Natural hair isn't just a hair style. It's a lifestyle. Women severing their relationships with relaxers and returning to their god-given hair textures has given birth to a community that celebrates kinks, curls, and coils. It's also resulted in the penning of some seriously special works. Women of all backgrounds have sought to contribute their takes and tips on the natural hair movement in the form of finely drawn books. We’ve rounded up five of our favorites for you below.
For the Natural Who Loves a Good Laugh : Phoebe Robinson’s “You Can’t Touch My Hair”
Part memoir, part manifesto this smart and funny book speaks both to the history of natural hair and it's modern day realities. Robinson breaks down how while her white classmates got to enjoy their Saturdays she was stuck sitting under the dryer. Also not only is this book hilarious it's author’s pop culture knowledge is really impressive.
For the Business Minded Natural: Miko Branch’s “Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch-Naturally”