Kinky-Kurly Ladies: Let's "Grow It!" in 2009!



So I'm back like I promised to share my thoughts on this book. First off, let me tell you, Amazon provided very fast delivery! I ordered the book this past Sunday and it came in the mail yesterday! I was very surprised and pleased. I was out and about all day yesterday, so I didn't start reading it till last night. I finished it this morning..... So my thoghts?????

Great book! It's another easy read that you can finish in a couple hours. And then you'll probably read it again, like I will later on today, and write various notes and bust out your highlighter. Ok, so where do I start? Let's start with the writing style and attitude. What I liked about Chicoro's writing style is that it felt like a one on one conversation with her. I really liked that. I like that she shares her past hair woes, experiences, and lessons learned because what she's experienced, we all have at one time or another. I know many wanted pictures of her hair, but I feel that that would have taken away from the book and what she was trying to do. (If you want to see pics of her hair, you can visit her fotki.) B/c it isn't about her hair, it's about YOUR hair and taking control of its destiny.

Which takes me to what I like about the attitude of the book. I really like that the attitude is to take charge of your hair, stop blaming the stylist, sister, mother, etc and step up to the plate; do your research. If you want bomb hair, learn what you need to do to achieve it; you can do it. There are no "secrets" or magic products to use to make your hair grow and retain your length. It's simply about dedication, healthy hair practices, and time. Also keep in mind we all are different, have different hair, therefore we will have different results. The book encourages you not to get discouraged if you don't see an immediate turn around in say, a month. For some it takes longer. If you are doing the right things you WILL see results though so don't compare your hair to others just focus on your own. So I feel the overall attitude was "Yes You Can!" (LOL) and "Do You!"

In the book, she shares her Grow It Process, which are her thoughts and ideas on how to grow hair to its utmost potential. Nothing is law but she provides great information and insight behind why she supports the steps that she does in The Grow It Process. Most of it is pure common sense that you just needed to be reinforced. Chicoro, like I do as well, encourages and practices keeping your hair care regimen simple (and trying not to use so many products) and covers all the bases in Afro-textured hair care: detangling, washing, conditioning, moisturizing, protective styling, and trimming. She also drops some science of the hair knowledge that is important for us to know so that we understand what we are doing to our hair and why we get the results that we do. Don't worry though, she breaks it down so that it is completely understandable and not like you are reading a chemistry text book.

This is not a styling book so therefore there are no styling tutorials/pictures but she stresses the importance of researching protective hair styles that work for you so that you can preserve your ends and reach your longer lengths. This is your hair, take its care in your hands. This book is not law but a guide. Take what you learn from this book and apply it to how you care for your hair. I feel that no stone went unturned in the book. She covered quite a bit in a clear and concise manner in my opinion. This book is definitely for Afro-textured natural ladies/girls and transitioning ladies. (Relaxed ladies can learn a lot from this book but it is not geared toward them so she does not talk about relaxed hair care, the science of it, etc. A better book for relaxed ladies is "Ultra Black Hair Growth" by Cathy Howse) It's def a point of reference book for me and I highly recommend you get it.

So click on the link below and get your copy now!



Chicoro has a great deal that if you buy one for you and one for a friend/family member and email your Amazon receipt/s to her, you get a free tote bag! I'm going to get a copy for one of my good friends and send in my receipts so I can get one. They are too cute! Stay blessed and beautiful and let's "Grow It!" together!

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