The holiday season is in full effect. Lists of wants and wishes have been passed out, and the gift buying process for some, hasn’t even begun. With the natural hair movement growing more and more, you may have come across a few relatives or friends who have asked for natural hair products for Christmas. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as natural hair products can get pretty expensive. However, you may even want to give a gift that’s a bit more personable or perhaps give the gift of surprise. And we’ve got you covered.
Here is a list of gift ideas for natural hair any gal or guy would love:
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1. Denman Brush
The Denman Brush is designed to help quickly and effectively detangle the intertwined curls, coils, and kinks throughout our natural hair. It features smooth pin shaped bristles that help to smooth your hair strands and enhance your natural curl pattern. This detangling tool additionally comes in two different row sizes making it useful for thicker or thinner hair types. It is an economical choice of gifts for natural hair that every natural will truly thank you for.
2. Shea Moisture JBCO Shampoo & Conditioner
This shampoo and conditioner duo from Shea Moisture contains a blend of natural extracts that help to moisturize and cleanse the hair. These products work well with all hair types, and contains castor oil, an oil known for its promotion of hair growth. The shampoo and conditioner additionally work together to help alleviate dryness and frizz, all the while not being too “stripping” of the natural oils in your hair.
3. As I Am Piece of 6 Coils & Curls Care
This all in one natural hair care kit from the As I Am brand makes a great gift for someone who is newly natural. It features many of your hair care essentials ranging from conditioner to styling gel. The products included contain a range of moisturizing and conditioning ingredients that help to replenish your hair strands.
4. Laila Ali Ionic Soft Bonnet Dryer
The convenience of having a hooded hair dryer right at home makes for easier wash days, and more effective deep conditioning treatments with the use of heat that allows the conditioner to better penetrate the strands. This soft bonnet dryer from the Laila Ali brand can make an economical choice compared to other similar dryers. It features multiple storage compartments and is easy to assemble. Naturals at all stages of their hair journeys will greatly appreciate it.
5. Eco Styler Gel
You have probably heard of Eco Styler Gel before. It is a favorite of many and can be found in numerous stores. Use this gel for sleek pulled back styles, laying your edges, and/or as a curl definer. It comes in a variety of different featured ingredients and uses – olive oil, curl & wave, and black castor oil and flaxseed to name a few. The generous size of the jars also last multiple uses.
When trying to dry natural hair, air drying can sometimes take too long. And blow drying sometimes causes excess frizz. This is where a diffuser can help. Diffusing is an essential for many naturals, as it drastically reduces the drying process time. Diffusers come with different settings for speed and temperature, and when placed on cool, helps to prevents frizz making for a favorable styling tool. The one pictured below attaches to most blow dryers.
7. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
You have probably seen or heard of this clay before. It is used in skin care in the form of a facial mask, but surprisingly can also be used as a masque for your hair. This clay offers extreme curl definition upon application, and when apple cider vinegar is added, it helps to return the pH balance of your hair. This 2-in-1 gift is perfect for pampering and will surely be made the most out of.
8. Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Gift Set
To start off, the scent of the black vanilla in this set is amazing. The formula has a rich lather that leaves your hair strands soft and shiny and makes detangling a breeze. This set in particular includes the shampoo and conditioner from the black vanilla line from the Carol’s Daughter brand.
9. Hair Accessories
There are some times when you may want to just “spice” up your hair styles and switch up from the norm. Hair accessories are a quick way to do so, and with trends all over social media with the use of these accessories, there is plenty of inspiration. Beads, loc jewels, and hair “earrings”, are just a few – a great stocking stuffer.
10. Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush
Scalp massages help to increase blood flow circulation at the roots, which aids in stimulating hair growth. The Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush can help to make this process quicker and more effective – and not to mention very relaxing. It is best used on soaking wet hair to better reach the scalp.