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You are viewing the Standard Edition: Black & White. The Science
of Black Hair is the ultimate consumer textbook on black hair care.
Technically oriented and detailed throughout, this book was written with
the serious hair care consumer in mind. Hair science, research and
testimony combine in this carefully written text designed to examine
black hair on a deeper level. With its light academic style it is truly
the last hair book you ll ever need. The special, salon professional
edition of The Science of Black Hair features full-color photographs and
color-tab organization to enhance the reading experience. All versions
of the book feature special multimedia capabilities that bring the book
to life including additional live tips and updated voice messages from
the author for the life of the book! Readers will learn how to: *
Maintain chemically-treated or natural hair in optimal health. * Stop
hair breakage with a novel, protein/moisture balancing method. *
Regulate product pH balance for shinier, more manageable hair. * Grow
their hair longer, stronger and healthier for life! Additional Features *
Regimen Builder with extensive product listings * Ingredients glossary *
Interviews * Real photos of hair at the microscopic level Are you ready
to stop battling your hair? Win the war against breakage. Forever. The
Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care
combines research with testimony in an authoritative reference text
dedicated to the care of black hair- relaxed or natural. This powerful
book introduces readers to a comprehensive healthy hair care strategy
for achieving beautifully radiant hair regardless of hair type. Black
hair structure, properties, and maintenance methods are carefully
outlined throughout this go-to reference book to give you the tools you
need to improve the health and look of your hair, TODAY.

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Reviews for The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care:

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December 21, 2013

This book is very informative for black hair health care. I love how it broke down the ingredients in healthy hair care products for black women. I love the sample descriptions of possible health regimen. It will help me for my own hair care regimen according to my own hair care needs.
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Feb 20, 2013

This was the first time that I've read a book that has more to say scientifically about black hair than "there are more sulfur bonds that create the curl". It goes into all of the details that someone starting a healthy hair journey needs to know. And even if you aren't starting one, it at least clues you in to why many of us have never ending problems with hair (hair never getting past a certain length, dandruff, breakage, etc). I borrowed this from a friend, but I'm definitely going to be This was the first time that I've read a book that has more to say scientifically about black hair than "there are more sulfur bonds that create the curl". It goes into all of the details that someone starting a healthy hair journey needs to know. And even if you aren't starting one, it at least clues you in to why many of us have never ending problems with hair (hair never getting past a certain length, dandruff, breakage, etc). I borrowed this from a friend, but I'm definitely going to be purchasing a copy. This is more like a textbook, or reference book. Something that I'll definitely be referring back to repeatedly not only for hair advice, but learning about the ingredients in the products that I use. I can break down the ingredients in almost every personal care product in my bathroom and closets now! ...more
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Jan 08, 2013

I really like this book. It was very informative. I had already known a lot of the information covered from my own years spent researching the web, Blogs, hair forums, and you tube. However, it is wonderful to have all this wealth of information on proper black hair care all wrapped up in a neat, little, package for easy reference. She did a wonderful job keeping the tone of the book objective, unbiased and not lording one way of wearing black hair over the other. Just cold hard facts without I really like this book. It was very informative. I had already known a lot of the information covered from my own years spent researching the web, Blogs, hair forums, and you tube. However, it is wonderful to have all this wealth of information on proper black hair care all wrapped up in a neat, little, package for easy reference. She did a wonderful job keeping the tone of the book objective, unbiased and not lording one way of wearing black hair over the other. Just cold hard facts without any personal anecdotes and judgements make this guide an easy and enjoyable read. Highly recommend for all black women who are still figuring things out in their hair journey whether it be as natural, permed, texlaxed, colored, heat-trained, etc. ...more
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August 11, 2016

This book is very detailed about black hair on a scientific level. I love that it not only tells you what types of products to look out for but why it's actually needed. If you're having problems with your hair, definitely read this!
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May 27, 2012

For those of you who are natural, transitioning or playing with the idea this is a great book. I especially liked the fact that the author discussed the science of hair in a way that anyone can understand and utilize the information.
5

May 23, 2015

This book was so good. It had such a wealth of information. I am African American and have stopped getting relaxers since 2007. I have been studying natural hair since that time by reading blogs and watching YouTube. After reading this book I was amazed at how much incorrect and incomplete information is out there. The author did such a great job with breaking down dense information to really understandable concepts. She gave good regimens and tips and really gave the reader everything they This book was so good. It had such a wealth of information. I am African American and have stopped getting relaxers since 2007. I have been studying natural hair since that time by reading blogs and watching YouTube. After reading this book I was amazed at how much incorrect and incomplete information is out there. The author did such a great job with breaking down dense information to really understandable concepts. She gave good regimens and tips and really gave the reader everything they needed to get their hair on a healthy track. I appreciated the fact that the book was about black hair and not about any other because our hair is very unique and while some concepts are universal, there are some things that we as black people need to understand about the unique characteristics of our hair.

My only small complaint is organization. Sometimes the author was redundant and disorganized. There were sometimes I read and thought 'ok why are we talking about this now, she mentioned this a few pages ago. What was the purpose?' The writing style wasn't bad, just sometimes disorganized. Editing and grammar were good. Overall it was a great book I will always have as a reference. ...more
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Jun 06, 2019

This is must-read for those who, like me, have textured hair, and for hair stylists. For a long time textured hair was treated as "bad hair" and few hair stylists had any knowledge at all of how to look after it. The past few years things have changed, serious studies on textured hair have emerged and now we have a large choice of great products and techniques. Lots of us apply some of those techniques without actually knowing the reason behind them. This book puts together the results of those This is must-read for those who, like me, have textured hair, and for hair stylists. For a long time textured hair was treated as "bad hair" and few hair stylists had any knowledge at all of how to look after it. The past few years things have changed, serious studies on textured hair have emerged and now we have a large choice of great products and techniques. Lots of us apply some of those techniques without actually knowing the reason behind them. This book puts together the results of those studies and gives you the science behind some of the new and trendy care regimens for textured hair. ...more
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March 16, 2017

Excellent, extremely informative and scientific, thorough, clear and affirming book! Although Coconut Oil (an oil she seems to strongly promote) has mixed results when used daily (due to its hair strengthening qualities) I enjoyed and utilized most of the applicable advice she gave....Thanks Audrey...Full Review
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Dec 30, 2011

I have learned so much about black hair care from reading this book. I highly recommend it.
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Nov 05, 2012

Wow, if you wanted to move beyond homespun wisdom to actual scientific knowledge about black hair, this is the book for you. Finally, an explanation for why my hair would behave (or not behave) in certain ways. There were times when I cringed because I was guilty of doing x, y, or z to my own tresses.

I liked the product list of "safe" brands for your hair(the list was long enough that it didn't seem like she was getting kickbacks for product placements). I thought her inclusion of interviews Wow, if you wanted to move beyond homespun wisdom to actual scientific knowledge about black hair, this is the book for you. Finally, an explanation for why my hair would behave (or not behave) in certain ways. There were times when I cringed because I was guilty of doing x, y, or z to my own tresses.

I liked the product list of "safe" brands for your hair(the list was long enough that it didn't seem like she was getting kickbacks for product placements). I thought her inclusion of interviews was kind of hilarious though, seeing how most of the women managed to completely ignore the book's guidelines.
"So tell me, how do you get great hair?"
"Well, to be honest, I never moisturize."
I'm not sure what purpose these interviews served, but it was good for a laugh.

I thought Davis-Sivasothy did a really nice job of advocating *healthy* hair, no matter whether it's natural, relaxed, in braids, etc. It's easy to fall into headfirst into the "hair wars," and she adroitly avoids doing so.

I think "transitioning" hair should've been given more coverage, but overall it was a very good read. I will be taking care of my hair differently after reading this! ...more
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Oct 13, 2014

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about afro-textured. It was well researched and it caters for people with afro-textured hair both natural and relaxed, both for adults and children. I wish there was more details or a chapter on a regimen build up but I guess that was not the point of this book. It is more of a textbook hence a lot of detail is covered. If one is looking for a way to make one's own regimen or products that information is not in here. Also I am in Africa so I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about afro-textured. It was well researched and it caters for people with afro-textured hair both natural and relaxed, both for adults and children. I wish there was more details or a chapter on a regimen build up but I guess that was not the point of this book. It is more of a textbook hence a lot of detail is covered. If one is looking for a way to make one's own regimen or products that information is not in here. Also I am in Africa so some of the commercial products mentioned in the book are not easily available so a bit of work will be required from me to use what I learned in this book.

But as a book to use as a teaching tool, it is a great book. I will need to read it again and again to fully use and grasp all I need to know about afro-textured hair.

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Mar 07, 2013

I already knew quite a lot from reading blogs and watching youtube videos! BUT, this books presents more, presents the facts and gives it to you in such a simple and easy manner! You'd better apply it all! This is a book for life, packed with information that has to be transferred! I have come to love my hair even more now, I know a lot more about it!!
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Jan 20, 2013

Very clear concise break down of hair (particularly textured hair), from how it grows and sheds on down to hair care and remedies. On a personal note, I think this is a good book to have if you have textured hair or are a parent or guardian of a child who has textured hair.
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Jun 30, 2013

Black hair is different. Its care should be approached with knowledgeable, loving care to reap the most reward which healthy is hair. This book is awesome. Informative, I have recommended it to family, friend and I intend to refer to my clients. Great resource for consumer and professional alike. Relaxed, Transitioning or Natural.
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Nov 16, 2016

Wonderful book to teach you about caring for your natural hair. Because of this book I've been able to grow my 4b natural hair a couple of inches above my waist. My hair has never been so healthy!
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Dec 11, 2013

Very comprehensive. I will be re-reading this book from time to time!
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Jan 06, 2014

it was really good at explaining black hair and how it is to be maintained
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Sep 27, 2011

Lot's of detailed scientific information about african textured/curly hair. It makes a good starting point and reference for figuring out what hair care products to use and hair care techniques work best for a person's hair type.

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Dec 30, 2013

This was so informative and complete. I only wish I had bought the book in paper form, since as an Audiobook I sometimes was missing visuals and the ability to "flag" pages for future reference. I must read for all black people and parents of black children.
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Dec 02, 2013

This is one of the best books I have read in regards to understanding my own hair from a scientific point of view instead of old wives tales.

Every person with Afro hair needs to read this book. It will ensure we never have to use perm or any other chemicals again.
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Great info on all things black hair related. It's obvious a lot of time and caring was put into this book. Great work!
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Jun 02, 2016

It has a textbook feel to it more than a self-help or casual reading book . It is heavy on the chemistry! It helps if you are knowledgeable about chemistry or even better yet, organic chemistry. Nevertheless, even for the chemistry-challenged, it is worth reviewing because of the hundreds of hair care products that she includes in the book. It makes it so much easier to follow a hair care regimen if you can actually go to your neighborhood store and find the actual recommended brand(s).
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Aug 18, 2014

I really liked this book. It's extremely informative. I've learned a lot. I'm transitioning from relaxed to natural so it was perfect to me. It like my go to bible for my hair lol. I will say the only bad thing about it was I bought the Kindle format for my Kindle PaperWhite. It was super hard reading the diagrams and understanding. The book is pretty pricey itself also, but I'm sure it would be worth the money.
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May 16, 2016

Very informative. I'm currently natural but I would share this with my friends who are natural or relax their hair. It has a lot of helpful information, which real science to back it up. If I and my mother had this book when I was a teenager, maybe we would have been empowered to speak up against the obvious incorrect application of relaxer on my hair which led to breakage. I definitely remember the tingling and being told it was normal. I think I would have preferred "texlaxing" over relaxing, Very informative. I'm currently natural but I would share this with my friends who are natural or relax their hair. It has a lot of helpful information, which real science to back it up. If I and my mother had this book when I was a teenager, maybe we would have been empowered to speak up against the obvious incorrect application of relaxer on my hair which led to breakage. I definitely remember the tingling and being told it was normal. I think I would have preferred "texlaxing" over relaxing, if I could go back and do it all over again. ...more
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Jun 28, 2019

This book was very helpful in my journey in understanding my hair. I will definitely be using this book as a reference for many things.

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