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Wash day : passing the legacy, rituals, and love of natural hair to the next generation / written and photographed by Tomesha Faxio.

Faxio, Tomesha, (author,, photographer.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0593579712
  • ISBN: 9780593579718
  • Physical Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter / Publishers, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"In this stunning book, documentary photographer Tomesha Faxio explores the power of “wash day,” a day that Black women dedicate to washing, detangling, conditioning, and styling their natural hair. The significance of wash day goes far beyond hair care—it’s an opportunity for Black women to pour love into their curly, coily locks and, when they have children, pass on this sacred ritual to the next generation."--back cover
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Wash-Day Stories -- Notes.
Subject: Mothers and daughters.
Grooming for girls.
Hair > Care and hygiene.
Hair > Care and hygiene > Social aspects.
African American women > Pictorial works.
African American women > Anecdotes.
Hairdressing of Black people > Social aspects.
Hairdressing of African Americans > Social aspects.
Hairdressing of Black people > Pictorial works.
Hairdressing of African Americans > Pictorial works.
Genre: Illustrated works.

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