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Uplifting and authentic, My Divine Natural Hair: Inspiration and Tips to Love and Care for Your Crown helps Black women embrace the God-created beauty of natural hair through inspirational readings and salon chair guidance on how to heal, consistently care for, and grow their coils. As a response to the history of discrimination against Black hair and the societal pressure Black women continue to face to alter their hair texture, My Divine Natural Hair brings together raw personal reflections and hands-on hairapy to both encourage and equip readers to care for their hair as the crown God has placed on their head.


The authors address deeply personal topics like hair loss, comparison, and self-doubt, while also offering everyday tips for hair growth, styles, and maintenance, as well as scriptural and literary affirmations and a glossary of terms.


My Divine Natural Hair will enhance the self-esteem and hair health of Black women and girls.


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Book Tour

Meet and Greet Shelia, Melissa, and Sylvia. Plus view the tour gallery below.


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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 • 10 AM EST

Live TV appearance

Life.Style.Live! on WISH-TV

Location: Live on WISH-TV

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Wednesday, February 27, 2024 • 4 PM EST

Instagram Q&A

Location: Livestreaming on the Walk the Talk Show

via Instagram

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Saturday March 17, 2024 • After 10 am Service

Book Tour Kick Off and signing

Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church

Location: 4958 Ribble Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46218


Saturday March 23, 2024 • 12-4 PM

StoryTime and Author Q&A

Indianapolis Central Library

- Center for Black Literature & Culture

Location: 40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Saturday March 30, 2024 •1-3 PM

Q&A and Book Signing

Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Noblesville

Location: 17070 Mercantile Blvd, Noblesville, IN 46060



Wednesday April 3, 2024 • 8-9 PM EST

StoryTime livestream broadcast

on demand

Podcast Q&A

Location: Livestreaming on A Matter of Faith Podcast

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Saturday April 6, 2024 •1-3 PM

Meet & Greet Book Signing

Barnes and Noble Bookstore - The Shops at Rivers Crossing

Location: 8675 River Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240

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Saturday April 27, 2024 • 11- 12:30 AM

Teatime and Book Signing

Tea’s Me Community Cafe

(Located in the heart of Butler Tarkington)

Location: 3967 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Saturday june 15, 2024 • 11- 2 PM

CBLC 7th Annual Juneteenth Bookfest Celebration

Indianapolis Central Library

- Simon Reading Room & Central Atrium

Location: 40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Saturday june 29, 2024 • 9:30 - 10:20 AM

ALA Annual Conference

San Diego Convention Center

Session: Celebrate Black Hair and Address Discrimination

Location: 111 Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Exhibit Hall - Diversity in Publishing Stage (Booth 2250)

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readers love

My Divine Natural Hair

This book is an adventure into ‘us’ that many African American women have been through and continue to grow through. Thank you for taking us step-by-step with such a real voice through where we are, have been and continue to go. Thank you for opening our eyes in such an astute way to love what God gave us.”

- Clarissa W. Felder

MS, MSBS, 1st Anti Basileus Phi Delta Kappa, National Sorority Inc., Beta Lambda


"ASE! ASE! Giving thanks and praise to this soul nourishing book. I resonated with their stories, as I too felt I had to bow to the pressure to embrace society's standard of beauty. This book will be so

beneficial for those wanting to start on their own path to healing and

self-acceptance.”


- Rebecca Wells Lewis, RNCCM (RN Case Manager) Certified Kemetic Yoga Teacher

"I can totally relate to many of the stories shared in My Divine Natural Hair. I believe it's important for African American women to get in touch with our tresses. Knowing our hair correlates to knowing ourselves and truly loving who God has

created us to be!”

- Katara Washington Patton

Executive Editor at Our Daily Bread Ministries, Author of Inspiration for Christian Teen Girls and Navigating the Blues


"My Divine Natural Hair is a must-read because of the personal and compelling

stories of the hair journeys of the threesome; their struggles and victories; and the whys and hows of black hair. Beautifully written with love, candor, compassion and hope, it encourages every black girl or woman to embrace her natural hair as God’s testimony that she is “fearfully and wonderfully made.”


- Prisca Onwuemene

Librarian (Retired)

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Forsyth County Schools


"Overall, My Divine Natural Hair is an empowering and informative read that goes beyond hair care tips. It delves into the emotional and cultural significance of natural Afro hair, providing valuable insights that inspire women to embrace their true selves, celebrate their unique beauty, and cultivate a loving relationship with their hair and identity. I am excited about my natural hair journey in a fresh new way!”


- Kamia White

Educator-Podcaster, Beauty in Bloom, LLC


"This is the unique story of a unique family, about a unique topic: black women’s hair. By artfully telling their black hair story, in My Divine Natural Hair, the trio of Burlock women have done literature a great service, because theirs is a story deeply steeped in African American culture and is the personal story of most African American females.”

- Dr. Willie O. Peterson

Assistant to the Superintendent,

Midsouth Conference

Evangelical Covenant Church



“In the early 90’s there was a resurgence of natural hairstyles on the campus of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and in African American culture. Like the previous generations these natural hairstyles connected us to our heritage: Africa.


At the same time people were just tired of chemicals, haircuts and grooming standards set by others. Natural hair is simply just us. And we are and have always been beautiful and handsome naturally. We need more books about the natural hair care process. Thank you Burlock family for empowering women, men, boys and girls and inspiring them to wear their hair naturally. We thank the Burlock’s for this gem that points us to our natural beauty.”


- Rev. Carey A. and Mrs. India Grady, Senior Pastor, Reid Chapel AME Church, Columbia, South Carolina

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Shelia Burlock and her daughters Sylvia Burlock and Melissa Burlock are a writing trio from Indianapolis devoted to spiritually healing hair hurt experienced by women of African descent. Between them, they have curated a natural hair course tutorial, developed an organic product line, and written on the topic of natural hair in outlets like Salon.com.

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more about the authors

Shelia Burlock is a seasoned K12 educator whose articles have been published in Moody and other magazines. She is a recipient of the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award from the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Beta Lambda Chapter. She and her husband reside in Indianapolis.


Sylvia Burlock is an experienced high school educator, health & wellness blogger, and beauty entrepreneur. Burlock's organic lipstick line, Beautifek, and her exploration of organic products for skin and hair care have drawn media attention from the likes of Life.Style.Live! She resides in Indianapolis.


Melissa Burlock is a researcher and writer who has served in spaces like the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and Wiley Publishing. Burlock's musings on Black literature and culture have been featured in outlets like Salon.com. She is an alumna of Winston-Salem State University and resides in Indianapolis.

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