As I began to list the many specific product brands and accessories on my natural hair Christmas list, I discovered that I could easily fill a page or two with names of natural hair products and accessories that I would like to have.
My plans were to list the items then narrow them down to a top 10 list, but I would have had a difficult time choosing favorites from my never-ending list. So, I decided to change my list to things I needed versus wanted. I then narrowed it down even further to just “general” things versus specific product and accessory brands—Christmas stocking stuffers, if you like. The following is what I came up with . . .
My Top 10 Natural Hair Christmas Stocking Stuffers
1. Hair and body butters—These could be simple as Shea and Cocoa butter, or more exotic butters like Illipe or Kokum butters.
2. Essential Oils—Broccoli Seed, Monoi de Tahiti, Carrot and Neem are among ones I’m interested in trying. But, it’s always good to have Sage, Rosemary, Chamomile and Lavender in the cabinet.
3. Containers—Every mixtress should have different size containers handy for creating your own products or even “borrowing” products from friends.
4. Satin/Silk Scarf— I’m always losing my scarves/satin caps or I wait until they have holes and tears in them before replacing them.
5. Metal-Free Hair bands—I like to have some in my purse, tote bags, desks drawers, etc . . . the more the better.
6. Heat Cap—With a heat cap, I can cut down on the use of plastic caps. Some stores even sell some with disposable heat packs
7. Rollers—For some reason, I always run short on rollers and have to end up using different types and sizes. I especially like the satin-covered pillow rollers and the soft bendable material ones that create spiral curls.
8. Turban Towels—I love turban towels. It only takes a few minutes for them to soak up water, especially the micro fiber ones.
9. Caddie—This may not fit in a stocking, but is a must-have when you need to transfer all styling products from the cabinets to the place where you plan to wash and/or style your hair.
10. Water Bottles/Labels—Bottles of all sizes for moisturizing. Purse-sized ones can also be kept in desk drawers and totes for quick moisturizing during the day. Waterproof labels can be used to label homemade mixtures that have added conditioner, essential oils, and/or fragrances.