BHM Book Review: The Science of Our Hair
Almost every woman if not all women have experienced hair loss and breakage at some point in their lives. With Black hair, it is sometimes a struggle to retain moisture, get maximum growth, and retain length. At times it has seemed as though there is some kind of mystery science surrounding our hair. Why does it keep breaking? Why doesn’t it grow past my shoulders? How can I keep it from feeling so brittle?
There is a book on the market that offers hope. The Science of Black Hair, written by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy offers practical advice and scientific research on the best way to care for our hair. The book is an extremely good read with interviews and points of view from a stylist to creators of hair products. And speaking of hair products……inside the book Davis-Sivasothy has a massive list of hair products that she recommends and how often to use them.
There are a total of 15 chapters in the book with topics that range from Understanding Hair Growth and Damage to Scalp Hair and Structure, Regimen Building, Textured Hair Properties and Principles, Coloring Your Hair, Product Selection, Protein and Moisture Balance Techniques, Relaxed Hair, Transitioning, Natural Hair, Caring for Kids’ Hair, and just Total Hair Health in general. This comprehensive guide to caring for and growing our hair is a must read. Just as you buy hair styling tools and products for your hair to help style it and grow it, it is also wise to invest in a good reference book on hair care to help you in your journey. Look no further, this is it!
One of the most intriguing parts of the book, and of course there are several, but the information provided on controlling your hair’s pH balance is very interesting. When reading all of the information, it is almost guaranteed to make you have some aha moments. She introduces the use of pH testing strips to test your hair products. There is so much more to say about this book, but I won’t spill the beans on everything that is in the book. You’ll have to read about it for yourself. So ladies, if you have not heard of the book or purchased it yet, it is well worth every penny.