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 discover things you never knew about your hair. Do not limit yourself to a few opinions and experiences, knowledge is power. Doing research on the biological and historical circumstance of your hair will help you see the beauty and power in yourself.
I’ve gathered this list from reoccurring recommendations I’ve seen in social media groups where natural black afro-textured hair is the primary discussion. Many people have found value in these books. If there’s a book about afro-textured hair that you like but isn’t on the list, make sure you leave it in the comment section.
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