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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
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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
Goes into detail regarding the ingredients in hair products which is very helpful as well as hair symptoms to look out for to determine what type of damage your hair may have. Read morePublished 1 month ago by N. Price
This book is very helpful regarding the different techniques to use.Published 1 month ago by Ginger Martin
I love this book and tried to tell all of the black women I know about it. It does way more that just recommend products, which its gives an extensive list of. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chevy Blue
Must Read for African-American optimal hair care! It really explains the background science regarding the internal structure of our hair and how best to optimize it whether you are... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ShoeMaven
This should be every black womans bible for hair. It tells you everything you'd ever want to know, and then some. Some of it is technical, but that's good. Read morePublished 2 months ago by critical critic