What is HAIR SHRINKAGE? Is it good or bad?

Hey there TKN Beauty,

I know you do ask sometimes why is my hair  shrinking, but, do you know if it's good or bad? Read more to find out.

 

HOW DOES SHRINKAGE HAPPEN?

When water is applied to our hair, the hair cuticles are lifted, and the water is absorbed. Once the water is absorbed, the hair curls or shrinks into its natural curl pattern. Also called shrinkage.

 

Another is, that the hair’s shape is controlled by the curvature of its strand. If the strand is curved, the hair emerging will be curled. If the follicle is straight, the emerging hair will be straight. In addition to this, the transition of curly and coily hair shafts undergoes asymmetrical keratinization making a strain that results in twists and curves.

The hair shaft itself is composed of proteins (keratin) that are attached to one another by three different types of bonds: hydrogen, salt, and disulfide. These side bonds link together and play a major role in the elasticity and strength of hair.

 

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOUR HAIR NEEDS PROTEIN OR MOISTURE

 

And here’s the kicker — your porosity level recreates a primary role in how greatly water your hair absorbs, especially regarding your environment. Using humidity-resistant hair products can help block unwanted moisture and help you maintain your style, support your hair with Nora's Healthy Hair Growth Bundle Kit, a complete set to balance your hair moisture and porosity level while protecting your scalp, and helps lessen the breakage and damage of your hair.

 

Nora's Restoring Shampoo & Replenishing Conditioner contains a mixture of hydrolyzed wheat proteins and keratin that simulate the amino acids in the hair, supporting the strength of the strand. Clean and revitalize your hair with this ultra-beneficial, Help stimulate hair growth and minimize dry, flaky, itchy scalp. Specially formulated with a unique blend of natural herbs and oils made just for all hair types, it nourishes your hair and scalp so that they are in prime condition to grow your hair healthy and strong. 

 

Conclusion

Shrinkage is often viewed as a negative trait, it’s actually a sign of a HEALTHY HAIR.  Shrinkage occurs when hair is bouncy, healthy, and hydrated.

Love or hate it, shrinkage happens! If you’re not a fan of it for any reason, there are styles you can do to elongate your strands. Work your hair, don’t let it work you. 😘


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