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Great Hair by Nick Arrojo

Fellow fans of TLC’s What Not To Wear will recognize Nick Arrojo as the show’s former hair guru. I snatched up his book, Great Hair: Secrets to Looking Fabulous and Feeling Beautiful Every Day, at my local library.

There’s a lot of practical info in this book, including a nice, lengthy section on different hair types and the styles that best accentuate them. Lots of big, colorful pictures make this section a pleasure to read.

Of course, I went straight to the chapter entitled, “My Approach to Ethnic Hair.” There wasn’t much about how to actually care for our hair, but it included pictures of hairstyles and a question and answer section.
One line in the relaxer section stood out:

The biggest benefit of this kind of service is that you have a much wider array of hairstyles and styling options to choose from.

Of course, we know this information is inaccurate. I was expecting more of these “gems of knowledge” in the ethnic section, but was pleasantly surprised. He even included a few words on our hair’s makeup.

I adore hair and I adore Nick, so Great Hair: Secrets to Looking Fabulous and Feeling Beautiful Every Day was generally pleasing to me. I didn’t learn anything novel or spectacular, but I still give it

out of 5 nappy fros.

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