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grow it! - chicoro's book

luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
does anybody have the book? have you read it? i got mine in the mail yesterday. i think it's a great concept/idea so i wanted to support her. if it helps me grow my hair then yeah for me!!

maybe we can have a little on-line book club discussion about the book in this thread.

the book
a dreamy pisces :fish:
please recycle, it matters...
i change lives...through fitness
i'm more relaxed being natural

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  • curlistablogcurlistablog Posts: 74Registered Users
    i'm going to see if i can get my hair on this book - but i would like to be a part of an on-line book discussion. keep me posted
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  • CityCurlCityCurl Posts: 21Registered Users
    I purchased it over a month ago, out of curiosity. I thought that the book provided some interesting insights.
  • KitathenaKitathena Posts: 1,666Registered Users
    I will actually be doing a giveaway of this book away on my blog tomorrow or the next day.

    I like it and I like Chicoro. I especially like that she has kept her Fotki, which has a lot of good tutorials, etc, unlocked and free for whoever wants to view it, even though she's trying to also sell a book.

    That is a big deal to me and shows that she cares about helping people.
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  • tryingtofindawaytryingtofindaway Posts: 59Registered Users
    I just got the book and started reading it, I think it is a novel concept and hope to implement it once I am done reading. Would love to participate in the online discussion.
    4a/b Last relaxer July 2006 :blob7:

    Several BC's, last one May 08. Now ready for some growth

    Products currently using:
    Giovanni leave-in condish
    Vegetable glycerin
    KCCC
    Bentonite clay
    Deva curl no poo
    Aubrey Organics - Honey suckle rose
    Vatika-coconut oil
    Henna/Indigo
  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    I bought two books and I gave one to my sister. Can you believe that I can't find my darn book and I've been looking for it since January?!!
    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • P.P.P.P. Posts: 1,617Registered Users
    i have this in my amazon cart but was undecided...

    so it's worth buying?
    True realism consists in revealing the surprising things
    which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
    - Jean Cocteau

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  • blessedhimeblessedhime Posts: 1,458Registered Users
    I bought two of these books. I'd say that it's worth it. Chicoro explains different hair care concepts very carefully so that you'd understand. I say that this is for those who are new to hair care. Those who have a great wealth of knowledge already, can still purchase the book for referencing and to aid them on their hair care journey. :cheers:
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i haven't read it yet (it's the playoffs, lol) but for the price if i learn anything it's worth it. i guess you could check out chicoro's fotki and see how you feel about the info there and decide from that. i have several natural hair books so it was worth it for me to add to my collection....plus hopefully the info will help me grow it!
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • P.P.P.P. Posts: 1,617Registered Users
    :toothy4: Thanks! I'll order it then.
    True realism consists in revealing the surprising things
    which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
    - Jean Cocteau

    scaled.php?server=707&filename=superwhymainimage.jpg&res=landing <---Fotki photo albums
  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    I haven't read it but I purchased it last month from Amazon. Something else to add to the collection of hair books that I've accumulated over the years.
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    BC: 01/30/09
    Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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  • mj11051mj11051 Posts: 407Registered Users
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    so i was reading about the 1st step of the process, dry detangling (unless you have a specific issue then she advises wetting the hair with water, conditioner or oil). i never detangled dry with my hands before (but i always feel like i lose a lot of hair). she also advises not to detangle when your pressed for time. typically i get in the shower. put a whole lot of conditioner in my hair and go to town. i usually get frustrated about halfway through. i feel like i lose a lot of hair.

    for those of you that are following her tips or anyone that does dry detangling with your fingers, how does that work out for you? i never tried detangling with oil (always go for conditioner). how does that work for you?

    i'm getting through the book slower than i wanted but there are some interesting perspectives.
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • anonymous_4926anonymous_4926 Posts: 678Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    so i was reading about the 1st step of the process, dry detangling (unless you have a specific issue then she advises wetting the hair with water, conditioner or oil). i never detangled dry with my hands before (but i always feel like i lose a lot of hair). she also advises not to detangle when your pressed for time. typically i get in the shower. put a whole lot of conditioner in my hair and go to town. i usually get frustrated about halfway through. i feel like i lose a lot of hair.

    for those of you that are following her tips or anyone that does dry detangling with your fingers, how does that work out for you? i never tried detangling with oil (always go for conditioner). how does that work for you?

    i'm getting through the book slower than i wanted but there are some interesting perspectives.

    i have tried dry detangling in sections, and it's a pain. i find that i lose a lot more hair as well. my hair is more prone to breaking even though it's moisturized with coconut oil. i finger detangle when i restyle my jumbo twists, and i usually wind up just spritzing with water so that my fingers glide more than snag.
    natural since 1998. trying to adapt to this midwest weather while still keeping it simple. current length: MBL (stretched)

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