The fresh new handbook on how to achieve and maintain stylish natural hair, from the savviest and most revered expert on coils and curls
These days there’s a revolution going on. Relaxers are out. Weaves are so yesterday. Tired of damage from expensive chemical treatments and artificial enhancers, women of color are going natural thanks to Nikki Walton of CurlyNikki.com, the natural hair blogger and online hair therapy expert.
In Better Than Good Hair, this gifted “curl whisperer” educates women on how to transition from relaxed to completely natural hair, with advice and styles for every length — from Fierce Braid-and-Curls to Fancy Faux Buns. She also counsels those considering the “big chop” — cutting it all off at once to sport a bold and beautiful “teeny weeny afro.” Here, too, is essential guidance for parents of mixed-race children dealing with new and unfamiliar hair textures and styles.
Combining Walton’s expansive knowledge with tips from other experts in the field, Better Than Good Hair includes:
Full of indispensable information, as empowering as it is accessible, and with a foreword by actress and comedian Kim Wayans, Better Than Good Hair is a must-have natural hair care bible that will help women of all ages and styles achieve their natural beauty.
Curly Girl: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey
(Workman Publishing Company, 2011-01-13, Paperback)
|The Curly Girl manifesto is back, now completely revised, updated, and expanded by more than a third with all-new material. Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey — the go-to curl expert featured in Allure, InStyle, Lucky, Seventeen, and The New York Times; owner of the Devachan salons in New York; and creator of a multimillion-dollar line of all-natural Devachan products — Curly Girl is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it. Curly Girl is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It’s all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine’s no-more-shampoo epiphany — handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It’s not what you take off; it’s what you leave on.); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraine’s Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous ‘dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multicurltural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products, 20 new Q&A’s, and a DVD with tutorials on caring for four different types of curls. From now on, there’s no such thing as a bad hair day.|
Glory…The Hair takes you inside Touch-Up, Shelia Kennedy’s upscale hair salon where some of Memphis’ finest are getting their hair whipped. After Shelia has a slip of the scissors so to speak, the entire city is a buzz about the two. Jennifer once cordial with Shelia is now taking her to court over hair and it has nothing to do with a bad relaxer.
Jennifer has to rely on her faith to keep from “going postal” but she doesn’t stop there. Shelia needs to be taught a lesson. Hairdressers are supposed to be a woman’s best friend. She believes that Shelia intentionally cut her hair just because she’s “j”. Shelia believes that Jennifer has it all wrong, but now it’s being played out in the court of public opinion and in a court of law.
Christian Fiction Author Sandra Hamer is a middle school reading teacher with Memphis City Schools. The first time novelist is also a playwright, poet and budding screenwriter. The former television news reporter/anchor is currently working on a sequel to Glory…The Hair and two non-fiction books.