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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:Product recommendations Home hair care recipes Advice for parents on how to manage their children's natural hair Tips for using henna on gray hair Guidance on dealing with detractors Step-by-step illustrated directions for nearly two dozen hairdos, from frohawks to twist-outs
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.
Foreword / by Kim Wayans -- Prologue -- The big chop: Mama, friends and significant others (How to transition without losing your mind) -- TWA: how to nurture your teeny weeny Afro -- The terrible twos: standing by hour hair-- even when it's acting a fool -- The golden years: it's your anniversary! -- Natural from the start: curly kids -- All grown up now: dealing with long hair -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Your natural hair product guide.
Educating women on how to transition from relaxed to completely natural hair, a gifted "curl whisperer," combining her expansive knowledge with tips from other experts in the field, provides product recommendations, home haircare recipes, advice on how to maintain natural hair for children and more.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Foreword (p. ix)
- Prologue (p. 1)
- Chapter 1 The Big Chop (p. 7)
- Mama, Friends, and Significant Others
- (How to Transition Without Losing Your Mind)
- Chapter 2 TWA (p. 33)
- How to Nurture Your Teeny Weeny Afro
- Chapter 3 The Terrible Twos (p. 67)
- Standing By Your Hair-Even When It's Acting a Fool
- Chapter 4 The Golden Years (p. 93)
- It's Your Anniversary!
- Chapter 5 Natural from the Start (p. 137)
- Curly Kids
- Chapter 6 All Grown Up Now (p. 175)
- Dealing With Long Hair
- Epilogue (p. 183)
- Special Thanks (p. 186)
- Appendix Your Natural Hair Product Guide (p. 189)
Reviews provided by Syndetics
Library Journal ReviewA licensed psychotherapist who blogs about natural hair at CurlyNikki.com, Walton shows African American women everywhere how to toss out the chemical relaxers and the weaves and go with what they've got. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsNikki Walton is a licensed psychotherapist with a masters degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina and the founder of CurlyNikki.com. Born in St. Louis, she now resides in Pennsylvania.
Coauthor Ernessa T. Carter, a graduate of Smith College with a master of fine arts from Carnegie Mellon, is the author of the novel 32 Candles and the founding editor of FierceanNerdy.com. She lives in Los Angeles.