Static hair happens when our hair becomes charged with electricity. This is common when the air becomes dry. In fact, most people’s hair turns into a static mess as soon as the cold weather hits. If your hair is plagued with static, then this blog post is for you.
If you usually dry your hair using a blow dryer, your hair may have static when you brush it. As such, we recommend that you use an ionic blow dryer. It emits negatively-charged ions that break down water molecules without stripping your hair off its moisture.
Avoid using plastic combs
When it comes to preventing static problems, combs are better than brushes. However, plastic combs create more friction; thus, causing static hair. To prevent this problem, use metal combs instead. They cause the electrical charges in your hair to discharge; thus, reducing the amount of static.
Use moisturizing conditioner
Dry, damaged hair can result in static electricity, which causes flyaway hair. Use conditioner every time you shampoo to moisturize and hydrate your hair. If you have greasy hair, apply conditioner on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. This will help hydrate the driest parts of your locks and prevent it from inviting excess static.
Conditioners that contain silicone are the best for preventing static since they are supposed to neutralize electrical charges in your hair.
Apply leave-in conditioner
Leave-in conditioner is recommended for those who use hot styling tools regularly. This will not only limit the damage caused by constant styling, it will also help boost the moisture in your hair. To prevent static hair, douse an even coat of leave-in conditioner on your hair after towel drying.
Put it up
This may not be the ideal way to deal with static hair, but it is by far the easiest. If you’re about to walk into an appointment and your hair is sticking straight up, just pull your hair into a bun. Problems solved.