Thank God I’m Natural – The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair by Chris-Tia Donaldson is a comprehensive resource book for the African-American female and for mothers with biracial children. These women and/or girls have decided to wear their hair in its natural state (devoid of *chemicals to alter the texture of the hair) or are transitioning from chemically processed hair to a natural hair style.
Thank God I’m Natural is about one woman’s journey, her personal testimony about trying to fit into the unspoken standard of beauty that is part of corporate America and having (in her words) the courage to embrace her new hairstyle. After embracing the “new Chris-Tia” she embarks on a physical, professional and personally freeing transformational journey of self-discovery.
Each chapter is written in an easy-to-read format, Ms. Donaldson does a good job of including a lot of insightful tips and best practices. For instance, the myths and misconceptions about black hair, hair styling tips, the ingredients you need in order to make your own hair products, as well as a nationwide salon directory.
Whether you decide to read Thank God I”m Natural from the first page to the last or just the chapters that peak your interest; wherever you start is the right place. You will definitely learn something new and might be tempted to try one of her many suggestions.
Did you know that?
- “Hair is comprised almost entirely of protein and is the fastest growing tissue in the human body, second only to bone marrow.”
- “Shine is a common characteristic of straight hair and sheen is an attribute of curly hair.”
- “There is no such thing as “good hair” or “bad hair.”
- “Black hair textures and types can vary widely, even on a single head.”
Deciding to wear your hair naturally is a choice, a courageously beautiful choice for all the girls and women who decide to embrace it. We invite you check out what the singer India.Arie has to say about this as she sings “I Am Not My Hair.”
*For the record this does not include hair color.
Let’s BOND over BOOKS rates THANK GOD I’M NATURAL as MELODICALLY MELLIFLUOUS (151-300 pgs)….just the right mixture of pages and content.
Permission granted from TgiNesis Press.