Curly Girl the Handbook

Curly Girl the Handbook

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Lorraine Massey, By (author) Michele Bender

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  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 188 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 213mm x 15mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 25 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 076115678X
  • ISBN 13: 9780761156789
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: full colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 2,230

Product description

CURLY GIRL is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It's all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine's no-more-shampoo epiphany-handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It's not what you take off; it's what you leave on.); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraine's Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous 'dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multicultural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products, 20 new Q&A's, and a DVD with tutorials on caring for four different types of curls. From now on, there's no such thing as a bad hair day.

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Customer reviews

By Jacqueline Smith 24 Nov 2013 5

I was apprehensive about buying this book, thinking 'what can a book teach me that hours of googling and tremendous amounts of products can't?'
I was at my whits end with my hair, and I thought, why not?
Well, I had a read and followed her tips and my curls are actually 'normal' I kind of love them, coming from someone who has spent years straightening their hair and spent bucket loads of money on treatments and products, never thought I'd be saying I love them!
This book truly will help you, my morning hair routine has gone from an hour down to 5 minutes!!
From wavy hair to tight thick ringlets, this is your new bible. I wish I could post a before and after picture of my curls on here!

By Adriana 16 Nov 2013 5

Thanks for the sending. I am so happy to have this book with me know after many times looking for it. I am so happy. Have a good weekend guys!!!. Good job!

By Tez 06 Apr 2013 5

I first encountered this book (the old edition of it) in the local library. i read it on one night... read it again, returned it, re-hired it...returned it... decided to go online and buy it because its a fantastic reference tool for curly girl hair. To my delight, this new edition with more info and a free DVD had been released. What a bargain for such a wealth of information. My curls now look amazing and im not ashamed to be a curly girl... seriously, do yourself a favour, throw out your straightners and buy this book and follow it instead! i did :-)

Back cover copy

Say no to shampoo, unplug the dryer, and find your inner curl Celebrate the beauty of curls in a buoyant how-to, manifesto, and curly girl support group all in one. Beginning with hair's true nature and underscored by Lorraine's Shampoo Epiphany - handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater - it's all here: the care, the styling, the cuts, the dos, the tips, the products, the remedies, the attitude. Tight coils and soft wavy tresses, African American curls and curly kids - this is what to do to look and feel your best. Includes: Curly Cues and Quizzes, Daily Routines for Corkscrew, Botticelli, and Wavy Curls, Homemade Lotions & Potions, Q&A's for No More Bad Hair Days, Twelve-Step Recovery Program that will change your life, one shampoo at a time. Plus: I Used to be Straight....And 22 Other Curly Girl Confessions