Top 3 Must-Have Books About Black Women’s HAIR

As a black woman, I take hair styling seriously. And so do you! I watched thousands of video tutorials, read hundreds of books and articles about hair styling and hair care. There are books and videos that I don’t even remember, and I will not probably watch/read them again. But there are books that kept my attention and at some point they even changed my life. Read on to understand why.

The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care

This one is my hair care Bible. The Science of Black Hair is examine black hair on a deeper scientific level. But no worries, it’s NOT boring scientific paper. The book is written in such light and engaging style, so that you won’t get bored and actually learn how to take care of your hair.  I loved the colorful photos and color-tab organization. It makes reading experience much easier and organised.

My favorite part was about stopping hair breakage. I started having this problem after coloring my hair into blond (it was long time ago and I will never make this mistake again). And the advice did improve my hair condition. I loved the products recommendations – it saved my time and money.

The ingredients glossary is especially useful. I was actually sitting the whole night checking my beauty products for harmful ingredients:) You can purchase this book from Amazon here.

Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair!

This is another AMAZING book about hair care written by a famous hair blogger Nikki Walton. If you have curly hair like me and want to go natural, this is the book you should get.

In Better Than Good Hair, you will learn 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.

The chapter for parents of mixed-race children is especially amazing. It teaches them how to deal with new and unfamiliar hair textures and styles.

This book has wonderful product recommendations and home hair care recipes, step-by-step illustrated directions for nearly two dozen hairdos, from frohawks to twist-outs and much much more! You can purchase it from Nikki Walton’s Amazon page here.

Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts

This is the book that impressed me the most. This book is not about hair styling, it’s is a compelling collection of essays that captures what today’s black women think about their bodies-from head to toe.

Tackling such issues as hair texture, skin color, weight, and sexuality, it follows women on their paths to acceptance-and enjoyment -of their unique features…to a place where it doesn’t matter how big the breasts or how long the legs, only what is in the heart.

I saw myself in almost every story. Especially the issues of “good” vs “bad” hair rings true to me. I thought that I was suffering alone with these issues, but this book demonstrated that I am not alone and we should speak out. I love the amazing honesty of this book and I looked at myself (and my hair) from a different perspective. You can find the book on Amazon.

Do you read books? What’s you favorite book about hair?

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