We love the winter, right? Maybe just not all of the things that winter does to our image. Dry skin, chapped lips and the worst of all, HAIR STATIC!
Hair Static seems like it comes out of no where and stays for hours. But, never fear, we are here to help! Here are our favorite ways to beat hair static.
1. Avoid Plastic Hair Tools
Plastic seems to generate more static. You’re basically asking for it. If you feel like you are a static magnet, switch to metal, ceramic brushes and combs with wider teeth. Combs with smaller teeth have a tendency to add static as well, so stay away! Natural Bristle brushes will save you too. A little pricier than the norm, but well worth it. Those help with breakage too!
2. Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday
To be honest, you shouldn’t be doing this anyway. Washing your hair every day or too often will dry your hair out. Dry hair=more static. That is just a given. These are the times when you invest in some dry shampoo and ponytails!
3. Hair Oils
Some people are terrified of the word “oil”. But don’t be! Even if your hair is naturally on the oily side and you’re thinking “How do I use oils and not wash my hair every day?!”, Listen up! You don’t have to put oils on your root! Oils go on your mid-shaft through your ends. Stay away from the root anyway! But hair oils dramatically reduce static in hair.
4. Kick those Rubber Soles Goodbye!
Believe it or not, one of the best ways to remove static from your hair is to make a change on your feet. If you can’t get the static from your hair under control, it’s probably a good idea to change out the rubber soled shoes for leather. Rubber accumulates an electronic charge, sends it through your body, and ends up released through your hair, making it stand on end and drive you insane. Rubber soles are also great for building up that static charge that’s perfect for transferring to other objects and people, too!
5. Dryer Sheets
We all know that dryer sheets eliminate static on our clothes, but they also help with our hair. If you know you are prone to hair static, toss one in your purse and you’re good to go! Sounds a bit strange to rub it on your hair, but hey, desperate times call for desperate measures right?!