Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Study Hall: Book Club

This week’s Study Hall will focus on the “Book Club” feature. I will have more upcoming books to put in the spotlight since I will be making a trip to the library soon to check out a ton of books involving hair care. To continue my glimpse into maintaining hair for our little one’s, I wanted to share 3 books I have previously read that I feel deserve mention.

It’s All Good Hair: The Guide to Styling and Grooming Black Children’s Hair by Michele N-K Collison

Summary: What are you going to do with your children's hair? Combing your daughter's hair is giving you a headache and now your son is asking you for cornrows. Relax. Finally, there's a lifeline for those who are desperately seeking help in styling their Black children's hair. Learn the tricks and techniques for today's most popular hairstyles with the easy-to-follow steps found in It's All Good Hair. It features hair-care and styling tips from a variety of experts, and you'll learn all the secrets to braiding, relaxing, and locking, as well as discover many other creative styling ideas. Say good-bye to those disastrous attempts at doing it alone. Here's the support you need to help your children look good and feel their very best.

Kinki Kreations: A Parent’s Guide to Natural Black Hair Care for Kids by Jena Rene Williams

Summary: For parents, the ultimate styling manual for African American children with wavy, curly, and kinky hair, from an award-winning stylist to the stars who lives by the motto “Healthy care for natural hair!” Even with her renowned styling talents, Jena Renee Williams found herself put to the test when a sad little girl and her mother came into her salon one day. The girl’s hair was limp, nearly lifeless, and she had nasty burns on her scalp. After calling on her mental and spiritual reserves, Williams patiently worked on the girl’s hair, ultimately giving her Senegalese twists. Both mother and daughter were delighted, and their happiness over the new style inspired Williams to write a guide that would show parents how black children can celebrate their natural hair, helping them to avoid the potential damage caused by relaxers and develop self-love at an early age. Kinki Kreationsoffers step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions for styles that can be created in less than fifteen minutes. This innovative handbook reveals expert techniques for crowning little heads with afros, braids, cornrows, twists, and a variety of other all-natural styles. Tips for proper shampooing, caring for newborns’ hair, and finding the right salon are included too. Best of all,Kinki Kreationsshowcases Williams’s work in dozens of adorable, helpful photographs. A styling book with both sheen and substance,Kinki Kreationsgives the world a sparkling new key to self-esteem and authentic beauty.

Wavy, Curly, Kinky: The African American Child’s Hair Care Guide by Deborah R. Lilly

Summary: Your hands-on guide to the best care for your child's hairNow taking care of your child's hair can be fun, easy, and trouble-free! In Wavy, Curly, Kinky, renowned stylist Deborah Lilly shows parents the best ways to style and maintain African American boys' and girls' hair from infancy to the preteen years. She presents clear, easy-to-follow hair care guidelines for the three different types of African American hair and gives you expert recommendations for the best products and techniques for each hair type.Featuring step-by-step instructions, photographs, illustrations, and a helpful question-and-answer section, this comprehensive, user-friendly guide shows you how to: Determine your child's hair texture Get up to speed on hair care basics from washing to combing to braiding Press, relax, or texturize hair Weigh the pros and cons of cutting your child's hair Train, nurture, and manage problem hairKeep your child's hair healthy and looking great with Wavy, Curly, Kinky-and transform hair care time from a chore to a fun, bonding experience for both you and your child!

Thanks for reading. Be blessed!


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