'Curly Kids: The Handbook' by Lorraine Massey & Michele Bender
Love those curls!
“Embracing your natural curls is essential to self-acceptance. What a gift to be able to start children off right––loving their textured hair from the jump––with this beautiful, information-packed celebration of curly kids!”––Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex.
On its surface, Curly Kids is a creative, practical handbook about curly hair: how to care for it, how to style it, how to solve problems like frizz and knots. But it’s also a book about empowering your kids and helping their self-esteem, because how we feel about our hair is more than follicle-deep––and that’s especially true for curly kids who are known to go through bouts of self-consciousness and straight-hair envy.
So by helping you and your kids learn new techniques like the Curly Girl Method of “co-washing” (using conditioner to cleanse the hair) and following an easy set of curly dos and don’ts (never “blow-fry” curly hair), Curly Kids delivers a powerful promise: Teach your children how to love those fabulous curls––and with Massey’s help, those curls will be fabulous––and they’ll have the confidence to love all of themselves.
The nature and science behind curly hair
Names for every curl shape
What to tell the hair stylist
Recipes for gentle rinses, washes, gels, and detanglers
How to sleep with curls
Special curly hairstyles for sports
Plus true tales of Curly Kid inspiration
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.