The Science of Black Hair – A Review

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The Science of Black Hair – A Review


The Science of Black HairIs your hair constantly leaving you frustrated? It doesn’t matter if you have natural or relaxed hair, many of us are left searching for answers on how to maintain our hair or simply wondering where to turn for tips. Rest assured, the newly released book, The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care is truly a home run.

This book by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy is very technical and has been neatly compiled together like a textbook, but don’t let that scare you! It is definitely a compact encyclopedia of information focused on Black hair that will become a go to reference guide.

The Science of Black Hair gets into the whys and how of textured hair, along with examining the basics/scientific elements of Black hair. There are 15 chapters that will provide great depth regarding both natural and chemically treated hair; such as learning the ins & outs of Black hair, valuable insight on how to achieve long healthy hair, also balancing moisture/protein and much, much more.

An on going dilemma for women looking to go natural is being able to develop a personalized hair routine. There is a section in Chapter 7 completely dedicated to building a hair regimen by separating products by specific category. This is a must read for anyone looking to build a personal hair routine.

One of my favorite parts of the book was learning how Davis-Sivasothy overcame her own struggles with her hair along with viewing the helpful diagrams. In particular, a Thermogram image in Chapter 8 that displayed a woman flat-ironing her hair really brought back memories. I can recall my teen years of flat ironing every morning for school, but never realizing just how damaging it is to your hair. The Thermogram captures your attention with the vibrant orange color along the right side of the illustration. This is just so “eye-opening” IMO.

Overall, The Science of Black Hair is an excellent book and is very detailed with the information about Black hair. I have read all kinds of natural hair books – some good others not so much, but I highly recommend this book to people that are looking for a clearer understanding of Black hair.

There are two versions of the book, a Special Edition and Standard Edition. Keep in mind, the Standard Edition is in black and white, and the Special Edition version is completely full color.

If you are interested in Black hair care, this is a must have book for your collection. The book is available through Amazon.com/Amazon.ca and Barnes & Noble.


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