Now that the holiday season has arrived, so has our angst for 2018. There’s bound to be one girl in your tribe already proclaiming the New Year New Me mantra, with her sights set on a big chop to celebrate.

For most, the natural hair journey is the ultimate beauty experiement. And while the experience is different for everyone, there are a few tools that every natural novice should have. So if your BFF is going natural for the very first time, gift her with these starter kit essentials.