Happy Holidays! I’m assuming that most of you have already completed your gift buying. If you’re still looking, Black Enterprise recently recommended “12 Books That Make Perfect Holiday Gifts.” On the list were two books for women like me. If you’re into natural hair or revitalizing your wardrobe, it might be time to check out the following:

Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair has been hailed by Essence magazine as “The Natural Hair Bible” and for good cause. Inside the 200 plus natural hair-care guide are product tips for natural hair, homemade hair care recipes and myths about going natural that author and Harvard law graduate Chris-Tia Donaldson debunks. The book, which features the advice from celebrity stylists who have worked with  Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and others, helps women of all ages properly transition from relaxed to natural hair. Along with the book, readers can also visit www.tginblog.com for current information on natural hair care including trimming natural hair, how to develop a healthy hair routine after you’ve done your Big Chop and other useful tips. Both the book and website are for women who are tired of spending their entire Saturday in the hair salon only to find their hair is dry, damaged and breaking. Going natural is a life changing choice, that is filled with ups and downs, let Thank God I’m Natural be your guide to reaching your natural hair potential.


The good news is: the most stylish clothes you can have are probably already in your closet. But savvy women are on a perpetual quest to find the perfect addition to their wardrobe: the perfect bathing suit, a traffic-stopping pair of jeans, that classic little black dress. While the editorial pages of high fashion magazines can offer inspiration, they can’t help you find what works for your looks and lifestyle. But Lloyd Boston’s The Style Checklist offers basic guidance to help make your everyday commute your runway. With solutions to common fashion problems and a lot of how-to advice, this book simplifies and demystifies how to achieve style.

Unfortunately, none of these books were published this year. I guess that’s not the point. Two books that will help you be a new and better you for the New Year maybe?  Happy reading, y’all!