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I'm Verna,
Your Curly-Haired Friend.

Curly hair is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. It could be super-defined one day and a frizzy concoction the next day – and it's never exactly the same from one head to another. Our mission is to equip you with the necessary tools for restoring and maintaining healthy locks and celebrating the hair you were born with! 

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With extensive experience in the beauty industry, I specialize in writing for curly hair care brands, websites, and magazines.

Not only do I have curly hair, but my children, friends, family members, and even friends who are professional curly hairstylists, each with their unique curly textures.

 You get the point :) 

I also partner with a friend who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and works as an R&D Chemist, ensuring our content is scientifically accurate and help us navigate through the misinformation around curly hair care. 

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Last Updated on September 10, 2023 by Verna Meachum

For those with curly locks, finding unique and functional gifts that truly cater to their hair needs can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Whether it’s the perpetual battle against frizz, the quest for the perfect curl definition, or simply the desire to pamper those spiral tresses, the right gift can make all the difference.

The “Infinite Best Gifts for Curly Hair” list is here to make that search a breeze. These handpicked items are not just ideal for the festive season, but they also serve as thoughtful presents for birthdays, anniversaries, and any occasion where curly-haired enthusiasts deserve a special treat.

If you’re looking to spoil yourself or a curly-haired loved one, read on for the ultimate curly hair gift guide, spanning from budget-friendly to pure luxury.

Budget-Friendly Finds

1. Microfiber Hair Towels

These towels are gentler than regular cotton towels and reduce friction, ensuring curls remain defined. I posted two different types: the first is made from recycled microfiber, and the second is a towel that feels like a T-shirt (a definite win-win!).

2. Satin Pillowcase

This pillowcase is female-owned! Sleep in style and protect those curls. Everyone should consider owning one of these. They are essential for those with curly hair. This will make the perfect holiday treat for anyone!

3. Wide-tooth Comb

A must-have for detangling curly hair without causing breakage. I picked a traditional comb and one made from 100% green sandlewood.

4. Detangling Brush

Curly hair naturally tends to tangle more, leading to potential breakage and hair damage when combed or brushed improperly. A specially designed detangling brush effortlessly navigates through curls, reducing breakage and maintaining the hair’s natural curl pattern. I believe it’s beneficial to have multiple options. I personally own four different types, so I’ve listed three different varieties for you.

5. Scrunchies

A throwback accessory that’s functional. They don’t tug on curls and can be a cute wrist accessory too! I’ve selected two different types because it’s always useful to have options. They cater to a range of styles and purposes. The Teleties is my favorite by the way, check our my review here.

Luxury Items

6. High-end Hair Hair Dryer with Diffuser

Dyson products carry a reputation for excellence, and this hair dryer is no exception. With five versatile attachments, including the Flyaway, it’s tailored to cater to a variety of hair types. These user-friendly, cool-to-touch attachments make styling effortless and adapt quickly to your needs.

7. Silk Hair Wrap

Give your curls the luxury treatment. It protects hair, minimizes breakage, and looks fabulous.

8. Curl Elixirs and Serums

Oils can nourish and help curly hair retain its moisture. It also helps reduce frizz and enhance its shine. I’ve selected two versatile oils: one designed for various hair applications and another that can be used both on your hair and body.

9. Personalized Hair Analysis

For those who have had difficulty finding products tailored to their specific hair type or texture, there are now customized hair care solutions available at affordable prices. The Hair Lab is one company that does just that and they make products free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and are cruelty-free.

10. HyperAIR IQ Technology Dryer

The Shark hair dryer uses HyperAIR IQ Technology, which means it uses warm and charged air to dry your hair fast without causing damage. This tool checks its heat very often to make sure it’s consistent, ensuring your hair dries evenly without getting too hot.

Mega Sizes

11. Jumbo Curl Cream

For those who go through bottles of curl creams, the jumbo size is a godsend.

Unique Finds

14. Hair Steamer

A deep conditioning experience like no other, promoting hydration and hair health. I own the one below and I love it!

15. Curly Hair Coloring Kit

Includes everything needed to color curls without damage. I prefer the one by Madison because it has a lasts longer than those typically purchased in regular stores.

16. Styling Gadget

Curlformers offer a healthy alternative to heated styling irons, allowing you to achieve vibrant curls and waves without damaging your hair. If you’re looking to switch up your hairstyle, this is an excellent heat-free tool to consider. I own this one and it’s a pretty neat tool!

17. Curl-themed Apparel

From T-shirts to tote bags, flaunt that curly pride.

Travel Essentials

18. Travel-sized Curly Hair Kit

Includes mini versions of all essentials, perfect for on-the-go.

19. Foldable Hair Diffuser

Saves space in luggage and ensures gorgeous curls anywhere in the world.


20. “Curls, Curls, Curls: Your Go-To Guide for Rocking Curly Hair” by Samantha Harris

This book is an essential beauty guide that unveils the secrets to achieving stunning looks. With illustrated instructions and beautiful photographs, it simplifies the process of recreating professional hairstyles at home. The guide provides step-by-step directions for 60 standout styles.

21. Subscription to a Hair Magazine

Monthly inspiration and the latest in hair care trends. I contribute articles to this magazine, which is packed with valuable information and insightful advice.


22. Salon Voucher

A professional curly cut or treatment can transform one’s hair game. Go to this link to find a curly hair stylist near you.

Curly Hair Products Collection

23. Curl Friend Detangling Brush Set

This kit comes with a Detangler Hair Brush, Microfiber Towel, Scalp Scrub, and 5 Satin-like Scrunchies. As a comprehensive kit, it addresses multiple curly hair needs, making it an ideal gift for those seeking to simplify and elevate their curly hair maintenance.

The Ultimate Splurge

24. Curl Retreat

A few days dedicated to pampering and understanding. Think healing, education, and conversations retreat. Click here to learn more.


Curls are unique and beautiful in every shape and form. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, there’s something on this list for every curl type and budget. Remember, the best gift you can give your hair is love and understanding. Happy shopping!


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- dominique P, wavy hair enthusiast


- dominique P, wavy hair enthusiast

“I have learned a whole heap of knowledge from @themestizamuse.”

Inspiring hair tutor, grateful for what she offers the Curly Community in authenticity, passion, and knowledge.

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- zoe F, Producer & Host of The Curl Squad

“I was so excited to embrace my curls and take better care of them. As I started to dive in, I immediately became overwhelmed with the information.”

I read books and tried doing things because "that's what I'm supposed to do," but it didn't always work and I didn't understand why. I'm so grateful for Verna and her blog. Her info. actually helped me understand more of the science of why some methods helped and what products or ingredients to use and why. Anyone that compliments my hair and wants to start a curly journey, I tell them to start here. My hair is so much healthier and I'm so happy with it.

- stephanie, Curly hair enthusiast


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