The festive season is fast approaching and so is the pressure to buy the perfect gift. Honestly, I’m going grey just thinking about it…
Shopping stress is a feeling curly girls know far too well, especially when hours of scrolling and reading reviews leads to buying a mediocre product.
As a certified curly Queen, I guarantee that your curly companions would appreciate someone easing the pain by buying them a curly treat this year, be it a big, boujee purchase or a cute little stocking filler.
To help you on your quest, I have shortlisted my top Christmas gifts for girls with curls!
Curly hair gift guide: Hair masks
I just had to start with hair masks; the ones that seem luxe and expensive, make you feel like badgalriri and are more than worth the money.
Virtue Labs Curl Conditioner
The best conditioner I have ever used in my life (a big statement, I know). This delivers on every single one of its claims. The star ingredient Alpha Keratin 60ku is a human keratin protein, which means your hair recognises it as its own, so it can easily bind to damaged areas. It is a no-brainer for any curly girl craving some bounce.
Mahogany Naturals Ltd Coconut Water Restorative Hair Mask
Mahogany Naturals delivers juicy goodness every single time. The sweet coconut scent and smoothie-like texture make for the perfect spa feeling. It’s another one for the curlies lacking some elasticity.
Big Hair + Beauty Deep Clay Mask
Smells so good you’ll want to eat it. Think chocolate, cocoa butter and banana mixed up into a smooth, clay mask. The Rhassoul clay cleanses the hair, while oils and butters do the work to maintain and nourish curls.
Grow Gorgeous Curl Defining Conditioner
The perfect example of a product smelling expensive and still being able to define, moisturise and easily detangle curly hair. It has a thick consistency, and a little bit goes a very long way.
Curly hair gift guide: Diffusers
It takes approximately three business days for curly hair to air dry, so why not help a curly girl speed up the process by buying them a diffuser?
Diffusers aren’t like your typical heat styling tool; they operate at lower temperatures and the heat is diffused rather than concentrated, so that major damage does not occur.
Shark Style IQ
This is my current go-to diffuser. It is lightweight, fast-drying and preserves definition and shine.
The teeth of the diffuser attachment can also be adjusted to suit hair thickness and density.
If the Shark Style IQ is a little out of your budget, Babyliss has some great dupes providing similar results, but with slightly longer drying times.
T3 Cura Luxe
If you want soft, touchable curls, the T3 Cura Luxe is a great option. Its cutting edge T3 Iron Air Technology dries hair while maintaining body.
The only inconvenience is that the diffuser attachments are sold separately, so be careful and make sure you purchase the compatible attachment.
The T3 Fit provides similar results without the glitz and glamour of the Cura Luxe.
Bellissima Diffon Supreme
This is one for the girls who are lacking in arm strength but want soft, defined curls. The Diffon Supreme is made with curls in mind. It’s an ergonomic diffuser with no need for attachments.
Curly hair gift guide: Curl finishers and accessories
Sometimes a simple accessory is all we need to feel luxurious and frankly, less bored.
So why not surprise someone with a little accessorised joy? It can be as basic as a hair clip, but it makes all the difference.
Curly hair gift guide: Hair oils and serums
Hair oils and serums are not to be forgotten. Not only do they lock in moisture, but they also add shine and sometimes even shimmer to a dull-looking wash and go, which is perfect for the festive season.
Curly hair gift guide: Silk accessories
I would be lost without my silk and satin accessories. They have made all the difference to keeping my hair healthy and let’s be honest, satin and silk just scream luxury.
Curly hair gift guide: Gift sets
Buying gift sets is a great way to save money; you can give your curly friend or family member the taste of high-end brands without breaking the bank.
Some of the products mentioned in the ‘hair mask’ and ‘curl finishers’ sections feature in these gift sets, so purchase wisely!