Curly Like Me

Curly Like Me

How to Grow your Hair Healthy, Long, and Strong

Book - 2010
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The simple secrets to growing your curls healthy and long.

Tightly curly hair isn't like any other type of hair, and it needs totally different care to make it happy.

Do you spend countless hours--and untold dollars--on weaves, perms, salon visits, and products that promise to change, heal, or make your hair more manageable, only to end up even more frustrated? Do you wrestle daily with hair you can't get a brush through? Do you struggle to keep from hurting your child when you comb through her tight curls? Would you like to grow your tightly curly hair long and healthy?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book was written for you. It gives you the information and techniques you need to celebrate--not fight against--your very curly hair. You will learn how not only to care for your curls, but to cherish them, all the while saving time, effort, and money.

Curly Like Me is the off-the-grid, do-it-yourself owner's manual for tightly curly hair:

Learn how to wear your own curls in their natural curl patterns Over 250 photographs and illustrations Includes the best products, tools, ingredients, curl-enhancing hairstyle ideas, tips for growing out your perm, and more Shows you pain-free techniques on how to comb and style your curls or your child's curls Over thirty easy, curl-enhancing hairstyle ideas, tips for growing out your perm, and more Helps you save money by avoiding costly treatments, products, marketing misinformation, and frequent salon visits so you can enjoy your own curls without pain, chemicals, or the use of weaves or extensions The story (with lots of photos) of Teri's journey from hair broken by relaxers, texturizers, improper care, trying to force it to conform, and fighting her weave addiction to finally understanding her own curls. Now her natural hair reaches to her hips.

End your struggles with misunderstood, damaged hair and begin your journey to thriving natural curls. Applying the ideas and information in this book will show you how to love your hair the way it really is. Curly Like Me empowers you to take back the care of your hair so you can let your own beautiful curls shine.

Teri LaFlesh spent nearly thirty years working to find a way to make her curls happy. Not wanting anyone else to go through with their hair what she did with hers inspired Teri to create the popular Web site and to write Curly Like Me .

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
ISBN: 9780470536421
Branch Call Number: 646. 724 LAF
Characteristics: x, 276 p. : ill., ports.


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Aug 24, 2012

This is a great book that addresses the hair care needs of those with tightly curled/coiled biracial and/or afro textured hair. It has a lot of specific step by step details and gives in depth information into the how and why of tightly coiled hair. Those with looser curls and a finer hair texture may want to check out "Curly Girl" by Lorraine Massey. The method laid out in "Curly Like Me" may be a bit too heavy for those with finer/thinner textured hair.

Jul 26, 2011

given the light weight topic, I'd say this is a pretty comprehensive treatment of how to care for long curly hair exclusively. Admittedly I didn't read every word. I learned a few tips including what ingredients are desirable or not in hair products.

May 29, 2011

very informative for people wih curly hair!

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