I know I said May 11, but things have gone so well in the past several weeks, there is no reason to delay our big announcement any further!
In October 2008, I launched my web site, www.livecurlylivefree.com, to educate curly women and men everywhere on the basics of simple hair science. My goal was, and remains, to empower the curly community of the world so we understand our own hair’s individual needs and why it reacts the way it does to certain product ingredients, environments, climates and care routines.
Most importantly, I want you to have this information so you can always make good product choices for yourself regardless of what any product manufacturer might claim is good for you. Live Curly, Live Free is the only web site in existence to provide objective education on curly hair care and basic hair science while remaining “brand neutral”—meaning it is not owned or operated by any product manufacturer and can provide unbiased information without obligation to promote a particular brand.
In addition to my web site, I also spend a great deal of the time behind my chair educating my clients personally; however, there is just too much to learn in the relatively short amount of time of a typical appointment. Because of the sheer volume of information, my clients and others who have called or written to me from around the globe have constantly urged me over the past year to write a book of my own. The time, they told me, is long past due to have a volume with this type of impartial information and education available to the curly hair community of the world.
And so, that’s exactly what I’ve done.
I am excited to announce that my new e-book, Live Curly, Live Free – Unlocking the Secrets Behind the World of Beautiful Curls will be available on my newly redesigned web site, with a planned launch date of May 3, 2009. This 72-page e-book expands on the web site information to provide even more comprehensive instruction that can help almost anyone make intelligent product and curly hair care maintenance routine choices based on their own individual needs.
I am most excited about two sections in particular: 1) the expanded product ingredients section in the book that includes vital information on essential oils, humectants, fatty alcohols, petrochemicals, salts, proteins and other primary product ingredients found in today's hair care products; and, 2) easy-to-read charts that show recommended guidelines that can be used for product selection based on hair porosity, texture, climate and product ingredient suitability.
I agree with my friends and clients: I think a book like this one is long overdue. I just wish something like this would have been available to me when I was younger. Had I only had the simple and basic education a book like this provides, I would have avoided 18 years of straightening and destroying my own hair.
With the release of the e-book, the new site design will also be launched on May 3 and I hope you will take a moment to go and check it out as well. And, as always, please feel free to send me an e-mail to tiffany [at] livecurlylivefree.com to let me know what you think!
Isn’t it time we learned to live curly and free?