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Publisher Description

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.

January 29

Customer Reviews

Havusena ,

Better than good hair

I found this book to be very helpful. I am new to the natural hair community and this book was a big help to me. The hair pictures and illustrations taught me new hair styles and helped me deal with bad hair days.

This book also helped me to deal with negative responses that I received from those that do not appreciate me going natural.

I bought my friend a copy of this book and I read it twice so that I could highlight it the second time through.

I would have given the book five stars, but I thought there was too much time spent on children's hair and I would have liked to have read about other topics .

Overall, it was an easy read and quite helpful


Better than expected

I love this book. I've read most all books for Curly Girls so I didn't expect much from this one. Well, was I surprised. It's wonderful. The best part is that I could buy the electronic version. This fits my lifestyle.

Missgator323 ,

Love it!!!!!! can't put it down

Love it.... I've been natural almost two years now and this book is right on point when it comes down to transitioning how u would feel after your BC and what other people would judge u... Dr. Walton you did your thing with this one I hope there's many to come!!!