Black Hair Does Grow

Practical steps to growing black / african-american / afro-caribbean, afro, curly, coily, kinky hair
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2016 English

Course Description

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. 

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need anything specific to complete this course successfully. There are recommended hair tools to buy - but its optional.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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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Section 1: Introduction to the course material and tutor

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

Section 2: Hair - tools and types
Hair tools
Hair Types
Hair types - focusing on 4c
Hair growth cycle
Section 3: Best Practise - hair care techniques
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
Section 4: Conclusion and Next Steps

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Newton, Entrepreneur & Serial Author

Lisa Newton BA MSc FMAAT 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, software, hair & beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007 and in 2008 Enterprising Business Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award.

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 and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.

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 and cosmic ordering.

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