Essence Online – The Ultimate Natural Hair Bloggers’ Gift Guide

The lovely Nicole Marie Melton, The beauty editor of Essence.com, 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 amazon.com

What’s on your holiday wish list?

How will you be wearing your hair this holiday?

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • http://www.facebook.com/wahkunab Wahkuna Baldwin-Walker

    I’m so happy for all your Essence magazine features! The women of today continue do BIG things, break the old rules and create new ones. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Thanks love!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Thanks sooo much!

  • eyeconic1

    I need those kits for myself. LOL! So happy for you ladies…Congrats

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Go get you one!
      Thanks love!

      • eyeconic1

        I most definitely will. These are my favorite products, as I know yours too. A feww ppl will be getting these as gifts this year:-)

  • http://kenlynette.tumblr.com/ Kendra Webb

    I love the fact that I currently have both of those kits in my “hair care inventory”. I think it’s definitely about time that you girls get recognized for the amazing work and support you give to the natural hair community! Congrats again Jenell! God bless you!

  • Leigh Walters

    I can’t believe it’s only $17. I hope someone gets it for me :)

  • Nerline Germain

    I am thinking about getting some crochet braids with 100% human hair. Yey!

  • TJ & AD

    Hi, really enjoy your channel and site. I started a healthy hair journey with my 6yr old in August 2012. I had my last perm in June 2012, but I haven’t seen any info on transitioning from curly perm so I’m assuming the principles are the same as relaxed hair. I am currently rocking kinky twist which I am hoping to take out at the end of Jan 2013 and really begin my transition which I am very excited about. I have developed a routine with my daughters hair which will hopefully support me in dealing with my hair because I think the routines will be similar. Over the past 5 months I have become addicted to you tube and cant get enough of twist out and hair washing tutorials! Keep up the good work!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Twist outs are so fun!

      Thanks for the love.