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Good Hair: For Colored Girls Who've Considered Weaves When the Chemicals Became Too Ruff Paperback – May 17, 1994
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Many of use will relate to Lonnice's funny recollections of the hair drama that led to her own natural journey. She then discusses the "science of hair": why hair grows straight, wavy or curly; the chemistry of how relaxers work, etc. She also explains how to best grow out a relaxer if you don't want to to lose your hair length by cutting off the relaxed part. I did this unknowingly as I was always lazy about touchups and had had about 2 inches of new growth when I decided on a major cut instead of a touchup.
Though almost 10 years old, this books contains timeless, practical suggestions such as washing the hair in sections rather than dumping on shampoo on top of the head and using your fingers to rub it into a lathered mess. The best kinds of shampoos, conditioners, and hair dressings are discussed along with the best kind of hair accessories to use. This is an enormously, useful book and I only gave it four stars because the book doesn't go beyond what I consider basic styles(afros, braids and twists, undone braids and twists, roller sets, etc). Once I got beyond the basics I also purchased Pamela Ferrell's Let's Talk Hair because it includes a lot more info about styles, braids, locing, etc.Read more ›
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This was my first "natural hair bible". I discovered Lonnice Bonner way before Curly Nikki was even thought about. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rhea P.
Great, great book, Easy to read, gives the best tips about black hair.Published 8 months ago by V. Wilcox
This book is good for someone who is just starting their natural hair journey. I am already familiar with most of the things in this book.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I didn't realize at the time I purchased it. But, this book is older than I thought. It's still OK to buy. Most of the info still applies.Published 16 months ago by Melkel
I LOVED this book. I gave it to myom to read once I was finished. I like that it's short, sweet and to the point. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Boddiegirl
Love my book! Love the beauty of my very own, natural hair. This book is informative & I appreciate what I learned about the damage & harm chemicals can cause to our hair. Read morePublished on October 17, 2013 by VERNITA ACOFF
The book was light enough to complete in 3 settings but did not provide any product reviews and not enough hair demonstrations .Published on May 19, 2013 by Lewis M. Roman, III
This book was a rare find. I was really excited, but when I received it, I realized two things. One, it was published in 1994, and two, it was an old library book. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Terri Teacher
This book isn't bad for reducing chemicals but the write uses a texturizer which is not actually going natural. Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by Gia Gin