Sunday, March 4, 2012

Book Review - If You Love It, It Will Grow

Hey Kinkies.  There are two, of many, things that I love in life.  One is reading and the other is hair.  If you combine the two - it couldn't get any better!!

I am grateful for the opportunity to read and review "If You Love It, It Will Grow!" This book was written by the truly beautiful, Phoenyx Austin, M.D.  
What's your first impression of "If You Love It, It Will Grow!" Kinky?  I absolutely loved this book!  
I have read about some natural hair care books and how they are intended to teach us things about our hair, yet most, if not all of what is written, is stuff that a lot of us may already know.  Given the multiple, negative reviews on some books, I may not be as apt to buy that book.  However, in my humble opinion, "If You Love It, It Will Grow!" is an excellent book to purchase.  The book is very informative and although I knew some of what Dr. Phoenyx spoke of, I also learned A LOT!  This is the kind of book that you will highlight, take notes of, and likely reread to make sure that you didn't miss anything the first go round.

Now, for those with relaxers, texturizers, and/or any other 'chemically processed' hair, don't think that you too won't learn from this book.  It not only touches on natural hair but also touches on chemically processed hair as well as how to go from relaxed to natural.  You will learn about hair products, and how to choose them, how to go about finding a stylist, what you need to know prior to going natural, as well as other suggestions/tips with regards to hair care.  

This books helps to put hair care into perspective and breaks things down into simple, easily understood terms and examples.  As I read the book, I had moments where I thought "I already knew that," "I'm glad I don't do that anymore," and "I didn't truly realize the impact of x,y and z."  However, I also had thoughts of "I wish I had read this book sooner," "Yayness, I've been doing SOMETHING right," "Really?!?  So I've been doing that wrong" and "I can't wait to share some of this information with my Kinkies!"

The books covers some of the following: the structure of hair, coming up with a regimen, why (and how) hair becomes damaged, scalp issues, Ayurveda, explanations of a lot of terms as well as their meanings, and much, much more!  You will even find yourself giggling at some of Dr. Phoenyx's humor.

One of the great things about this book is that at the end of each chapter, there are "Take Home Points" that essentially summarizes the chapter that you just read.  Dr.  Phoenyx not only shares information pertaining to hair care and how to help it grow, she also tells her story and how she came about with her 'Labor of Love.'

So, all in all, it is a great book!  As I reread my review, I was thinking - does this sound like I am selling the book?!?  While you and I both may have shook our heads yes to this question, I decided not to change it.  I was excited as I read this book because now I feel that I have more knowledge about hair care and how to grow hair, to not only help myself and my daughter, but to also help my Kinkies!  

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Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and/or Dr. Phoenyx

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Disclaimer: I was NOT paid to do this review. The above review/opinions expressed was based on MY experience using the product. Kinky Kinetik is not affiliated with Dr. Phoenyx and/or If You Love It, It Will Grow and is thereby not responsible for your experience with the product or author.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds interesting. I need to check it out. Ive been looking to purchase a good book on black hair.


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