Chevy Chase LibraryStaff Picks


Non-Fiction books focused on Hair-Care

People often times see their hair as a major reflection of themselves. In many cases, a deep personal relationship is established between a person and their hair. Hair and beauty is a multi-billion dollar industry and it is estimated that a person will spend 50,000 on hair over their lifetime.
The Kitchen Beautician: Natural Hair Care Recipes for Beautiful Healthy Hair by Dezarae Henderson; The kitchen beautician allows you to create your own hair care products using many items that you already have in your kitchen! The products found in this book are made for all hair textures and hues, providing you with organic options that you will love, they are so good you can taste them…no, really you can! The author has taken her own techniques and has tweaked them for everyone searching for answers to manage healthy natural hair.

The Breakage Book: How to Not Lose Your Hair by Vaughn Leon; Not only is hair care a booming industry but finding products to alleviate hair loss has become a billion-dollar market. Hair loss is an issue that ranks high with men and mostly women on a daily basis (“How do I wear my hair to hide my thinning?") This book gives you information to easily understand the fundamentals to hair damage, things that are external and internal that could be the cause of hair loss.

Thank GOD I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to The Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair by Chris-Tia Donaldson; This book was written by a Harvard graduate who wanted to make caring for and maintaining natural hair for Black women who are suffering from hair loss or breakage caused by years of relaxers or who has grown tired of spending thousands of dollars in a hair salon. Thank GOD I’m Natural features the advice of celebrity stylists for Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu (among others), highlighting the perspectives of everyday women from all walks of life, as well as the author’s own personal experiences (both funny and sad).

Hair Care Basics That Saves Money by Arlon Beauregard & Deborah Ross
In today’s economically challenged world, it is important to save money in as many ways possible. In their hair care guidebook, seasoned cosmetologist Deborah Ross and registered nurse Arlon Beauregard share cost-effective, proven tips on how to treat, style, and maintain many different types of hair through a variety of over the counter products and home remedies. After sharing interesting facts about the history of hair, hair types, and textures, Ross and Beauregard provide a step-by-step process that teaches you how to; Prevent hair thinning and loss, treat problems of the scalp, choose the right hair products, create inexpensive home treatments, enhance facial features through hairstyles and retouch and color hair.
Every Woman’s Guide to Beautiful Hair at Any Age by Lisa Akbari
Beautiful clothes and makeup can only go so far if your hair is aging badly. Moving through the many stages of life from puberty to menopause, your hair will change as you age. But not as much as you might think and not the way you might think. Stylist and trichologist Lisa Akbari tells women what happens to their hair, why it's happening and what can be done about it to keep a beautiful head of hair for a lifetime. Tips in this book apply to all types and styles of hair.