12 Must-Haves: Ultimate Gift Guide for Women with Natural HairTamara Floyd
Deciding what to get the lady in your life with the spectacular natural hair can be challenging, but I’m here to help! Shopping for a woman with natural hair just became a lot easier for you with this list of must-haves. I have included some of my picks, as well as some of the most coveted items among the natural hair community. Read on for the full list.
Pillow Bonnet 1 of 12
The name is says it all; it's a bonnet for your pillow. Unlike traditional silk and satin pillowcases, the Pillow Bonnet stays put. No more waking up to your pillowcase on the floor and a serious case of bed head that comes with it.
Buy it at Hair-routine.com for $45.00
Mainelement: Love Herbal Shampoo Bar 2 of 12
Shampoo bars are made of saponified natural oils that remove dirt, debris, and build-up gently. They cleanse and moisturize simultaneously.
But it at MainelementLove.com for $8.00
Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer 3 of 12
The Q-Redew is a hand-held hair steamer that quickly restores moisture, rejuvenates, and reshapes hair using warm steam as mist. Used on dry hair and it'll revive curls in minutes.
Buy it at Qredew.com for $69.95
CURLS Passion Fruit Control Paste 4 of 12
I have used a lot of smoothing and soft hold styling products, but this is hands down one of my favorites. Not only does it provide flexible hold, but it also hydrates with a medley of natural ingredients, such as shea and mango butter.
But it at Sally's Beauty Supply Store for $7.99
Hercules Sagemann Magic Star Jumbo Rake 5 of 12
Hercules Sagemann Magic Star Jumbo Rake has literally been called a "miracle worker." Although $20 may seem silly for a comb, this is no ordinary comb. Its seamless design is said to decrease breakage during your detangling sessions. Read the full review on Natural Hair Rules.com
Buy it at Hotcombs.com for $18.50
Coconut Oil 6 of 12
You all know the beauty power of coconut oil! No woman should go without it. It's one of the best oils for hair, and there's science behind that fact.
This particular brand is available at Drugstore.com for $17.99, but any brand of extra virgin coconut oil will do the trick.
Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Leave-In Conditioner 7 of 12
This is one of the best leave-in conditioners I've ever tried. Its rich formula leaves hair soft and manageable, and a little bit goes a long way.
Buy it at Edenbodyworks.com for $8.99
Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream 8 of 12
Some are a little intimidated by the shampoo bar, and that's okay. Jessicurl has a gentle cleanser that is also sulfate-free and infused with natural oils. Try the citrus lavender scent; it will help you melt the day away in the shower.
Buy it at Jessicurl.com for $16.95
Conair Pro Style 1875 Watts Dryer 9 of 12
If you have a set style and no time for it to air dry, then you need a Conair Pro Style 1875 Watts Dryer. Drying time is now only minutes instead of hours. A hooded dryer is an indirect heat appliance, meaning you don't have to worry about heat damage. It's perfect for intensifying your deep conditioning treatment.
Buy it at Drugstore.com for $45.00
CURLS Coconut Sublime Conditioner 10 of 12
Coconut Sublime Conditioner is enriched with organic coconut oil and other moisturizing ingredients. It's one of my favorite rinse-out conditioners and is perfect for all hair types.
Buy it at Curls.biz for $16.00
Earth’s Nectar Honey Curls 11 of 12
With a price of $23.50, Earth's Nectar Honey Curls is definitely what I consider a splurge for a hair gel. But I can tell you, it's worth it. It's not often that you find a moisturizing styling aide made with all-natural ingredients. You will certainly get your money's worth!
Buy it at Earth's Nectar.com for$23.50
Denman Large Paddle Brush 12 of 12
Denman manufactures the BEST brushes for textured hair! I'm not one for superlatives, but honestly, I haven't found another brush that can tackle my tangles and live to tell about it. I have had my Denman Brush for nearly five years, and have yet to see a crack or bent bristle.
Buy it at Sally's Beauty Supply for $14.99
Tamara Floyd is the Founder and Editor of Natural Hair Rules.com, a site dedicated to encouraging others to be who they are naturally. Visit anytime at www.naturalhairrules.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.