Umm... How is this possible? LOL
Having 4C hair means having a LOT of shrinkage! Sadly, when I was little, this was the thing I disliked the most about my hair. Even though I wasn't a swimmer or anything lol, I still felt like it was just weird and awkward that my hair shrunk whenever it got wet or whenever I broke a sweat. I used to press my mother to straighten my hair ALL the time. (Even if it was just the bangs lol). I didn't feel very pretty seeing my hair in its tiny tight coils. I thought I looked like a boy. :(
So, when deciding to go natural I knew that my hair would still have major shrinkage and that I needed to change my mentality on it. I tried to find ladies on YouTube with similar textures to mine because I really wanted to visualize what my hair was going to look like. I wanted to know that I wasn't going to be the only one out there rockin' this texture! LOL Watching videos helped a bit, but I still wasn't sure about what my hair would do. After awhile, I had a moment where I just had enough with the anxiety! I no longer cared whether or not my hair looked like someone elses... I wanted to see "me" and my texture. I decided to accept whatever naturally grew out of my head and embrace it! I decided to stop being afraid of my own texture. Now, I do prefer to "see" a little more length on my tresses most of the time lol, but I realize that the original way that God created me, is the way that compliments me the most :)
My shrinkage amazes me! I still have moments where I'm like "How in the world does my hair shrink soooo tight?" LOL However, I honestly think that it is one of the coolest things my hair does! And I ain't mad at it! LOL How do you feel about your shrinkage? (Pics below are of my shrinkage 100 percent dry :) )
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
Remember to be who you are and not the person others think you should be!
Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012