Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care

Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care

A Parent's Guide to Beginning Natural Hair Styling

Book - 2014
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Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care: A Parent's Guide to Beginning Natural Hair Styling covers basic hairstyles and techniques, from learning to part naturally curly hair to styling cornrows and twists. If you are a transracial adoptive parent, a parent of a biracial child, or a caregiver to a young one with kinky-curly hair, this book is everything you need to start a hairstyling routine with your child. This comprehensive guide is organized so that you can read sections on an as-needed basis, addressing techniques and maintenance that are specific to your family's needs at any point along your child's haircare journey.

Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care:
A Parent's Guide to Beginning Natural Hair Styling

PART I: An Overview of Hairstyling
Why Style Natural Hair?, Defining Protective Styling, Preparing for Styling, Tips for Practicing
PART II: Hair Parting Techniques
Preparation for Parting, Tools & Tips for Parting, Basic Part Lines, Creating Box Patterns
PART III: Buns, Coils, Twists, & Braids
Puffs & Buns, Two-Strand Twists, Three-Strand Braids or "Singles"
PART IV: Flat Braids & Flat Twists
Overview of Flat Braids & Flat Twists, Flat Twists, Cornrows
PART V: Hairstyling
Outlining Styling Needs, Getting Your Child Involved, Setting Realistic Expectations, Sitting for Styling
PART VI: Hairstyle Maintenance
How to Protect Hairstyles, Playtime, Swimming, Maintaining Styles
PART VII: Removing Hairstyles
Deciding When to Restyle, Removing Elastics, Removing Tiny Braids, Locking & Matting
PART VIII: Troubleshooting
Issues with Boxed Styles, Rolled Cornrows, Tight Rows, Loose Rows
APPENDICES
Appendix A: Sample Styling Routines, Appendix B: Hair Products
Publisher: San Diego, California : Rory Mullen , c2014.
ISBN: 9781500666040
1500666041
Branch Call Number: 646.724 MUL
Characteristics: 104 p. : color illustrations ; 28 cm

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If you are a caregiver to a young one with kinky-curly hair, this book is everything you need to start a hair styling routine with your child. It covers basic hairstyles and techniques, from learning to part naturally curly hair to styling cornrows and twists. This comprehensive guide is organize... Read More »


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