5 Gift Ideas for the Curly-Haired Vixen
Are you at a loss for ideas to gift the curly-haired girl in your life?
Contrary to popular belief, naturally curly hair isn’t the carefree, low maintenance mane pop culture will have you believe. Maintaining healthy and hydrated curls is a lifestyle, and that lifestyle is expensive. We've provided you with our favorite products to get you on the right track. Encourage the curly-girl in your life to rock her ringlets with the help of these curly hair treats!
In a pinch, a plastic bag can be used to lock in deep conditioning, but a long-lasting alternative, like this heat cap, is available and would make the perfect gift.
While heat caps are widely available in different styles, the Wondercap ($40) has microwavable packs in the cap that will warm the hair, opening the cuticles in the hair shaft and allowing your hair to drink up your moisturizing treatment.
Once the hair has been rinsed, the cuticles in the hair shaft will close and lock in moisture, leading to a luscious locks.
Most women with naturally curly hair shy away from heat tools. Direct heat can cause breakage and irreparable damage to beautiful, bouncy curls. A great way to achieve dry hair without slaving over a small blow dryer is to sit underneath an overhead dryer, most commonly found in salons.
These days you will find overhead dryers to be more affordable and compact. At-home-dryers like the Purple People Heater ($180) are now as affordable as a high-end flatiron. The convenience of the wheels allow you to move the dryer around your house. Send e-mails, watch TV or eat a bowl of cereal while you wait for your spirals to cure.
Microfiber Hair Towel
Don't undo all the hard work you put into keeping your curls healthy by using any old towel to dry your tresses. The rough towels most women use to dry their hair with damage the delicate cuticle of the hair.
Instead, try a microfiber towel like the Turbie Twist ($10) that does triple what your standard bath towel will do: absorb water from damp hair in half the time, keeps hair out of your face so you can freely apply your makeup and comfortably sits on your head without the neck strain.
Curl Box Subscription
What may work for one person may not be a homerun for the next. From that theory the "Curl Box" was born.
For $20 per month, try out samples from new hair tools and products that specifically cater to your coils. Curl Box selects products they think their customers will love and assemble them in a cute box you receive monthly.
If you like your sample product, you can go ahead and purchase the full sized product online. Curl Box ships directly to your door for free and if for whatever reason you're not satisfied, you can cancel your subscription without any hassle.
Clamp-less Curling Iron
It may seem odd, but women with naturally curly hair can actually benefit from using a curling iron. Restyling curls with a small wand could be the savoir to next-day hair. Wrap frizzy pieces around the barrel to mimic your natural curl shape and tidy up your 'do in just minutes.
This Conair Infiniti Pro "You Curl" iron is small enough to replicate small spirals without the unsightly dents a traditional clamped curling iron can leave. Bonus: its tapered end gives you a more defined and natural looking curl.