“Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair!” (Amistad, $14.99) is the fresh new handbook on how to achieve and maintain stylish natural hair, from the savviest and most revered expert on coils and curls: Nikki Walton. A force in the natural hair care movement (she founded the popular CurlyNikki.com), Walton is a natural hair blogger and online hair therapy expert who counsels thousands of textured women every day on how to care for their hair and for themselves.
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, this is a book that encourages women to be bold, be healthy, and most importantly — be themselves. With easy step-by-step illustrated directions for nearly two dozen hairdos, from frohawks to twist-outs, this guide is part Bohemian Chic, part beauty trend and part manifesto — and is a must-have natural hair care bible that will help women of all ages and styles achieve their natural beauty.