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Silver Linings

hair care books

If you are brave enough to embrace your natural hair, the library may be able to help. And what better time to stop blow-drying, straightening, and dying your hair than when you are stuck alone in your home for an indefinite period of time?

My daughter and I recently started our natural-hair journeys. So far, it’s been an interesting ride. After finding out our curl types, we haven’t blow-dried, curled, or straightened our locks in two weeks. You can join us on this adventure from the comfort of your own home. Simply talk with your hair stylist (seriously, I texted Stacy today), or put one of the above books on hold from the library for curbside pick up.

Worried about missed times with your favorite hair stylist? Never fear. Healthy hair actually requires more frequent cuts and great products, making you a frequent flyer to your local salon. In fact, buying product and prepaying for those haircuts now can help your stylist weather the storm. In the end, you may both find a silver lining in the midst of these chaotic times.

wash your hands, pamper your hair, and stay safe~ jody

In case you are wondering what going natural looks like in real time, here are before and after pictures of my daughter. Nearly every day for ten years, she’s straightened her hair. When I suggested she give up her straightener, she thought I was crazy. A week later, she wasn’t nearly as skeptical.

Left pic is Day One of the Great Curl Adventure. Right pic was taken on Day Eight.


Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.