As much as I enjoy blog reading and internet surfing, there are times that I would much rather have one location with the information I need regarding healthy hair care. One or two sources that cover the basics of finding a solid regimen to which I can reference in the future. If you’ve just began your healthy hair journey, rest assured that such resources do exist and even if you have been practicing healthy hair care for quite some time, owning one or two of these healthy hair books would still be beneficial to you.
- The Science of Black Hair: Written by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy, the Science of Black Hair is like the encyclopedia to healthy hair care. Ms. Davis-Sivasothy’s articles on growing healthy relaxed hair were legendary in the online community which is what sparked the idea for a book and by the date of its publication, Audrey had successfully transitioned to natural hair. Therefore the Science of Black Hair adequately covers both relaxed and natural hair. Audrey’s thorough, well researched approach combined with her personal experiences in explaining literally the science of Black hair is unparalleled by any other. This book is a must have for those seeking information about growing healthy black hair and the proof that she knows what she is talking about is completely supported by her own gorgeous hair! The Science of Black Hair is available in full color both in bookstores and most e-readers (Kindle and Nook).
- Ultra Black Hair II: This was the first book that I purchased on growing long, healthy Black hair that produced results. Full of information that is now common practice, it is a great start for those just getting their feet wet in their healthy hair journeys. Written by Cathy Howse, it does a great job of explaining healthy hair care in a common sense type of manner. Available at on Amazon.
- The 5 Hair Archetypes: Newest to the market, this book is written by another woman native to the online haircare game. The author’s name is Sharifa Barnett but she is commonly known online through her blog and You Tube channels as Miss Kibibi. I have not read this book for myself but according to a review from another of my favorite hair bloggers, Jeni of Just Grow Already, categorizes women into five different groups and provides advice based on your natural approach to haircare. An intriguing concept and interesting read I’m sure. Available on her website and Amazon.
- Grow It! How to Grow Afro-Textured Hair to Maximum Lengths in the Shortest Time: Another frequent visitor of online hair forums, Grow It! is written by long haired legend Chicoro. This book is targeted mainly towards natural haired beauties to one dispel the myth that “nappy” hair cannot grow and two to lay out a simple plan to assist ladies on their journey to growing long healthy hair. Most women who have followed Chicoro’s methods see great results. You can purchase your copy on Amazon.
There you have my top 5 healthy hair books; between those and the Black Hair Media forums, you should have more than enough information to help you achieve your healthy hair goals. Happy growing!