No Lye: The African-American Woman's Guide to Natural Hair Care

No Lye: The African-American Woman's Guide to Natural Hair Care

by Tulani Kinard
     
 

For years, African-American women have relied on harsh chemicals and relaxers to "manage" their hair—which more often than not did more damage than good. Improper braiding techniques have also contributed no small amount of harm, resulting in frail, damaged hair and even pattern baldness in women.

No Lye! offers a safe and easy alternative. In this

Overview

For years, African-American women have relied on harsh chemicals and relaxers to "manage" their hair—which more often than not did more damage than good. Improper braiding techniques have also contributed no small amount of harm, resulting in frail, damaged hair and even pattern baldness in women.

No Lye! offers a safe and easy alternative. In this hair-care and styling guide Tulani Kinard reveals the secrets to obtaining and maintaining beautiful healthy hair—naturally.

Discover...

The art of making braids, terrific twists and lovely locks

Easy recipes for products that clean, strengthen, and condition the hair

Ways to heal damaged hair

Painless methods of caring for your children's hair

Fast, easy styles for all lengths and textures of hair

The pros and cons of using hair extensions

Ask me your hair-care questions...I'll tell you No Lye!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"No Lye is a degree granting, home study course in the mystique, magic and proper care of black women's hair. What a blessing!"

—Iyanla Vanzant, author of In the Meantime

"No Lye is not an ordinary how-to book. Tulani Kinard's study on African American Natural hair care is based on her philasophical belief that beauty and self-love is also healthy and biologically sound. A must-read for every African-American women, man, girl, and boy—at least!" —Bernice John Reagon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312151805
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.55(d)

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Meet the Author

Tulani Kinard is the owner of Tulani's Regal Movement, a natrual hair-care salon in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked as a contributing editor to Blackstress and Black Hair Care magazines and her hair sculptures have been featured in everything from Essence to The New York TimesI. She is cofounder of the International Braider's Network and former president of the National Braider's Guild.

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