Better Than Good Hair: A Review

Better Than Good Hair: A Review

The topic of hair is such a potent one. It’s political, social, cultural, sexual, and, above all, very personal and emotional.”Kim Wayans

In the preceding quote, Kim Wayans succinctly captures why curlies all over the world have been waiting for Better Than Good Hair by Nikki Walton of  If you can’t tell we’ve been waiting, check out how fast it’s selling out!

Walton’s book provides information on every stage of natural hair from the big chop, to achieving “hang time,” to styling your own curly daughters.  Ever wondered how some naturals get their hair so healthy? And how do some women manage to make a style last for a week? What are your style options with a TWA (teeny weeny afro)? Better Than Good Hair answers all of these questions and more.  Styling is just the tip of the iceberg. Nikki’s book covers the emotional aspects of going natural. What will my family think? What about career/professional perceptions? What if my hair is nappier than I expected?

Most importantly, by incorporating stories, advice and tips from other naturals, Walton’s book captures the essence of the natural hair journey as both personal and communal.  Better Than Good Hair will unearth a plethora of natural hair care information. What might surprise some newcomers to the natural hair community is that it will also reveal a world of curlfriends and sisterhood. And that…is Better Than Good Hair.

Better Than Good Hair, Nikki Walton

Better Than Good Hair, Nikki Walton

Better Than Good Hair by Nikki Walton with Ernessa T. Carter is available at Barnes and NobleAmazon and indie bookstores across the country. Whether you are natural, contemplating going natural or have a curly girl in your life, the book is a must read!


  • GGmadeit
    Posted at 20:57h, 07 February

    You nailed it! Love this review! Good stuff Curlfriend!

  • CurlyNIkki
    Posted at 22:32h, 14 February

    THANK YOU!!!!! So very sweet! Glad you loved it and recommend it. You know I’m a fan! I’d love more submissions!!! xx

  • alesha
    Posted at 16:35h, 26 March

    i read the book an miss curlynikki sighed my book at her book tour, this book is a life saver an very moving. its a great for all women of color. i will highly recommend this book