Black Hair Does Grow
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Black Hair Does Grow

Practical steps to growing black / african-american / afro-caribbean, afro, curly, coily, kinky hair
5.0 (1 rating)
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Created by Lisa Newton
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how to care for and manage black afro / african-american hair
  • Tools and techniques to manage black hair
  • Black hair care methods for growth
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  • You don't need anything specific to complete this course successfully. There are recommended hair tools to buy - but its optional.

This course is for those interested in or responsible for managing and understanding afro / african american / afro-caribbean type curly hair. The course covers the difference between the different hair types and textures, what is best practice, good hair care regime, essential tools for caring for black hair. We also cover techniques, we look at products and methods to grow black hair long.

We will demystify black hair. There is a widely-held belief that black hair doesn't grow, or doesn't grow at the same rate - this is all a myth. We look at length retention, what you can do - protective styling, how to make your own products and next steps to take.

Course notes are provided.

Your tutor has been studying black hair for the past 4 years, since embarking on her own natural hair care journey and has owned a hair company and is still involved in hair care products. She's also the author of the book Black Hair Does Grow - something she discovered on her own hair care journey when she took the time to study her own hair and what worked and what didn't.

There will be special emphasis on Type 4 hair - which is on the curlier end of the curl pattern spectrum. "Black hair is extremely fragile by its very nature, and just one or two things that you learn on this course could make all the difference of 2 inches" said Lisa, course tutor. If you have never learned how to manage your hair - maybe you are simply copying bad hair care management / techniques which you've witnessed in your own family. There is a best way to manage your hair. If you know what it is, you will no doubt, see results in increased growth and health of the hair.

The course will take approx 2 hours to complete. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Students with an interest in black hair (meaning African-American / afro / natural hair
  • We focus on 'type 4' hair - which is on the curlier / coilier / kinkier end of the curl-hair spectrum
  • Don't take this course if you are looking for 'general' hair care information
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Introduction to the course material and tutor
1 Lecture 10:47

Note - the course notes are available for download in the final lecture.

Preview 10:47
Hair - tools and types
4 Lectures 24:33
Hair tools

Hair Types

Hair types - focusing on 4c

Hair growth cycle
Best Practise - hair care techniques
14 Lectures 01:28:26
Washing the hair

Conditioning the hair

Combing the hair

The LOC Method

The Trimming Process

Night Protection

How to Apply Heat

Hair Treatments

Protective Styles

Exercise Gym

Colouring Your Hair

Hair Tests

Understanding and Caring for the Scalp

Hair Growth
Conclusion and Next Steps
1 Lecture 06:03
About the Instructor
Lisa Newton
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4,710 Students
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Entrepreneur, Infopreneur & Serial Author

Lisa Newton BA MSc AAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She's a serial entrepreneur and author who holds directorships in various industries including telecoms, property management, publishing, hair & beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award, in 2016 BE Mogul Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award. In 2015 and 2017 one of her companies won Best Bookkeeping Business London (Accountancy International Awards).

Lisa's books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards, How to Franchise Your Business and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.

Lisa hosts her own show The Authors Podcast which can be found on the iTunes channel.

Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals.

In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation, yoga and cosmic ordering.