ClassyCurlies' Natural Hair and Healthy Living Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Hey Curlies,

I hope everyone enjoyed our natural hair Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales guide, but now we move on to gifts.

Each year, also releases a natural hair holiday gift guide that suggests some of the best items to add to your wish list or to give to someone else.

Our guide includes natural hair products, tools and items you'll want to become your best (healthy) self.

ClassyCurlies 2017 Natural Hair and Healthy Living Holiday Gift Guide

RELATEDNatural Hair Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales 2017

Honey Pot

Since being introduced to the feminine products by Honey Pot, I will never go back to commercial brands again. It's a black-owned, woman-owned and plant-based approach to feminine care. Until a few years ago, I had no idea of all of the chemicals our monthly products were made with - like dyes, bleaches and other harmful ingredients. Honey Pot is made free of chemicals, parabens, carcinogens, and sulfates - and their washes, wipes and other items actually work. It's the perfect gift for yourself or any other special lady in your life.

Shop Honey Pot's collection here.


That scented hand lotion you love so much still leaves your skin dry, right? This is where quality
ingredients matter. Shea BODYWORKS offers all natural skincare, hair  care and facial products made with ingredients like Rosehip Seed oil, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E, Neem and Geranium. All products are also free of dyes, glycerin, mineral oil, parabens, perfumes and petroleum.

Shop Shea BODYWORKS here.

Hot Head 

I thought I knew the ins and outs of deep conditioning until I tried a Hot Head deep conditioning cap for the first time. If you know someone looking to up their deep conditioning game, this deep conditioning cap is a must. It's hand-stitched and uses flax seeds to absorb heat, which creates a "greenhouse" effect for your hair. If your person loves color, there are tons of patterns to choose from.

Shop your Hot Head here.

The Curl Revolution

I've been a fan of NaturallyCurly for years, and started writing for them earlier this year. What I love
is their diverse approach to curly hair. Their audience is for everyone with curly hair - no matter their skin color or ethnicity. Their new book, "The Curl Revolution" is perfect for new or seasoned curlies and includes hair techniques, personal stories and more.

Shop The Curl Revolution here. 

Sharmen J Beauty headwraps

Bad hair days come and go - that's just life, but you can find a cute way to conceal the strands you have no patience to deal with. Headwraps are a great way to dress up your style with minimal effort. The headwraps by Sharmen J. Beauty are handcut and stitched by Sharmen J. herself.

Shop Sharmen J. Beauty here.

DIY with ClassyCurlies

If you know someone ready to say goodbye to the chemicals, our online DIY shampoo and
conditioner class will want to be added to your list. Our class gives step-by-step instructions on how to make your own shampoo and conditioner without fillers or harmful ingredients. The class includes instructional videos, worksheets, a workbook, shopping list, bonus material and more.

Shop DIY with ClassyCurlies classes.

Mind Body Green classes 

It's time to grab your friend and get centered. Sometimes, reflecting on the year can be stressful, and you want to become your best self in 2018. A website I love - and practically check daily - called MindBodyGreen provides loads of online courses from yoga to meditation and even classes on how to curb anxiety. The site is all about getting in tune with your inner self.

Shop MindBodyGreen classes here.  

Help Us Give More This #GivingTuesday

Hey Curlies,

I've been waiting for this particular day for a while, as it's Giving Tuesday. It's a day where you're asked to give back to your community, whether it's to a local organization or simply doing something nice for someone.

This year, I have a few organizations I plan to support, but I want you to help me.

For every Instagram like on the photo below, you'll donate $1 to a child or woman in need. Don't worry, it's not coming from your wallets - but ours. However, you are more than welcome to donate yourself.

Here are organizations we're supporting this year:

Girls Inc.
"Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, enabling them to be confident in their own skin, prepared for their futures, proud of who they are, and ready to take their place in the world."

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of
support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

A Girl's Gift Inc. is dedicated to introducing girls to positive female role models, and improving the quality of their lives. The program is designed for girls grades 5-8 (or ages 10 through 14) with a curriculum that is structured to enhance self-esteem and build confidence and leadership skills of pre-teen girls.

Here is where I give to you!

Enter our surprise giveaway below for a chance to take home some awesome prizes. You all know, I don't skimp on the gifts. Giveaway will close Nov. 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Natural Hair Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales 2017

Hey Curlies,

My email has been flooded with people asking "When is ClassyCurlies releasing its natural hair Black Friday sale guide?"

Well here it is!

Each year, we release a natural hair Black Friday sale guide that will give you a preview of what type of sales companies selling natural hair and curly hair products will have. I've also included some healthy living and wellness brands as well.

NOTE: This isn't the final sale list. New sales will be added daily, so keep checking back and bookmark this site.

Below you'll find some of your favorite brands with big sales! In addition, it's a great time to discover some tools and brands you aren't so familiar with.

Again, be sure to bookmark this page and check back for deals!

Bask & Bloom Essentials

Natural hair Black Friday sales 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer 30% off - no coupon needed on all items from Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. to Nov. 25 at midnight.

Buttercup Essentials

Beauty Black Friday deals 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer a buy 2, get 1 free deal using coupon code BLACKOUT24 on Black Friday. More details here. 

Butters n' Bars

The company will offer door busters and 30% off sitewide by using code BlackFriday2017.

Chocolate Kinks & Kurls

Natural Hair Black Friday Sales 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer 25% off their entire website with code CKKBLACKFRIDAY. The code is active now and good through Sunday at 11:59 p.m.


Curlkit Black Friday sale 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer 40% off Curlkit memberships using code BFS40. Shop here. 

Embrace the Natural You

The company will offer 35% off Embrace Hair Care, Satin Bonnets, Satin Beanies, Shower Caps from Nov. 23-27. No coupon code needed. Exclusions: Twist Hair, Human Hair.


Beauty Black Friday Sales 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer discounts beginning Nov. 17.

FREE shipping on orders $50+. Use FREESHIP at checkout. Shop the sale here. 

Honey Baby Naturals

Honey Baby Naturals Black Friday sale 2017 - ClassyCurlies

Honey Baby Naturals will offer 30% off all orders and free shipping on purchases over $60 using code BlackFriday17

Hot Head by Thermal Hair Care

Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap Black Friday 2017 - ClassyCurlies

Thermal Hair Care will offer 25% off with code "BF2017" plus free shipping on US orders over $50. It will run through Cyber Monday.

Jane Carter Solution

Jane Carter Solution Black Friday sale 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer 40% off sitewide and free shipping on orders over $150 from Nov. 22 - 27 using code BLACKFRIDAY.

Obia Naturals

Natural Hair Black Friday Sales 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer 45% off everything using code Obia45.

Original Moxie Natural Hair Care

Natural hair black friday sales 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer 25% off for purchases of $25 or more and purchases of $60 will qualify for 35% off and for free shipping. The sale will take place from Friday-Monday.


Natural Hair Black Friday Sales 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer $20 save 40% on your purchase of the PuffCuff Family Pack (regular price $49.99)! No promo code needed. Your discount will automatically be taken at checkout.


Q-Redew Black Friday sale 2017 - ClassyCurlies

Q-Redew will host a $20 off Black Friday (11/24/17 for 24 hours) sale using coupon code: "BlackFriday"

They will also hold a small business sale Sat/Sun with $10 off. The Cyber Monday sale will be $15 off with promo code: "CyberSale"


Shea BODYWORKS will offer 15% off all orders on Black Friday. On Cyber Monday they will offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders at

Skinny & Company Coconut Oil products

Skinny & Company black friday sale 2017 - ClassyCurlies

The company is offering tons of discounts on their coconut oil products, which includes but not limited to their lip balm, oil pull, body butter and more. Sales links will go live here on Black Friday.

The Honey Pot

Honey Pot Feminine products discount - ClassyCurlies

The company will offer 15% off their all-natural and vegan feminine washes, toiletries and more with no coupon code needed. Shop here. 


Natural hair black friday sales 2017- ClassyCurlies

WonderCurl will offer 40% off on Nov. 24. They will also have additional sales all weekend long. Shop here.  

Check back for more Black Friday deals 

Wash Day with Honey Baby Naturals Hair Products

Hey Curlies,

Sometimes I get a chance to wash my hair during the week, but Sundays are always ideal because, well it's Sunday.

This week I washed, deep conditioned and styled using Honey Baby Naturals products. They've really been keeping my hair moisturized even as the weather gets cooler.

Here's a snapshot of my wash day.

I washed using Honey Baby Naturals' HoneyChild Moisture Shampoo and then deep conditioned with their Honey Sweet Conditioner.

RELATEDJumbo Curls on Natural Hair Using Flexi Rods and Honey Baby Naturals

Wash Day with Honey Baby Naturals - ClassyCurlies

Honey Baby Naturals wash day - ClassyCurlies

I left the conditioner on for about 30 minutes and used my Hot Head deep conditioning cap during the process.

RELATEDBantu Knot Out using Honey Baby Naturals Hair Smoothie

Honey Baby Naturals wash day - ClassyCurlies

After rinsing out the conditioner, I detangled using Honey Baby Naturals' Knot My Honey Detangler, trimmed my ends, and I blow-dried my hair on cool using the tension method (see video below).

The blow-drying process took about 45 minutes because my hair is so long. In about 30 minutes I styled my hair in chunky twists using the Honey Shea Butter Hair Smoothie.

Blow-drying natural hair using the tension method - ClassyCurlies

I'll leave my hair this way for the next week, applying oils to my hair and scalp as needed. The photo below is similar to how my twists turned out.

ClassyCurlies natural hair

Check my Instagram and Facebook pages for my twistout later this week.

PHOTOS: Curls and Canvas 2017

Hey Curlies,

A HUGE thanks to everyone who attended Curls & Canvas 2017 earlier this week. It was a great success and the ladies and I had an amazing time.

Here are some photos from our third annual event:

Hope to see you all next year!