‘Tis the season to be natural! The holidays are here, and you know what that means! Lights are up, Christmas trees are decorated, gingerbread cookies are coming out of the oven, and of course we’re shopping! You’ve been a good naturalistas all year so don’t forget to add your favorite products and tools to your holiday wish list. Let’s count down the top five things you should ask for this Christmas. Mrs. Claus, get your notepad out.
5. SheaMoisture Styling Kit
What’s a better steal than a natural and organic hair product priced for less than $10? SheaMoisture hair care products are great and friendly to your wallet. A popular product among naturalistas is the SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie from the Coconut and Hibiscus line. The Curl Enhancing Smoothie smooths the hair, defines curls, and reduces frizz. It also smells great! Another favorite is the Deep Treatment Masque from the Raw Shea Butter line. This deep conditioner moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged hair, and it is perfect for those ladies who are transitioning. Buying just one product is never enough. Thankfully, each line has its own kit, with a shampoo, conditioner or styling cream, deep conditioner, and moisturizing mist. The great thing about these kits is that they are only $19.99! So tell your loved ones to head out to Target before Christmas Eve. These kits are flying off the shelves!
If you want smooth and stretched spiral curls, Curlformers is the tool to use. Curlformers come in various sizes to fit your hair length, including long and wide (orange and pink), extra wide and long (fuchsia and yellow), and long and narrow (green and blue). Unfortunately, the Curlformers Styling Kits are quite pricey. These kits start at $60 even with your Sally Beauty Club card. It’s a good thing Christmas is almost here. You can push that bill onto someone else! If you practice the tradition of opening one present on Christmas Eve, make sure that one present is your Curlformers styling kit so that you can look on point Christmas Day. Curlformers can be dreadful to sleep on, so you may not get a good night’s rest, but who sleeps on Christmas Eve anyway?
3. Diffuser Attachment
A diffuser is a naturalista’s best friend because it doesn’t disrupt the curl pattern. It’s better than both air drying and blow drying because it reduces the time, minimizes the shrinkage, and spreads the airflow evenly over large sections. If you don’t already have one and you prefer to use heat when styling your hair, add a diffuser to your Christmas list. You don’t need to ask for a brand new dryer with a diffuser included. Universal diffuser attachments fit most dryers and are available for under $10, so your loved ones have no excuse not to buy you one.
2. Stretchy, elastic bands
Here’s a Christmas gift so simple even the kids can buy it. Elastic bands aren’t the most stylish accessories, but they come in handy when you want to rock a high puff, bun, or save a wash-n-go from becoming matted. Depending on how often you use them, elastic bands can have a short life span, and you will always need more. Once they’ve stretched past the point where they can provide a tight hold, they are of no further value. So, send the kids off to Family Dollar with a couple coins and pretend you have no idea what they’re about to buy you. Here’s a tip: stretch the elastic bands on the back of your chair until they’re ready to go into your hair.
1. Bobby pins
And the number one product you should add to your wish list this holiday season is . . . drum roll please . . . bobby pins! We use bobby pins for just about anything, whether it’s to keep Bantu knots in place, pin our hair out of our faces, or create bangs. If there’s one accessory that has a shorter life span than the elastic band, it is the bobby pin. No matter how many packs we buy throughout the year, by the end of the year, we can always count the number of bobby pins we have left on one hand. Seriously, where do they go? Do they get lost in our hair? Do they sneak away in the middle of the night? We’ll probably never know what happens to them, but as long as we keep getting more every Christmas, we’re satisfied.
So what products will you add to your Christmas wish list this year? Will your list include one of these products, or did you have something else in mind? Let us know!