This original post by Lisa was written in 2021. We have updated it with new suggestions for 2023!
If you are starting your Black Friday or Holiday Season shopping list now, this blog will help you get some new ideas. Or you can pass along a copy to your friends and family so they know what you are looking to receive this holiday season! Sometimes picking out hair products can be a very personal choice, so we have suggestions for items that aren't hair products. There are great options if you don't want to worry about shipping liquids or giving someone something they can't use.
Treat Yourself - or Someone Else
First on the list is, of course, our Advent Calendar! Available in Wavy, Curly, or Coily, these 13 (one drawer has two items in it in every calendar this year!) products have been curated to suit your curl type. Advent Calendars are a great gift when you're not exactly sure what your recipient would like, as you won't have to pick a specific product or brand for them. They can try a bunch of different things with one purchase!
A super nice gift that helps your hair treatments and feels great is the Hot Heads Thermal Hair Care Cap. Once you have your deep conditioner on, slip on a plastic cap and then pop your Hot Head in the microwave for a few seconds to get it to the right temperature for you. Place it on your head and enjoy the soothing natural heat for 30-45 minutes! These eco friendly caps don’t require any cords or fuss and will help get that product into your hair for fabulous results.
Accessories for Drying and Styling
Have you been looking for a nice sized diffuser? Look no further as we carry the Great Big Diffuser here at Curl Warehouse. You can also purchase it in a kit including the SnozzlePro which assures you to be able to fit the diffuser with whichever blow dryer you or your friend owns. It also means you can take the diffuser and SnozzlePro on vacation and attach it to a hotel blow dryer or one borrowed from your host. Diffusing makes such a difference as it spreads the air slowly and evenly over your head to create way less frizz and boost the volume.
These roller jaw clamps are add lift as you dry your hair. They are easier to place than clips and easy to remove. You get 12 clamps in each pack and they work great on your refresh days to fix the flat areas from sleeping.
If you love the volume from root clipping but sometimes wish it was a bit less work then these metal piks are a way to get similar results! Just place the piks on either side towards the top of your head and slide them towards each other until they lock together. This keeps your hair lifted while you air dry or diffuse. For finer hair go with the short fan and the other densities can use the long fan style.
For stylish drying, we recommend the Hair Plop from MoonstoneSeven. New to Curl Warehouse and already flying off the shelf, this viral product reduces frizz and improves drying time. It comes in 5 different colours! We hope to have MoonstoneSeven's Satin Sleep Cap available before Christmas as well.
The Flexy Brush from Curl Keeper is one of my faves. Over the years of using the method I found that I just couldn’t easily finger or comb detangle. The short flexible bristles of this one glide through with ease!
If your fingers get tired of the scrubbing or you have a bit of a dry scalp using a Shampoo Brush can really help! It is small but effective. Remember not to drag it through your hair just stay focused on your scalp by positioning it in one spot and moving it in the smallest way side to side or little circles. Once done lift it straight up and pick another spot.
Of course we can't forget the curly favourite Denman brush. There are many great tutorials on YouTube and Instagram on how to use the brush to get maximum curl definition.
What about the Bounce Curl Define Styling Brush? Yes, we do hope to have this back in stock in time for Christmas. Sign up for a restock notification on the product page if you haven't already. Our first shipment sold out in record time!
This company also makes the most gorgeous satin scrunchies in different sizes and patterns that you can easily wear alone or use one to put your hair up and into your new toque.
The Puff Cuff is a great way to get your hair up without denting. This comes in several sizes so you will be sure to find the right one for your density.
Another great little gift are these spiral hair ties. The unique design - like an older telephone cord - can hold hair without leaving dents or getting caught. Once they get a bit stretched out you can pop it into hot water and it goes back to its original shape and size so they last a long time. This is a great stocking stuffer for someone with hair of any kind.
If you're looking for something a bit different than a typical hair tie, take a look at Kinkz Hair Ties. These ties have knots that attach together at the front or back, and are able to accommodate hair of any texture or density. They're genius!
Don't forget Zazzybandz! These headbands are designed just like sunglasses so they don't apply so much tension to the top of your head when you're wearing them. They're super comfortable and come in a range of colours and two different sizes.
If you're escaping winter and going somewhere hot and sunny (lucky you!), YGN makes an incredible swim turban for curly hair. It is big enough to accommodate most lengths and fits tight enough to keep your hair dry while swimming.
Other Gift Ideas
Here are a couple of other ideas for yourself or the other curly/wavy folks in your life.
The book that started The Curly Girl Method is Curly Girl: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey. This is a great gift for the curly person that is just starting to dive in to caring for their natural hair.
For a giant splurge for that special someone, there is the popular Curlsmith Defrizzion Dryer & XXL Diffuser (the full size version of the travel size one listed above). It dries your hair faster with less frizz than many other dryers and it has what we think if probably the biggest diffuser on the market.
Did you know there are online courses about curly hair care? The two we'd most recommend are: Textured Hair Care 101 from creator of Inahsi Naturals, Rhonda Marshall, and Krista Leavitt's Wave & Curl Foundations Mini Course.
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