20 Wonderful Hair Care Gift Ideas Under $20

Sometimes it can be so hard to find gifts for people which is why I like gift guides. They make gift shopping so much easier. You can just go through the list, click the links, add products to your cart, and checkout.

Good news for you, I’ve got this nifty gift guide list of hair care items that you can use for your holiday shopping. This is a hair care gift guide so if you know anyone who’s into hair care (or should be into haircare) this is for you. 

When I put this list together I wanted to make sure it could fit all budgets and that there were options for stocking stuffers and actual I'm going to wrap or put in a gift bag options. All of the items are under $20, and some are even under $10.

great gift ideas for hair under $20
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Hair products

1. L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

This is a hair mask that claims to be made for damaged hair as it instantly repairs 5 signs of damage - split ends, weakness, roughness, dullness, and dehydration. This can be a good option to help counteract a lot of the summer damage to your hair.

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2. It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-in Product

This leave-in spray claims to help dull and damaged hair by smoothing hair, eliminating frizz, restoring shine, and enhancing the natural body. I’ve seen this product on many top 10 lists from relaxed hair vloggers and bloggers. I've never tried it myself but I do really like one of the serums this brand has.

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3. Design Essentials Agave & Lavender Hair Bath

I recently started using this hair bath or shampoo and love it! It lathers really well and cleans my hair without making it feel dry living up to what it claims
  • Promotes healthy hair growth by preventing shedding and breakage
  • Free from sulfates, alcohol, parabens, paraffin, mineral oil, petrolatum, and DEA
  • Gently cleanses and imparts intense hydration
  • Softens, moisturizes and smooths the cuticle for easier blow-drying

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4. TGIN Miracle RepaiRx Deep Hydrating Hair Mask

This is a thick hair mask but it's very hydrating. It's great at smoothing out and softening the hair. You can't go wrong with a good hair masque.

5. Single-use hair product packettes

Not only are these cheap but they are a great way to introduce people to your favorite hair brand or hair conditioner.

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6. TGIN Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo

This is one of my favorite shampoos to use on my relaxed hair. It’s a great sulfate-free way to remove some product build-up.

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7. Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo

I don’t use dry shampoos often, but this one is very light and didn’t irritate my scalp, or leave any residue on my dark hair.

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Styling products

8. Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray

This is supposed to be one of the top heat protectants out there and consistently has good reviews. It claims to have positively charged silk molecules that can interlock into hair's natural structure to build strength and resilience and improve moisture and shine.

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9. Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Relaxing Balm

This is another top product in the hair community. It claims to help protect the hair from heat styling while its exclusive Super Skinny Complex displaces water and constricts hair to speed up drying and styling. It's also supposed to be humidity-resistant and leaves hair shiny and manageable. 

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10. OGX Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Weightless Healing Dry Oil

It’s been a while since I’ve used this brand but I remember liking how this dry oil made my hair feel.

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11. OGX Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Extra Strength Penetrating Oil Dry, Coarse Hair

Since I liked the sister of this product as noted above, I can only imagine what my hair would feel like after using the Extra Strength version.

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Hair accessories

12. Square hair claw clips

I love claw clips because they are so easy to use and come in many different sizes, colors, and patterns. Plus, they can be used to dress up or dress down your hair.

This year, I've noticed the square claw clips are really in. I see them everywhere, at work, at church, and out shopping. This is a great practical and cheap hair care gift to get.

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13. Invisibobble Hair Ring

I've been using these on my hair for a little while and I like them because they provide a strong hold but don't get too tight. I also like that they come in multiple colors including some neutrals. Despite the claim of them not leaving a kink in the hair, they have for me but it's not as defined as regular hair ties leave. 

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14. Satin scrunchies

If the Invisibobble doesn't feel quite right for the person you're buying for, maybe satin scrunchies will. This hair accessory is making a comeback because of how gentle they are on the hair, the fun and pretty patterns and colors they come in, and how they can go with whatever you're wearing.

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15. Bobby pins

Cause who doesn’t need bobby pins? They always seem to be disappearing so you can't go wrong with gifting these. Plus, you can get bobby pins in fun colors, interesting patterns, and different sizes,

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Hair tools

16. Microfiber hair towels

While I personally think an old cotton T-shirt is a better option for drying your hair, a microfiber towel is a good alternative. Most of these microfiber towels are moisture-wicking to better absorb excess water and they cut down on overall drying time. Some even have a compact design so they take up less space in the washing machine. As a bonus, they tend to come in pretty colors.

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17. Scalp or shampoo brush

One of the best parts of getting your hair done at the hair salon is getting it washed because of the scalp massage that comes with it. By giving the gift of a scalp brush or shampoo brush you're giving the gif of an at-home scalp massage.

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18. Travel jars

While these aren’t exactly the jars I use for travel I can say that these are imperative if you’re planning to carry on and want to take your hair products with you.

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19. Satin pillowcase

Cotton pillowcases aren't great for hair because they can absorb moisture from the hair and dry it out. Also, cotton pillowcases can cause friction on the strands when your hair rubs against it. Satin pillowcases are a great alternative because they don't do either of those things. 

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20. Store gift cards

A $20 gift card at Sally Beauty or Ulta can buy a couple of great products such as shampoo and conditioner.

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  1. Some great ideas here! Will definitely have a look at these for my sisters x

  2. great products! i love the invisibobble hair ties. I use a different brand because we sell them at the store I work at but that type of hair tie is a life saver for me. I also really love the it’s a 10 leave in. such an incredible product! x

    mich / simplymich.com

    1. That's great. I haven't tried the Invisibobble or a similar hair tie but I've heard good first hand reviews from people who have. So it's on my list of products to try.

  3. Yesss, I can never have enough bobby pins cause they always magically disappear somehow! This is a great post!

    1. Right?! It's amazing how quickly a pack of 100 bobby pins disappears.


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