Whether its your best friend, girlfriend, daughter, or mother, getting hair gifts for a curly girl can be hard if you don’t know anything about natural hair. Even if you know a lot about natural hair, buying products for someone with hair of a different texture can also be hard. Let me help make things easy for you…
I have made a super gift list that encompasses any and every gift your curl friend, or you, could ever possibly want. From hair accessories to clothing, there’s a little bit of something for everybody.
Head wraps & Hair Accessories
Because who doesn’t love cute hair accessories?! One of the best ways to make a bad hair day better is to add a colorful barrette or just wrap it up.
Essential Natural Hair Tools
Whether she’s an OG natural or she’s just started to transition, there are certain tools of the trade that all naturals should have in their arsenal. If you’re friend has ever wondered how you got your hair to look that one way and the only thing standing in her way from replicating it is that one hair tool, gon’ head and cop it for ya girl ! Here are some things that I, and some popular YouTubers, think every natural could use.
- Alligator clips
- Ribbon ties
- Seamless comb
- Hair pick
- Paddle brush
- Denman brushes
To tie Puffs:
- Poof It
Hair & Skin Products
Personally, I feel that bath & skin products are passé, but some people LIVE for them. I don’t know a better gift for my natural friends than a butter that moisturizes their skin AND hair. Here are some options. I would also check out the bath & body collections of some popular hair brands like Shea Moisture.
New Hair Products: Trial Sizes & Holiday Sets
Has your friend been talking about trying some new products or a new brand out all year but didn’t know if they were worth the price? Get her a gift set or some sample sizes so she can try them out before she buys the full size bottles. Stores like Ulta and Sephora have good collections of samples for natural hair products. Walgreens always has a healthy stock of Shea Moisture sample products as well. I usually buy the products I use to straighten my hair in sample sizes since I only use them twice a year, so feel free to stock up yourself !
For Girls Who Wear Weaves & Protective Styles
Brands To Try
Trial Sizes & Holiday Gift Sets
- Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Holiday Set
- Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Holiday Set
Hair Appointment at a Natural Hair Salon
There’s nothing more exciting than having your hair done by someone who knows how to ACTUALLY do natural hair. Times have changed and there are natural hairstylists in every city. Give your curl friend the gift of that haircut or trim she badly needs, or get her that professional twist out consultation so her twist don’t come out dry and can last a few days or weeks.
Here are some salons so popular that many will travel to get their stylists to bless their hair:
- Be Fabulous Salon – Ft. Lauderdale
- Capella Salon – LA
- Devachan Salon – NY and LA
- Eclectic Vibez – Houston
- Hair Rules – NYC
- Huetiful Salon – Dallas-Ft. Worth, ATL, and Chicago
- Ouidad – Santa Monica, NYC, and Ft. Lauderdale
- Oyin Handmade – Baltimore
- Tendrils and Curls – Houston
Here are some other all-inclusive lists done by Black Girl Long Hair if these salons aren’t in short travel distance:
Black-owned & African-Inspired Clothing & Apparel
- Meow and Barks Boutique
- MIDGETgiraffe Clothing
- Dashiki Pride
- ZUVAA – curator of multiple African design clothing lines
- Kiwi’s Boutique
- B Fyne Swimwear
- Exodus Goods
- Tees in the Trap – Luvvie’s Collection
- William’s Headwear
- Smart Brown Girl Collection
Subscriptions to Black Hair Magazines & Periodicals
Going natural is a tough process for some black women because it forces you to deal with your insecurities about your appearance. Not everyone has such a great community of friends that accept their decisions to wear their hair the way it naturally grows as others. I think it’s important for these women and girls to have outlets to find self-satisfaction and self-love. If you have a curl friend who needs affirmation that she’s not the only black girl out there going through it, buy her a book that will make her feel more comfortable being who she is and was meant to be. Here are some of my favorites right now:
- You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson of 2 Dope Queens
- I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi or awesomelyluvvie,com
- Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes of Shondaland (you know who she is…)
- The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae of Insecure
- The Defining Decade by Meg Jay
- #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal
- Be You & Live Civil by Karen Civil of Live Civil
- The Sisters are Alright by Tamora Winfrey Harris
- The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women by Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haywood, Joy McLean
Color My Fro: A Natural Hair Coloring Book for Big Hair Lovers of All Ages by Crystal Swain-Bates
- I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book of Braids, Coils, and Doodle Dos by Andrea Pippens
Monthly Hair Box Subscriptions
Weekly Food Subscriptions
Healthy hair starts from within! Help your curlfriend, and yourself, kickstart the new year with healthy eating habits.
Gifts for Him
Our natural men need love, too. Help him to keep that hair and beard looking moisturized.
- Uncle Jimmy Products
- Shea Moisture Mens Line (The 3 butters styling pomade is my personal favorite)
- Murray’s Pomade
- Shea Moisture Intense Hydration line
- Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Hair Line
- Oyin Handmade Leave-in Conditioner
- Cold-pressed, extra virgin Coconut oil
I hope you’ve found what you were looking for! Share with all your curl friends!