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. So if you know anyone who’s into hair care (or should be into haircare) this is for you. All of these hair care items are under $20 and several of them are under $10. So there are options for all budgets.

Wonderful Hair Care Gift Ideas Under $20 | A Relaxed Gal

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Hair care gift ideas - Conditioners | A Relaxed Gal

Conditioners & treatments

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 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 Natural Almond and Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner 

Claims to be a lightweight moisturizing conditioner that softens while smoothing the hair cuticle and instantly replenishing moisture giving the hair a beautiful luminous shine. This is a leave-in conditioner I’ve been wanting to try for a while but the store I went to was always out. The almond, avocado, and Vitamin E it contains intrigued me.

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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.

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5. OGX Brazilian Keratin Therapy Conditioner 

This keratin conditioner claims to smooth the hair cuticle giving the hair some strength and a nice shine. I've used this conditioner a few times and it's a good budget-friendly protein conditioner.

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Hair care gift ideas - shampoos and co-washes | A Relaxed Gal

Shampoos and co-washes

6. Tresemme Moisture Rich Shampoo & Conditioner Set

Sets are perfect gifts and this is one that is budget-friendly. I've used both the shampoo and conditoner and can vouch that both are really good.

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7. 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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8. Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash 

For the times when a shampoo isn’t needed but you still need to wash your hair.

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9. Mixed Chicks Conditioning Wash

Another good co-washing option.

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10. Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo

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

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Hair care gift ideas - styling products | A Relaxed Gal

Styling products

11. 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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12. 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 it's 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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13. 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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14. 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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Accessories and tools

15. Drybar Hold Me Hair Clips

These are perfect if you blow-dry your hair or ever work on your hair in sections.

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16. 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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17. Bobby Pin Set

Cause who doesn’t need bobby pins? They always seem to be disappearing.

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18. Rivera Matte Tortoise Claw Clips

I love claw clips because they allow me to do a quick updo with little effort but looks like it was more effort than a regular ponytail. I also like the medium ones to hold my hair up when I'm moisturizing and sealing or applying my hair masks.

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19. Travel Jars 

While these aren’t 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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20. Kitsch Blush Square Satin Scarf 

To help keep hair that is well cared for during the day protected at night.

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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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