Textured Tresses: The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining and Styling Natural Hair

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Twist it! Braid it! Loc it! Enjoy the freedom and beauty of naturally textured hair.

Textured hair styles like Locs, Braids, Twists, Cornrows, and Knots are all the rage, adorning the heads of celebrities, athletes, and everyday folk now more than ever before. Yet, the actual caring, styling, and maintenance of textured hair still remains a mystery to many.

Now, Diane Da Costa, celebrity stylist and master designer of natural hair, unravels the tresses of textured hair, providing readers with information on the proper care of natural hair as well as a step-by-step guide on achieving various exciting styles.

Textured Tresses will help you:

-Identify and celebrate the texture you were born with (whether it's wavy, curly, very curly, or tightly coiled)
-Keep your hair healthy and strong by using hair products and tools correctly and managing stress effectively
-Select the right stylist and salon to suit your hair care needs
-Transition from chemically relaxed hair to natural hair safely
-Experiment with color, weaves, and chemicals
-Achieve the styles you admire on your favorite movie stars and recording artists

Packed throughout with photos, illustrations, and special celebrity sections, Textured Tresses is a must-have whether you already twist, coil, loc, or want to learn how to begin.
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About the author

Blair Underwood is an author and award-winning actor, director, and producer. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Learn more at BlairUnderwood.com.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Nov 1, 2007
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781439100271
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Beauty & Grooming
Health & Fitness / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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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 recommendationsHome hair care recipesAdvice 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.

The Science of Black Hair is the ultimate consumer textbook on black hair care. Technically oriented and detailed throughout, this book was written with the serious hair care consumer in mind. Hair science, research and testimony combine in this carefully written text designed to examine black hair on a deeper level. With its light academic style it is truly the last hair book you'll ever need. 

Readers will learn how to: 
* Maintain chemically-treated or natural hair in optimal health. 
* Stop hair breakage with a novel, protein/moisture balancing method. 
* Regulate product pH balance for shinier, more manageable hair. 
* Grow their hair longer, stronger and healthier for life! Additional Features 
* Regimen Builder with extensive product listings 
* Ingredients glossary 
* Interviews  * Real photos of hair at the microscopic level

Are you ready to stop battling your hair? Win the war against breakage. Forever. The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care combines research with testimony in an authoritative reference text dedicated to the care of black hair- relaxed or natural. This powerful book introduces readers to a comprehensive healthy hair care strategy for achieving beautifully radiant hair regardless of hair type. Black hair structure, properties, and maintenance methods are carefully outlined throughout this go-to reference book to give you the tools you need to improve the health and look of your hair, TODAY.


The Science of Black Hair
Chapter 1: Scalp and Hair Structure, Function, and Characteristics
Chapter 2: Textured Hair Properties & Principles
Chapter 3: Understanding Hair Growth and Damage for Healthier Hair Care
Chapter 4: What's Your Hair Care Regimen?
Chapter 5: Hair Product Selection Basics
Chapter 6: Protein & Moisture Balancing Strategies for Breakage Correction and Defense
Chapter 7: Getting Started with a Healthy Hair Care Product Regimen
Chapter 8: Low-Manipulation Hair Maintenance Strategies
Chapter 9: Coloring Textured Hair
Chapter 10: Chemically Relaxing Textured Hair
Chapter 11: Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair
Chapter 12: Regimen-Building Considerations for Kids
Chapter 13: How Our Health Affects Our Hair
Chapter 14: Working Out on a Healthy Hair-Care Regimen
Chapter 15: Final Thoughts
Dry Hair. Dandruff. Split Ends. When your hair reaches rock bottom it's time for a little rehab.
While we can't permanently undo the damage of the past, Hair Care Rehab: The Ultimate Hair Repair and Reconditioning Manual will give you the blueprint and tools you need to salvage and work with your stressed out hair. 

Who is this book for?  Everyone! Brunette, blonde, straight, wavy, curly, thick, fine-- no matter your hair situation, rehab has you covered!

This book takes readers through three phases of rehab:

The Intervention: 
Discusses hair structure, type and form. Also defines hair damage, and teaches you how to work with overworked hair! 
The Detox: 
Presents a 5-Step strategy for hair repair that WORKS!
Hair Therapy:  
Offers tips and solutions for 30+ common scalp and hair care issues.

If your relationship with your hair is on the rocks, get the rehab you need today with Hair Care Rehab. Contents:

Unit I: The Intervention 
Chapter 1: Let s Start Off With What Is Not True  
Chapter 2: Hair & Scalp: Just the Basics  
Chapter 3: Damage Defined
Chapter 4: What s Your Drug of Choice? 

Unit II: The Detox 
Chapter 5: Getting Damage under Control 

Unit III: Hair Therapy & Treatment 
Chapter 6: The Hair Repair Manual 
Special Topics
Alopecia (Hair Loss)
Basic Hair Breakage Burns (Appliances)
Chemical Burns
Chlorine & Pool Water Damage
Color Fading
Contact Dermatitis
Cradle Cap
Crown-Area Hair Breakage
Damaged, Highly Porous Hair 
Dandruff & Dry Scalp
Dry, Brittle Hair
Eczema
Red, Itchy Scalp
Fine, Limp Hair
Frizzy Hair 
Graying Hair
Green Hair
Hair Loss & Thinning
Head Lice
Heat Damage
Oily Hair
Psoriasis
Ringworm
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Shedding
Single-Strand Knots
Sluggish Hair Growth
Split Ends
Sun & Surf Damage
Tangly Hair
Thinning Hair Edges
Thin Ends

Unit IV: Outpatient Therapy 
 Chapter 7: Special Hair Conditioning & Restoration Treatments 
 Chapter 8: On the Shelf!
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