Andrea Pippins‘ “I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book Of Braids, Coils And Doodle Dos” is finally available and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
The gorgeously illustrated pages complete with mesmerizing patterns and intricate details will fascinate and intrigue everyone from little girls with coils, curls and braids of their own to those of us who have learned to color within the lines decades ago.
“Coloring is a great way to relax and to express individuality. Everyone has their own coloring style and favorite colors to use, so no coloring book will be the same. That is really exciting to me,” Andrea told Clutch earlier this year. “You have to be in the moment when you color, so it becomes a form of meditation, which is great after a busy day at work, if you need a break, or want to spend time with your kids. It also helps that there are now a range of coloring books with intricate illustrations, which makes coloring more compelling for adults.”
When asked if she could give Black women a word of wisdom on self acceptance, she says: “Love. We have to treat ourselves with true love. From the words we say to ourselves to the food we put in our body, from the people we keep in our lives to the things we do to our skin and hair. It should always be in love. If we keep love at the core of all we do, the embracing of the self comes naturally.”
Prepare to lose yourself in bold hairstyles and accessories, from rows of braids to mohawks to sweeping updos and cascading ribbons and beads.