When it comes to a Christmas shopping for a product junkie, your best bet is to stick with what they like: hair products! There are so many brands and new products available, it can be hard to navigate to options. If your curly friend has a favorite brand, it’s a great idea to stick with that, but if you have a newly natural gal, or one still searching for that perfect product, you’re in the right place! Here’s a quick guide to some of the most recognized, popular and new brands on the market that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of product junkie!
If you've missed the boat (or plane) on shipping gifts to your door by Christmas, fear not! Some larger retailers are taking notice of the textured hair revolution and are adding stock of the most widely recognized natural hair care brands.
Walmart has been running a “Shop the Aisle” campaign featuring top bloggers and vloggers to bring awareness to their expanding natural hair care offerings. You can find brands like EDEN BodyWorks, Curls Unleashed, SheaMoisture, Taliah Waajid and many more while you’re doing your grocery shopping.
Target, Walgreens and Sally’s have gotten in on the action too, carrying top brands like CURLS, Kinky-Curly, Miss Jessie’s, Nubian Heritage, Cantu, Beautiful Textures, As I Am, Sofn'free and more! Of course, if you're hoping to find these brands and more all in one place, CurlMart is a Product Junkie's best bet.
If you're lucky enough to live close to a natural hair boutique, you can get some expert advice on some of the most popular hair care brands. Brands like Qhemet Biologics, Curl Junkie, Anita Grant and Oyin Handmade have cult followings and offering a full range of products for the complete styling experience.
Others like Jessicurl, Karen’s Body Beautiful, Darcy’s Botanicals and Camille Rose Naturals have made big names for themselves in the natural hair industry, and have grown tremendously over the past few years. You may even begin seeing some of these top notch brands coming to a local retailer near you, so keep your eyes peeled!
There are brands that may not have yet reached the full notoriety as some of the major hair care companies, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth looking at. In fact, some of these new indie brands have some awesome products, and if you’re willing to check them out they won’t disappoint.
Some of your favorite YouTubers have even brought products to market in the latter half of 2012. Kimmaytube introduced her new line, LUVNaturals, and CoilyHeadChick came out with her popular Hair Perfection styler and has recently added three new products.
If you’re a fan of the popular Etsy website, you can find some great natural hair companies there, like Brown Butter Beauty, Lia Naturals and Njoi Creations. The great thing about this is that the owners of these companies were moved by personal experience to create products that so many people would be able to enjoy. They may have started off small, but they’re building great reputations in the natural hair world!
As you can see, this is just a sample of the wide range of brands that would tickle the fancy of many product junkies! The number of products that are coming to market for naturals is growing everyday, just take a peek at your local natural hair care show vendor list to see for yourself. The World Natural Hair Show in Atlanta, the biggest natural hair expo, boasts hundreds of vendors for our product junkie delight. So do your research, take your pick and enjoy PJ heaven with a new product or two this holiday season!