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Is the curly girl book worth buying?

I've been cg since March, and I love it. I 've been reading about the Curly Girl book, and I want to know if it's worth buying?

Any input would be great! THANKS!
2c w/ some 3a on the ends
Length - just below shoulders when wavy
texture - under layer fine, everything else medium
According to the articles of how to determen these:
Porosity- low
Density - medium

shampoo - clear scalp & hair therapy
rinse out - clear scalp & hair therapy
leave in - whatever rinse out I'm using at the time
gel - kccc
dt - aussie 3 min miracle

experimenting and open to suggestions!

Comments

  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    It's a pretty decent book. Not really sure if it's worth the money though. There's such a mecca of info here on NC it might not be necessary. It's fun to look through though. Just my opinion ;)
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    I think the new edition of Curly Girl is more than worth buying. There is a wealth of information in it, and the pictures and video are priceless.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,088Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    +1 on buying the new edition. plus, there is a helpful dvd along with it.

    you can always either take it out of the library, or browse through it at a bookstore. then you can decide if you want to own it. for me, i think it has enough useful info to make it worth owning.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • DigitalXIIIDigitalXIII Posts: 5Registered Users
    I agree, it's totally worth buying! It's nice not to have to reference online sources or search through bookmarks when you need a little refresher on the basics and it has some nice info in it and the DVD is great. It's a pretty cheap book too, only $8.62 on Amazon.
  • swtndspcyswtndspcy Posts: 692Registered Users
    The section on DIY trimming and cutting was worth the $$ to me. The recipes are OK, there a couple that I haven't found on here, not saying they aren't on here, just that I hadn't found them.
    Other than that, the section for washing wavy hair was cool, I have started incorporating the "cupping" technique she sugested for washing wavies. Which does seem to help.
    And it is a fun read, very inspiring!
  • PocahontasPocahontas Posts: 98Registered Users
    I love her book, a lot of people have their different views on it some like it some don't,but I say its very informative very enlightening sure some of her methods may not work for you're own curls but that's why you use what's good for you, meaning take some of her tips but put your own twist to it so it can work for your hair just don't throw it out the window because none of her methods might not work for your hair, another purveyor of advice that I can give you is READ THE WHIP BOOK/CHAPTER don't just skim through it and form an opinion how can you fully develope an opinion only reading some of this and some of that? It doesn't make any sense. But nonetheless I love her book and its a helped me a great deal. :) Good luck.... let me know what you decide
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    I have learned everything contained in the CG book and more from this site alone, but it is a great resource to have on hand! I like having it close by to refer to, though, because it has lots of great info, support, and advice in it. The DIY trimming section was VERY helpful -- if I ever attempt to trim my hair on my own (still haven't done it yet!). The DVD was a great guide, too. So, worth it if you're willing to pay the money, but you can learn everything and more on here. :). HTH!
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • infojunkyinfojunky Posts: 106Registered Users
    Thanks to everyone for replying!

    I didn't know it was in stores. I think I'll see if I can find it in a store and take a look at it (I have a feeling as soon as I get my hands on it's going home with me, haha).

    Thanks again!!!
    2c w/ some 3a on the ends
    Length - just below shoulders when wavy
    texture - under layer fine, everything else medium
    According to the articles of how to determen these:
    Porosity- low
    Density - medium

    shampoo - clear scalp & hair therapy
    rinse out - clear scalp & hair therapy
    leave in - whatever rinse out I'm using at the time
    gel - kccc
    dt - aussie 3 min miracle

    experimenting and open to suggestions!