Thursday, June 17, 2010

Natural Hair Care Books

So, I have been reading this 'Grow It" book by Chicoro. It was recommended by a lot of people and  I am glad I bought it. She really give you facts about how to take care of your hair to retain length. I highly recommend this book, which you can purchase from Amazon.  The five main things outlined in the book are

  • De tangling your hair to minimize breakage
  • Cleaning your in hair braids for easy comb out and to avoid tangling
  •  Conditioning your hair in the same direction as your cuticle to smoothen your hair and strengthen it
  • Moisturizing your hair effectively without blocking your scalp pores
  • Protecting your hair to retain growth
                      In addition to this book, I have been reading "Ultra Black Hair Growth" by Cathy Howse.
She does let you know that trimming your hair does not grow it..hallelujah for that, because for years, I was brainwashed by hairdressers to believe that I have to trim my hair to grow it.

Her six requirements for Black hair growth are

  • frequent cleansing

  • Daily moisturizing

  • A conditioner that has protein,oil and scalp stimulant  e.g. peppermint oil, rosemary oil

  • Good blood circulation

  • handling your hair gently, no brushes

  • careful use of appliances such as heat appliances
I have already incorporated some of these steps into my regimen and at the same time, I am trying to make sure that my products are not setting me back as I am striving to give my hair the utmost care. I have tested every product that I am using now, considering the recent fiasco I just experienced with KBB shampoo bar.. With that said, I will be posting each step of my new regimen and the highlight of the chapters in the book influencing those steps that I am taking.

Till then,

Stay blessed and fiercely natural


  1. you know I couldn't agree with you more. I have just recently decided to read more natural hair care books...and there are some great ones out there. And, thanks to you I have just added ultra black hair care growth to my list.
    Grow it by chicoro , I have ordered and awaiting it's arrival ...cant wait !

    Take care ( smiles)

  2. Thanks Zainab. I hope you like the books as much as I do.

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  4. I have been meaning to purchase both of those books... Thanks for the review!

  5. I've heard nothing but praise about Chicoro's book. I may have to pick it up.

  6. @Brandiss and nappyheadedblackgirl...thanks 4 stopping by ladies. Every black girl needs to own those books


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