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LaFlesh, who maintains the popular web site tightlycurly.com , has resplendent, long curls on the cover of this informative and inspiring book for people whose hair texture is tightly curled or coiled. But as her photographic hair journey depicts, this was not always the case. She discusses the damaging hair–styling practices that she used in her quest for manageable hair, sprinkling her book with humorous anecdotes. Through research and trial and error, LaFlesh discovered a hair–care regime that works with her natural curliness, and the result is beautiful, healthy hair. She offers readers practical advice on proper tools, products, and styling techniques, avoiding caustic chemicals and heat. LaFlesh′s tips on styling biracial children′s hair will be a godsend to their parents. There is also a technical section on hair structure. VERDICT The styling methods may not work for everyone, given the variance of textured hair, but this good introduction to holistic hair care will be embraced by the novice as well as the hair obsessed. Pair it with Paula Begoun′s Don′t Go Shopping for Hair–Care Products Without Me for a well–rounded beauty and grooming collection. —Ajoke Kokodoko, Oakland P.L. ( Library Journal , May 1, 2010)

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"Curly Like Me made me laugh, with and at my hair. It allowed me to secretly cry over a childhood spent wondering, ′why won′t my curls behave, or my hair wave in the wind.′ Today I embrace my texture, the unique perk of being biracial, and live for ′natural is the only way to go.′ Thank you, Teri, for your book, which every girl of color with curly hair who has spent years with hot combs, chemicals, and frizz, should read." — Rain Pryor , author of Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor and winner of the NAACP Theatre Award " Curly Like Me is down–to–earth, fun to read, and chock–full of useful information for curly girls everywhere. Kudos to Teri LaFlesh for showing the world that curly hair can be a blessing, not a burden." — Lori Tharps , author of Kinky Gazpacho and coauthor of Hair Story "A great hair guide for coily heads that is easy to read, fun, relatable, understandable, and full of tips and advice that will make living with humid–sensitive hair enjoyable." — Mireille Liong–A–Kong , founder of Going–Natural.com and author of Going Natural: How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair "You′ll read this excellent how–to guide to get Teri′s envious beautiful curls, but you′ll love this book because you′ll have Teri′s gentle and endearing voice in your ear for a journey to acceptance of your curly–haired self!" — Heidi W. Durrow , author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky and co–host of Mixed Chicks Chat Very curly hair isn′t like any other type of hair—and it requires totally different care. Curly Like Me is the off–the–grid, do–it–yourself owner′s manual for tightly curly hair. Discover the techniques you need to celebrate your curly hair—not fight against it. In this book, you will learn not only how to care for your curls but to cherish them, while saving you time, effort, and money. How to wear your curls in your own natural curl pattern The best products, tools, and ingredients for curly hair How to understand your hair—a guide to curly hair structure and behavior More than 250 photos and illustrations A special chapter on pain–free curly hair care for kids Let Curly Like Me empower you to take charge of your hair so you can embrace your beautiful curls and set them free.


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  • Broché: 288 pages
  • Editeur : John Wiley & Sons (11 mai 2010)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 047053642X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470536421
  • Dimensions du produit: 18,8 x 1,2 x 23,7 cm
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2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par lyllow le 10 août 2013
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Bon livre qui explique bien les notions capillaires scientifiques.
Cependant je déplore la manque de couleurs et d'image qui ne facilite pas la compréhension.
En effet je comprends l'anglais mais ce n'est pas ma langue maternelle. Il y a donc quelques notions qui m'échappe.

Au dela de cela, c'est un bon livre à avoir.
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My only regret...that I didn't know about this sooner! 6 mai 2010
Par L. Baynham - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I write this review as I sit here with my conditioner-laden, oh-so-defined teeny weeny afro in air dry mode. I've just finished reading "Curly Like Me" and I want to scream from the rooftops: "I've uncovered the Holy Grail of natural afro-textured hair care!!!"

If you're 1/10th as skeptical as I am when it comes to claims of a great hair technique, you'll want to know my credentials to see whether or not I'm qualified to make such a bold claim.

I'm biracial. My father is black and my mother is white. However, growing up, when asked the infamous "What are you?" question - all you mixed chicks know what I'm talking about - I would always apologetically suffix my reply with "...but I just don't have biracial hair". My brother has jet black big loose curls, but from infancy I was dubbed the one with the "bad hair" (not by my loving parents however, just the rest of the world). I believed it mind, body and soul. Why else would my evil hairdresser aunt force a relaxer on me when I was but a preschooler? Something must be very very wrong with my hair, I thought, since even with a relaxer it was an unruly Simba-mane. (I really did look like I belonged on The Lion King).

So, up until 10 months ago, I thought I couldn't live without the relaxer. Then one day several months ago, I decided to stretch my standard every 3 or 4 month relaxer fix by doing straw sets since it was so damaged. Time kept going and soon I was 6 then 7 months post, but with no thoughts of going natural. Then on month 8, a funny thing happened. For the first time, I really felt my new growth as I was washing my hair, what's this? Then I looked at it...CURLS?!?! Tight small spirally things growing from my head? YES! MY HEAD!

I began lurking on afo-textured hair care forums and other sites and began soaking up the knowledge from the ladies in the natural hair community. But, I feared that my hair wouldn't dry curly, that it would just turn into a hard matted Simba-poof; plus there was NO WAY I wanted to cut my hair.

About six weeks ago I heard about Teri LaFlesh and her method for the first time as I was lurking on a hair forum. I went to her Tightly Curly website, and I saw this biracial chick with hair to her butt. My instinctual reaction: jealousy and shame. All the feelings of my childhood rushed back. As a child, I would see biracial children with beautiful curls, soft and flowing or tight and spirally and I would be overcome with jealousy. I would see their hair flow down their backs whereas my relaxed ends seemed to be allergic to touching my shoulders and broke off at the sight of them.

What could this little hair queen teach me, I wondered. Surely our hairs have nothing in common! Then I saw her photo history; then I was floored. Her hair used to be a matted, relaxed Simba-explosion, like mine! Not a pretty cottony afro, not kinky spirals, but an evil, crunchy broken poof! I came to see that with her many hair disasters she could relate to me, and I began to become a Tightly Curly convert.

Fast forward a few weeks later as I waited with bated breath on THIS book to be released. At the end of April I snapped it up and bit into it like a...like a...like a person who really wanted to bite into something!

One day when I was reading it, I tried my Herbal Essences Hello Hydration on a bit of my hair where the relaxer had broken off to see if it would make curls and dry like that. I didn't think it would work. But it did!!! I began to see that other natural chicks with even tighter curls had done the method and experienced success. The scales began to drop from my eyes and I began to appreciate that there really is no such thing as "bad hair" after all. I came to appreciate that any hair that is healthy, happy and loved by its owner is "good hair", and I wanted good hair too.

Though the Tightly Curly Method is explained on the website, it is explained in greater detail in the book. I especially love the "Choosing Shampoos & Conditioners: What to Avoid" sections in the book as, since I don't live in the States, only a few of the recommended shampoos and conditioners are available. The book empowers me to find my own POOs and COs with in the recommended guidelines.

Teri has also gone to a lot of trouble uncovering hair and ingredient myths. Also, she describes on a molecular level what you're really doing when chemically altering your hair. I'm no scientist so I can't attest to the accuracy of her statements. However, I can say that what she had to say was scary enough to make me never want to hurt my hair with relaxers again. Ever.

I had originally planned to transition for another 6 months or so. But less than a week ago, when I was nearly done with the book, I was convinced that there was no reason for me to hold back. So, on that fateful Saturday afternoon of, May 1, 2010, I cut, I conditioned, I defined and I left in. FINALLY SOMETHING THAT WORKS!!!

I wish she had included in the book exactly how she came to discover this method, but that doesn't take away from the fact that this method works.

And so, dear reader, if you have tightly curly hair, do yourself a favour and purchase this book. Your hair will thank you, and it will thank Teri.

To Teri LaFlesh, thank you so much. My hair wants to be just like yours when it grows up.

To my hair, I promise from now on to love you unconditionally but always with plenty conditioner!
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Heed the Message, Not the Method 7 janvier 2012
Par jnet - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I was so excited when I discovered Teri's method, especially with the claim that it should work with most Afro-textured hair even if you don't have looser curls. As long as your curl pattern is still in tact you should be good to go, right?! Great! I read the book in one sitting and dreamt of a future head full of nicely defined, rain-proof coils. My daydreams included one where I'd run into Teri in Pike Place Market or something (since we both live in Seattle), I'd ask for her autograph and we'd compare our Rapunzel-length, Seattle-weather-resistant locks. Okay, I know that sounds crazy but I'd recently gone natural, was fed up, and my frustrations fueled my daydreams.

Anyhow, I digress. After many attempts, first following Teri's method by the book, then trying the many variations found online, I came to the conclusion that this method just wasn't my cup of tea. I have a nice, perfectly formed coil pattern when my hair is in its natural state but like many other reviewers I ran into issues with dryish, breaking locks. Sometimes it looked and felt filmy. There were just too many versions of this method and not only had I lost patience but I'd lost too much hair (and I wasn't willing to part with any more).

What I did take away from this book was an pleasant reintroduction to my natural coils which I hadn't seen since I was a kid. Teri gave me the confidence to go natural and the confidence that I could grow my hair to great lengths. She also put me on a path to find OTHER methods for achieving my hair goals.

Unbeknownst to me there's an entire community of black women growing long hair (very, very long hair) who don't use Teri's method. Their methods vary so one has more style choices; I mean what if you don't want to deal with the shrinkage? What if you prefer your hair straight? There's a long-black-hair method for just about everyone. Just spend a little time perusing YouTube and you're bound to find someone. (My favorites are LongHairDon'tCare2011, KimmayTube and BrittneyNGray). Most importantly, for me at least, these methods are far less time-consuming than Teri's and give me far more stylistic choices. I can go curly or straight. If you're skeptical, I can tell you that the thing that all these methods have in common (including Teri's) is that they don't advocate the use of chemicals, or the heavy use of heat (some heat is allowed); all require attention to keeping your hair moisturized and protected, especially while sleeping. As long as you follow these "rules" religiously, especially the moisturizing and staying away from chemicals, you should be able to retain more length. I'm personally using the flat-iron once a month method, moisturizing with olive oil and protective serum nightly, and mine has reached collarbone length with virtually no breakage. With commitment it doesn't take long to turn your hair-health around.

So, in short, Teri is still a "Hairo" of mine but I just prefer to use other methods. I just wish she'd done more experimentation with a greater variety of kinky hair types and acknowledged some needed variations.
46 internautes sur 50 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Works for multi textured curly hair! 9 mai 2010
Par Wonder girl - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
This is an excellent book! While I'm not directly bi-racial, my hair is exactly like Terri's due to white ancestry. I wish that I had known about using conditioner to keep my curls when they dried. My hair is short now because I cut 10 inches off to have relaxer free hair, but my curls are there and they feel great. I'm going to buy another book and give it to my bi-racial niece whose hair is a little looser than mine, but would definitely benefit from this book.

While books like curly girl are good, it left me frustrated because leaving a little bit of conditioner in my hair left me with fuzzy spots. This book filled in the pieces that were missing! Terri, thank you for this book, and thank you for going through what you went through to get your beautiful curls back. I get so many compliments from everyone even though I have a dreaded layer cut.

I would recommend this book for anyone who has curls when their hair is wet but turns to curly frizz when dried. I would recommend this book to kinky kinky tightly curled hair as well because this book preaches keeping moisture in your hair, and ALL curly hair need this. Good book!
34 internautes sur 38 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
This book may change your life! 9 mai 2010
Par Gillian Nalletamby - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Whether you buy this book straight away or think about it for a while ... after you read this book, you'll realise like doing regular exercise, changing your career or leaving that loser boyfriend of yours, that this is something you should have done months or years ago. It really is a life changing book and when you have curly hair, you realise it is more than hair, it's an attitude and way of life.

After reading the book in one sitting, what strikes me about the book is that looking after curly hair is relatively easy and the less you do with it, the more likely you are to have beautiful curls. If you think about the money you have spent on useless hair products over the years and throwing away money on hairdressers who were clueless about how to cut and style curly hair, this book is such a worthwhile investment.
14 internautes sur 14 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
It WORKS! 19 mai 2010
Par Chemaine Anderson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
I haven't got the book yet, however this process truly works! I couldn't figure out why my nauturally curly hair wasn't behaving or growing! I did a search on Youtube and located a video that truly took care of every issue I had with my hair. I'm interracial..mom is white and dad is black and native american. I learned quite a few years ago that relaxers were not good so I grew out my hair. I was getting my hair completely wet in the morning and putting gel in it. I couldn't figure out why it looked like I had a flat head and my hair just looked gross. I started using the "process" about 6 months ago. My hair looks so healthy and I feel so much better about only putting conditioner in my hair..flinging it and waking up in the morning with curly hair! I can't thank the Curly Like Me author enough for sharing her technique. My hair is growing long, looks 100% healthier and 100% curlier! I have shared the technique with my sister and she's wearing her hair down for the first time in 30 years! She absolutely love the way the technique shapes her curls and requires little to no maintenance!
Aussie Moist Conditioner, 13.5-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6) I love this conditioner! Happy flipping!
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