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BOOK REVIEW: Good Hair: For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Weaves when the Chemicals Became Too Ruff by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of reading the book Good Hair: For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Weaves when the Chemicals Became Too Ruff by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner. The book is an oldy-but-goody (originally published in 1992) that provides humorous insight into what lead Ms. Bonner to pursue a natural hair journey (oh my goodness, the first time I’d ever heard of a homemade stocking cap complete with elastic chin strap). The book covers everything from hair composition, to tools of the trade to how to shampoo and condition your hair, to how to style your hair. Plus, Ms. Bonner’s down-to-earth style and sense of humor makes it a fun read. Overall, the book is a nice mix of scientific information, personal narrative and style guide (with pictures). I recommend it. Plus, Oprah Winfrey loves the book! Happy reading!

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