'Curly Girl: The Handbook' by Lorraine Massey & Michele Bender
Donna's notes; Lorraine Massey is the author of 'Curly Girl: The Handbook' and The Curly Girl method is encompassed in both her books and her life work. She now works independently, teaching the Curl by Curl™ cutting technique and leading the movement to more natural hair care products with the launch of her new company, CurlyWorld ™, (the products of which we stock).
Because of the grassroots success of her book and subsequent editions, curly people everywhere have been able to find a celebration of the beauty of curls in this buoyant how-to, manifesto, and curly girl support group all in one.
Lorraine's position on the use of direct oils to the hair has changed since this edition and a new edition is in the process of being written.
It is important to note that her advise if you follow the Curly Girl Method is to substitute any mention of oil with coconut water instead.
Publisher's notes; "Say no to shampoo, unplug the dryer, and kiss frizz and bad hair days good-bye. Curly Girl is the surprising bible for those with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it, from Lorraine Massey, previously owner of the Devachan salons and products. It’s all here: Daily routines for corkscrew, Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls. Homemade lotions and potions for locking in moisture. Expert tips on caring for tight coily hair. Fabulous dos for weddings and special occasions. How to trim your hair yourself, step-by-step. (Remember: It’s not what you take off; it’s what you leave on.) Recommendations for chemical-free products. And so much more: the care, the styling, the products, the remedies, and the empowering pro-curl attitude.
Ten things to do before you dye
You are what you eat—and so are your curls
Getting kids to love their curls
Lorraine’s 12-step recovery program"
You may also like to check out Lorraine’s video tutorials on YouTube (search Lorraine Massey Curly Girl Method)
Lorraine Massey is the author of 'Curly Girl: The Handbook' and The Curly Girl method is encompassed in both her books and her life work. She now works independently, teaching the Curl by Curl™ cutting technique and leading the movement to more natural hair care products with the launch of her new company, CurlyWorld ™.
Michele Bender, co-author of Silver Hair and Curly Girl, is an award-winning freelance writer. She has co-authored best-selling books, such as Believe Me with Yolanda Hadid and The Immune System Recovery Plan with Dr. Susan Blum. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Real Simple and Family Circle, among other national publications.