7 Genius Ways to Nix Hair Shrinkage for Good
Work the kinks out of your naturally curly hair with these fool-proof tips
How it works: While your hair is still wet, divide it into several sections. The more sections you create, the more stretched out and longer your hair can appear. Secure each section with an elastic, then wrap multiple elastics down the length of each section as you go. As the hair dries with these bands, it'll appear longer and less curly once they are taken out.
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But letting your curly hair roam wild isn't without its challenges -- namely, shrinkage. Instead of a mane of long sexy spirals, your hair becomes a shrunken pile of coils matted to the base of your scalp. And all the time you put into growing out your long natural hair can feel like a waste.
So we did the dirty work to find the best hair care solutions for the shrinkage phenomenon. For the same reason you'd hang dry your washed clothes to prevent wrinkling, you can use these methods to prevent your curls from shrinking. Whether you want to steer away from heat or head straight for the hair milk, here are the best tips to showing off your long natural hair.