Holiday Gift Guide: Hair Edition
In this article:
- Hair Treatments Are Great As Holiday Gifts
- Shampoo and Conditioner Are Staples Everyone Needs
- Must-Have Hair Accessories As Stocking Stuffers
I can’t believe we are about to approach the holiday season once again. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we all experienced a very different holiday season in the unique year of 2020. With 2021 being the year all about self-care, I have chosen 10 of my favorite products for everyone on your gift list. I recommend getting started early with your holiday shopping to beat the rush and avoid shipping delays.
Hair treatments like masks make great gifts, because they aren’t something that people typically buy for themselves unless they are major beauty enthusiasts (or have a great hairstylist who recommends the right products). Not only will your gift recipients thank you, but so will their hair and scalps.
This luxurious hair mask works with all hair types and is infused with biotin, green tea, and carrot oil to repair, strengthen, and moisturize hair. It’s formulated to penetrate the hair shaft to deliver vitamins and nutrients, improve elasticity, and reduce breakage. Plus, it’s formulated without sulfates or parabens so you know you’re only getting the good stuff.
Elizavecca is a cult favorite K-beauty brand and with good reason. This deep conditioning treatment contains ceramides, collagen, and seed extracts like quinoa, linseed, and chia to nourish the hair and protect it from breakage. It comes in a 500ml bottle that will last for months, and leaves hair soft, moisturized, and manageable.
I’m a huge fan of Curlsmith products, and this product is no exception. Unlike many hair masks, this one nourishes the scalp, too, with hydration hero hyaluronic acid. It also contains cedarwood extract, lavender flowers, and green tea extract to infuse your hair with healthy nutrients. Plus, it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and contains no sulfates or silicones.
This is a great gift for those with blonde, natural gray, highlighted, bleached or color-treated hair. The purple tint gets rid of brassy, yellow, and orange tones and brightens blonde, silver, or white hair; making it a great product for all age groups—from silver foxes to blonde babes—while providing deep conditioning for your hair. It helps to intensely moisturize all the way down to the cuticle, restoring hydration and health to the hair. Plus, It’s made with natural and organic ingredients and is cruelty-free.
This is another great hair mask, helping to infuse the hair with a powerful dose of moisture and nutrients. It contains certified shea butter, honey, mafura oil, and baobab oil blended together with African rock fig to restore hair health and lock in moisture. It also helps to smooth and fortify follicles for stronger, frizz-free hair. It contains no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, or mineral oils.
It’s a good idea to change up shampoo and conditioner every now and then, which is why it makes a great gift. What you choose will depend on your recipient’s hair type and texture, so I’ve highlighted who each product is best for.
This vegan hair care duo is perfect for color-treated, thin, damaged, or dandruff-prone hair. The gentle formula in the shampoo removes build up, fights dandruff, and restores shine and smoothness while fighting build-up. The conditioner contains natural oils like coconut oil and avocado oil to replenish the hair’s moisture and add thickness and volume. And don’t let the apple cider vinegar in the product scare you away — you can’t smell it at all.
This shampoo is best for normal to dry hair. It contains lavender essential oil, quinoa protein, aloe, babassu oil, and vitamin E to cleanse and nourish every strand. Plus, it’s formulated without GMOs, SLS, synthetic colors, fragrances, or phthalates, and is not tested on animals. It works best when followed up with Avalon Organics Conditioner Nourishing Lavender (coming up next).
The nourishing lavender shampoo and conditioner duo from Avalon is a perfect gift for the person on your list who cares about their hair. Used after the shampoo (or on its own), this conditioner locks in moisture, detangles, and leaves hair looking and feeling soft and healthy. Plus, it’s NSF-certified, so you know that all of the ingredients are safe.
Got someone on your list with curly hair? They will love you for getting them this leave-in conditioner. While it’s formulated for type 4 curls, it works with any curl pattern to deliver moisture, smoothness, and long-lasting curl definition. The light, fruity scent is a great bonus. Like the shampoo, it’s NSF-certified so you can trust that it’s safe for your hair and scalp.
This pillowcase will quickly become any gift recipient’s newest nighttime necessity as their hair will be frizz-free and ready to take on the day. It also helps to reduce damage and breakage caused by using heated tools. Not only will their hair look and feel great, but their skin will, too, as the material will not absorb the hair or skin’s natural moisture like standard cotton pillowcases. Silk and satin are so soft that they help keep fragile eyelashes and eyebrows intact and help to reduce lines and wrinkles on your skin. This set comes with a matching eye mask and volume scrunchie so that you get not only a great night’s sleep, but you also get to wake up with styled, fresh hair.
Give the gift of great hair this holiday season with these luxurious, effective products!