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Provides a history of Black hairstyles, and discusses sanitation and preventing bacterial infections in the hair salon, different types of scalp diseases and disorders, and braiding and sculpting techniques

Are you looking for information on how to manage natural black hair This book contains the story of a family of black women who were tired of pressing, relaxing, and braiding their hair. This time they decided to go natural. Inside the book Natural Black Hair, you will find their story - their thoughts about natural hair, their reflections on the subject of black hair, and lessons they learned while discovering how to care for and nuture their natural black hair. This book also contains instructions for styling natural black hair using the "wet styling" method (using conditioner and water to style afro textured hair).

Twist it! Braid it! Loc it! Enjoy the freedom and beauty of naturally textured hair. Textured hair styles like Locs, Braids, Twists, Cornrows, and Knots are all the rage, adorning the heads of celebrities, athletes, and everyday folk now more than ever before. Yet, the actual caring, styling, and maintenance of textured hair still remains a mystery to many. Now, Diane Da Costa, celebrity stylist and master designer of natural hair, unravels the tresses of textured hair, providing readers with information on the proper care of natural hair as well as a step-by-step guide on achieving various exciting styles. Textured Tresses will help you: -Identify and celebrate the texture you were born with (whether it's wavy, curly, very curly, or tightly coiled) -Keep your hair healthy and strong by using hair products and tools correctly and managing stress effectively -Select the right stylist and salon to suit your hair care needs -Transition from chemically relaxed hair to natural hair safely -Experiment with color, weaves, and chemicals -Achieve the styles you admire on your favorite movie stars and recording artists Packed throughout with photos, illustrations, and special celebrity sections, Textured Tresses is a must-have whether you already twist, coil, loc, or want to learn how to begin.

Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a "free" person to the 1998 uproar over a White third-grade teacher's reading of the book Nappy Hair, the issues surrounding African American hair continue to linger as we enter the twenty-first century. Hair Story is a historical and anecdotal exploration of Black Americans' tangled hair roots. A chronological look at the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of Black hair from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States, it ties the personal to the political and the popular. Read about: * Why Black American slaves used items like axle grease and eel skin to straighten their hair. * How a Mexican chemist straightened Black hair using his formula for turning sheep's wool into a minklike fur. * How the Afro evolved from militant style to mainstream fashion trend. * What prompted the creation of the Jheri curl and the popular style's fall from grace. * The story behind Bo Derek's controversial cornrows and the range of reactions they garnered. Major figures in the history of Black hair are presented, from early hair-care entrepreneurs Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam C. J. Walker to unintended hair heroes like Angela Davis and Bob Marley. Celebrities, stylists, and cultural critics weigh in on the burgeoning sociopolitical issues surrounding Black hair, from the historically loaded terms "good" and "bad" hair, to Black hair in the workplace, to mainstream society's misrepresentation and misunderstanding of kinky locks. Hair Story is the book that Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history, and it's a book that people of all races will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair.

Provides information on child hair care for kinky, curly, or wavy hair and step-by-step instructions for styles that can be created in less than fifteen minutes including braids, cornrows, and twists.

Within a society, the dominant ideology about aesthetics is instilled in individuals at a very early age. Hegemonic standards concerning the subject of hair style and texture has been an ongoing debate in the Black community for decades. A content analysis of videos on the video-sharing website YouTube was conducted to examine perceptions on African American women's hair style, the relationship between the perceptions on hair style and gender, and the function of African American women's hair styles as a status symbol. The sample consisted of 150 YouTube videos generated by using the keywords, "hair and Black women." Three research questions were proposed. The data revealed that characters either portrayed natural hair positively or presented arguments on both sides of the issue without taking an explicit position. Both males and females responded positively toward women who wore natural hair. There was no significant relationship between gender and tone or portrayals of natural hair. Lastly, the relationship between hairstyle and status symbols was not tested because of the limited data on education and occupation. The findings suggest that individuals have started to reject hegemonically defined standards concerning the issue of hair and redefine it based on personal preference.

The Science of Black Hair is the ultimate consumer textbook on black hair care. Technically oriented and detailed throughout, this book was written with the serious hair care consumer in mind. Hair science, research and testimony combine in this carefully written text designed to examine black hair on a deeper level. With its light academic style it is truly the last hair book you'll ever need. Readers will learn how to: * Maintain chemically-treated or natural hair in optimal health. * Stop hair breakage with a novel, protein/moisture balancing method. * Regulate product pH balance for shinier, more manageable hair. * Grow their hair longer, stronger and healthier for life! Additional Features * Regimen Builder with extensive product listings * Ingredients glossary * Interviews * Real photos of hair at the microscopic level Are you ready to stop battling your hair? Win the war against breakage. Forever. The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care combines research with testimony in an authoritative reference text dedicated to the care of black hair- relaxed or natural. This powerful book introduces readers to a comprehensive healthy hair care strategy for achieving beautifully radiant hair regardless of hair type. Black hair structure, properties, and maintenance methods are carefully outlined throughout this go-to reference book to give you the tools you need to improve the health and look of your hair, TODAY. The Science of Black Hair Chapter 1: Scalp and Hair Structure, Function, and Characteristics 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

Long hair in the 60s, Afros in the early 70s, bobs in the 80s, fuschia in the 90s. Hair is one of the first attributes to catch our eye, not only because it reflects perceptions of attractiveness or unattractiveness, but also because it conveys important political, cultural, and social meanings, particularly in relation to group identity. Given that mainstream images of beauty do not privilege dark skin and tightly coiled hair, African American women's experience provides a starkly different perspective on the meaning of hair in social identity." --National Women's Studies Association Journal "Grab your copy at your local bookseller and get hip to what your hair is saying to others with regards to beauty, culture and politics. Learn about how culture has a love for coifs, because after all, so do you!" —Sophisticate's Black Hair Styles Guide Drawing on interviews with over 50 women, from teens to seniors, Hair Matters is the first book on the politics of Black hair to be based on substantive, ethnographically informed research. Focusing on the everyday discussions that Black women have among themselves and about themselves, Ingrid Banks analyzes how talking about hair reveals Black women's ideas about race, gender, sexuality, beauty, and power. Ultimately, what emerges is a survey of Black women's consciousness within both their own communities and mainstream culture at large.

Thousands of black women across the globe are "going natural". And while that process enables black women to obtain the necessary knowledge for proper hair care and gorgeous natural hairstyles, it seemingly lacks substantial substance. Returning Natural is a journey that gives new thought to that process and inspires women to embrace the essence of their organic beauty. This book delivers a powerful message that will encourage you to * Connect with the royal legacy of your ancestors. * Uncover wounds within the black community that prevent self-acceptance. * Learn effective ways to heal those wounds and inspire unity. * Examine the holistic connection to healthy hair though mind/body/spirit balance. * Help to redefine the standards of beauty for black women. * Grow deeper in love with the essence of your authentic nature. You aren't going natural. You are Returning Natural!

WHY BLACK WOMEN ARE LOSING THEIR HAIR Providing expert answers to Hair loss in black women Hair damage from chemical relaxers Hair damage from bleaching the hair Hair damage from extensions and braids Dandruff treatments Alopecia causes and treatment Common scalp and hair diseases and how to treat them This is the book to read if you are losing your hair or if you have any hair problems Chockfull of treatments and written in a clear style for the layman Women with hair problems will find that this book provides simple answers to difficult problems regarding optimizing the cosmetic problems of black hair Zoe Draelos author of Cosmetics in Dermatology A book for which all women, but especially ethnic women will thank you for Dr. V. Shephard Dr, .N. Persadsingh MD.FAAD an eminent dermatologist has provided answers to the problem of hair loss in black women Dr Persadsingh did his medical training at UWI.Jamaica and his postgraduate studies at St. Johns Hospital for Diseases of the Skin at the University of London He is a foundation member of the Dermatological Association of Jamaica and of the Caribbean Dermatological Association and is also a former member of the Cosmetic Committee of Jamaican Bureau of Standards He is also the author of the best selling book ACNE IN BLACK WOMEN

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