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Shopping for a self-proclaimed hair product junkie is no joke. What exactly do you get for the friend who has every oil, cream and custard crammed under her bathroom sink?
While you could go the safe route of gifting her with a re-up of her staple products, we suggest veering off course and getting a bit creative. From a pioneering natural hair magazine to an ingenious handheld steamer, the nine goodies listed on this guide are not only guaranteed to win over all the hair lovers in your life, but they’re also all sourced from Black-owned companies.
For the bibliophile
Whether weaving braids or detangling knots, styling one’s hair is a tactile pasttime, just like reading. If you have a loved one whose passion for hair is only rivaled by her obsession for books and magazines, then you’ll want to look into CRWN Magazine.
Having launched earlier this year with Issue No. 01, the independent quarterly publication has an inspiring mission in mind for Black women everywhere.. “Through beautiful content, thoughtful commentary, hair inspiration and resources; we’re telling the world the truth about black women by showcasing a new standard of beauty—and documenting our story in tangible, print form,” reads the magazine’s website.