With the return of sweater weather comes the ever-annoying problem of static hair. Depending on your hair type, static strands could be a minor inconvenience or a style-ruining situation. Consider these fixes for static hair.
Don’t use a plastic comb.
Plastic combs are perhaps one of the worst contributors to static hair. Plastic brushes or combs can create an electrical charge which causes static (just like rubbing a plastic balloon on your hair creates static strands.). Switch to a natural bristle brush, and rubber or metal combs, during the winter months.
Water’s your friend.
Water is one of the best ways to moisturize your dry-like-a-desert mane. Apply a few drops (little enough that hair will dry almost immediately after) to hair from mid-strands to tips to tame flyaways in a hurry before you can implement a more fool-proof solution.
Grab a dryer sheet.
Used mainly for laundry, dryer sheets are formulated to discourage static electricity production when you put clothes in a dryer. In the same way, you can use sheets to decrease static on your hair. Take a sheet and glide it across your entire head to tackle pesky flyaways, or you can rub it on your brush. Pack your purse with a few dryer sheets and give your mane a root to tip rub down whenever hair begins moving up and away.
It’s a little known fact that – according to their website, Static Guard is also safe for your hair. A tiny amount of the product applied before styling helps tremendously in fighting dry hair. Spray some into your palms or a brush, then smooth over hair.