Friday, July 29, 2016

E-Book Publishing Announcement

I've been dying to tell you about this for months, but now all the stars are aligning and I can! For some time now, I've been working with Wise Ink, a Minnesota-based publishing company to retool and relaunch Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally, and (finally!) bring you Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs.

Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide

Launch Date: August 30th, 2016
This book first began as a lengthy article I'd written about how I brought my own hair back from a mass of splits and tangles. In 2013 I expanded to be a full-length guide and offered it as a PDF in the store.

Three years had seen a lot of praise and a lot of hair on the mend! But while the book did a great job explaining how to salvage damaged hair, there was a persistent follow-up question: how do I grow healthy hair?

In August, I'll be launching a new version of the book; it more than doubles in length to 70 pages, adding even more full-color pictures, natural recipes, and greater insight into what causes damage and how to mitigate it. It now delves into how to encourage healthy hair grown with proper nutrition, supplements, natural oils, essential oils, topical applications, and growth-stimulating techniques.

Be on the lookout for pre-order details and special deals for those that already own it, but would like the expanded edition in the new formats!

Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs: A Guide

Launch Date: September 27th, 2016
The only thing I love more with natural dyes than using them on myself is helping others discover and learn how to use them. A project long in development, I am happier than a fairy in a bowl of milk and honey to finally release it.

Over 130 pages, I can sincerely say that after years of reading, researching, and experimenting, this is the most comprehensive, detailed, start-to-finish guide on herbal hair coloring. It is loaded with full-color photos and recipes, explaining not just the how, but also the why and the science behind herbal coloring. As the release date comes closer I'll share more, but it is everything both novices and veterans of herbal hair coloring want in both a starter guide and a go-to-reference all brought together in one book.

What formats will the books be in?
Both books will be offered in ePUB, Mobi, and PDF.

Where will I be able to purchase them?
Both books will be for sale on (more details on our new site reveal soon!), Etsy, and Amazon.

Will there be print versions?
Sadly not. Because of the great many color photos and graphics in both books it is too cost-prohibitive to do a print run.

What about versions in other languages?
For now the books will be English-only. Much like color printing, the cost of translation and multi-language licensing is more than is possible right now.

Have any thoughts or questions?  I'm happy to answer what I can without spoiling future fun!


  1. This is awesome! I look forward to checking this out!

  2. Congratulations on getting your work published! I know from experience how much time and effort it takes, and how scary it can be to let go of your 'baby' and finally send it off into the world! I'm very happy for you :)

    And as a woman who can't seem to grow her hair past a certain length, but dreams of having waist-length hair, I'm looking forward to buying your book!

  3. Ooh, looks great! Do you have a newsletter or anything? I'd love to know more about natural hair care.

  4. These look/sound amazing! I will definitely be getting a copy and checking out your etsy store :)

  5. Congratulations!! I have dyed my hair too often and my scalp is paying for it. I am looking forward to reading about your natural techniques!

  6. Thank you all so much! That's so kind of you to say :)

    This blog is the closest thing I have to a newsletter, but you can also follow me on Twitter @Night_Blooming_ and find my shop here:

  7. What a fantastic reservoir of knowledge you're offering to the public! Congratulations on your accomplishment!

  8. Wow, this is awesome news! It must be so exhilarating to see all of your hard work come to fruition! Congrats :)

    <3 Indigo

  9. Omg I'm so excited for you...definitely on my purchase lit for sure. So happy for you lady!

  10. OMG I'm so excited, congratulations

  11. OMG I'm so excited for you, congratulations I can't wait to get my hands on the henna book