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5th Annual Beauty Gift Guide 2016 Vol 1: Hair Care


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Gift Guide 2016 Hair Care Edition

I am a total nut about my hair--complete and total nut! Products have to work well, not irritate my sensitive skin, not dry out my overly picky hair and and somewhat tame this textured mess. The struggle is real! It's also expensive, which is why I tend to include a hair care volume in our gift guide each year. Yes, the rest of the year we shell out for our own hair care, but for the holidays wouldn't you love it if someone else picked up the tab? I've compiled a shortlist of hair products I personally love that you can get for the complicated haired person/people in your life.



1. Joico Holiday Duos & Trios - Retail $29.98-33.99 (Value $29.98-51.97 each)

 Joico is one of the hair care brands you guys seem to love (I love them, too) and it's no wonder because their products are fabulous! Joico offers a number of different hair care lines to address different hair types and concerns from color treated to dry; curly to fine. Their holiday sets this year are a fantastic value and come in either duos (shampoo/conditioner) or trios (shampoo, conditioner and treatment of some kind). The holiday trios (such as the K-Pak Color Therapy one below) also include a free cosmetic bag!

Where to Buy: Ulta/Ulta.com; Joico.com; Participating Salons



2. Davines Hair Care - Retail: $11+ 

We've included Davines in a number of gift guides over the years and it's for one simple reason--their hair care products work really well! That being said, they're also on the upper end of the price spectrum, which is why we love that they offer small sizes that are easy to gift.  I've personally given small Davines products to my sisters in the past for the holidays and they've always fallen immediately in love! Just a head's up, the fragrances in Davines' products tend to be a bit on the mature side (in my opinion) and fairly strong. If you're buying for someone with a super sensitive nose you may want to either check to see if they've ever tried any of their products in the past or consider Joico instead. The fragrances tend to be the only thing I'm not in love with when it comes ot the brand, but I don't know anyone else that has a problem with them and since I have a super sensitive nose it's probably a "me" thing! I do use the products intermittently regardless because I find them so intensely moisturizing.

Where to Buy: Davines.com

Davines' LOVE line or products is for smoothing, which my hair can always use! "This Relaxing Moisturizing Fluid" (yes, that's its actual name) is excellent for adding additional moisture.


3.  Invisibobble Time to Shine Traceless Hair Rings - Retail $7.95

When it comes to makeup I got this, when it comes to my hair ... it needs help! I have the hardest time figuring out how to make my ridiculous hair look cute and since I don't have a ton of extra time I generally just make sure it looks like I've brushed it unless I'm going to an event--then I at least try to straighten or curl it.

These Invisibobble hair rings are so easy to use and so much cuter than a regular hair tie.  I was SHOCKED that they actually held my hair up if I made one go around my ponytail twice. Shocked! Not many hair ties can hold my hair up. When I say my hair is thick I mean it's so thick that when hairdressers work with it they spend the entire hour+ talking about how thick the strands are and how much of it I have. While these aren't "traceless" for me (you can definitely still see them against my black hair) they are strangely comfortable and mine didn't slide around or pull on my hair. I honestly thought these would be a "best for people with average hair" things, but I'm happy to say I stand corrected! They come in a variety of festive colors including chrome, bronze, rose and gold.

Such cute little stocking stuffers or little add-ons for holiday gifts.

Where to Buy: Ulta/Ulta.com



Hopefully I've given you some hair care gift ideas for this season! Stay tuned because our next gift guide volume will focus on another fun beauty area.

Do you have any hair care products at the top of your list?


Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand for consideration. All opinions are my own based on my experience.

30 comments :

  1. I've never heard of Davines..it looks really nice! I need a good, non icky dry shampoo.

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    1. It's a great brand! Hmmm I've heard good things about Batiste Dry Shampoo, but sadly can't personally recommend any because I find most of them look gray on my black hair lol.

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  2. Thanks for these, my hair could use some love this winter.

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  3. I am always in the market for new hair products! Those Davines Hair Care products sound really interesting. I'll have to check them!

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    1. Definitely! And the smaller bottle size is perfect for getting a feel for their stuff imo!

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  4. Chiara Mae Cansino5:26 AM

    Davines has always been a good brand and I always see them in the hairdressers. perhaps it's time to buy myself one.

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    1. Yes! I swear once you recognize the brand you see it at every high-end salon lol

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  5. What a great round up of gifts, I am loving the sound of Davines' LOVE, my hair could definitely use some smoothing and caring for.

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    1. I hear ya!!! Thank you ;)

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  6. Those hair rings are adorable and would make awesome stocking stuffers. I like that they come in several different colors. Great list of hair care products!

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    1. Thank you! Super cute, right? I'm going to give some to my nieces this year :)

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  7. I love Joico products and try to use them as often as I can. I've never heard of those hair rings before. These sound like a must try for my crazy hair!

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    1. Ugh yes, they were able to hold up my crazy hair so I have high hopes others will like them, too!

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  8. Those hair rings are so cute! I need to get my shop on at Davines!

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    1. Right? So cute! Hahaha have fun!

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  9. My daughter has beautiful hair and is into all of this kind of stuff. She didn't get it from me. This helps me fill up her stocking with something she will love and use.

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    1. Hahaha makeup has always been my passion, I wish I was better with hair! I wish my hair was less of a pain... lol Happy to help!

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  10. I need those traceless hair rings. There is nothing worse than having a lump in your hair from a hair band, which always happens to me.

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  11. I'm going to have to check some of these out - there is a lot of hair in my house between three girls with long hair - and we all have super dry hair!

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  12. This is a great hair care gift guide. I have never seen the Invisibobble traceless hair rings before but I am going to have to check them out along with the Davines hair products. Thanks for sharing these great gift ideas.

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  13. Havent heard of that brand. But sounds like it might be great for my hair.

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  14. These products looks awesome - I want to try them all! I've tried Joico products in the past, but never tried the K-Pack Color Therapy shampoo/conditioner. I will definitely have to try it!

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  15. These are really great gift ideas! I haven't tried Joico products yet, but I have heard really great things about them. I need one of those traceless hair rings!

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  16. The older I get, the more important I realize hair care is. These are awesome gift ideas!

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  17. Ok, these do make great gifts but I want them all for myself! I really love a good dry shampoo, it's like magic to my fine hair.

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  18. Good to know that Davine products have a strong scent. I have a sensitive nose, and I would totally be sold on that packaging.

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  19. This is a great roundup of hair care essentials for a gift guide! I recently tried Davine's and loved them! I need to try more now!

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  20. I've never heard of Davine products, but these look like great gifts! I need to try them out!

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  21. These are some lovely products, I want to try some from the Joico brand. What a lovely holiday gift guide.

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