does everyone own a copy of 'curly girl'

I just got it and read it today -- not so impressed. I thought it would help convince me to stop straightening, but it didn't help much...
I think Curly Girl would have been brilliant had Massey found some true AA curly/natural experts like that Ethiopian salon owner in Washington, DC (Yodit??); or someone like Diane DaCosta, Titi and Miko Branch of Miss Jessies, Mahisha Dellinger of Curls or Stacy Canfield of Blended Beauty. Or Ellin LaVar. I think she did mention Khamit Kinks and they're very well known. But that other guy's advice was just whack. I went to his salon back in the day and all they did were relaxer, blow-out, curling iron and roller sets.
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I thought the book was ok. I put it away and will refer to it again when my hair is 100% natural. It at least helped me understand curly hair.

I want to get Going Natural: How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair


I wasn't surprised to see that the book was mostly about white women and their curly hair. I mean, the author is white so I can't blame her. She wrote about her own experience. I am hoping to find books about how to grow and care for natural hair. And you're right, all curlies come in all different colors and backgrounds. As a Hispanic woman I was surprised to see not even one Latina in there.

Right now my best resources are my friends. I have a friend (African American) that just went natural and she's my inspiration for doing this. My co-worker (half Italian half black) has been natural for years and she gives me advice. Two of my close cousins went natural years ago. I even look around on the train and now I notice all these natural women with their afros, locks, curls and wow its so inspiring and beautiful to see
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I just bought the book a few days ago I skimmed through it, and I was not impressed . I have to agree with the others I was rather disappointed Massey didn't cover African American Hair more and it does suck that she doesn't have any for my Latina sista's. I might go back and read some things that might be helpful for me but other than that I'm always learning yet I know enough about my own hair to start my own book, videos, and hair care products which I'm pursing for the future
The only caucasian tip that didnt work for me, was the one about not using a comb, but instead finger-combing your wet hair. Ummm NO. there's no way in hell that's gonna work. lol
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I bought it, read it, then passed it onto another curly girl. Pay it forward!!!
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I don't have my copy anymore. I either sold it or gave it to somebody.

Not much of it really worked for me. But it was a good place to start.
I bought it, read it, then passed it onto another curly girl. Pay it forward!!!
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I did the same thing. I gave it to a good friend of mine who was frying her hair every day with a blow dryer.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I just purchased the book yesterday. I've heard about for a few years and I've looked through it in the bookstore before. It has some good starter information.
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