Given that April is the first full month of spring, it seemed only fitting that this month’s bookclub selection be something centered around growth and new beginnings. While I could have gone a number of routes with the topic of growth, I’ve had natural hair on the brain ever since I embarked on my journey to find a new natural hair regimen. Thus, April’s book of the month is none other than one about natural hair: If You Love It, It Will Grow by Dr. Phoenyx Austin.
A quintessential cool chick, Dr. Phoenyx is a physician, fitness buff, author, blogger, entrepreneur and of course, a natural hair aficionado. Inspired to write the book after the positive response to her features on Curly Nikki and Black Girl Long Hair, If You Love It, It Will Grow is a witty, informative guide to caring for and growing natural hair. When I first read the kindle sample of the book, I felt like I had just sat down with a girlfriend to hear her hilarious yet completely relatable hair story.
Not only am I excited to bring you this book this month, I am excited to bring you Dr. Phoenyx herself. Since I was personally inspired by all of her various pursuits, I was able to score not one, but two interviews with Dr. Phoenyx on natural hair, fitness, and all around wellness. The first interview is a written interview and the second is our recorded Skype chat–I can’t wait for you to check it out!
Stay tuned for both interviews and in the meantime, make sure you join my bookclub in order to join me in reading this book. Are you as excited to read If You Love It, It Will Grow as I am? What do you hope to get from the book? Share in the comments.