Thursday, March 17, 2011

Curly Girl: The Handbook Review and Giveaway

About "Curly Girl: The Handbook" by Lorraine Massey

CURLY GIRL is the unrivaled bible for everything related to the care, management, and styling of curly hair and you’ll find it in the January issues of Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines and on NBC’s “Today Show”. This book includes a whole chapter devoted to hair care and management for curly kids and it also includes a wealth of helpful tips for busy parents on the go (fathers aren’t excluded, there’s a whole chapter for curly men as well).
An unbelievable 65% of women have curly or wavy hair, but you would never know it. That’s because so many curly- and wavy-haired women blow-dry their hair straight, hide it under hats, pull it back with rubber bands, disguise it with weaves and braids, or flatten it with anything they can find. Too many of us are at a loss about how to properly care for our hair. In CURLY GIRL, Lorraine Massey shows how to work with your curls instead of against them.
Some useful links:
Lorraine Massey’s book tour:
Going curly saves time and money:
Curly hair in the news: increase in sulfate-free products, controversy over the Millionaire Matchmaker bashing curls, backlash against Brazilian hair-straightening

My Review
I was very excited to review this book, especially since I have a curly haired neice and a mostly curly haired daughter.  I was definitely not thinking about myself when I got the book, but once I started reading it - I realized that I needed it for myself as well!  "Curly Girls" is a wonderfully simple guide to taking care of curly hair.  I've always thought that curly hair was difficult or not as pretty (I grew up when straight hair was best), but after reading this book I realized that none of that is true.  Curly hair can be pretty as well!  This book also give help for those with frizzy hair - which is definitely the area I needed help with.  "Curly Girls" describes the different types of curly hair and how to deal with each type.  Oh, there is even an instructional DVD that goes along with the book. 

The author is the founder and co-owner of Devachan, a group of salons specializing in curly hair.  She is also the co-creator of DevaCurl products - but you wouldn't realize this by reading her book.  She does not endorse her products throughout the book (which was impressive and wonderful if you ask me).  I hate reading books that constantly tell you to ONLY use their products.  She doesn't do that at all!  If you have curly hair or a child with curly hair, this book will definitely help you out!

Workman Publishing is offering one lucky reader a copy of the book "Curly Girls" as well as a travel kit from DevaCurl! Open to U.S. Residents only.
How to Enter:
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**Giveaway will end March 31, 2011 at 5 p.m. CST.  Winner will be drawn by a random number generator and contacted by email.  If winner doesn't respond in 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.** 
**I received "Curly Girls" from Workman Publishing in exchange for an honest review.** 
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