Teri LaFlesh is very honest and transparent with her journey and her pictures. She has a website called Tightly Curly and she gives an extensive list of ingredients that are good and bad in your hair products.
|Hair Talk: Stylish Braids from African Roots|
Highlights: Giving tribal meanings and ritualistic uses, Hair Talk declares that braids are not just a mere and simple fashion. This book gave the audience the idea that braiding is a work of art sculpted in grace and authority. Hairstyles like kinky/Nubian twists, pixies, goddess braids, hair lacing, and more was shown in this book. There are different ways to do these styles with synthetic, pony hair, human hair, and yarn. Pictures were also shown with each description of the styles. This book engulfs that braiding is a proud historical practice of our culture.
My Review: I love this quote from James, "We used the palms from the trees, shredding them into fine yellow threads. And deep in the jungle there stands a tree, the Cotar tree, on which grows a particular fruit. We used the juice of this fruit to dye the palm strands black. And that was the beginning of hair extensions and colored hair as we know them today." I love that fact that you get to read and learn the historical references and each style, there are step by step instructions in each braiding technique, and the pictures are displayed like a hair show. I love it!
Duyan James is a Liberian native with a braidery in Washington, DC.