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Old 08-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
 
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Default Stopping the shrinkage?

I am incredibly proud to say that I have grown out my hair completely from the BC, and now it's a couple of inches BSL wet. Unfortunately, the shrinkage when dry is absolutely killing me.

Currently, I follow my sealing spritz (generally diluted olive oil... shea was not working) with Umberto curl lotion.

I really don't know what I should do--- I'm about a few days away from buying some light-weight plastic clips to weigh down my hair.

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
 
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for me i usually wait til my hair gets dry after im done and put it in a low bun for about 30 mins and when i take it out it gets pretty stretched
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:46 AM   #3
 
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I also low bun, but I have to pin the sides back instead because if I pull them into the bun they stretch too much.

Plopping also helps stretch the hair, and when my hair is completely dry I use a pick and kind of pull the hair at my nape downwards, it helps stretch it.

If I really want stretched hair naptural85's stretched twist out is my go to.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
 
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Runawrye: i never thought of pinning the sides back cause usually mine gets stretched out too much too so ill have to try that
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #5
 
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when i scrunch my product out my hair ill kinda pull down my curls and they stretch out a little
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:23 AM   #6
 
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I use the metal duck clips on my ends to stretch. The plastic were too light weight for me.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #7
 
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Have you tried banding?
I smooth my hair in a low pony then use little scunchies down the length of my hair, and let it dry this way. It gives my WnGs more hang.

For Braid-outs
I wrap a flexi-rod around the end of each braid, it gives the end a smooth finish + weights down each braid for a more elongated look.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #8
 
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i must be the only one who (kinda) likes my shrinkage. i find that if i stretch my hair then my curls are gone. of cause i wouldnt mind longer hair, but i love my 3c curls n i guess i accept that i got alot of shrinkage it will be nice and long some day, but till then im enjoying how healthy it is n how much i can do with it right now. when its really long, it'll be too heavy, (i think) to put up or do cute styles with n stuff.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:04 AM   #9
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, curlies.

I'm thinking of the clips idea, but manually stretching while diffusing seems to help a bit.

@Fmasuhr: My hair is ridiculously dense, and my hair is basically all ringlets, so shrinkage = an utter style disaster because there's just so much hair.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
 
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my hair is like that as well. every day its different. it depends how i prepar my hair with what kinda results i get. my fav is after shower i use a condish and oil mixture to syle and moisturise. then i let it air dry and shake it as much as possible as it drys. this does take 3 hours though and on a day to day basics i dont have time for that. i like to wash my hair at night and put it up in a high pony tail. in the morning i take it down and its streched.
when i let it air dry and move it my hair is nice and full with tones of volume, yes also lots of shrinkage n tight curls.
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