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Book Review: The Science of Black Hair

30 Jul

10 Things I Love About “The Science of Black Hair” by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy

      1. I love that it is set up like a textbook with several color photos, charts, and diagrams throughout the entire book
      2. Very informative
      3. Gives step by step instructions on how to build a hair regimen
      4. This is a resource that you can refer back to for years
      5. The glossary at the end explains several hair-related terms
      6. The interviews throughout the book add a personal touch
      7. It doesn’t just discuss healthy hair practices, it gives information on how to incorporate them
      8. The book is affordable and can be purchased directly from the author’s website (Find link below)
      9. Well written. Covers scientific topics, but makes it understandable for someone without a science background
      10. This book lives up to it’s name. It really is a comprehensive guide to the science of black hair.

Some of the topics covered:

  • The difference between shedding and breakage
  • Protective styling
  • Using heat
  • Understanding pH balance
  • Children’s hair care
  • Lots more

This book is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to know the “why” behind hair practices. She touches on such a wide range of topics and answers so many questions. There are so many lists of ingredients that we should keep away from. On pg. 98, the writer tells us some ingredients that we should look for. Many of us may think that they were harmful because of their scientif names, but she clears up that misconception. It’s also important to note that “The Science of Black Hair” covers both relaxed and natural hair.

To learn more, visit Science of Black Hair website

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