Better Than Good Hair

Better Than Good Hair

The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair!

Book - 2013
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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, 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.

Publisher: New York : Amistad ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], c 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062123763
Branch Call Number: 646.724 WALTON
Characteristics: xv, 208 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Long, Jessica
Carter, Ernessa T.


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OhTai Mar 31, 2016

This book is mainly for Black women with natural hair.

Jan 21, 2014

coarse curly hair only

AvdBkRdr Jun 14, 2013

Really good read! I am an African American woman who transitioned from relaxed to natural hair for 11 mos. and big chopped after the 11 mos. mark. This book was very informative and helpful. I particularly benefited from the organic product recommendations. I would definitely recommend this book. Another great book, particularly for transitioners, is The Science of Black Hair by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy.


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