Get Rid of Static in Your Hair

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So you have some static in your hair? Heaters and winter weather can make your hair terribly dry, damaged and then…..static-y. Damaged hair is most suseptible to static electricity, so the more healthy your hair is, the less you will have problems with static-hair.  But everyone gets a little bit of static in their hair now and then, so don’t worry, you won’t have to cover your hair all winter with hats and bandannas- the solution is very simple!

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:

  • Static guard

  • Comb or brush, or your hands if you don’t want to use either (just pat your ‘do with your hands)

  • Hairspray also works, if you don’t have static guard (but not as well)

Step1 – It is best to have your hair styled how you want it now.  Spray a little “Static Guard” onto your comb or brush- or hands if you’re using ’em.

Step2-  Now run your hands over your hair and brush or comb through dry hair.

Step3-  You can also use hair spray or anti-frizz serum, but that’s going to depend upon the style.  And children may not really want to have hairspray in their hair, which is why static guard is so perfect, but a lot of people don’t know that it works for static-y hair too. 

Tada! No static Repeat as necessary- once or twice should be enough. Now your hair should be laying down normal and you’re good to go.

Oh, and one more thing, while I realize that this sounds silly, it’s still worth following: in the winter-time try to avoid shuffling your feet when walking on the carpet (this also helps you avoid getting shocked when you touch a light-switch).

Tips & Warnings

  • Use leave-in hair conditioner after you towel-dry your hair.

  • Condition your hair with a deep condtioner once a week, or more if you have colored hair

  • If your hair is colored, use a shampoo and conditioner that is designed for colored hair- it will help your color last longer and it will also be gentler on your hair cuticle.

  • Don’t use a hair-dryer until your hair is mostly dry- it’s damaging and drying to your hair (which makes static happen more), plus it doesn’t add any more volume in your hair until it’s almost dry.  So just towel-dry, then air-dry your hair.  If you do use a hair dryer, remember to wait until it is close to dry before you use the hair dryer.

  • Warning: Don’t spray static guard directly into hair. Or hairspray in your eyes (obviously).

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