This past Christmas, I was gifted Paula Begoun’s Don’t Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me book for Christmas. I have a ton of hair books that I need to get around to, but this one struck my interest because I recently saw Paula Begoun on Oprah. I just finished reading it and the bottom line is… I didn’t like it. If you have absolutely no clue about the ingredients in hair products you might want to give it a go. But honestly, I’m sure you can find a better book if you keep searching.
So what didn’t I like about it? You can clearly see that Paula did a ton of research, but the book was filled with contradictions. And the numerous mentions how great Pantene products are was ridiculous. It was as they were paying her for the plugs. She is a huge fan of cheap drugstore products and anti-salon anything. I’m not mad about the anti-salon bits in majority of the book… I’m a total do it myselfer(Yes, I know that’s not a real word, lol)… but there is no way you can duplicate Joico’s K-Pak by just adding mineral oil to a random drugstore conditioner. Woman please! Last, there was very little information in regards to black hair care. I suggest you pass when it comes to this book.