Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair!

Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair!

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Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair! by Nikki Walton, Ernessa T. Carter

The fresh new handbook on how to achieve and maintain stylish natural hair, from the savviest and most revered expert on coils and curls

These days there's a revolution going on. Relaxers are out. Weaves are so yesterday. Tired of damage from expensive chemical treatments and artificial enhancers, women of color are going natural thanks to Nikki Walton of CurlyNikki.com, the natural hair blogger and online hair therapy expert.

In Better Than Good Hair, this gifted "curl whisperer" educates women on how to transition from relaxed to completely natural hair, with advice and styles for every length—from Fierce Braid-and-Curls to Fancy Faux Buns. She also counsels those considering the "big chop"—cutting it all off at once to sport a bold and beautiful "teeny weeny afro." Here, too, is essential guidance for parents of mixed-race children dealing with new and unfamiliar hair textures and styles.

Combining Walton's expansive knowledge with tips from other experts in the field, Better Than Good Hair includes:

  • Product recommendations
  • Home hair care recipes
  • Advice for parents on how to manage their children's natural hair
  • Tips for using henna on gray hair
  • Guidance on dealing with detractors
  • Step-by-step illustrated directions for nearly two dozen hairdos, from frohawks to twist-outs

Full of indispensable information, as empowering as it is accessible, and with a foreword by actress and comedian Kim Wayans, Better Than Good Hair is a must-have natural hair care bible that will help women of all ages and styles achieve their natural beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062123763
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Edition description: Original
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nikki Walton is a licensed psychotherapist with a master's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina and the founder of CurlyNikki.com. Born in St. Louis, she now resides in Pennsylvania.

Coauthor Ernessa T. Carter, a graduate of Smith College with an master of fine arts from Carnegie Mellon, is the author of the novel 32 Candles and the founding editor of FierceandNerdy.com. She lives in Los Angeles.

Nikki Walton is a licensed psychotherapist with a master's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina and the founder of CurlyNikki.com. Born in St. Louis, she now resides in Pennsylvania.

Coauthor Ernessa T. Carter, a graduate of Smith College with an master of fine arts from Carnegie Mellon, is the author of the novel 32 Candles and the founding editor of FierceandNerdy.com. She lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Foreword Kim Wayans ix

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 The Big Chop 7

Mama, Friends, and Significant Others

(How to Transition Without Losing Your Mind)

Chapter 2 TWA 33

How to Nurture Your Teeny Weeny Afro

Chapter 3 The Terrible Twos 67

Standing By Your Hair-Even When It's Acting a Fool

Chapter 4 The Golden Years 93

It's Your Anniversary!

Chapter 5 Natural from the Start 137

Curly Kids

Chapter 6 All Grown Up Now 175

Dealing With Long Hair

Epilogue 183

Special Thanks 186

Appendix Your Natural Hair Product Guide 189

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Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair! 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont get me wrong the book was Ok. I did enjoy reading stories from other naturals. All that I've read can be found on different blogs, step by step on Youtube, or fb pages from other natrals for free. I expected more from this read...I wish the illustration was done in color not b&w sketch......Congrats Nikki on your book! To readers by all means support a sister, but if you a money saver find your answer online.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for new naturals, veterans and those who are considering going natural! Answers questions from each stage of the journey. I'll be using this as my go-to resource,and I recommend it to everyone I talk to about hair!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I suggest allbcurlfriends and beyond acquire this book its great and would help old and new naturalistas with everything from hair confidence all the way to hair care regimens.
Ggmadeit More than 1 year ago
LOVE it! I have been natural going on 4 years and I owe every Curl to CurlyNikki, so imagine my excitement when the book was announced! This book is for you, no matter if  you are new or seasoned, long hair don't care or TWA, curly, kinky, wavy or  wherever you fall...BTGH will help you. What I love the most is it's a collaboration of the natural community. It's not all about Nikki it's about us, everyday naturals trying to keep the curls tight! This book will stay in my hands..it will be a earmarked, written in, marked up type situation. Now when I am questioned about my hair, I will simply say get the book, and all questions will be answered
Ariedan More than 1 year ago
This is it! More than a how to natural hair book, BTGH uplifts its readers and empowers them take ownership of building an healthy hair regimen. In classic Nikki style, readers find themselves laughing out loud, nodding their heads in agreement and saying 'Thank You!' all while reading the same page. I can't wait to see what she'll come up with next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, I love the way she simplifies the material. I hope she writes another book for older ladies with challenging grey hair.
gfromNYC More than 1 year ago
This good advice for all women.
WasabiSC More than 1 year ago
Time to love what GOD made my hair be!..LOVE IT!!
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This book repeats a lot of what is already out there. I would rate higher if it were a book that I thought would be valuable to keep as a reference type book.
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Guess whut. o.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is higky rated in the natural hair community but i wish i could have the opportunity to read it. I preordered the book to ensure that it would not sell out before i had the chnce to read it but alas after nearly a month i still dont have my book and keep in kind that it only takes around 6 days to deliver to canada. The kicker is that they won't issue a refund until a month has gone by so that's one month without what i purchased then aditonal days to have a different bookstore deliver it to me. Their customer service sucks. I JUST WANT MY MONEY BACK!!! I feel like i ordered from a shady business in china rather than a reputable bookstore. This is my first and last time i ever do business qith b&n
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