Holiday Hair-Care Gift Sets: The Best Buys for Your Hair TypeDecember 13, 2023
Holiday shopping means making your list and checking twice to ensure you didn’t forget a loved one, co-worker for a gift exchange or a special person in your life. Whether your list is a mile long or only features a few names, consider a hair-care gift set that makes a practical yet luxurious experience. But the tricky part with buying hair-care as a gift (similar to skincare gifts and makeup gifts) is finding the right product for the people on your list.
That’s where our editor-tested roundup comes in. Ahead, discover 14 hair-care gift sets (including a DIY option) for different hair needs to make your shopping process easier.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Straight Hair
If your straight hair is feeling more like straw than silky strands, pick up this nourishing set from Kérastase, featuring luxury hair-care products from the brand’s Nutritive Lotion Thermique collection. This set includes the Bain Satin Riche Shampoo, Lait Vital Conditioner and Lotion Thermique Sublimatrice Heat Protectant to deeply hydrate hair and add shine without weighing it down.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Curly Hair
Any curly-haired friend on your shopping list will be excited to unwrap this holiday gift set. It features four travel-sized hair-care products from Carol’s Daughter. Held in a transparent travel bag, your friend's hair will be nourished from scalp to ends with the mini Goddess Strength Shampoo and Fortifying Conditioner. Additionally, they’ll be able to style their hair wherever they are with the mini leave-in cream and hair honey that add intense moisture and reinforce weak strands with added nutrients.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Thick Hair
Give the gift of frizz-free hair with three full-sized products from this Matrix Holiday gift set. They offer a multitude of benefits to promote healthy, thick hair. In addition to the Mega Sleek Shampoo,and Conditioner the set includes the Miracle Creator Multi-Benefit Spray to help minimize frizz and protect against humidity for an all-day flyaway-free look.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Oily Hair
L’Oréal Paris Hyaluron Purifying Hair Line
Create a DIY hair-care gift set for your friends with oily hair. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plus Pure 72H Purifying Shampoo for Oily Hair, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Pure 72H Rehydrating Conditioner for Oily Hair and L’Oréal Paris Hyaluron Pure Oil Erasing Serum for Oily Hair for a three-step hair routine that rivals luxury clarifying routines. These products are formulated with salicylic acid to remove excess oil and hyaluronic acid to help infuse moisture.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Dry Hair
Nourish dry hair with moisturizing hair-care products like the ones from this gift set. It includes full-size bottles of the All Soft Shampoo and All Soft Conditioner to add shine, immediate hydration and protection from heat up to 450 degrees. Those with dry hair will quickly add these products (including the restorative moisture hair treatment) to their routine for salon-quality hair care without high-ticket prices.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Color-Treated Hair
Whether your friend is always dyeing their hair to match the newest color trends, or they’ve been rocking a staple (box) dye for years, they’ll want this travel-friendly gift set from Kérastase. This set, which includes a shampoo, conditioner and hair serum, is made for those with color-treated hair to preserve the color vibrancy and strengthen damaged strands. All products are sulfate-free to minimize color fading, while the included hair serum protects hair from hot tools (which may cause fading) up to 450 degrees.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Blondes/Platinum Hair
Blonde hair (from platinum white to honey gold) tends to get brassy over time from hard water, poor air quality exposure and numerous daily habits that tints light hair. Gift the blondie in your life a saved trip to the salon with the ultimate purple shampoo set. This holiday gift set from Matrix includes the brand’s iconic purple shampoo and purple conditioner, along with the Miracle Creator Multi-Benefit Spray to make styling easier.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Damaged Hair
If 2023 meant constant hair changes, styles and salon trips for you or anyone on your list, wrap up this holiday hair kit for the ultimate damage-reducing regimen. Damaged hair is no match for this gift set that strengthens hair without weighing it down or stripping it of nutrients. Included, you’ll find full-size bottles of the Strength Cure Shampoo and Conditioner, alongside a luxe leave-in spray for silky, shiny strands.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Coily Hair
Coily hair usually requires extra TLC, especially when worn in its most natural state. That’s what makes this deluxe curl care bundle the most perfect gift for your coily-haired friends this holiday. This set streamlines the wash-day process with six full-size hair-care products (from shampoo to styling oil) that moisturize, detangle and define coils for a healthy, voluminous mane.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Wavy Hair
Embrace your wavy hair texture by bringing out your natural curl pattern with this four-step hair strengthening kit. It adds moisture and defines your hair to bring out its most natural pattern. Wavy hair types will appreciate the bond-building, nourishing formulas that help revive damaged hair that may appear more straight than wavy. Your giftee will have everything they need for their wavy hair-care routine with a shampoo, conditioner, gel and styling cream.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Protective Styles
From box braids to goddess locs to passion twists, natural hair undergoes a lot of different protective styles that require maximum hold, scalp care and refreshing moments. Wrap up this hair bundle from hairstylist-backed brand The Doux— it includes a shampoo, conditioner, setting foam and scalp serum. All products are made for curly, coily and natural hair textures that need more moisture and nourishment.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Thin Hair
When thin hair starts to get thinner, it may be time to focus on scalp care. This luxury set from Philip B includes an invigorating avocado shampoo to nourish hair while eliminating buildup and dirt, along with a lightweight deep conditioner to gently detangle and add nutrients. Revive your scalp with the included rejuvenating oil and toning mist to make styling easier.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Gray Hair
All hair types deserve a dedicated hair-care product for their specific needs, and that same sentiment goes for certain hair colors. Pick up this beauty box for the friend on your list who is rocking dyed gray hair or for any loved one who is transitioning to gray. This set includes three full-size hair-care products (a shampoo, conditioner and shine-boosting mask) to neutralize yellowness that commonly appears in silver or gray hair while strengthening it, therefore making it easier to detangle and style.
Best Hair-Care Gift for Sensitive Scalps
When you get to the end of your holiday shopping list, make sure you gift something special for yourself. And nothing says “special” like some scalp TLC, especially if you often neglect this area. Focus on natural ingredients that won’t dehydrate your scalp or cause irritation with this fragrance-free detox kit. It features a full-size bottle of Organic Shampoo, Organic Conditioner and Nourishing Hair Oil.