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Love your Hair with our Badass Curls Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner and, for many, this can mean a change in hair routine. The wintertime can dry out your hair, which can lead to brittleness and breakage. There’s nothing like a head full of moisturized curls and we’re bringing you a gift guide to keep your curls popping.

A must-have for all curl types. This magical mousse defines curls and adds shine without drying. With avocado, almond, and olive oil, your curls will be moisturized and defined night and day. Best of all? Design Essentials is Black-owned!

When your curls need a pick me up, turn to Miss Jessie’s. This curl cream is perfect for achieving pillow soft curls of any size (and for any occasion). It’s got a soft hold that is gentle on your strands.

One thing about curls? They’re versatile as they are beautiful. You can color, straighten, perm, or heat your hair to make a statement. Sometimes, too much manipulation can damage your coils and curls. That’s where Shea Moisture steps in. Packed with Jamaican black castor oil and shea butter, this leave-in helps to protect your strands from split ends and support hair elasticity.

A deeply moisturizing leave-in conditioner that’s perfect for the wintertime. If your hair is prone to breakage with the changing of the seasons, this Cantu repair cream helps to strengthen your hair and add nourishment to your ends.

Cowashing provides the moisturizing benefits of a conditioner with the cleansing benefits of a shampoo. This decadent cowash by Camille Rose naturals is a recipe of coconut, argan, and soybean oil for ultimate hair hydration.

You can find this traditional conditioner just about anywhere! A timeless classic with an updated look, Blue Magic conditions your hair for days without being too greasy. Best of all? It’s aluminum and paraben free.

Want to know the secret to a great twist-out or braid-out? An elongating cream chock-full of shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, kokum butter, and cupuacu butter. With aloe, known for its restorative properties, and a luxurious dose of argan oil, this cream is perfect year-round for great coils and curls.

One of my personal favorites. The first step to great curls is a healthy scalp and Eden Bodyworks provides the right amount of tea tree, peppermint, and coconut oil to condition your scalp, decrease dandruff, and encourage hair growth.

Do you know a teen or young adult that is struggling to accept and love their hair? We'd love to recommend getting them a copy of Badass Black Girl which comes jam-packed with affirmations and truths for the every day black girl to get to truly know and love herself. Like MJ says in Badass Black Girl, “we rock hairstyles like crowns. So be proud of your waves, curls, and kinks.” Your hair is an extension of the beauty that already lives within you so give life to your hair with the products up above and speak life to your mind with the words from Badass Black Girl.


Minerve Jean is a Haitian-born storyteller who shares her poetry and writings unapologetically. She believes in the power of words and their ability to help and heal. Her debut book For The Secrets That Gave Themselves Away is an anthology of raw poetry where she uses words to paint pictures that will resonate with the human soul. She has also contributed pieces to Hercampus, Orange and Blue Magazine and MLNNYC. In her free time, she likes to snack on Avocado toast and curl up with a good book.


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