While gift giving is rewarding in itself, this year, go the extra mile and opt for purchases that give back. To help you out, we have gathered five outstanding hair brands— all committed to a variety of different causes. Here are some of the best hair gifts that give back!
Alaffia Beautiful Curls Chebe Powder Deep Conditioning Mask
Shopping for a loved one with curly hair? Try gifting them a product from Alaffia’s “Beautiful Curls” line! This collection carries different products that cater to all different curl types, as well as offers a “curl strengthening” product that combats breakage regardless of the nature of one’s curls.
However, what makes Alaffia such a standout brand is their mission. According to Founder and CEO Olowo-n’djo Tchala, “Alaffia is a greeting that means ‘a state of peace, health, and well-being’. We care for one another and work together to build a more equitable future for women all over the world.” The Alaffia Foundation started a Maternal Health Project to fund births for women in Togo, West Africa. The organization has built 16 schools in Togo, and so far, supplied 37,521 students with school supplies. They also have planted nearly 100,000 trees in West Africa.
There are places to donate to their various efforts on the brand’s website, and a portion of the sales of all their products goes towards these causes!
Shop: Chebe Powder Deep Conditioning Mask, $12.99
The Yarok Box
Complete with eight neatly organized hair products, Yarok’s “The Yarok Box” makes gifting super easy. Each box comes with a pre-shampoo, shampoo, conditioner, mousse, leave-in conditioner, styling whip, shine serum, and hair spray. And, their products are all made with a special blend of botanicals and are full of vitamins and minerals that are sure to make anyone’s hair feel amazing.
All Yarok products are 100% vegan and alcohol, paraben, gluten, sulfates, synthetics, and toxin free. Additionally, Yarok donates 3% of all of its profits to the Pachamama Alliance, an incredible nonprofit devoted to helping the Indiginous people of Peru and Ecuador, and fighting to protect 10 million acres of Amazonian Rainforest,
Shop: The Yarok Box, $75.00
Kitsch “Vote” Hairpin
Shopping for that loved one who is extremely outspoken about social change? Give them this Kitsch x Justine Marjan Hairpin! This very on-trend pin reads “VOTE” in glass rhinestones, and will certainly elevate the wardrobe of any activist in your life.
Not only does this pin encourage others to get out and register to vote, it also gives back. In fact, 100% of the proceeds go to When We All Vote, a Michelle Obama- approved organization that fights to ensure all voices are heard in every election.
Shop: “Vote” Rhinestone Bobby Pin, $29.00
Davines’ Advent Calendar
Want a gift that keeps on giving? Davines’ beautifully packaged advent calendar is perfect. Complete with twelve of Davines’ best products, this calendar is the perfect way to let your loved one try out this quality brand, while offering twelve days of fun surprises.
Davines is a brand with a serious dedication to sustainability. They have committed to helping with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. They are also involved in several different projects, including an effort towards slow food, “I Sustain Beauty”, and “A Tree of You”. Additionally, 1% of all ecommerce sales is donated to the organization, 1% For the Planet.
Shop: Advent Calendar, $165.00
Kahina Argan Oil
Kahina Giving Beauty offers a multi-purpose natural Moroccan oil that can be used on both skin and hair. This product’s universal nature causes it to serve as a great gift this holiday season. Along with a variety of skin and hair benefits, the oil can strengthen hair and diminish frizz.
Along with offering quality products with natural ingredients, Kahina Giving Beauty is constantly giving back. Since 2009, they have donated 1% of all revenue to the Berber women of Morocco. They have also collaborated with the High Atlas Foundation to plant 12,000 trees in community run nurseries, as well as donating sheep and winter boots to women and children in the Anti Atlas Mountains.
Shop: Argan Oil, $36.00
Let us know if you try any of these gifts, or if you have a recommendation for a hair brand that gives back!