Better Than Good Hair by Nikki Walton
The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair!

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Walton makes it clear that her book isn't meant to be a memoir or a political manifesto intent on shaming readers to give up their relaxers. Walton simply wants her readers to look and feel beautiful.
-Writeous Babe

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The fresh new handbook on how to achieve and maintain stylish natural hair, from the savviest and most revered expert on coils and curls

These days there's a revolution going on. Relaxers are out. Weaves are so yesterday. Tired of damage from expensive chemical treatments and artificial enhancers, women of color are going natural thanks to Nikki Walton, the natural hair blogger and online hair therapy expert.

In Better Than Good Hair, this gifted "curl whisperer" educates women on how to transition from relaxed to completely natural hair, with advice and styles for every length—from Fierce Braid-and-Curls to Fancy Faux Buns. She also counsels those considering the "big chop"—cutting it all off at once to sport a bold and beautiful "teeny weeny afro." Here, too, is essential guidance for parents of mixed-race children dealing with new and unfamiliar hair textures and styles.

Combining Walton's expansive knowledge with tips from other experts in the field, Better Than Good Hair includes:

Product recommendationsHome hair care recipesAdvice for parents on how to manage their children's natural hair Tips for using henna on gray hair Guidance on dealing with detractors Step-by-step illustrated directions for nearly two dozen hairdos, from frohawks to twist-outs

Full of indispensable information, as empowering as it is accessible, and with a foreword by actress and comedian Kim Wayans, Better Than Good Hair is a must-have natural hair care bible that will help women of all ages and styles achieve their natural beauty.

 

About Nikki Walton

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Nikki Walton is a licensed psychotherapist with a masters degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, and is the founder of CurlyNikki.com. Born in St. Louis, she now resides in Pennsylvania.
 
Published January 29, 2013 by Amistad. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction
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The Nappy Life

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Reviewed by The Nappy Life on Apr 03 2013

There are tons of tips on how to moisturize your natural hair as well as helpful recipes. Recipes include a very detailed henna mix, oil mix and moisturizer.

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Writeous Babe

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Reviewed by Javaica on Feb 26 2013

Walton makes it clear that her book isn't meant to be a memoir or a political manifesto intent on shaming readers to give up their relaxers. Walton simply wants her readers to look and feel beautiful.

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Main Element Love

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Reviewed by Tyrika on Feb 11 2013

Nikki brings in her psychological background to give advice to naturalistas at all stages of their journey.

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Erica Thurman

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Reviewed by Erica Thurman on Feb 07 2013

Walton’s book provides information on every stage of natural hair from the big chop, to achieving “hang time,” to styling your own curly daughters.

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