Black Natural Hair/Dreadlock Books That Will Inspire You


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.” –

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


The Knotty Truth: Creating Beautiful Locks on a Dime!: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Locks by M. Michele George


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


Grow It: How to Grow Afro-Textured Hair to Maximum Lengths in the Shortest Time by Chicoro


The Black Hair Manual: A Pocket Guide For Choosing Your Best Hair Products by Breanna Rutter

Educate Yourself.

PS – If you have any additional books that I can add to the list please let me know in the comment section.


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Author: Jason Williams

My name is Jason and I am the founder of this blog, Originally this blog was intended to be specifically about the dreadlock community, it has now evolved into a 'blog for curious melanated minds'. I've decided to merge my personal journey of self-discovery in with common, sometimes uncommon, quests of other melinated minds. Although I have not been established as a writer on a "professional" level nor have the socially accepted validation of academic credentials, I have aspirations to develop myself as a writer and to use my passion for writing to inspire higher vibrations in the melinated minds around the world. You can support the movement and the website @ Your support helps grow the website, support the creators, and bring future ideas into reality. Thank you in advance. Stay up, Stay loc'd, Stay tru. Peace.

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