Natural Hair Shrinkage Is Deceiving – 20 Naturals Display Their Truth Hair Length. It’s no secret that hair shrinkage can be a cruel and deceiving factor when going natural, but it can also be a beautiful thing to embrace. For some hair types, natural hair can shrink up to 75% of it’s true length, but when straighten or pulled it can be a stunning display of progress and inspiration for many women. Shrinkage can also be ideal in warm summer climates since you don’t have to deal with your true length unless of course you want to! Look below to see 20 amazing naturals who have learned to release the full power of hair shrinkage!