In the world of dreadlocks/locs there is a lot of bad information. When you look online for a good reliable source for hair information it seems like there is a million different methods out there, and there probably is.
It’s your job to discover what works best for you and your situation. Taking the time to research about your hair and investing in books is a great way to go through information without the background noise of the internet.
You’ll be able to take your time, and meditate on things that you’ve read and decide if what you’ve read is applicable to your locs.
If you care about having healthy and strong hair then it is worth the investment.
Do not limit yourself to a few opinions and techniques, learn what other options are available.
“There may be a better way for you to do something and you don’t even know it, because you haven’t looked. So check out the list below of some books that I feel may help you on your journey of self-discovery.” – trudreadz.com
I’ve gathered this list from many recommendations on social media groups where dreadlocks/locs is the primary discussion. Other people have found value in these books.
Books You May Be Interested In…
Dreads by Francesco Mastalia, Alfonse Pagano, Alice Walker
Rastafarians: The Dreadlocks of Jamaica by Leonard E. Barrett
Locs for Life: The Root Well Being for African-American Women by Kalimah Johnson
Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles by Bert Ashe
Afros: A Celebration Of Natural Hair by Michael July
Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana Byrd, Lori Tharps
The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care by Audrey Davis-Sivathosy
The Black Woman’s Hair Bible: Everything You Have Always Wanted To Know About Your Hair But Didn’t Know How To Ask
by Lisa C. Johnson
PS – If you have any additional books that I can add to the list please let me know in the comment section.