It’s almost funny when I think about it, but does anyone remember books?
If you’re too young to remember books, before the internet became so popular, many of us actually sat around and read books. Oh, and it’s important to note, that our books were made out of paper. We weren’t reading them on Kindle E-readers.
I don’t read nearly as many paper-based books as once did. The books that I read most often now-a-days are digital copies that I read on my iPad.
Nevertheless, there are so many hair books on the market right now. It’s often hard to decide which ones are really the best. There are hundreds of authors and various writing styles covering different sub-topics within the natural hair category.
Earlier today I went into our office and started looking at just a few of the books that we have read cover-to-cover within the last two months. Believe it or not, Jael and I have read so many “hair books” that we often loss count.
Check out the picture below of some of the books that Jael and I have read within the past couple of months:
Here are the 5 hair books that we really like (in no particular order):
- Milady Standard Cosmetology: This is the premier Cosmetology textbook on the market. Nearly every cosmetology student that I have spoken to has used this book at some point during their educational curriculum and learned quite a bit from the book. Naturally, Jael and I have a copy of the book and we believe it’s one of the most valuable books in our collection. Over the years the Milady series has evolved with changing hair styles of the era, while maintaining a solid foundation of basic educational content, procedures and applications.
- Black Hair Science: This book was designed to examine black hair on a more detailed level. The book wasn’t written specifically for naturals, but it’s still a tremendous resource for serious natural enthusiasts. Check out my discussion with the author of Black Hair Science.
- Grow It! How to Grow Afro-Textured Hair to Maximum Lengths in the Shortest Time: Many naturals have asked us to give them advice on how to grow their hair longer. Actually, it’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. You do need to incorporate a consistent hair care regimen. This book walks you through a fairly simple six step process of building healthier, longer hair.
- Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care: This is another book that’s based on the science behind natural hair care. It’s packed with great information that’s presented in a clear understandable format. This book discusses many different chemicals that are used in products and explains how they impact the hair and scalp.
- Don’t Go Shopping for Hair Care Products without Me: This book is fairly a comprehensive guide to hair care and consumer hair products as it relates good and bad ingredients, hair care myths and taking care of your hair without going over budget.
There are many other great natural hair books on market. Actually, there is one not included on the list above that we highly recommend – see our recommended natural hair books.
Have you read any hair books recently that have helped your during your natural hair journey?