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Hair Research/Info.

Natural hair care resources

When I first considered locking my hair I did some research.  I wanted to learn about the historical and cultural context of dreadlocks and it origins....  Below are some good sources.



Rastafari and other African-Caribbean worldviews / edited by Barry Chevannes

The Rastafarians : the dreadlocks of Jamaica / Leonard E. Barrett

Dreads  by Francesco Mastalia , Alfonse Pagano

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana Byrd, Lori Tharps

Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories by Pamela Johnson

No Lye: The African American Woman's Guide To Natural Hair Care by Tulani Kinard

Good Hair: For Colored Girls Who've Considered Weaves When the Chemicals Became Too Ruff by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner

That Hair Thing: And the Sisterlocks Approach by Joanne Cornwell

Hairstories   by Kim Curry-Evans , Susan Krane , Neal A. Lester , Charles H. Nelson , Kevin Powell , Pamela Sneed


Natural Woman / Natural Hair: A Hair Journey, Hairstyles and Hairstories From the Front with simple step-by-step instructions on taking care of your natural hair by T'Kenyan Keymah

Hairlocking: Everything You Need to Know : African, Dread and Nubian Locks by Nekhena Evans

Nice Dreads: Hair Care Basics and Inspiration for Colored Girls Who've Considered Locking Their Hair  by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner

Going-natural: How to Fall in Love With Nappy Hair by Mireille Liong-a-kong

Where Beauty Touches Me by Pamela Ferrell , Carmen Lattimore

Plaited Glory: For Colored Girls Who've Considered Braids, Locks, and Twists by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner

Nappyisms: Affirmations for Nappy-Headed People and Wannabes! by Linda Mosetta Jones



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