Reviews - What do customers think about Nappy Hair 101?
Enlightening Easy Read Jun 19, 2004
As a strong advocate of African-American women wearing their hair in its natural state I loved this book. It is an easy to read book. Meaning that one could breeze through the 41 pages of actual text quite easily and quickly. Nappy Hair 101 is not a book for those looking for lots of jargon, how to directions and formulas or vivid color pictures on the stylings of natural hair.
What Nappy Hair 101 is in the beginning is the author's personal journey to napturalism. Her journey is very enlightening and a must read for those who are afraid to take the plunge forward to a better being of self. Following are Questions and Answers for those pondering the idea of going natural from a relaxed, or as the author put it, chemi-kills state of mind and being.
Nappy Hair 101 does have 19 black and white photos of natural hair styles. Although the photos are not in color nor are they blown up to full page size scale they do serve the purpose of showing styling alternatives of natural hair for those of the African-American culture. Contained within the book are also a few natural recipes for hair products and remedies. Some may end up purchasing this book and wonder why I gave it the highest rating. Well, my reason for the high rating is due to the fact that Nappy Hair 101 offers the author's candid honesty and simplicity. Also there are several quotes throughout the book by famous people such as Harold Washington, Frederick Douglas and Malcolm X,to name a few, which add to the message Ms. Ayana Hardin is trying to relay. To me it is a book of value for the value. So go ahead and add this book to your collection of Natural Black Hair books....I know I have!