10 Books to Read for Natural Hair Tips

Are you a newbie looking for information on how to start and care of your natural hair or you are already naturalista but you are struggling to care and grow your hair long without having to deal with breakage. There are a lot of natural hair blogs and YouTube channels that will really help you during your natural hair journey. In addition, below are 10 great books that are easy to read and very informative.

1. Grow It: How to Grow Afro-Textured Hair to Maximum Lengths in the Shortest Time

Yes! Afro-textured hair can grow long, this book walks you through a simple six-step process to help you understand actions that help you to retain more length and which about actions that could hinder your length retention.

2. The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair

This book addresses the challenges that Afro-textured hair faces and also provide tools needed to build a healthy hair care regimen.

3. Ultra Black Hair Growth II 2000 Edition

This book provides a simple common-sense step-by-step manual to help black women care and grow their hair.

4. Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care: A Parent’s Guide to Beginning Natural Hair Styling

This book provides visual steps to parents and biracial parents who need help in learning how to style children’s Afro-textured hair.

5. If You Love It, It Will Grow: A Guide To Healthy, Beautiful Natural Hair

Dr. Phoenyx Austin explains how to grow and maintain healthy and long afro-textured hair. This book will help you learn how to hair breakage and hair loss, develop a healthy and flexible regimen, health-based principle and how to leverage the power of Ayurveda, an ancient form of alternative medicine that has helped women grow beautiful hair for thousands of years.

6. Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair!

This book educates women on how to transition from relaxed to completely natural hair. It provides guidance on DIY (Do it yourself) and hairstyling tips and educating parents on how to care for their children’s natural hair. This book is great for newbie naturals since it provides a source of encouragement and how to deal with naysayers.

7. The GlamTwinz Guide to Longer, Healthier Hair

This book is a great starter for anyone going natural and all naturalists who are struggling with length retention, dryness, and breakage. The GlamTwins share their secrets to growing long, healthy and natural hair.

8. Curly Girl: The Handbook

The book provides unique hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It illustrates a step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair and also provides information on green and chemical-free products. Even better it comes with DVD with tutorials on caring for your curls.

9. The Natural Hair Bible: The 10 Commandments of Black Hair Care

Breanna Rutter breaks down everything you need to know in order to achieve long healthy hair for your specific hair type. It provides a guide to homemade product recipes and guides to buying the appropriate hair products for your specific hair type.

10. Thank God I’m Natural –The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair

This book was featured on Essence magazine as “The Natural Hair Bible”. This is the perfect read for the newly natural. It provides natural hair-care guide are product tips for natural hair, homemade hair care recipes and myths about going natural. It also includes expert advice from celebrity stylists.


What are some of the amazing natural hair book you have read? Tell us in the comments!


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