Locs for Life: The Root to Well Being for African-American Womenby Kalimah Johnson
If you have answered yes to any of these questions then "Locs For Life: The
Have you ever thought about locking your African textured/type hair? Are you afraid what others will say or think about you? Do you need a guide to help you through the process? Do you already have Locs/Locks/Dreads and need style/care ideas or encouragement from other sisters who have?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions then "Locs For Life: The Root to Well Being for African American Women" is the book for you!
It is an easy read with a plethora of stories outlining the journey of hair locking. Topics such as colorism, racism, beauty standards and other social issues are candidily discussed by the writer. What is most unique about this book is that the writer prepares you for the emotional/spiritual aspects of hair locking.
Kalimah Johnson is Masters Level Social Worker and uses those tools to discuss this topic from a sensitive and comprehensive standpoint. Her expertise and courageous efforts will provide you with all the tools, power and knowledge you will need to inspire you to wear your hair out in the world "as is".
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This was a good book to read. I recommend it to individuals interested in locs as a lifestyle, not just a hairstyle.
I just begun my loc journey and I needed to connect with others. This book has definitely helped me. I love to hear about other sisters that have gone through the process and their experiences. Because I am just beginning, my locs are in the baby stage and the negative comments from others are very cutting. I was just recently told I wasn't professional due to the way my hair looks. Similar to Kalimah, I am a strong, African American woman and Master Social Worker. I take great pride in my professionalism,so those words did cut however superficial. As I continue down this spiritual path, I hope that my process can also help someone one day.