Saturday, 8 November 2008

Book Review

This has got to be the bible of all hair books for me. It starts with a great historical, political and economic history of African American hair. It is very informative with regards to the structure of black hair and the stages that it can go through as well as how to damage your hair and how to protect and nourish it. There are many close up colour and black and white pictures and this book reviews everything that can be done to our hair. There is a good section on everything locks.
This book concentrates mainly on processed hair and is advocating a particular hair care system. It gives very good advice on how to protect and maintain hair to ensure the maximum hair growth and recommends some very good hair care products.
This book charts a personal hair journey with many mainly black and white pictures. This book does not concentrate on locks.
This is so far the best book that I have read related to natural hair. Whilst giving a personal hair journey it focuses on natural hair and the stages that locks will go through and also gives an estimate chart of how long ones hair will grow and in what time frame. There are many pictures mainly in colour and there is much advice on how to care for hair. If I am ever in doubt I take up this book and always discover something new in it that I had not seen before.
These are a selection and I intend to continue reading any books related to locks. If any of you have any recommendations I would be very grateful to receive these.
My next post will be on my first Nappyversary and I will be celebrating this on holiday in The Gambia. I do hope to take many pictures in the sun and cant wait to see how my hair will react to the sea sand and sun.
Until next time Kittylocks
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11 Months

It is great to never have any bad hair days. As you can see from this picture I have a very long lock to my right shoulder which seems to want to do what it wants. Spiritlocks keeps teasing me and telling me to cut it. Should I?
Pictures above show the waves that I achieve from braiding my hair at night after spritzing with my favourite home made mixture. Water with peppermint to take away any itching, possibly Rosemary, Lavender and I love Marjoram.

This is a side view as my new colour is running out.

Sorry that this image is a bit dark. This is me going out on a girls night and before any alcohol!
As I look forward to my first nappyversary I am blessed that this journey has been so good to me. I put this down to my hair regime which includes not washing my hair too often. Before Sisterlocks(TM) this was my pattern. I get re tightened every 8 weeks.
I do have some balls at the end of my locks and a few are starting to seal. My hair remains soft in texture.
I am so happy that I made this decision I wish I had done it before but as Mum says"nothing happens before its time".
Sweet Kittylocks to you all.
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