7 Struggles That Only Natural-Haired Girls Understand

Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
Even with the natural hair movement in full force, there's no denying that textured tresses come with a slew of #firstworld and not-so-first-world problems. While every hair type has its own trials and tribulations, the curly clan has its own unique annoyances. We're talking frizz, shrinkage, detangling for days — issues that most hair types can't even begin to understand. The struggle is very, very real.

Ahead, we outline some of the problems that many natural-haired ladies experience. Read ahead to share in the pain — and share your own in the comments.

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