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Good Hair: The Essential Guide to Afro, Textured and Curly Hair

Good Hair: The Essential Guide to Afro, Textured and Curly Hair

by Charlotte Mensah


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Featuring case studies of clients who came to her looking for a hair fix, Good Hair dispels common hair myths and give you the knowledge and tools to attain good hair health. Charlotte's expertise is second-to-none and her advice acts as a corrective to the conflicting and misguided advice that can be found online. Packed with expert advice, nourishing recipes, and top maintenance tips, Good Hair is a celebration of the unique beauty of Black hair. It is the ultimate guide on how to: identify and understand your curl textures; promote hair growth and find good products; choose the right protective styles; overcome hair loss, itchiness, and dryness; and try styles such as cornrows, locs, and bantu knots. And while Good Hair is the long overdue bible and how to guide for black hair, this is not just a hairstyling book. It is also a very well-documented account of the cultural and political history of black hair, as well as an inspirational memoir of hope, determination, and entrepreneurialism, as we follow Charlotte's journey from Ghana to opening her first hair salon in West London.

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ISBN-13: 9780241423523
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Publication date: 03/01/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 375,143
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.88(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Charlotte Mensah is a hairstylist, owner, and artistic director of the Hair Lounge salon and founder of the Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil products. She trained at the London College of Fashion in the late '80s under the guidance of 'The Godfather of British Afro Hairdressing,' the late Winston Isaacs. Charlotte welcomes a constant tide of devoted clients from the business, music, and TV worlds. In 2018, she was crowned 'Afro Hairdresser of the Year' for the third time at the British Hairdressing Awards, subsequently entering the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame. Mensah has been at the forefront of the natural hair care movement since the early 2000 and has been a columnist on the subject since 2005. She is recognised as the go-to authority on maintaining natural Afro, mixed, and curly textures in magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, NYT, and Tatler, among others.

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