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Hate Shrinkage? Let's Talk Hair Elasticity!

Shrinkage, ugh!  I think just about every natural can agree how annoying shrinkage is.  I mean, it just won't let us be great!   Check out the cover pic for this article--that's my baby girl, and the shrinkage is REAL!  But did you know that shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair?  We've talked hair texture, density, and porosity.  The final factor that cosmetologists consider when performing a thorough hair analysis is elasticity--and it's related to shrinkage! Elasticity is the hair's ability to be stretched to its longest point and return to its original length without breaking.  Elastic hair is strong, as it is an indication that the side bonds (hydrogen, salt, and disulfide bonds) holding the hair fibers in place...

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