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This is just a list of products, resources and other materials for the care of hair and skin of children of African descent.



Hair care:  
Kinki Kreations: A Parent’s Guide to Natural Black Hair Care for Kids by Jena Renee Williams
It’s All Good Hair: The Guide to Styling and Grooming Black Children’s Hair by Michele N-K Collison
Kids talk hair
Kids Talk Hair: An Instruction Book for Grown-Ups & Kids by Pamela Ferrel
Let's talk hair
Let’s Talk Hair: Every Black Woman’s Personal Consultation for Healthy Growing Hair by Pamela Ferrell
curly girl
Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey  and Deborah Chiel
Hairtalk: Stylish Braids from African Roots by Duyan James
going natural
Going-Natural: How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair by Mireille Liong-a-kong
Don't go shopping
Don’t Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me: Over 4,000 Products Reviewed, Plus the Latest Hair-Care Information by Paula Begoun
Plaited Glory
Plaited Glory: For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Braids, Locks, and Twists by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner
Braid crazy
Braid Crazy: Simple Steps for Daring ‘Dos by Carla Sinclair
Braiding Fun
Braiding Fun by Jacki Wadeson

I love my hair
I Love My Hair!
by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Nappy Hair
Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron
Happy to be nappy
Happy to Be Nappy by Bell Hooks
Bintou's braids
Bintou’s braids by Sylvianne Diouf
Hair Dance
Hair Dance by Dinah Johnson and Kelly Johnson
Of Corn Silk and Black Braids
Of Corn Silk And Black Braids by Vincent L., M.D. Johnson
How Emily Blair Got Fabulous Hair
How Emily Blair Got Fabulous Hair by Susan Garrison and Marjorie Priceman

Hair story
Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana Bird and Lori Tharps
Hair raising
Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women by Noliwe M. Rooks
400 without a comb
400 Years Without a Comb: The Untold Story
by Willie L. Morrow
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories by Pamela Johnson
Dreads by Francesco Mastalia and Alfonse Pagano
Queens by Michael Cunningham and  George Alexander
Hair Power, Skin Revolution by Nicole Moore
Hair in African Art and Culture 
Hair in African Art and Culture by  Roy Sieber and Frank Herreman
African hairstyles
African Hairstyles: Styles of Yesterday and Today (African Writers) by Esi Sagay
Good and Bad Hair
Good and Bad Hair by Bill Gaskins
The truth about Black Hairstyles
The truth about Black Hairstyles: The Whole Story Revealed by Kamau & Janice Kenyatta
No more Hair Drama 
No more Hair Drama by Antoinette Shar’ron Johnson
Where Beauty Touches Me
Where Beauty Touches Me by Pamela Ferrell and Carmen Lattimore
Hairstories by Kim Curry-Evans and Others
From the Kitchen to the Parlor
From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women’s Hair Care (Language and Gender Studies) by Lanita Jacobs-Huey


Alaffia Alaffia products
Carol's daughter products Carol’s Daughter products

A wide range of natural products for hair care including the famous Hair Milk

Aubrey Organics Aubrey Organics products

Very gentle and natural hair/skin care products

curly-q Curly Q’s for children

Quality curly hair products for kids with naturally curly, kinky, wavy, and/or natural-afro hair.
Formulated with natural humectants, organic moisturizers, and curl enhancers.

Mixed chicks Mixed Chicks products
Miss Jessie's Miss Jessie’s products
oyin Oyin handmade products
My honey child My Honey Child products
Blended Beauty Blended Beauty products
vanilla Darcy Botanicals
Cornrows & Co. Conrows & Co.
burt's beesEarth Science 
Kiss my face Beauty 4 Ashes Oyon
Natural /Organic shampoos and conditioners (many brands and prices)
Look for products with the words: African, Curly, for Dry hair, Moisture, Kinky, Deep Conditioning, Hydrating.

For example:

Burt’s bees: More Moisture Raspberry & Brazil Nut Shampoo and Conditioner, Hair Repair Shea & Grapefruit Deep Conditioner.

Earth Science: Hair Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner and Deep Conditioning Masque.

Kiss My Face: Miss treated shampoo and conditioner

Beauty for Ashes: (expensive) Curly Cues Damage Defense System (for children)

Ojon: Ojon Ultra Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Shea MoistureOrganic Root stimulator cantu Shea Butter (many brands)

Shea Moisture, Organic Root Stimulator, Cantu, etc

Palmer's olive oilORGANIC Root Stimulator olive oil Olive Oil (many brands)
Virgin Coco de Manila coconut oil Organic Fiji coconut oil Coconut oil (many brands)
detangling Detangling Comb
rat tail comb Rat tail comb
brush Natural Bristle Brush
denman Denman Brush
Snaps Beads 
Beads, snaps, rubber bands, head bands, barrettes, ribbons, etc…

Curly Princess
From Head to Bows
Basically Bows
Hair Queen
Golden Mart Beauty Supply



The hair bead slyder
Bead threader

Hiar threader Loop Turner
Floss threader

Beading tools:

The Hair Bead Slyder
Bead Threader

Or you can use a
Hair Threader,
a Loop Turner 
or a
Floss Threader

Or even make your own Beading tool:

simple beading tool

Sleep cap 
Satin Wrap
Sleep Cap:

Hair Queen
Golden Mart Beauty Supply


pony o's  
And if you want to make your own hair accessories…

Hair Hardware
Hip Girl Boutique
Hair Bow Center
The Ribbon Retreat



Black Girl with Long Hair
Le coil
Motown Girl
Politics of black hair…The Kink Rules Supreme
Tightly Curly
Marvelous Mixed Race Hair
The Coil Review
The Natural Haven

My posts about Hair:

The Art of Hair
Flower accesories
Beading tools
Really Good Hair
Saint Patrick’s Day
Captain Under… panties!
Movie review: Good Hair
First try at the Bantu knots
How much do you spend?
Leave the girls alone
How to comb coil…
Good Hair (the movie)
Books for children: hair
Cotton candy
Wild manes



Cetaphil Cetaphil
Cream or lotion for dry, sensitive skin, non-greasy formula for all types of skin. It is also appropriate for facial use and is fragrance-free.
There are also other products of the same brand like sunscreen, and skin cleanser.
Aquaphor Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment
cocoa butter cocoa butter Palmer’s cocoa butter
Regular with Vitamin E. Heals and softens rough, dry skin. Smoothes marks. Tones skin. An excellent all-over-the body moisturizer and after tanning butter.
Formula for ashy skin with a combination of Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids.
  Tree hut Shea ButterCantu Body Butter
 All Natural shea butterOut of Africa Shea Butter
Shea Butter (many brands)
Naturally rich in antioxidants, vitamins A,  E, and F. Revitalizes, softens and maintains skin moisture. Helps restore and maintains skin elasticity and tone.
Many brands to chose from:
Out of Africa, Tree Hut, Cantu, etc.
Alaffia  Alaffia Products
Beauty 4 ashes Kiss my face Burt's bees Natural / Organic moisturizing lotions and creams (many brands and many prices)

For example:

Beauty 4 Ashes (expensive)

Kiss My Face

Burt’s Bees

My Posts about Skin:
Dark Skin and Vitamin D
Chocolate on chocolate
Delicate Skin