Non Fiction Book Review: Curly Kids

Curly Kids by Lorraine Massey
Curly Kids: How to Help Your Child Care For and Love That Glorious Hair: A Handbook
by  Lorraine Massey,  Michele Bender

4 out of 5 stars

This book details how to use the Curly Girl method, no shampoo, conditioner-washing method for babies, toddlers, children, and teens. There is a lot of useful information with beautiful pictures, and helpful home recipes for hair products.

I really appreciated that this book details all the harmful chemical ingredients found in basic shampoos that are especially harmful for curly hair. Curly hair is way more sensitive to harsh chemicals like sulfates, and it dries out the hair creating that dreaded frizz. This book gives such good advice about looking for sulfate-free shampoos and silicone-free conditioners. Children’s hair can be especially fine and fragile, and the tips in this book help to manage unruly hair without damaging it.
There are sections in the book for baby hair, toddler hair, and how to teach grade school children and teens to care for their own curly hair. There is even a section about trimming your child’s hair yourself using a dry-cut method to accentuate and tame their curls.

The only thing I didn’t care for was all the “Curly Kid Inspiration”sections with women telling about their worst hair days and how traumatized they were by their curly hair as a child. So you had horrid hair in the 80s? So what? We all did!

I really loved way this book is organized, and the gorgeous photos.

I like the CG method and I like this book, but I don’t like the DevaCurl hair care products that Lorraine Massey has created. Those products have a very bad reputation for damaging hair and causing allergic reactions, and the one time I tried to use them, my hair was like straw after one use.    Great book though.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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