Most people have a ton of questions when they first go natural.
It’s often very difficult to determine whether you’re getting good information when you’re newly natural. Plus, much of the free information on natural hair care isn’t accurate.
I always suggest purchasing one of the best hair books on the market to help you get started on your journey.
The Best Hair Books
Are you looking for ways to grow longer hair or retain the length of your hair? This book, written by Chicoro explains how to increase hair growth using a simple six-step process.
She shares a personal story of her struggles with growing black hair, a common struggle that many readers share. This book provides a realistic view on how to grow black hair to great lengths.
This book by Breanna Rutter, well known for her Havana Twists’ video tutorials, guides on how to take care of your natural hair using DIY recipes as well as explaining what to expect from various hair treatments.
Much of the advice contained in this book will help you maintain healthy natural hair.
Did you know that Curl Centric created the Curly Kids Coloring Book specifically for natural hair kids?
It has more than 60 coloring pages for girls and boys with curly hair. Click here to learn more about the Curly Kids Coloring Book.
It is a great starter guide that will teach you about all hairstyling and ongoing hair maintenance. This book by Chris-Tia Donaldson is easy to read and understand.
It uses photography to serve as a visual guide and for clarity. Donaldson is a celebrity stylist who has worked with artists Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu. If you are transitioning to natural hair from relaxed hair, this is the book to read.
This book by Dr. Phoenyx Austin offers a holistic approach on how to grow your hair. It explains an ancient technique called Ayurveda, which is a form of alternative medicine that women have used for thousands of years to grow long beautiful hair.
Dr. Austin has been featured in notable publications, among them Ebony.com and Essence.com. Read Curl Centric’s exclusive interview with Dr. Phoenyx Austin.
This was one of the first books that documented the history of African American hair in 2002. It takes a critical look at the history of black hair by untangling the roots.
It explains the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of black hair from way back in the fifteenth-century to present-day America. It ties the personal hairstyle preferences to political and popular culture.
Hair Story’s co-author Ayana Byrd said that its recently revised and updated edition was prompted by the internet. Ayana says that there is a growing natural hair movement that did not exist years ago.
This movement is being fueled by the internet. This new version is available in hardcopy and it includes two additional chapters on hair preferences.