Top 12 Proven Tips to Get Rid of Static Hair Right Now
You open the window as you stretch your legs in the morning, and what was supposed to be a warm Spring day has turned into a dry, cold morning. No big deal, right?
No big deal, right?
The moment you look in the mirror, you see that your hair is filled with static, and you look like a punk star from the 70s. Now you’re scrambling to find a way to get rid of static hair – and fast.
Tip #12 – Keep Dryer Sheets at Hand
Dryer sheets, like the ones you use for your clothes, can help you get rid of static.
You’ll want to:
- Rub the sheets on your comb or hair brush.
- Rub it on your hair as well.
- Wrap your comb or brush in these.
Dryer sheets are meant to reduce static, and they work extremely well. The best part? They smell great, too!
Tip #11 – Try The Hand Lotion Trick
Now, this doesn’t work for everyone, but it does work especially well for people with straight hair.
If you’re out and about, and you notice that your hair is a static magnet, you can place a drop of hand lotion in your hands and run your fingers through your hair.
Start with a small amount of lotion at first, and increase as needed. You don’t want to put so much that your hair looks greasy.
Tip #10 – Dry Your Hair with an Ionic Dryer
An ionic dryer neutralizes the electric charge in the hair that leads to static. The best part is that most drug stores will sell this type of dryer for $20 – $30.
If you have static hair or frizzy hair, these hair dryers will be your best friend!
Tip #9 – Go for a Natural Bristle Brush
A natural bristle brush is an ideal choice for any woman that has static hair. Why?
These natural bristles will not cause static build-up, and they help distribute your hair’s natural oil evenly over your head. This same oil can contribute to reducing static, and your hair will be shinier in the process.
I recommend these two options:
Keep in mind that natural bristle brushes can be more expensive, but they’re worth the extra cost.
Tip #8 – Use Wide-Tooth Metal Combs
Combs made from metal are great because they don’t contribute to static the same way that plastic combs do. I recommend a wide-tooth comb because they seem to work best for my hair.
Rubber is also a good option, but I personally prefer metal brushes over their rubber counterparts.
Tip #7 – Quick Fix with Fine-Mist Water
Sometimes, the simple and easy way to get rid of static hair is to spritz a little water on your hair.
If you’re going to a meeting or have a date and your hair statics up, go to the bathroom and spray a fine mist of water on your hair, and rub it through.
For most women, this will rid them of the static at least temporarily.
Tip #6 – Switch Your Rubber-Soled Shoes for Leather to Ground Yourself
Rubber-soled shoes actually contribute to you getting shocked and static hair. The electrical charge will accumulate, causing you to get shocked.
Instead, switch to leather shoes that are a little fancier and won’t hold onto static in the same manner.
Tip #5 – Grab a Moisturizing Conditioner
A trick that I have been using for years, and boy does is work well, is to condition my hair usually in the shower. Use your typical amount of conditioner, and make sure that it is formulated to “add moisture” to your hair.
What you want to do is choose a leave-in conditioner, or simply leave a bit in your hair. It will lock moisture into the hair and seal it.
If you’re the type of person that straightens or uses a hair dryer often, this is a must. Damage done to your hair will be limited while much, if not all, of the static, will go away in the process.
Tip #4 – Experiment with Anti-Frizz Cream
Anti-frizz cream stops, well, frizz. Since you can find these in most beauty stores, experiment with them to see if they prevent your hair’s static and the frizz.
I can recommend these:
- Momo Moisturizing Anti-Frizz Protective Fluid by Davines
- Wen Sweet Almond Mint Anti-Frizz Styling Creme by Chaz Dean
- Miraculously Smooth Anti-Frizz Cream by Aussie
Don’t forget that many of these products will, essentially, weigh your hair down. But you can also find creams that will be a little lighter and allow you to style your hair to perfection.
Tip #3 – Reduce Usage of Your Shampoo
The shampoo has a drying effect on the hair. In fact, many shampoos are rather harsh on a person’s skin because they include sulfates.
While it may remove dirt and leave your mane squeaky clean, you’ll also be stripping away many of your hair’s natural oils making hair dry and more inclined to attract static.
So, what can you do? I recommend using sulfate-free shampoo and reducing the amount you will use. Or you can shampoo every other time you shower.
Pay attention: If you’re thinking “gross,” you can choose a moisturizing shampoo that will work to not dry your hair out.
Tip #2 – Argan Oil
Argan oil (not argon – there’s a difference) works very well to moisturize the hair. Used in a variety of different cosmetic products, this oil will nourish the hair and keep it healthy.
The added moisture will stop much of the static cling that occurs when hair is drier than it should be and your hair will have a beautiful shine to it, too.
Tip #1 – Deep Condition Your Hair
Deep conditioning your hair is a great way to add moisture and eliminate static. You can do this once a week, and there are special conditioners available to help you work through the process.
Just apply it to the hair generously and left in with a hair wrap placed over it. You’ll let the conditioner stay in the hair for 30 minutes (or however long the product recommends).
If you do this weekly, you’ll notice that your hair is starting to be static-free.
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