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Kira’s Fave Summer Products

Bye Bye Static, Hello Humidity!

Summer is coming and I wanted to share my favourite products that help me (and my hair) thrive during the summer months.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray by Amika

This anti-humidity spray is like a raincoat for your hair, and it’s the best product I’ve found to reduce frizz and puffiness caused by moisture in the air. I’m sure you can relate: you’ve spent 20-30 minutes curling (or straightening) your hair in the comfort of your AC only to step outside and suddenly you’re Monica Geller in Barbados* – big hair, but you do care. Heck, even I care! And this is why I’m telling you about it!

How to use it: Spray on dry hair, before using a hot tool (curling iron, flat iron, etc.). It is heat activated, so you’ll need to use a hot tool to experience the benefits.

Why you’ll love it: It smells divine, the packaging is adorable AND it’s also a heat protectant! Talk about bang for your buck. Oh, and it actually works. Trust me, it’s a total game changer.

*Friends reference… Season 9, Episode 23. Streaming on Crave, but let me know if you need to borrow my box set.

No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask by Olaplex

This is Olaplex’s newest family member and it does NOT disappoint. I love masks, but they’re often quite heavy and best reserved for the drier months when our hair lacks moisture. This product is so light, but packs a punch. After just 1 use, my hair was visibly shinier. I honestly couldn’t believe it.*

How to use it: Apply to clean, damp hair (instead of your usual conditioner). You’ll want to make sure you squeeze out as much water as you can before applying. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes and then rise. For best results, use after the No. 4 Shampoo.

Why you’ll love it: A little goes a long way and there are instructions on the bottle for how much to use depending on the length/thickness of your hair. Hands up if you’ve ever overused a hair product before 🙋🏻‍♀️ Less is more, trust.

*Disclaimer: I also used the No. 3 (treatment) and No.4 (shampoo) before I used the No. 8.

**Extra side note: My hair even felt shiny when it was still wet. I’m telling you, this stuff is magic.

Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil by Amika

I sweat, you sweat, we all sweat! And if I’m being honest, my scalp sweats a lot in the summer. I feel like I need a good reset every month to remove the build-up, otherwise it can be like the itchy and scratchy show up in here. So, if you’re anything like me and love the feeling of a squeaky clean scalp every once in a while, you’ll love this cleansing oil.

How to use it: On dry hair (before you jump in the shower) use the convenient nozzle top to distribute the oil right on your scalp. Once you’re happy with your application, gently massage it in. Next, you’ll hop in the shower, add a little water and it will begin to lather. Leave on for about 5 minutes and rinse. Follow with your favourite shampoo and conditioner.

Why you’ll love it: Did I already say squeaky clean scalp?

You’ve got this, girl!
xo Kira