"It comes with the territory and just how I LOVE MY HAIR.. I love shrinkage too!"
So, I have been relaxed for a while and NEVER in my adult life embraced my Natural hair.
Before big chopping, I knew what my natural hair would look like and was prepared to deal with the extremely tight coils which results in extreme shrinkage.
It's my hair..it shrinks. What can I do? Yes, I can braid, band, twist, blow-dry or straighten it to elongate the curls. But the only reason why I even braid my hair after washing is to avoid tangles. I came to the point in my hair journey where I don't need to "show off" my length. As long as I know I have some hair on my head, I couldn't care less about what others think. As a matter of fact, I don't ever plan on straightening my hair.
I love shrinkage. One minute I could have ear length hair and in a matter of minutes it will be at my shoulders.
It is what it is and I embrace it.