How To Avoid (and treat!) Static Electricity in Hair


I wrote a post with a few suggestions for products to use to help avoid or combat static electricity in hair, but I also wanted to share a few techniques you can use if you need a quick fix!

One. Use a wooden comb. Say goodbye to a traditional plastic comb if you are looking to keep static at bay. This comb comes highly reviewed and looks like a solid option!

Two. Use hydrating products or products with oil. The more moisture the better! And don’t skip using conditioner in the shower, either! Sometimes the thought is that silky, conditioned hair may be more staticky but in fact, dry hair ends up being more problematic than not!

Three. The best quick fix on the go is to apply lotion to your hands, rub it in like you would normally, and then rake your hands through your hair. This isn’t an ideal fix but it will certainly work if the static electricity is out of control!

If static electricity in your hair is an ongoing issue, I’d recommend taking a look at your clothing choices, or even the scarves that you wear! Some knit fabrics are more prone to causing static electricity than others. On a similar note, you can also look into spraying Static Guard onto the shoulders or neck area of a sweater you are wearing, or even covering both sides of a scarf before you wear one of those items. Static Guard smells horrible, but it really does the trick to eliminate static electricity.

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How was your week? Mine was good! I got a lot accomplished with work, I felt like Justin and I got some good quality time together, and now my mom is visiting for the weekend! I’ve been working on figuring out my outfits for an upcoming work trip so I’ve been testing out different shoes with dresses, and I think I’ve finally found the winners.

Are you a buy and return kind of shopper, or do you go in store to try things on? I would so much rather try things on in my home, especially if I’m trying to see how it goes with multiple different outfits, so I’m glad that so many retail stores (and amazon!) have such great return policies.

I bought these pajamas from Target a few weeks ago and they are LOVELY. If you need a cozy, warm pair for winter, get these. If you are more of a shorts + tee pajama girl, these look very comfortable as well!

I’ve gotten a few questions about the watch I wear recently. It’s a wrap style by Tory Burch, click here!

I’ve made these and they are SO good! It’s hard to go wrong with Smitten Kitchen. This is on my list of things to make soon!

I made this for dinner earlier on in the week and it was great! I have Chungah’s recipe book and love how simple and straight forward her dishes are. She also focuses a lot on one pot or one pan meals and I love that as well!

I hope you got the memo that Sephora is doing their Holiday Bonus Event RIGHT NOW! I shared my guide to the best gift kits last week, you can watch it here, and will also share a few of my holy grail makeup items below!

The event is open to all tiers now and the code you need is “HOLIDAYSAVE”!

I hope you have a great weekend! I’m waffling between setting up for Christmas now or waiting a few more weeks. Have you decorated yet? It feels early but then again the window of time from Thanksgiving to Christmas is so short this year!

The Sweet Smell of the Holidays


I’m sure you’ve heard that our sense of smell ties us closely with our memories. And I can truly say that I’ve stopped dead in my tracks when I smell something that reminds me of a past time in my life.

I wore Issey Miyake perfume when I was in beauty school as a teenager and whenever I smell it I can practically feel the mannequin hair in my hands as I practiced how to cut.

The holidays, naturally, are one of my favorite times to reflect back on, and while there aren’t often smells throughout the rest of the year that triggers that memory for me, there certainly is an expectation of how my home will smell during the holidays.

Some of my favorite memories of the holidays are as an adult. I have a lot of really fond memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas as a child, but the older I’m getting the more I’m realizing my time with my family is limited.

My mom has always spent the majority of her time in the kitchen when the family is in town, so there are smells of homemade trail mix and Christmas cookies. In the morning, my family members and I gather in the kitchen and watch my dad make danish ebleskiver, and the whole house smells like a bakery the rest of the morning.

Beyond the smells of food, there is always an aroma of Christmas created from the pine tree, the mulled cider, or a fire in the fireplace.

I recently added the Aera Smart Home Diffuser to my family room and it has been lovely. I first read about this device in a magazine and was very intrigued by the fact that each fragrance capsule lasts 800 HOURS. With other diffusers I’ve used I feel like I constantly need to continue to add water and more oil throughout the day, but not with the Aera Diffuser.

If you are new to it like I was, the main thing you need to know is that it has an adjustable fragrance setting, so you can control how subtle or strong the scent “plays”. If you get the Aera Smart Home Diffuser you can control it from the app or Amazon Alexa, and you can also set up a schedule for when the diffuser should turn on and off. It’s completed customizable!

I’ve been testing out the Holiday Delights Fragrances and they are so good. I’m prone to headaches around really fake smelling or overpowering scents, but the scent capsules for the Aera Diffuser are really very nice and smell so true to their description.

Of the few that I’ve tried, my favorite is Sugar & Spice. To me, it smells exactly how I want my house to smell for the holidays.

Beyond the fact that it is so easy to use and adds such a nice element to a room, it’s a perfect option for homes that are shared with kids or pets. It simply plugs into the wall, requiring no flames or water. The fragrances are 100% ethically and sustainably sourced with high-quality essential oils and fragrance.

With this time of year being the peak time for entertaining, this would be a great time to add an Aera Smart Home Diffuser to one of your living areas. I have a coupon code for 20% off too!

Use code KATE20 for 20% off diffusers through November 21.

This post was sponsored by Aera, all opinions are my own. 

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