No Lye: The African American Woman's Guide To Natural Hair Care (Paperback)

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For years, African-American women have relied on harsh chemicals and relaxers to "manage" their hair--which more often than not did more damage than good. Improper braiding techniques have also contributed no small amount of harm, resulting in frail, damaged hair and even pattern baldness in women.

No Lye! offers a safe and easy alternative. In this hair-care and styling guide Tulani Kinard reveals the secrets to obtaining and maintaining beautiful healthy hair--naturally.

The art of making braids, terrific twists and lovely locks
Easy recipes for products that clean, strengthen, and condition the hair
Ways to heal damaged hair
Painless methods of caring for your children's hair
Fast, easy styles for all lengths and textures of hair
The pros and cons of using hair extensions

Ask me your hair-care questions...I'll tell you No Lye!

About the Author

Tulani Kinard is the owner of Tulani's Regal Movement, a natrual hair-care salon in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked as a contributing editor to "Blackstress "and "Black Hair Care" magazines and her hair sculptures have been featured in everything from "Essence "to "The New York TimesI. "She is cofounder of the International Braider's Network and former president of the National Braider's Guild.

Praise For…

"No Lye is a degree granting, home study course in the mystique, magic and proper care of black women's hair. What a blessing!"
--Iyanla Vanzant, author of In the Meantime

"No Lye is not an ordinary how-to book. Tulani Kinard's study on African American Natural hair care is based on her philasophical belief that beauty and self-love is also healthy and biologically sound. A must-read for every African-American women, man, girl, and boy--at least!" --Bernice John Reagon

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312151805
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: September 1st, 1997
Pages: 208