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Old 05-30-2007, 08:03 PM   #21
 
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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...
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:23 PM   #22
 
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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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Old 06-06-2007, 08:29 PM   #23
 
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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.

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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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Old 06-08-2007, 11:29 AM   #24
 
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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
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:47 PM   #25
 
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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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Old 07-01-2008, 11:51 PM   #26
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I bought it, read it, then passed it onto another curly girl. Pay it forward!!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:55 PM   #27
 
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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.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:45 AM   #28
 
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I bought it, read it, then passed it onto another curly girl. Pay it forward!!!
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.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:07 AM   #29
 
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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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