Essence Online – The Ultimate Natural Hair Bloggers’ Gift Guide


The lovely Nicole Marie Melton, The beauty editor of, has enlisted the help of some of your favorite natural hair bloggers to select their top picks for holiday gifts that are just right for curly queens — and your holiday spending budget.

I was a part of the 2011 Ultimate Natural Hair Bloggers’ Gift Guide and was even more excited to get on board for the 2012 Ultimate Natural Hair Bloggers’ Gift Guide. My picks can be found on p. 65-68.

In addition to myself, the lovely Jessica of MahoganyCurls, CharyJay, Franchesca of Chescaleigh, Helecia of iKnowLee, Franchesca of HeyFranHey and many more were featured! Be sure to check out the guide so you can see all the amazing picks by your favorite bloggers.

My Picks!

Jenell Stewart of ‘Kinky Curly Coily Me’ on Her Holiday Style
“When it comes to making a style statement, my hair will be protected in stylish Senegalese twists, because they dress up my look with no effort at all. This the perfect style for a fashionable working mommy on the go who has to cook and get the baby ready before the family comes over for the holidays.”—Jenell of Kinky Curly Coily Me
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Jenell’s Picks: Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Kit
“When it comes to styling, maintaining and managing curly hair, this unique collection repairs and moisturizes dry damaged hair, while defining and maintaining natural curls. This kit is perfect for women who want to show off the natural beauty of their hair but are unsure of how to make the transition.”
$17, available at Walgreens.


Jenell’s Picks: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Transitioning Kit
“This is hair heaven in a box! Everything a new naturalista needs to promote healthy hair and hair growth.”
$17, available at Walgreens.

Jenell’s Picks: Goody So Fresh Detangling Comb
“This is the perfect comb to effortlessly glide through knots, tangles, and shed hair. This comb is affordable and does wonders for natural hair.”
$6.30, available at

What’s on your holiday wish list?

How will you be wearing your hair this holiday?