Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. and this could be the perfect time to help your mother on her own wavy hair journey. First of all, your own wavy hair came from somewhere, and there’s a decent chance your mom has wavy hair of her own. Maybe she already embraces it, or maybe she’s only partially tried to leave it wavy. Or, if she’s like my mom, she does leave it wavy but doesn’t know how to properly care for it. These are items that can really help her with her hair journey, or to start!
If your mom is anything like mine, she will need the “rules” of wavy hair. And the curly girl handbook does a good job of this. Chapter 5 of the book is specific to wavy hair, and much of the book is full of applicable information. A few helpful things the book covers are why sulfates and silicones aren’t good for wavy (curly) hair, different curl and wave types, stylers, different haircuts etc. This book is also available as a e-book (click here for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Kindle Unlimited) and audio-book, though I would not recommend this as an audio-book because there are so many helpful visuals throughout.
Luxurious for anyone, these 100% silk pilowcases are amazing for naturally wavy hair. Many pillowcases that claim to be “satin” are just polyester, which does not benefit the hair in the same way silk does. These pillowcases come in 20+ colors to match any bedding, and also include queen and king sized pillow options. Keep your momma’s hair shiny and smooth and update her bedding a bit too!
Because the whole, “naturally wavy hair” thing can be a bit intimidating, make it easy for your mom and get her a starter kit. Give her a low poo option, conditioner, and styler that work together. This travel sized kit by Briogeo includes a low-poo, conditioner, leave-in/styler, and cream styler and is a much more affordable gift than starting with the full size options.
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Again, another simply helpful thing are microfiber turbie twists. Even if your mom isn’t sure about committing to full on curly girl method, switching to a microfiber towel should help decrease frizz in general. These are also super convenient and cause less neck pain than traditional towels.
Writing down a hair diary might seem silly, but it can be seriously helpful to evaluate which products are working, when you have a great hair day, and the things that don’t work. Plus, if your mom decides she really doesn’t care about the hair stuff, she still has a useful gift.