Monday, December 12, 2011

The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy – Review

I heard about this book through one of the many hair blogs that I frequent and I couldn't wait to read it because it was so highly recommended! I ordered it through for my Kindle app and it was only $9.99, but I’m sure that I’ll purchase a hard copy later for my personal library.
The book begins with a couple of stories that sound a lot like my own, women speaking of growing up with hair that never quite seemed to grow past shoulder length and thinking that was the norm for our kind of hair. Until I BC’d in Oct 2011, I had had a relaxer since I was five years old. Even though I had to get touch ups every four to six weeks, I could never retain length. I really enjoyed reading these stories as I found them extremely relatable to my own personal hair journey!

I read most of the book (at least 95%), but unfortunately I have the attention span of a gnat and I had to skim over a lot of the technical jargon about hair follicle structure and cuticles and what not. But I’m glad that the information is there as I’m sure I will reread this a few more times so that the information sinks in. I have already implemented some new things into my daughter’s hair care regimen as well as my own, such as protein treatments and deep conditioning moisture treatments. I find it very helpful that the book teaches you how to start a healthy hair care regimen and the author even includes a product list! I also like that there is supportive information for those of us with natural, relaxed, and color treated hair. I would totally recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about how to properly care for their hair or their child’s hair!


  1. Welcome to the club. I too have had my hair relaxed when I was 5 years old and just recently (Aug. 2011) big chopped. Good luck and I will check out the book.

  2. Thanks JenJen, good luck to you too!!