If my hair in the summer was a movie, it would be a Shakespearean tragedy.
Each morning I wake up with a renewed sense of hope that today the sun, humidity and city ‘funk’ will play nice, but each night I go to bed defeated from another day of frizz and flattened hair dreams.
If Summer is ‘Twelfth Night’ my hair is truly Malvolio.
As this is my fourth summer in my fair city, Toronto, I vowed to myself to find summer hair solutions I loved so much I wanted to share with you. And I have!
We are living in a truly wonderful time for hair – so many products, so many affordable and accessible products to save you from another summer of hair woes. Say ‘adieu’ to whispy, lifeless, frizzy and crispy summer hair…say ‘well, hello there’ to these products.
Your hair will smell like Pina Coladas and never feel softer.
This UV-Protecting , leave-in hair treatment is loaded with coconut oil, banana goodness and quinoa protein to hydrate, protect and smooth. Spray liberally onto damp hair and protect your hair throughout the sunniest of days.
Somedays it is just too hot to blow dry your tresses.
This light-weight, frizz controlling cream allows you to embrace your natural waves and curls, leaving you with a fuss-free finish. No hot air needed.
Again, blow drying you hair in the summer can be a sweaty chore.
This, new KMS product cuts drying time in half! 50% less time drying your hair by spritzing this onto your damp hair before you commence with the blower. Less heat = a less sweaty you, and less heat damage inflicted on your hair.
Humidity is the worst. Especially in the city. You feel sticky and dirty before even leaving your house.
KMS Hair Stay Anti-Humidity Seal to the rescue! This weightless wonder product ‘acts like an umbrella for your hair’, keeps humidity’s evil grip away for up to 72 hours. This is the final step in your routine; spraying this super fine mist all over your final do before stepping outside.
I was in Ottawa for Canada this year and in between thunderstorms the humidity was spiking…but my hair did not turn into a frizz ball, thanks to this wonder. But – a word of warning, too much and your hair can look a little greasy.
A lot of us go blonder in the summer so a new, luxurious, but totally affordable line from JOICO has our backs.
The Blonde Life collection added a Brightening Veil I am loving. Not only does this multitasking product instantly detangle, it reduces frizz while boosting shine and hydration. Blonde-by-choice hair is often fragile, so this mist protects your hair from UV damage, too. I totally recommend this multi-purpose gem.
And finally, Garnier Whole Blends: Legendary Olive Collection
Garnier recently released ‘Whole Blends’ collections ranging from Moroccan Argan and Camellia oils, to Green Apple and Green Tea, to my new favourite, their Legendary Olive collection – which is ideal for fine hair, like mine.
Formulated with virgin olive oil – known for it’s nourishing elements and antioxidant rich Vitamin E – this line treats, strengthens, restores and repairs from root to tip. Shampoo, conditioner and a wonderful leave-in conditioner complete this collection that you can scoop up for under $30.
So, as Shakespeare wrote, “Be not afraid of greatness hair”.
Tell summer to stick it, you and your hair have places to be.