The Hair Bible: A Complete Guide to Health and Care Paperback – 1 May 2003
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Philip Kingsley is to hair what Dr Spock is to child rearing - an authority on his subject. In this book he provides readers of all ages, both sexes and all races with a complete guide to preserving, caring for and enhancing one of their most vital personal assets. This handbook shows you how to identify your own hair type and choose shampoos and conditioners to match it. Philip Kingsley discusses the science of shampooing, together with hair drying and other procedures that he considers potentially perilous: curlers, rollers, pins, brushes and combs, permanent waves, colouring and bleaching. He deals with everyday hazards such as split ends and dandruff, as well as more serious problems caused by illness. There is also a full and frank discussion of hair loss/thinning, its treatment and mistreatment. Whether you consider your hair to be your crowning glory or a problem that won't go away (or is going away all too rapidly!), this book provides reassurance and practical advice that can be put into immediate, beneficial effect.
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In The Hair Bible, renowned tricologist Philip Kingsley provides youwhatever your age, sex, or racewith a complete guide to preserving and enhancing the health and appearance of one of your most important assets. He explains how to identify your hair type and how to select shampoos and conditioners to match it; how to avoid the dangers inherent in potentially damaging processes, such as dying, permanent waving, coloring, bleaching, and the use of brushes, curlers, and pins. He deals with everyday problems, like split ends and dandruff, as well as less common problems that may be the result of allergies, ill health, or climate. There are chapters on babies and childrens hair and issues that may arise in pregnancy or old age. Whether you consider your hair to be your crowning glory, a problem that just wont go away, or something thats going away all too fast, The Hair Bible will provide you with all the help you need.See all Product description
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Having exhausted it of information she happily passed it back to me to have a read, and I have to say I found it a genuinely informative read (although my hair knowledge prior to reading was non-existent).
For a relatively small book it packs a lot of information, with 29 sections (which I’d recommend you have a look on this page’s “look inside me” as you can see them all and see if they are of interest to you). The wealth of information means there is something within for everyone and I found myself skipping whole sections (such as pregnancy and toddlers) and going straight to the sections of interest for me. I bought the paper version of this book but it would certainly be fine on the kindle as there aren’t many photos and those that are there aren’t particularly informative or useful if I’m honest (mainly microscopic views of hairs).
So the verdict, is this book useful? Well in short yes! My wife now dries her hair differently (as suggested in the book) and has noticed an improvement in the texture within a week (which shows just how much she was drying it out previously). There are certainly other tit bits of information she has taken on board, but this is the main difference I have noticed in her daily routine. So to summarise this is a great read for anyone even slightly interested in their own hair and if you have a Kindle I am sure due to its text heavy pages, this would be a good Kindle book too. Glad I purchased this, one to keep on the shelves for when any hair problems arise too since there are a couple of sections relating to hair problems and difficulties.
Sadly I did not learn anything that I did not already know, it is very basic and rather dated.
The author has also his own line of hair care products which can be purchased either at John Lewis or his website, though I have not tried the products yet.