Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair$12.00
My relaxed sisters, raise your hand if you knew that natural black hair was actually easier to style than it's relaxed counterpart. Not many hands, are there?
Which hair type takes less time to care for? Natural hair or relaxed? Give yourself a checkmark if you answered natural.
One last question. Are natural sisters happy with their so-called unkempt, wild and yes, nappy hair? Yes, we are!
Myriads of black women have been programmed to believe that good, beautiful hair must be straight. So we relax it, fry it, burn it and do whatever it takes to rid ourselves of our pre-relaxed mane. We are convinced that we can't get a job or a man with a head full of naps. This is far from the truth.
Ms. Mireille Liong-A-Kong not only inspires black women to give their curls and coils a chance to break free from chemicals, but also educates the new natural to the styling options available to a fresh head of "NAPPtural" hair in her book "Going Natural - How to Fall in Love With Nappy Hair."
The black power afro is not the only styling option. Ms. Liong-A-Kong herself is pictured with more than a dozen different natural styles, not to mention describes and shows models with a plethora of others. Bantu knots, cornrows, twists, twist-outs and braids are just a few choices for the natural girl.
But you might reason that you could do those very styles on your relaxed hair. What's so special about going natural? Ms. Liong-A-Kong tells her own story. No more "hair-aches." No more chemical burns. No more bald scalp. No more breakage. Natural hair isn't just nappy; it is healthy.
This healthy hair can grow long with the right tender loving care. Locs are a testament to this fact. This book teaches you how to find the right products for your unique hair texture. You won't find an exhaustive product list, though, because all nappy hair is not created equally. Some strands and scalps react differently than others. Instead, you will learn which ingredients help and harm a natural.
You will also learn the completely different way of caring for fresh naps, from how to transition from relaxed hair with style to the art of detangling to the meaning of a trim. Ms. Liong-A-Kong doesn't just tell you what to do, but also tells how to do it and why it is important. This is how she cares for her hair, and it works, as shown by her luscious, healthy hair.
This book caters to the natural newbie. However, its thorough examination of natural hair will appeal to the natural with years of experience. Such veteran naturals will rediscover their hair's beauty, learn a new step in their hair care routine and may even be inspired to try some fresh hairstyles.
This book serves as a thorough guide for natural hair care. It motivates women to be confident just the way they are. New naturals, old naturals and wanna-be naturals alike will fall in love with their nappy hair.
I have never written a review on any book. However, I felt the need to leave one for this book. This book has been extremely helpful to me in my natural haircare journey. There are very few books out there for African American women who decide to leave the commerialized haircare arena to go back to their beautiful natural self. This book helped me in securing the right products to use on my natural hair. In this day and age, with all the haircare products on the market, it can be overwhelming. I am highly impressed with this book. It packs a lot in its 110 pages. It is well worth the purchase and will take a spot on my bookshelf along side my dictionary because I know I will constantly refer back to it for the various receipes provided. It also gives a simply breakdown on the chemicals that are in a lot of hair products which helps you understand what you are actually putting in your hair. I am a happy customer and will highly recommend it to my friends who wish to go natural like I.
I have owned this book since 2012 and it has changed my life when it comes to dealing with my hair.
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Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair
Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair
Have you ever considered going natural but thought it would be too hard? Try Going-Natural! Many of us are alienated from our stigmatized coils and have no clue what to do with our nappy hair. This book helps you reacquaint with your natural naps and shows you how to grow out a perm. But more than that, this book makes a joy out of what you thought would be a difficult journey.
- The best way for you to go natural
- How to enjoy your journey
- Why your hair is breaking
- The basics of natural hair styling
- How to grow and groom natural hair
About the author
Mireille Liong-A-Kong a native of Suriname, South America, majored in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. That is where she was first successfully published. Her book, the first Dutch book about African hair, was sold out within 2 months.
Liong also designed the websites kroeshaar.com and going-natural.com to collect and share information about natural hair.