Curly girls are product junkies by nature—trust me, I’m one of them! When we’re not whipping up a DIY avocado, coconut oil, and honey deep conditioning treatment we’re loading up on every new leave-in conditioner, curl cream, hair mask, and curl-defining gel in the market. The truth is, no matter how many products we might have or whether or not we’ve mastered our morning wash n’ go routine, chances are we’ll still appreciate any addition to our hair stash. That’s just the truth. With winter among us, achieving healthy, soft, frizz-free and perfectly defined bouncy curls could feel nearly impossible some days. But the right products can make #goodcurlyhairdays totally achievable. Not sure what to get your curly haired sister or BFF this Christmas? Add one of these curly goodies to your shopping cart and thank me later!
For the curly girl who’s still figuring out her wash n’ go routine
Finding the right styling routine can be a very frustrating process — believe me! Help your girl out by gifting her a starter kit. DevaCurl has three for each curl type: waves, curly hair, and super curly hair. Each comes complete with a full-sized cleanser, conditioner, and travel-sized treatments and stylers. You really can’t go wrong with this one.
DevaCurl Super Curly Care Kit, $48, available at devacurl.com
For the curly girl who craves more definition
There’s a reason why this sweet-smelling curly jelly has become a favorite among curly haired YouTubers and influencers and that’s because it defines like a mothereffer. It gives curls—even looser ones—serious definition without the crunchy feel or look you’d get from most hair gels. My curls never leave the house without it!
Camille Rose Curl Maker, $22, available at camillerose.com
For the curly girl who dreads detangling
This light-weight aloe vera juice and honey infused leave-in conditioner and detangler has me shook. Not only does it get knots and tangles out in seconds but this moisture-rich formula also leaves my hair unbelievably hydrated, smooth, and silky soft. It’s bound to become a staple in your girl’s hair regiment. Plus, the founder is Puerto Rican so it’s a great way to support our fellow Latina business owners.
Honey Baby Naturals Knot My Honey Instant Detangler, $11, available at target.com
For the curly girl who does NOT know what to do with her curls during the winter
Caring for curls during the winter can be a serious bitch. Every curly girl knows this, which is why gifting your curly haired loved one with this winter care and repair holiday kit will make her love you even more than she already does. It includes everything from the cult-classic Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream, to the Cantu Shea Butter Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment, and the Cantu Shea butter Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair & Scalp Oil to keep that scalp and curly haired head of her’s nourished all winter long.
Cantu Winter Care and Repair Holiday Set, $10, available at walmart.com
For the curly girl who takes her sleep routine VERY seriously
Her bed consists of only satin pillowcases and sheets because she’s all about keeping her skin soft and her curls hydrated while she sleeps. Gift her with his frizz-reducing satin pillowcase that comes complete with a French pin for Christmas and she’ll make sure she takes it with her everywhere—sleepovers at her boyfriend’s, traveling—even when she goes home to visit her parents.
Kristin Ess Frizz Reducing Satin Pillow Case + Hair French Pin, $14, available at target.com
For the curly girl who washes her hair once a week — most of us!
This 3-piece bumble and bumble curly hair set feature their signature BB. Curl Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer that’s really the game changer in this kit but we’ll get to that in a second. The BB. Curl Defining Creme leaves curls hydrated and super defined and the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil is SO light-weight and feather soft you can barely feel it but you know it’s there because of the instant trace of shine it leaves on silky soft curls. But back to the life-changing BB. Curl Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer. This thing helps detangle and define curls on day one. It re-shapes and re-styles hair on second, third, fourth, fifth, and even sixth-day hair—so your girl can walk around with popping curls for a whole week without having to worry about washing. Seriously, how dope is that?
Bumble and Bumble the Bb. Getaway Set for Curly Hair, $29, available at bumbleandbumble.com
For the curly girl who struggles with dry scalp during the winter
Your last few text exchanges have centered around her dry, itching, and irritating scalp. Instead of judging or rolling your eyes at her, why not just hook a girl up? The Cantu Root Rinse is practically a miracle worker. It’s made with real apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, and shea butter that not only refreshes your scalp, soothes itchiness and irritation but it also leaves strands super conditioned. Sure, she could always whip up a DIY apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil concoction herself but I promise this product is less messy, practical AF and smells WAY better too! Honestly, I can’t think of a better stocking stuffer. Could you?
Cantu Root Rinse, $6, available at walgreens.com
For the curly girl with beautiful tight coils
The As I Am Curls Travel Pack features every cult-classic product from the line — 6 products in total— from their Coconut Co-Wash to their ultra-hydrating leave-in conditioner, intensive conditioner, signature curly jelly, twist defining cream, and their DoubleButter Cream. Perfect for the girl who is looking for products that are hydrating enough for her tight coils but still minimize frizz and adds definition. She can totally travel with these goodies too!
As I Am Coils & Curls Care Kit, $20, available at target.com
For the curly girl who struggles with shrinkage — hair shrinkage of course!
Shrinkage is very real for curly girls with super tight and coily textures—think 4c hair! DevaCurl’s Super Stretch Coconut Curl Elongator not only deeply moisturizes curls that are more prone to dryness but it also weightlessly elongates curls while still maintaining definition. No flakiness or buildup either!
DevaCurl Super Stretch Coconut Curl Elongator, $30, available at devacurl.com
For the curly hair who practically collects deep conditioning treatments
She’s got more curly hair products in her apartment than she could count and won’t give up her Saturday morning deep conditioning treatment time for anything or anyone. This hair mask is bound to get her excited especially since it includes the word “miracle.” It features a unique blend of sugarcane extract, meadowfoam seed oil, and marshmallow root that’s designed to nourish the scalp, restore moisture to curls, reduce frizz, and instantly add softness and shine — all without the silicones and pesky product buildup.
SheaMoisture Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Miracle Masque, $14, available at sheamoisture.com
For the curly girl in desperate need of a good shower cap
There are a lot of benefits that come with showering with a shower cap. They keep both curls and a sleek blowout (you know in case she occasionally straightens) completely intact. But not all shower caps are created equal though. They’re calling the SHHHOWERCAP the “modern reinvention of the shower cap” and that’s because it keeps hair dry, maintains blowouts, reduces frizz and locks in moisture while still looking stylish AF. The chic turban silhouette design comes in a variety of colors and styles and is made of premium nanotech fabric because your girl and her curls deserve it. She’ll thank you for days for this one.
SHHHOWERCAP, $43, available at sephora.com
For the curly girl with a small-ass apartment
When you live in a small apartment every inch counts. She might love sitting under a hooded dryer with a hair deep conditioning treatment on but legit does not have space at her place for one. This microwavable deep conditioning heat cap is genius. All you have to do is apply the treatment to your hair, then put on a disposable shower cap—don’t worry you can get a 10-pack for real cheap—and then put on your hot head for 20-45 minutes for a salon-quality treatment at home.
Stellar Hot Head, $30, thermalhaircare.com
For the curly girl who doesn’t believe in detangling with her fingers
Some experts swear that curly haired girls should ONLY detangle using their fingers but that’s not necessarily true. A good wide-tooth comb can get our knots and tangles out while preventing breakage and still preserving the shape of our curls. Get her a cute one like this Eternally In Amber Vintage Inspired Round Wide Tooth Comb. I once received one of these pretty combs as a gift and I’ve been treasuring it ever since.
Eternally In Amber Vintage-Inspired Round Wide Tooth Comb in Golden Tortoise, $15, available at sal-las.com
For the curly haired guy in your life
Why do we always leave out the guys with natural curls though? This Cantu holiday gift set includes everything from the Cantu Shea Butter 3-in-1 Shampoo Conditioner Body Wash (because we know guys always opt for practical), the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner, the Cantu Shea Butter Cream Pomade (to help him style his curls), and the Cantu Shea Butter Beard Oil in case your guy has decided to grow out his facial hair this winter. What curly haired guy wouldn’t love this?
Cantu Men’s Collection Gift Set Holiday Set, $15, available at walmart.com
For the curly haired babies in your life
This 4-piece includes organic baby curl care products from hair brand Curls that are gentle, soothing, and suitable for even the most sensitive baby skin.
Curls It’s a Curl 4-piece Organic Baby Curl Care Set, $53, available at overstock.com