New Book HAIRLOOMS: THE UNTANGLED TRUTH ABOUT LOVING YOUR NATURAL HAIR AND BEAUTY By Michele Tapp Roseman10:38 PM
Michele Tapp Roseman wrote "Hairlooms: The Untangled Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair and Beauty" (HCI Books – ISBN: 9780757319679 -- $14.94 – February 2017) after years of trying to figure out how to love her natural hair.
Hairlooms is the story of Michele Tapp Roseman's emotional hair transition plus hair stories from 32 amazing women and men she interviewed over the course of 6 years.
- Major General Marcia Anderson—Senior advisor to the Chief on policies and programs for the U.S. Army Reserve, and the first African-American woman to earn the distinction of a two-star general in the U.S. Army Reserve.
- The late Dr. Maya Angelou—World-renowned poet and author. The recipient of 30 honorary degrees, and former Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
- Lisa Price—Founder of Carol's Daughter hair and beauty brand, a favorite of celebrities, and now sold in stores from coast-to-coast. Now owned by L'Oréal, Price is still at the helm of this growing business.
- Jane Carter—A professional hair stylist/colorist and salon owner, she founded the Jane Carter Solution after an allergic reaction caused by prolonged exposure to chemicals in traditional hair care products. Today, Jane Carter Solution sells millions of dollars' worth of products in Whole Foods Market, Sally Beauty Supply, Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens stores.
- A'Lelia Bundles—Great, great granddaughter of the first Black female millionaire and hair-care creator, Madam C. J. Walker. She has teamed with Sephora and Sundial Brands to launch the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture product line. A'Lelia is also a seasoned journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times bestseller, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker.
Words have power, and those that Black women often use to describe their hair are derogatory: nappy, steel wool, out of control.
Author Michele Tapp Roseman helps readers answer these questions for themselves, to write a new story that they can pass along. Guided exercises throughout help readers "comb through" their self-perceptions and form a plan for self-acceptance and personal empowerment.