Congrats!! The answer to shrinkage seems to be mainly time & length retention. Stretched styles can help. NaturallyNike started an awesome thread with beautiful photos and instructions...

How to get 5-7 day hair! (twist/braid outs) pics included
Originally Posted by PrincessPresto
thanks PP.
I don't have the patience to do a full head of twists and I'm still trying to learn how to cornrow so I can do braid outs. Until I master one of the two I'll just stick to buns.
Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
Current length: back at APL
Goal length: hip
Staples: natural growth aides

Last edited by Stephanie198907; 05-26-2010 at 08:48 PM.