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Love those curls!
“Embracing your natural curls is essential to self-acceptance. What a gift to be able to start children off right––loving their textured hair from the jump––with this beautiful, information-packed celebration of curly kids!”––Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex
On its surface, Curly Kids is a creative, practical handbook about curly hair: how to care for it, how to style it, how to solve problems like frizz and knots. But it’s also a book about empowering your kids and helping their self-esteem, because how we feel about our hair is more than follicle-deep––and that’s especially true for curly kids who are known to go through bouts of self-consciousness and straight-hair envy.
So by helping you and your kids learn new techniques like the Curly Girl Method of “co-washing” (using conditioner to cleanse the hair) and following an easy set of curly dos and don’ts (never “blow-fry” curly hair), Curly Kids delivers a powerful promise: Teach your children how to love those fabulous curls––and with Massey’s help, those curls will be fabulous––and they’ll have the confidence to love all of themselves.
The nature and science behind curly hair
Names for every curl shape
What to tell the hair stylist
Recipes for gentle rinses, washes, gels, and detanglers
How to sleep with curls
Special curly hairstyles for sports
Plus true tales of Curly Kid inspiration
About the Author
Lorraine Massey, a pioneer in the booming Curly Girl movement, created the CG Method, which has since been adopted by hundreds of stylists worldwide. Lorraine is the sole owner of Spiral (x,y,z), a multi-disciplined salon, and founder of CurlyWorld, a line of haircare products. Lorraine spends her days teaching the Curl by Curl method to stylists worldwide. Curly Kids is her third book, following best-sellers Curly Girl: The Handbook and Silver Hair: The Handbook with Michele Bender
Michele Bender is an award-winning freelance book and magazine writer. She co-authors and ghost-writes books with high-profile experts and celebrities.
"Embracing your natural curls is essential to self-acceptance, but for many of us the journey was fraught and took decades. What a gift, then, to be able to start children off right—loving their textured hair from the jump—with this beautiful, information-packed celebration of curly kids!" — Peggy Orenstein, New York Times best-selling author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex