More shrinkage = healthy hair?

Like Tree3Likes
  • 3 Post By Rahsaan.Chis

I've heard that the more ones hair shrinks. The healthier there hair is? Is this true?
Not necessarily because not every one's hair has a lot of shrinkage,but usually, if your hair is healthy it will curl up more.

Sent from my Ally using CurlTalk App
CG..yep that's me!

I don't think that's necessarily true. Different textures have different rates of shrinkage. That has nothing to do with healthy hair.
Big Chop: 12/15/08

Detangle: Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishing Conditioner

Cleanse: SM Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Leave-In Condition: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
Moisturize: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Oils/Butters: Parachute Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Njoi Creations Ayurvedic Hair Butter;
Gels Eco Styler Krystal Gel


~ iHerb Discount Code: EFE310 ~
I agree with the other posters. I have have more than one texture so i have different levels of strinkage.sides and back strinks more then front and crown because the curls are tighter.
Well then I have theeeeeee healthiest hair on planet earth! LOL!! But that is interesting
Last relaxer: Nov. 24, 2008
BC: December 19, 2009
Products: Whatever works!
Banned
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 216
I've heard that the more ones hair shrinks. The healthier there hair is? Is this true?
Originally Posted by kinkycurlyDT
I don't know if this is true or not but when I tried the CG method my shrinkage was unbelievable. My curls also got a lot tighter. I stopped the CG method and my curl pattern loosened back up quite a bit. I still consider my hair very healthy right now, but on the CG method it was way more moisturized, too moisterized imo. So, maybe the more moisterized your hair is the more shrinkage you get.
I think shrinkage has more to do with current moisture levels than hair health.

IIRC, some ingredients are touted to enhance curl formation...don't remember which ones though.

4a fine, thin, high porosity
Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
LI: JC DT
Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
Gel: CJ AFG
Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES
I think shrinkage has more to do with current moisture levels than hair health.

IIRC, some ingredients are touted to enhance curl formation...don't remember which ones though.
Originally Posted by lisa6
One of the rumored ingredients is magnesium sulphate

I agree with you I suspect its the moisture level and the tightness of the curl

Last edited by ttlolla; 08-13-2011 at 02:28 PM.
I can't say it is true for everyone, but this is definitely true for me. The more moisturized my hair is (which again, for me means healthy) the curlier it gets. When my hair is dry it turns into a BAA. But I think it is relative to each person--ie the person with the most shrinkage doesn't necessarily have the healthiest hair.
I've heard that the more ones hair shrinks. The healthier there hair is? Is this true?
Originally Posted by kinkycurlyDT
I don't know if this is true or not but when I tried the CG method my shrinkage was unbelievable. My curls also got a lot tighter. I stopped the CG method and my curl pattern loosened back up quite a bit. I still consider my hair very healthy right now, but on the CG method it was way more moisturized, too moisterized imo. So, maybe the more moisterized your hair is the more shrinkage you get.
Originally Posted by blissdrops
I had the same experience. The more I co-washed the more my hair began to start to curl at the roots. I loved the look of all the little corkscrews. But now I'm back to shampoo and it makes some of my curls become waves. I'm okay with it though because I love not failing the scratch test lol
I think shrinkage has more to do with current moisture levels than hair health.

IIRC, some ingredients are touted to enhance curl formation...don't remember which ones though.
Originally Posted by lisa6
Interesting. I have extremely porous and kinky/coily. my hair shrinks up at least 80% from when its dry to wet. It's unbelievable. I had just heard that the more the hair shrinks the "healthier" it is. Guess that's not so true. Maybe the tighter the curl pattern the more shrinkage?
More shrinkage can be sign of health in previously damaged hair. I had severely heat damaged hair and as I cut away the damaged and and tended to the new growth my hair shrank up more because it was better able to hold on to moisture. Before my hair was a dry as a brillio pad no matter what I did.
Type: 4a Fine Texture
CG since 2008 - Life long natural
Holy Grails
Cleanser: Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo
Conditioner: Jessicurl Too Shea!
Leave-ins: Camille Rose Moisture Milk & Almond Jai
D/T: Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Treatment
Protein: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Butters: Qhemet Amla & Olive, Bask Condensed Custard
Oils: Coconut & Grapeseed
Hi, ladies. I think you all are misunderstanding the point. The author isn't saying that someone with more shrinkage necessarily has healthier hair than someone less. She is talking about in relatively. What she is saying is that when your hair shrinks as much as it can possibly can for its own texture, it's typically then at its healthiest as that means it cab easily retain its elasticity and revert to its truest form despite what methods of styling manipulation you have used on it, like heat, etc to lengthen or straighten or loosen it. Someone with tighter curls can have unhealthier hair than someone with looser ones. What she is saying though is that to gage oke's own hair health, relative hair elasticity is a good measure. For instance, thank of people who blow out their hair so much that it won't return to its former curl pattern. That's an evident case of damage. That's what the author means.
Banafrit, CurlySia and Xhexania like this.
Hi, ladies. I think you all are misunderstanding the point. The author isn't saying that someone with more shrinkage necessarily has healthier hair than someone less. She is talking about in relatively. What she is saying is that when your hair shrinks as much as it can possibly can for its own texture, it's typically then at its healthiest as that means it cab easily retain its elasticity and revert to its truest form despite what methods of styling manipulation you have used on it, like heat, etc to lengthen or straighten or loosen it. Someone with tighter curls can have unhealthier hair than someone with looser ones. What she is saying though is that to gage oke's own hair health, relative hair elasticity is a good measure. For instance, thank of people who blow out their hair so much that it won't return to its former curl pattern. That's an evident case of damage. That's what the author means.
Originally Posted by Rahsaan.Chis
This.
Fine Strands, High Density, (Seemingly) Normal Porosity

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com