Static hair is mainly caused by over styling and harsh chemicals. Static charge builds up in lifeless, dull and dry hair. This makes it your hair harder to style and you end up using more product and trying harder to get the look you want, perpetuating a vicious circle. Maybe it’s time to treat your hair to avoid static.
1. Comb Wet Hair
One way to combat hair static is to comb your hair while it is still wet. However, be careful because wet hair is weaker. Use a wide tooth comb or a brush especially made for the job, and be gentle.
2. Use Hair Serum
Use a conditioner to add moisture to your hair, and try hair serum to keep that moisture intact. Put three drops of serum on your palms, rub them together and apply to your strands. This will prevent loss of moisture and keep your hair static at bay
3. Use anti-Frizz Cream
There’s a wide variety of anti-frizz creams available. Find a good one and apply it to your hair regularly. Don't apply too much because applying it in large quantities makes your hair look flat – this happens when the cream combines with natural oils present in your hair.
4. Ditch Your Plastic Combs:
Use a metal comb because it doesn't get charged as easily as a plastic comb.
5. Use Moisturizer
Applying moisturizer regularly is one of the best ways to get rid of hair static. The big rule with static is that less moisture equals more static. Make sure to use silicone-based moisturizer. Using a 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner is not enough. Use conditioning products after shampooing and concentrate on the ends of your hair.
6. Use Hair Dryer Sparingly
Don't overuse your hair dryer. The best option is to use your dryer to dry out your hair partially and let the rest dry naturally. It’s a good idea to invest in an ionic dryer because it will help neutralize the electric charge.
7. Spray Some Water on Your Strands
If you're looking for an instant fix for hair static, try misting some water over your hair before you go out. You can use this fix any time you like, but the effect is temporary.
8. Use Dryer Sheets
Use a dryer sheet to wrap your comb before and after use. It is also a good idea to wipe down your brushes, combs, and hair clips when static transfers. You can also use a dryer sheet to smooth your hair down. Dryer sheets are a great anti-static tool.
9. Make Use of a Humidifier
Having a humidifier installed in your room will help prevent dry air causing damage to your hair. It is even more important if you live in a dry climate. A humidifier will work wonders to increase the moisture from your blankets and clothes to your hair and skin.
10. Wear Leather Shoes
Don't wear rubber-soled shoes and opt for a pair leather shoes to remove static from your hair. Rubber-soled shoes cause your hair and clothes to build up electrical charge and eventually make your hair more prone to static-related frizz.
11. Use Hair Oil
Give your hair a pampering massage with oil when it feels dry. This neutralizes the static charge and makes your hair more manageable. Simply take a few drops of oil and finger comb your hair. Concentrate on your ends to avoid a greasy scalp!
Do you suffer from static? Annoying isn’t it? Try these tips – they do help.