10 Christmas Holidays Gifts Ideas for Hair Lovers
With the Christmas holidays right around the corner, you might be scrambling to think of holidays gifts for everyone on your list. Below we’ve compiled 10 gifts for hair lovers that go perfectly with holiday cheer.
1. Slaps, $29.95
The Slap (Satin-Lined Cap) is the satin bonnet you can wear outside. Many women wear these at night to protect their hair. Cotton pillowcases can cause dryness and breakage, especially around the hairline. Satin bonnets are a remedy to such issues. The only downside is that they’re not totally acceptable to wear outside. The Slap, allows you to hide bad hair days without wearing a scarf under your hat. If caps aren’t your scene, the same company also offers satin lined baseball hats from $15.97 - $31.95.
2. Hair Steamer, $70
These can get quite expensive depending on how fancy you want to go. Steamers work wonders, especially for those with low porous strands. They lift the cuticle, allowing moisture to penetrate your strands. The Q-Redew Handheld steamer is a great affordable option that gets rave reviews.
3. Headwrap, $25 - $50
Sometimes rain or a styling mishap throws a wrench in our hair plans, and a hat can’t always hide the bad hair day. There are plenty of places that offer beautiful headwraps but our favorite is Cee Cee’s closet. Not only do they have lots of festive options but many of their wraps come satin lined. If you’re looking for other options, we also love The Wrap Life and Fanm Djanm. All of these are Black-owned, by the way.
4. Kurly Klips, $79 - $199
Kurly Klips enhance without the stress of blending textures. The added volume is perfect and gives you and your hair a break from constant styling. Kurly Klips offers three textures: spirals, fro, and kinky straight blowout; each pack comes with seven pieces. Though these are meant to be a reprieve, we don’t recommend everyday use (too much of a good thing, you know?).
5. FORM Beauty, $9 - $29
FORM Beauty is the sister brand to Bevel, a shaving system for men with coarse hair. Founder Tristan Walker says he was compelled to create FORM upon hearing the complaints of female friends and family, dissatisfied with the current state of the hair care industry. FORM offers customized products based on your hair care needs. They’ve just unveiled FORM Minis, great stocking stuffers.
6. Beauty Subscription Box, $20+
Curlkit, Curlbox, OnyxBox, Cocotique, etc. are just a few examples of beauty boxes for women of color. A two or three-month subscription is the perfect holidays' gift as it extends past the holidays. The boxes are a nice surprise since the products inside are usually a mystery until you open them. Yes, it may contribute to product junky-ism, but they’re also a great way to discover a new hair care staple.
7. Hair Service, $75+
If you have any loved ones who consistently get haircuts or other styling services done, this may be the perfect holidays' gift for them. Pre-book a service or buy them a gift card at their favorite salon.
8. Silk Pillowcase, $35+
As useful as satin bonnets and SLAPs are, not everyone wants to use them. For those who prefer to let their hair breathe at night, a silk pillowcase is a great alternative. Silk won’t sap the moisture from your strands or cause damage from tossing and turning during the night. If silk is out of your price range, satin also provides similar results.
9. Diffuser, $15+
For a lot of naturals, diffusers are the best invention since sliced bread. Many don’t realize their curl potential until they use one. We recommend buying one for someone you’ve heard say, “I just can’t do wash ‘n’ gos”. We suggest getting the BIO IONIC Universal Diffuser
10. Hair Accessories, $5+
Clips and hair bands can add fun to any style. Most stores will have an accessory section to peruse for a last minute holidays gift, but if you have more time, we recommend Etsy for more unique options.