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Did your last haircut make you scissor shy? Or your last hair coloring make you want to grab a hat? Maybe it's time to change your appearance to keep up with the latest trends. Before you visit a hair salon next time, consider these titles from our digital collections to help you get the look that is just right for you.

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With 73 percent of African American women suffering from hair breakage due to the use of straightening chemicals, this guide is the perfect resource to help them on their endeavor to go natural. The book not only describes the phases of this process, but also shares recipes, inspiring styles, and valuable tips to make the transition easy and rewarding. Also included are full-color photos of various hairstyles, including afros, twists, cornrows, and coils, and information on hair products, hair structure, and extensions and weaves.

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Commercial hair dyes contain thousands of different chemicals, some of which are reported to be carcinogenic - but you don't have to choose between gorgeous color and good health. Natural hair care expert Christine Shahin shows you how to use nontoxic plant pigments - henna, indigo, amla, and cassia - to color your hair naturally, whatever your hair type or ethnicity, with beautiful results! These pigments are readily available at natural food stores and online, and they're simple, safe, easy to use, and cost-effective. With clearly written instructions and step-by-step photography, Shahin shows you exactly how to apply these pigments, alone or in combinations, to achieve a full range of shades of brown, black, and red. She also includes instructions for transitioning from chemical dyes to natural ones and for using chemical and natural dyes together.

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Written by the author of the bestselling Curly Girl, Silver Hair covers step-by-step the many options for going silver with style. It includes before-and-after photos of real models; advice on how to stay gorgeous during the silver journey—with tips on the best ways to have a smooth color transition; keeping your silver gorgeous with the right hair care and DIY recipes; and finally how to complement your chic new look with flattering fashion, makeup, and accessories.

 

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Have you come to that point in your life where you realize that you are losing hair? If that is the case then you must get a copy of "Hair Loss No More." This text gets right to the point and starts out by explaining the meaning that has been attached to hair and how it represented strength in an individual. The author has gone to great lengths to ensure that the reader has the opportunity to not only learn why some persons start to lose hair after a certain period of time but also to learn what the latest treatment methods are for the hair loss. It can be pretty tricky to navigate as hair loss can be due to hereditary reasons or medical reasons. That has to be established first. At the end of it all the reader can make an informed decision as to whether or not a certain type of treatment is beneficial for them.

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