Gift Guide: For the Hair Diva

Gift Guide: For the Hair Diva
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 30, 2011

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Available at Sephora.com

Prices starting at $25 for 60 Vitamins!

“Healthy hair starts from within,” says Lucas. So if you want to thicken up those edges, try these, he advises. “The Biotin in this product helps to stimulate better hair growth.”

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Available at Folica.com

“Someone who has a coarser, thicker hair texture will benefit from this line as it’s a bit heavier of a product,” says Lucas. “They make a shampoo ($13.95), conditioner ($16.95), a Smooth Guard serum ($24.95) and a Shine Extend serum ($19.95). The serums protect the hair and create a lot of shine and protect against heat styling.”

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Available on SalonTech.com

“These irons have very good, even heat distribution,” says Lucas. What are the traits of a good iron? “You want it to have either ceramic or titanium plates and it should slip over the hair as easily as possible.”

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Available on Rahua.com

This line is perfect for women with fine to medium textures, says Lucas. “It’s a new product, but it’s great! Anyone who is all-natural should try this line. The main ingredient is Rahua oil, which comes from a nut in the Amazon rainforest. The shampoo ($32) lathers very little, but it cleanses the hair gently.”

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Available on Sephora.com

“I love the four products in this line,” says Lucas. “The Perfect Smoothing Shampoo ($24) is a gentle cleanser. The Express Smoothing Mask ($38) really leaves the hair feeling very soft and pliable, especially for coarser textures. The Ultra-Shine Smoothing Serum ($30) is great for blowouts, roller setting or flat ironing and then the Finishing Serum ($30) leaves a nice shine to the hair. If you want to straighten and add shine without a relaxer, this line works really, really well and helps control split ends,” he tips.

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Available on Overstock.com for $31.49!

“I love this mask!” says Lucas. “And Moroccan Oil is one of those products that works well in all hair textures.”

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Available on Amazon.com

Prices start at $18.88!

“I love it because it has a creamy kind of texture,” says Lucas. But be careful not to use too much product in your hair without understanding it first, he warns. “When you are using any kind of leave-in product, start off with a very small amount.”

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Available on Folica.com

Prices start at $119.00!

“I love that they come with a temperature control, which I think is a must!” Lucas recommends. “No one should be using a flat iron without a temperature control. If not, you’re just going to burn your hair up!”

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Available on Folica.com

Prices starting at $25.95!

“I’ve been using these for 15 years,” Lucas reveals. “They’re relatively inexpensive, but they work well and last a very long time. The spring-loaded clip handle makes it even easier for a person to use it on themselves.”

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Available at Sephora.com

“I love the four products in this line,” says Lucas. “The Perfect Smoothing Shampoo ($24) is a gentle cleanser. The Express Smoothing Mask ($38) really leaves the hair feeling very soft and pliable, especially for coarser textures.

The Ultra-Shine Smoothing Serum ($30) is great for blowouts, roller setting or flat ironing and then the Finishing Serum ($30) leaves a nice shine to the hair. If you want to straighten and add shine without a relaxer, this line works really, really well and helps control split ends,” he tips.

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