Twelve Steps For Growing Black Hair – A Book

bookcover2forweb1.jpgI’ve written a book which details the steps that I have used to help my hair grow. The book is titled Twelve Steps For Growing Black Hair. In this book I discuss the twelve steps that have helped me to grow longer, healthier hair naturally, without relaxers. The book discusses how to wash, condition, and style natural Black hair to prevent breakage and encourage growth.
Here is the table of contents for this book:

Introduction
My Story
The Steps
Step 1. Understand What You Have: A look at what makes Black hair unique
Step 2. Learn How To Tell When You Are Breaking Off Your Hair
Step 3. Use The Right Hair Care Products: What to look for in the products you use on your hair.
Step 4. Use The Right Hair Care Tools: Information about hair tools and which ones to avoid, which ones to use, and which to use carefully.
Step 5. Wash Your Hair Properly: How to wash your hair to prevent or reduce breakage.
Step 6. Detangle and Condition Your Hair Properly: How to detangle and condition your hair to reduce breakage.
Step 7. Chemical Free Straightening: A look at thermal pressing and how to do it without damaging your hair. This section also looks at mechanical straightening
Step 8. Styling For Growth: When it comes to styling, simple is better. This section contains advice on styling your hair to prevent breakage.
Step 9. Daily Maintenance – Combing and Sleeping In Your Hair
Step 10. Taking Vitamins For Your Hair
Step 11. Accepting What You Have
Step 12. When You Find What Works For You, Stick With It!!!

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Hair photos from May 2006 and info about iron

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These two photos of my hair were taken on May 15th, 2006. I read recently that if you are iron deficient, it can cause your hair to be brittle among other things. Women of childbearing age are the ones most likely to be iron deficient. But doctors don’t recommend that you take iron supplements unless your doctor prescribes it because if you take too much iron it can have negative effects too. They say it is better to get your iron from food sources like spinach and sunflower seeds, or enriched cereal.

Northwest Scents™ Natural Black Hair Care Products

repairkit608Some people mistakenly believe that the products you use on your hair don’t make a difference. I have found the opposite to be true, especially when it comes to black hair. I have done research in the area of cosmetic science for the past several years, and in doing so I have developed a line of products which I use to take care of my hair. This line consists of a shampoo, hair oil, and hair conditioners. I designed these products to gently cleanse and condition my hair (dry, kinky, type 4c hair) and make it more manageable. These products are made using natural vegetable oils and essential oils, and are free from petrolatum, mineral oil, paraffin wax, harsh detergents like sodium lauryl sulfate, and artificial colors. Click here to see the products.