Hair Jewelry by Kpellé Designs
Locs, braids and twists are labors of love certainly worth the investment of time and effort that they require. So, why not adorn them like the precious works of art that they are?
The hair jewelry sets from Kpellé Designs come in either gold, copper or silver and feature intricate charms and cowrie seashells. “This business started out as a side hustle to make some extra cash as a hairdresser,” wrote founder Gwanyan on Instagram. “After numerous requests to make more jewelry I opened up an online store to sell my handmade accessories. At this time I can proudly say that I have a growing business and I’m in the works of expansion.” We look forward to seeing what other hair adornments Gwanyan has in the works!
If you know of someone who has recently decided to forgo the relaxer in favor of her natural kinks and coils, then definitely consider purchasing Catherine Marion’s Guide To Growing Long Natural Hair. Written by Abby and Ivy Omoruyi, the Nigerian sister duo behind the beauty company, the comprehensive guide simplifies the natural hair maintenance process by breaking it down into 10 chapters, leading up to a 42-day calendar regimen.
The best part about Catherine Marion? Their commitment to catering to “Kinky hair girls,” as noted on the website, as well as their mission to encourage natural hair growth. “Our goal is to empower women of color to love and embrace our natural hair because natural hair is beautiful,” said the founders.
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Head Wraps from The Wrap Life
Let’s face it. Bad hair days are real and, unfortunately, they happen to the best of us. One of the best gifts that someone can give a lover of all things hair is an alternative to having to keep up her styling routine. In this case, opt for a vibrant head wrap from The Wrap Life for those days when she feels like keeping her tresses out of sight and out of mind.
Between the dozens of different prints, textures and colors available, you’re bound to find the perfect match for that special someone. And we completely understand if you convince yourself to throw a wrap in for yourself. With all the beautiful selections, who could blame you?
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Women’s Hair Tutorial T-shirt from Dear Naturalista
“Sorry I’m late, but I was uploading a hair tutorial.” Same, girl, same. Okay, so maybe I’m not a hair vlogger, but I’m definitely a consumer of them. This shirt is one of the many at Dear Naturalista that speaks to anybody well versed in the language of Black hair culture.
Not sure if this is the right t-shirt for your loved one? If they frequently say things like, “sorry, but it’s my wash day,” “my TWA is poppin,” “I could use that in my deep conditioner” or “meet me at the product aisle,” then head to Dear Naturalista now.
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Hair extensions for Kurly Klips
If you’re dealing with a DIY type, then she’ll appreciate being able to add some length and volume to her locks without having to haul herself to a salon. “I created Kurly Klips, curly textured clip-in hair extensions, to further empower women in their personal hair care journeys. It’s time for consumers to have more options,” wrote founder Lana Boone. “Kurly Klips offers versatility, protective styling, and CONTROL over your tresses.” The company offers 8 varieties of premium curl textures, all of which are sure to give your ‘fro, buns and ponytail some major oomph.