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

Paperback | January 29, 2013

byNikki Walton

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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 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.

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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 curlsThese 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...

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 novel3...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.48 inPublished:January 29, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062123769

ISBN - 13:9780062123763

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Customer Reviews of Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide To Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair!

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Blah This book was ok, but it was not what I thought it would be.
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Over hyped Everyone on instagram was hyping it up and that's why I decided to get it. I don't know if its cause everyone hyped it that ruined it for me or what? But the hyped it like it was the golden hair Bible. I'm not saying that its not good or its not informative. But cause everyone hyped it u expected something different but I will say it was well written and full of information. There were many parts that I had to take notes and highlight. I don't know. Everyone is different. So others have to read it and see for themselves.
Date published: 2013-02-13

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“A must read. . . . For women who are thinking about going natural, and those who need a bit of a push, this is the guide you’ve been waiting for. . . . The step-by-step instructions to healthy hair are phenomenal.”