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The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care Paperback – April 11, 2011
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Chapter 2: Textured Hair Properties & Principles
Chapter 3: Understanding Hair Growth and Damage for Healthier Hair Care
Chapter 4: What's Your Hair Care Regimen?
Chapter 5: Hair Product Selection Basics
Chapter 6: Protein & Moisture Balancing Strategies for Breakage Correction and Defense
Chapter 7: Getting Started with a Healthy Hair Care Product Regimen
Chapter 8: Low-Manipulation Hair Maintenance Strategies
Chapter 9: Coloring Textured Hair
Chapter 10: Chemically Relaxing Textured Hair
Chapter 11: Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair
Chapter 12: Regimen-Building Considerations for Kids
Chapter 13: How Our Health Affects Our Hair
Chapter 14: Working Out on a Healthy Hair-Care Regimen
Chapter 15: Final Thoughts
About the Author
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Sivasothy has been a guest expert on The Dr. Oz Show, and her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Woman's World, The Huffington Post, Essence, Sophisticate's Black Hair, and Hype Hair Magazines.
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Top Customer Reviews
Just browsing through and reading some of the chapters, I can already tell you that this is a must have reference book for women with high texture hair. In the book, Audrey actually lists recommended products based on what they can do for your hair's protein/moisture balance. The book is very technical, but also insanely practical and straight-forward. If you want to know the science of how our hair thrives and flourishes, get this book. It literally is a text book for managing high texture hair. You'll read about the hair structure, scalp structure, porosity, building healthy hair regimens, product selection, coloring, transitioning, hair care for children and so much more.
Good books are an investment and worth every penny you spend on them. When you splurge on a $25 hair product, you and I both know that sometimes it's a hit, but a lot of times... it's a miss. With books like this, you actually get the knowledge you need to make more informed decisions as a consumer and save yourself time and money on your hair. So, before you take another trip to Ricky's, Whole Foods, Sephora or Target to hoard hair products that may or may not work, I highly recommend that you invest in The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care. I certainly will be keeping my copy of the book bedside while on my journey to waist length.
I sat for hours reading. I like how the book goes into the history and scientific side of hair. It is very thorough on this matter. I also liked how it focused on the health versus styles.
I became disappointed when trying to figure out what applied to me as a natural. I was not sure if some regimens could be applied to me since I do not have a perm. I felt the book tailored more to permed hair than natural hair or women transitioning from perms to naturals. It seemed as if it kept going between the two in regards to what regimens to apply so I got lost. There are 3 chapters that are dedicated to permed hair. I would have liked to have seen that much attention to natural hair ALONE. By this I mean, 3 chapters on how to take care of natural hair without having to filter out, sentences prior or after, tips on permed hair.
Also, I did not understand why having to choose several shampoos when the focus, from what I have learned, should be on conditioners/leave-in conditioners.
I am going to continue to use YouTube. I also ordered "Grow It" and "Ultra Black Hair Growth" in hopes they will provide further insight. This book did not provide the insight I was looking for, add to what already know or have viewed on YouTube.
I'm glad I actually read the book and am not wondering - "what if" however it is going back :(
The author has gone through great pains to provide detailed information on building a regimen, how to handle your hair gently, techiques, products, etc etc.
Thanks Audrey! With this book in hand, I hope the days of seeing black women and little black girls relying on extensions for long beautiful hair will be a thing of the past! All we ever really needed was KNOWLEDGE!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is absolutely amazing. I've learned a tremendous amount of information about my hair from the scientific composition to styling methods. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Pen Name
This was a great read! Helped me understand a lot about what I should be looking for in hair products and in overall hair care. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was nothing new. It really did not cover all types of black hair, especially mixed hair.Published 1 month ago by valerie Ann
I just got through this amazing book on black hair care. It taught me much about how best I should be taking care of my 3c/4a hair. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lina D.
Actually saw the author on the NoLyeTourChicago this past weekend. She was one the speakers. She touched on different areas in her book which made me interested in buying it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Elle P 09