Friday, February 24, 2012

Thank God I'm Natural by Chris-Tia E. Donaldson

I had the opportunity to read Chris-Tia E. Donaldson's book Thank  God I'm Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair last year. I was so happy when my husband surprised me with it after we attended the Naturally Flyy Detroit meet-up last February, but it sat on my bookshelf collecting dust for quite a while. I wasn't trying to neglect it, maybe a bit more scared intimidated by what I might find beyond the cover of the beautiful black and white bound book.  The truth is that my hair has often went days neglected, lacking moisture my frizzy curls turn into a matted mess.  I knew I was doing something wrong, but part of me didn't want to hear somebody else tell me so. I finally bit the bullet and read a couple of pages. I couldn't put it down.  It was so relevant to where my curls are, had been, and where they could go in the future if I put in the work. 

As a natural it is easy to have hair envy if you don't know how to properly care for your curls. Before reading TGIN I have so say that I was pretty ignorant about my hair. I never really paid attention to what was in the products I was using and I was quick to jump on to the newest trends in natural hair care. 
In this inspiring book about natural hair Donaldson shares her own journey to freeing her curls in corporate America, explains the do's and don'ts of natural hair care, provides recipes for the kitchen beauticians, and supplies a list of natural hair resources.  She includes multiple list of salons across the nation that can provide the services needed to be an effective natural.  It truly is the "Natural Hair Bible."

TGIN is more than a book it is a movement. To find out more check out the website and find great tips for caring for your natural tresses.

Peace and Love,

Najeema Iman, I AM Curly Locks


  1. I needed to read this, like real bad. I have thick natural curly hair and because my hair is very strong and can take lots of abuse, i too have not been as faithful in caring for it as I could have been. People always compliment me on my hair but I know I can do better and this post inspires me to do just that. I will look for that book and check out the website you posted. Thanks for sharing.

    1. No problem, all us naturally curly chics are guilty of neglect from time to time...