darn magical.

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