Good Hair: For Colored Girls Who've Considered Weaves When the Chemicals Became Too Ruff

Good Hair: For Colored Girls Who've Considered Weaves When the Chemicals Became Too Ruff

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by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner
     
 

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Good Hair is more than a guide to having good hair without relying on harsh treatments and chemicals; it is a funny, folksy, personal, and very wise reflection on the powerful role that hair can play in creating a positive self-image. 33 black-and-white photographs.

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Good Hair is more than a guide to having good hair without relying on harsh treatments and chemicals; it is a funny, folksy, personal, and very wise reflection on the powerful role that hair can play in creating a positive self-image. 33 black-and-white photographs.

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Mary Carroll
In this funny, funky, and eminently practical guide to hair care for African American women, Bonner shares many of her own Bad Hair Days (and weeks and months) and her experiments with weaves and wigs and braids and Jheri curls; what's more, she illustrates her text with several dozen photos of the results of those experiments--and the healthier alternatives she now recommends. Bonner's basic advice to readers is to understand the structure and composition of African hair and find styles that take advantage of its natural curliness instead of injuring it with strong chemicals and heat in an effort to change its nature. "Good Hair" covers grooming tools, shampooing, conditioning, and daily maintenance; suggests substituting light texturizing for perming; describes newer wet-set styling approaches; and offers pragmatic "lifestyle" advice about coping with humidity, wind, and hot and cold weather. A useful contribution to readers' self-esteem--and to libraries' fashion and beauty collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307830074
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,017,710
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

LONNICE BRITTENUM BONNER began her writing career as a newspaper reporter with the Oakland Tribune. She became a hair outlaw in 1988 after a lifetime of chronically short, damaged hair. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and son.

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Good Hair: For Colored Girls Who've Considered Weaves when the Chemicals Became Too Ruff 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is gracefully empowering! It's NOT about putting down black women who want straight styles... Lonnice Brittenum Bonner is, "not into measuring negritude by hairstyles." Alright! It's about those of us who want a truly comfy, long and pretty alternative to weaves, perms and flat irons. It is eerily similar to my lifelong hair journey. I just paid too much for a heinous weave that I undid 3 days later, and I was just about to cut it again. I'd tried growing my hair out naturally before, but didn't know how to handle that 'in between' stage until now. This book guides you with hilarious accounts and detailed how-to's. You're pretty kinky black hair can grow long soft and wavy without heat bone straight perms or weaves. Black women: your hair is unique in all the world, and this book will show you how to care for and love it into long waves. I am so happy that I ought this book when I did. I'm sending my sister a copy now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me this is a nonsense book. This is a rip off. Ladies, you should not need a book to be an "eye opener" you should love your hair
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of information with easy to follow directions for healthier hair. Also, several relatable stories that will make one cry or laugh out loud!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Author, Lonice Brittenum Bonner, gives great testimony about her journey from straight to curly. She gives comfort to those who need support while making the transition. She gives gives wonderful advice on how to style and care for natural hair. She keeps everything simple and to the point.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 23 years old and mixed race, when I was young my mom would do the most wonderful things with my hair that was soft and had wonderful cork screw curls. When I turned 8 I stayed a summer with my uncle and his wife and she put a straight perm on my hair which spoilt the beautiful texture. Since then I have tried to grow out the perm but my hair was so thick that my mother didnt know what to do with it so she put a perm to soften and give me managability. Which has been the way I wear my hair except for two years when I wore a fade and then a micro afro. When ever I look at my old photos as a child I am angry that my aunt messed up my hair with chemicals. I bought 'Good Hair' to help me understand how I could get back my wonderful curls and wear my own natural hair. I understand why my hair has not grown past my shoulders since I got a perm and how chemical straighteners ruin the natural elegance of the african hair. I have decided to use the techniques in this wonderful little book that takes about an hour to read to grow out and maintain my own natural kinky hair. Mrs. Bonner has done a wonderful thing by sharing her experience with us and helping us to understand how the natural african hair is by far more wonderful than is commonly thought. I highly recommend you purchase this book if you want to stop killing your hair and give it a chance to show you how marvelous it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went through the stages of converting from chemical to natural hair. A friend suggested that I read this book. After picking it up I could not put it down. I developed a since of pride in what the Lord had blessed me with, thick, dark, course, hair. Lonnice encourages us to admire what we have and educated me on how to work with my hair. Today I am even more proud to sport my natural mane. People stop me everywhere I go and ask what I have on my hair. When I tell them it's natural, they are shocked and want to know more about how to manage our hair. I always recommend this book to anyone that is going natural! Thanks Lonnice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an eye opener for me. I really enjoyed learning about my hair. I was really impressed and I have decided to go natural!!!!!!!