Good Hair: The Essential Guide to Afro, Textured and Curly Hair (Hardback)Charlotte Mensah (author)
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The ultimate guide to Afro, textured and curly hair from the first black woman inducted into the British Hairdressing hall of fame, Good Hair is a pioneering and long-overdue volume.
An essential, practical guide to caring for Afro, textured and curly hair.
In 2018, award-winning British-Ghanaian hairstylist and Hair Lounge salon owner Charlotte Mensah was the first black woman to be inducted into the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame. Having spent three decades styling thousands of people from all walks of life, she has now written the first guide to loving and caring for your curls.
Featuring case studies of clients who came to her looking for a 'hair fix', and informed by her own story from apprentice to business-owner, this book will dispel common hair myths and give you the knowledge and tools to attain good hair health.
Good Hair is the ultimate guide on how to:
- identify and understand your curl texture(s)
- promote hair growth and find good products
- choose the right protective styles
- overcome hair loss, itchiness or dryness
- do styles such as cornrows, locs and bantu knots
- devise your own tailored hair care routine
Packed with expert advice, nourishing recipes and top maintenance tips, this is a celebration of the unique beauty and history of black hair.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 206 x 162 x 29 mm
The city's most influential expert on black hair ... an inspiring entrepreneur ... Charlotte is the woman I turn to for guidance on healthy hair maintenance * KENYA HUNT, fashion director, Grazia *
Charlotte is the only person I trust with my hair * Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race *
When it comes to afro hair, Charlotte's expertise remains unmatched. She is one of the most important voices in the haircare industry, period * Yomi Adegoke, co-author of Slay in Your Lane *
Charlotte's talent and what she has achieved in the hair industry is nothing short of incredible. This book is not just a brilliant insight into exactly how she became such a powerhouse, it is also an excellent guide to everything you need to know about black hair * Funmi Fetto, author of Palette and contributing editor at British Vogue *
My first visit to Charlotte's salon was a life-changing experience. She is an absolute guru when it comes to Afro hair - how wonderful that now everyone can have a bit of her expertise in the form of this wonderful book * Otegha Uwagba, author of Little Black Book *
Charlotte's life story is one that will inspire anybody that has ever been told no, anybody who has even been knocked down and somehow found their way back up, but most of all it will empower and uplift anyone with a dream and show them that dreams do come true * June Sarpong *
'It's an absolute godsend and the package is just stunning' * Good Housekeeping *
Includes all of Charlotte's know how and insider tricks into a book, (this is the) ultimate go to guide on how to care for this type of hair * Hello Magazine *
A long overdue bible on textured and curly hair (...) Good Hair begins with the history and sacredness of the afro hairstyle, the part it played in the Black Power Movement and Mensah's own story' * Psychologies Magazine *
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