Thank God I'm Natural--The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair
Thank God I'm Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair has been hailed by Essence magazine as "The Natural Hair Bible" and for good cause. Inside the 200 plus natural hair-care guide are product tips for natural hair, homemade hair care recipes and myths about going natural that author and Harvard law graduate Chris-Tia Donaldson debunks. The book, which features the advice from celebrity stylists who have worked with Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and others, helps women of all ages properly transition from relaxed to natural hair. Along with the book, readers can also visit tginblog.com for current information on natural hair care including trimming natural hair, how to develop a healthy hair routine after you've done your Big Chop and other useful tips. Both the book and website are for women who are tired of spending their entire Saturday in the hair salon only to find their hair is dry, damaged and breaking. Going natural is a life changing choice, that is filled with ups and downs, let Thank God I'm Natural be your guide to reaching your natural hair potential. Special Features:
Homemade Hair Recipes
Hair Style Photos
Celebrity Stylist Product Reviews-
Daily Routines for Natural Hair and Locs
Natural Hair Myths & Misconceptions
Greatest Moments in Black Hair History
Natural Salon Directory
Readers will get ALL the information they have always needed -- to look good on the outside and most importantly, feel good on the inside. You won't want to do your hair again until you have read this lifesaving, reference book and heartfelt narrative from cover to cover!
A good book for those wanting to make the natural hair transition
By Tgirl - October 25, 2009
I really liked the book for it's candid approach to why so many Black women are afraid to wear their own natural texture. Like the author I also grew up in an upper middle class white community. While the author was growing up watching Wonder Years and such, my TV icons were more like Charlie's Angels. The "Farrah" Flip was all the rage along with the Dorothy Hammill bob! What was a black girl to do! To add to it my mother was a trained hair dresser. She believed my hair didn't grow because I had bad hair. So I had relaxers starting in grade school. I often thought that I suffered this exact story alone and for that I really thought the book was on track. I commend the author for putting her story out there in an effort to educate and unite a group of women who feel ignored by the beauty industry at large. I made my transition to natural hair more than 10 years ago when it wasn't popular and there was one book on the market that addressed the issue(Lonnice Bonner's book). I also... read more
Not quite a natural hair Bible...but still good.
By silhouette_of_enchantment "zenfully awake." - January 16, 2010
I officially did the "Big Chop" two months ago, yesterday. I'm glad I bought "Thank God I'm Natural." The book is inspirational and encouraging, but unfortunately, somewhat of a disappointment.
I liked reading about Chris-Tia's natural hair care journey, and her brief historical overviews of relaxers, and her descriptions about various hair classification systems (which include information on Andre Walker's and the LOIS hair care system.) The book also includes information about coloring, essential vitamins, taking down locks, and transitioning tips. She also gives sample routines, choosing the proper "Denman" Brush for natural hair, and dismantles natural hair care myths.
I also loved the production quality of the work: very classy. The cover vector artwork is cute, the layout simple and elegant. (Loved the near Edwardian font for the numbers on the edges too.)
Although Chris-Tia did an excellent job, her book does have its shortcomings. Essence... read more
not what i expected
By RH - April 9, 2010
i purchased this item in hopes that it would help me with hairstyles. i've been natural for five years but had locs for three and needed help adjusting back to my hair being loose. this book seems to be aimed at transitioning naturals or newly naturals (since it uses the term "guide" in the title) so i thought it would have some good information about styling- something i needed when i first went natural. despite having a "stylin and profilin" section in the book, this chapter only provides the reader with pictures. the authors refers the reader to her website for detailed instructions on creating these styles. why the author would send a reader who has purchased her book to a free website is beyond me. further, her website has none of the details she mentioned. it's more of a natural hair blog, which is fine- but not what the author stated it would be. i ended up returning the book.
i would give this item 1 star but I think SOME of the information presented might... read more