The Black Woman's Guide to Beautiful Hair: A Positive Approach to Managing Any Hair and Style

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No matter what style you choose, you can take care of your hair so that it:
--heals from any damage caused by heat or chemicals
--grows to its maximum length and thickness
--is soft and manageable
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Overview

No matter what style you choose, you can take care of your hair so that it:
--heals from any damage caused by heat or chemicals
--grows to its maximum length and thickness
--is soft and manageable
--is controlled by you, not the other way around!

Lisa Akbari, leading researcher into black women's hair, teaches you how to:
--tell what hair type and texture you have so you're using the right products
--shampoo and condition for the best hair possible
--use heat and chemicals safely and still keep your hair healthy and strong
--take care of your scalp to get rid of itching, flaking and dryness
--choose a salon and stylist and get the best results from them
--manage new growth and comb your hair without pain or pulling
--manage your style so it looks beautiful every day

Most importantly, you'll find out how to have a great attitude about your own hair, so you'll never have "bad hair" again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570719059
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 550,404
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Akbari is a hair care pioneer. For most of her life she has worked in the hair care industry. She became a licensed cosmetologist in 1977. By the age of twenty-one she had opened her first salon. As a stylist, Mrs. Akbari has always maintained a large clientele and worked on many hair teams and as a platform artist. As an educator she has trained hundreds of stylists and hair care professionals on how to create hairstyles without sacrificing the health of their clients' scalp and hair. Mrs. Akbari owns and operates the Hair Nutrition Research Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Through research and studies, she has discovered several hair and scalp disorders including Short Hair Syndrome and Follicular Epidermis Alopecia. She has successfully created a hair care product line engineered specifically to the needs of African Americans. Mrs. Akbari has a degree in trichology, the study of hair and its disorders, and continues to further her education. She is the author of The Journey from Kinky to Straight (and All Its Pit Stops), and has written countless workbooks and manuals, lead seminars, and recorded videotapes and audiocassettes. Mrs. Akbari is married to Dr. Hooshang Akbari, and has twin daughters, Raumesh and Raumina. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Program 17
Your Mind 41
Your Scalp 87
Your Hair 113
Hair Care Products and Beauty Salons 145
Conclusion 157

Lisa Akbari is a hair care pioneer. For most of her life she has worked in the hair care industry. She became a licensed cosmetologist in 1977. By the age of twenty-one she had opened her first salon. As a stylist, Mrs. Akbari has always maintained a large clientele and worked on many hair teams and as a platform artist. As an educator she has trained hundreds of stylists and hair care professionals on how to create hairstyles without sacrificing the health of their clients' scalp and hair. Mrs. Akbari owns and operates the Hair Nutrition Research Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Through research and studies, she has discovered several hair and scalp disorders including Short Hair Syndrome and Follicular Epidermis Alopecia. She has successfully created a hair care product line engineered specifically to the needs of African Americans. Mrs. Akbari has a degree in trichology, the study of hair and its disorders, and continues to further her education. She is the author of The Journey from Kinky to Straight (and All Its Pit Stops), and has written countless workbooks and manuals, lead seminars, and recorded videotapes and audiocassettes. Mrs. Akbari is married to Dr. Hooshang Akbari, and has twin daughters, Raumesh and Raumina. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2002

    Black Woman's Guide to Beautiful Hair: A Positive Approach to Managing Any Hair and Style

    Debbie from San Diego, CA USA Every black woman, whether they have hair problems or not, should read this book. I have read many books on black hair care, and this one is by far the most thorough and educational. The concept of cleansing the mind in order to have better hair was intriguing and helpful. I never knew that negative thoughts could transfer into negative hair. The section on hair care products was very helpful in choosing the right shampoo and knowing when to use a moisturizer and when to use an oil. This book was excellent, and I commend Lisa Akbari on her effort.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2006

    Finally Real Education !

    After getting half way through the book... you have to stop and think of some of the comments that Lisa makes through the book and think. I did attend a attend a cosmetology school and they didn't teach us that one! The truth of the matter is that I didn't really pay real attention to my hair until there was real trouble and I had to visit a doctor because of it. My advice to you all is to take time for yourselves and read Lisa's book. Another aspect is that I wish that they had this as additional education in schools since some of us have had a time learning about the do's and don't about our hair....Take it from someone that has seen a big improvement in my hair after getting half way through the book... so much that I didn't know.....everyone could use more help even if you are very exprienced! Thanks Lisa ! Phyllis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2002

    Black Woman's Guide to Beautiful Hair: A Positive Approach to Managing Any Hair and Style

    The help that I have been looking for. This author has really given black women the help they need for scalp itch. What I like most about this book is how even though it seems that the author has a large amount of experience and knowleage in the hair business she breaks things down in a way the average lay person can undestand. I needed help with a scalp itch problem that I had been suffering with for years, it seemed as if my Dr. and my stylist was giving me the run around. What I learn in this book was some problems may require medical attention but many don't. I never truly understood my own scalp and now thanks to Ms Akbari I do. The chapter on the scalp taught me to look at my scalp as skin and how to know the difference in dandruff and scalp build up.I also learn how to really clean the pores of my scalp. I could go on and on but the bottom line is my scalp itch is gone and I think that it is gone forever. If you have any scalp problems you should read this book. I gave this book 5 stars because the help that I recieved from this book was in a way a miracle and I know a God sent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2002

    Black Woman's Guide to Beautiful Hair: A Positive Approach to Managing Any Hair and Style

    Before reading this book I thought that I had bad hair. All of my life people would tell me how nappy and bad my hair was, even my family and so call friends. Ms. Akbari's book has a chapter that change my mind about my hair and now is changing my outlook on life. I know that this sounds deep and it is very deep to me. In this book I learn how to understand my hair and the big thing Ms. Akbari reminded me of was, and will use her words 'GOD MADE MY HAIR AND GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES'. She also taught me that I must become educated on everything that is done to my hair and what is used on my hair. This book has so much to offer me and I just wanted to tell the world. I know now that I have 'good hair' and I now know how to take care of my own hair and my scalp. Thank God for Lisa Akbari and her book 'The Black Womens Guide to Beautiful hair

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2002

    Black Woman's Guide to Beautiful Hair: A Positive Approach to Managing Any Hair and Style

    I want to thank God for this book. For to long have black women been in the dark about issues with our hair. This book #1 forces us to look at all the hang ups that we have about our hair. I must admit that when reading the chapter on 'cleaning the mind in order to have healthy hair', that it was hard. Because I had to take a long look in the mirror at myself and then I had to say thank you Lisa Akbari. The order and the simplicity in which she wrote this book truly help me. I have had a lot of hair experiences and read a lot of 'hair help books' and this one tops them all. The chapter on the scalp helped me to understand how to take care of my own scalp and I can already see that I don't need to be so dependent on others. This book has empowered me in a way that gives me the freedom to wear my hair natural or relaxed, because it teaches you how to take care of both. I gave this book 5 stars because it has help me and I truly believe that it can help any black women with any hair type. kim

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2004

    I feel good about my hair and now can take of my hair

    This Book is a good first step book and a great guide Before this book I did not understand my hair, so I did not know that the things I did to my hair was causing my hair problems. So I never liked my hair. After reading what Ms. Akbari had to say I now understand that I could take charge and I did. I now love my hair, I feel good about my hair and I am now taking care of my hair, and my hair problems are going away. God is with you Lisa Akbari keep looking to God in Jesus and you will continue to help us. All I can say is that I am waiting for your next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2003

    Hair care or hair philosophy?

    My first reaction when I started reading this book was 'Is this a philosophy book'? I really think that the sections that really had nothing to do with hair were just way over the top. All I wanted was someone to give me solid straightforward advice. Instead I got a lot of promises and almost none were kept. I read the whole book with a hi-liter. I hi-lited a few things, but I read the whole book and was left thinking where's the rest?! The only thing I really got out of this book was to buy a pH balanced shampoo, and wash hair thoroughly.

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