5 Hair Care Books That Should Be On Your Book Shelf Now

dr phoenyx austinIf You Love It, It Will Grow

Dr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D., is a fitness specialist who is the fabulous author of If You Love It, It Will Grow. This book takes a different tone to black hair care portraying great connection between how women feel about themselves and their own hair.

This deep message explains the need to love your own hair by nurturing, protecting, having patience with, and committing to your hair with feelings of self-love and self-acceptance.

She gives quality information on how to grow afro-textured hair and how to stop hair breakage by being healthy in your diet and creating a regimen based on holistic hair care.

The two questions she wants us to answer throughout the entire book are, “Do you love your hair?” and “How do you love your hair?” When you have finished reading this book, you will understand that “if you love your hair, it will grow.”

Better Than Good Hair

Nikki Walton (founder of CurlyNikki and a licensed psychotherapist with a Masters in Psychology from the University of North Carolina) and Ernessa Carter (a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Masters of Fine Arts) are the prominent authors of Better Than Good Hair.


I’m sure you all have at least heard of this book or you’re probably reading it now! Nikki starts the book off by telling her own hair story with the purpose to help others with their own healthy hair journeys.

This book also explains in depth the stages from the Big Chop to being all grown up with step-by-step styles, routine guides, and hair products recommendation.

You will find this book is encouraging, full of love, and support. Better Than Good Hair is must-read reference book to help you in each stage as you travel in your hair journey.

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black America

Ayana D. Byrd (a graduate of Barnard College with a Bachelors in political science) and Lori L. Tharps (a graduate of Colombia University with a Masters in Journalism) are the renowned authors of Hair Story.

This book encompasses the enriching history of our black hair roots. From black hair in bondage, crossing over to the changing politics of our hair, and ending up to the present day of “team natural” taking over in society is explained in depth.

Not only does this book give important milestones in African American history, but the evolution of black hair is greatly declared as well. Hair Story is a fresh and easy read for those who get lost in history books, but want to understand the enriching history of black hair.

This book is important for your own hair care to understand why we think of own hair a certain way and how to love our own black hair again. This book is definitely enjoyable and quite the page turner.

There you have it, several treasure troves of information that have a place in your arsenal of hair care aids. Which books have helped you on your hair journey?

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About Christina J


Hey there! My name is Christina J. I am a healthy hair advocate and have been natural since October 2012. In June 2014, I decided to start my blog, Desire My Natural! to document my hair journey and other fun topics (family, health, inspiration, more). As I share, help, encourage, and support others in their healthy hair journey, I am continuing my own.

About Christina J


Hey there! My name is Christina J. I am a healthy hair advocate and have been natural since October 2012. In June 2014, I decided to start my blog, Desire My Natural! to document my hair journey and other fun topics (family, health, inspiration, more). As I share, help, encourage, and support others in their healthy hair journey, I am continuing my own.

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