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.
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907
ITU!

I can do twists if i'm watching a film but I get really burnt out as my head is big and i have a lot of hairs (density). I did twists recently but did not like the twist out at all. I'm becoming a plait and braid-out stretch addict. i neeeeedz my stretch.

It's too dense and short to bun for now. If I could, I think I would!
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things
which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
- Jean Cocteau


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