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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Grow It by Chicoro. Grow It walks you through a simple six step process to help you understand which actions contribute to gaining healthy length and which actions do not.
Who says afro-textured hair can't grow long? The more you know the more you grow! Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Grow It , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3.
Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I got some good pointers from this book. The recipe to make a quick and easy daily moisturizer was the best piece of advice. I no longer suffer from dry hair. Sep 03, Rissa rated it it was ok Shelves: natural-hair. While I think this book is a great jumping off point for someone who has recently gone natural, as far as rudimentary information and different techniques to try I feel as if this book was mostly just Chicoro describing techniques that worked for her own hair.
Nothing she talked about was backed up by any kind of source, nor did she attempt to cite any scientific basis for any of the information she presented. Frankly, the book is good for beginners, but for a more seasoned, well-informed natura While I think this book is a great jumping off point for someone who has recently gone natural, as far as rudimentary information and different techniques to try I feel as if this book was mostly just Chicoro describing techniques that worked for her own hair.
Frankly, the book is good for beginners, but for a more seasoned, well-informed natural, this book serves as little more than a moderately interesting pamphlet. With more people becoming aware of natural hair as a viable option, and more information being publicized in regards to it, she's going to have to do better in order to compete. Aug 14, Rhonda McKnight rated it really liked it. I learned alot about afro-textured hair and will absolutely consider those learnings in how I care for my hair going forward.
May 14, Jilliebelle rated it did not like it. I would not recommend this book to beginners, or veterans of the natural hair process. First, it is disorganized and very repetitive. She has two sections on weathering as if she forgot she already had one and her entire chapter on moisturizing had only two sections about moisturizing. The rest of the chapter was about not using damaging products. Second, there are certain products that black women shouldn't use on their hair and that it not included in this book.
She gives incorrect or half c I would not recommend this book to beginners, or veterans of the natural hair process. She gives incorrect or half cocked explanations on why you should keep you hair cleaned. I think she officially lost 2 stars when she said "for some women, Afro textured is not for them" ummmmmmmmm, it is growing out of your head, can't get much "for you" than that.
Aug 16, Shalah Collins rated it really liked it. When I first decided to stop chemically processing my hair, Chicoro's Grow It book, was the first book I purchased to learn more about the textured hair phenomenon. This book was brief, informative and gets straight to the point. It has lots of good tips and information. I would recommend this book for anyone considering abandoning chemically processing their hair. This book specifically speaks to women with curly, kinky-coily textured hair.
Nov 26, Trudy Susan rated it really liked it. The book was a great overview. It didn't deep dive into some of the topics so at times I had lingering questions, but I understand her point was to give an introduction and overview. Favorite Quotes: "Tiny adjustments one at a time can do wonders for your hair" "No one can tell you what products work best for your hair. To be truly successful you must find it on your own. This is poor taste and not at all attractive" Overall I enjoyed the book and learned some great hair tips.
Jul 14, Erica added it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Finished 06 02 10; not bad, good info on natural hair care. More motivation than anything, but I wish I'd read it when I first went natural. She is knowlegeable and goes into sometimes tok much detail about Jair structure. I got the book from Amazon and have no regrets. She is doing a great service with this book. Basic knowledge This book is great for natural chicks who have no knowledge about how to take care of their coils.
It was an easy read with a lot of repetition. This would be a great book for teenage girls to read since many or should I say most know so little about natural coils.
Excellent book. I have been friends with Chicoro online for many years and am familiar with her hair methods from our membership on hair boards however, this is the first time that I actually sat down and read her book for myself. Great book with a lot of information. I highly recommend it for those with afro-textured hair. Aug 27, Melinda rated it liked it Shelves: dnf , reference. I found this book informative because I liked the tips about detangling and conditioning. Very detailed and a great reference book especially if you are willing to put the time, energy and effort into the health of your hair.
I'm not sure that I believe that these techniques will make my hair longer, but I could see how it would make it healthier. Aug 15, Brenda Porter rated it liked it.
This book was a good start since I just recently went natural. However, there were a lot of things mentioned in the book that I wish were explained in more detail. To fill in those gaps, I did my own research while reading the book. Aug 03, misha rated it it was amazing. This book is an easy read I read in half a day , but the nuggets in this book will be something you find yourself referring to often. Oct 17, Balinda added it. Very informative. Jul 23, Jackie rated it really liked it.
Dec 17, Danielle rated it really liked it. This book was very informative and had great tips for growing long hair. Jan 20, LadyS rated it really liked it.
Encouraging and informative. Nov 01, Yemisi Otasanya rated it really liked it. Every bit of detail worked. And I have my waist length hair now. Had to study it like a bible.
Book Review: Grow it by Chicoro
Grow It , by Chicoro has been out since , and continues to be a must have handbook for those looking for practical advice for growing out healthy natural hair. Chicoro lays out a step by step routine that deals with uneven hair growth, thin ends, and "hair jump. Chicoro deals with the amazing quality of afro curly hair to jump from waist to neck length with its curly springy abilities. Others call this shrinkage, but Chicoro really discusses the phenomenon of natural hair reminding us how truly unique our hair is. Graciously, Chicoro agreed to talk about her book, upcoming projects and how to grow our beautiful natural hair healthy. NH Grows: 1. The introduction of Grow It just hit me so hard because I really felt your disappointment with your hair when you secretly held a clump of it in your hand during class.
Interview with Chicoro, author of Grow It
Sometimes the best advice comes not from experts and professionals but from someone who has trodden a path and gained experience, wisdom and understanding along the way that has tremendous merit and value. The disclaimer on the copyright page of the book makes it clear that Chicoro is not a professional hair care provider, but the knowledge and understanding that I gained from reading this book about afro textured hair is far more than I have ever learnt from any professional hairdresser. Without wishing to sound negative about professional hairdressers, whilst there are many that are expert in braiding, locking and styling natural hair, I have not come across any that actually specialise in growing afro textured hair and keeping it healthy and strong. The photograph that adorns the front cover of the book is proof enough that Chicoro knows not only how to grow afro textured hair, but to maintain it well enough so that it is visibly healthy and has a natural lustre — not a superficial shine achieved through a quick spurt of oil sheen. The book is ideally structured for its target audience, consisting of short and concise chapters in Part One that are only a couple of pages long.
Grow It: How to Grow Afro-Textured Hair to Maximum Lengths in the Shortest Time