During the winter, you’ll notice your getting dryer and the presence of more fly aways. In addition to dry hair, a big problem that many people deal with in the winter is static in your hair. If you’re dealing with static, it can ruin your hairstyle and make you feel uncomfortable. Here are some tips to help you get rid of the static in your hair this winter.
1. Dryer Sheets
Dryer sheets on your hair can work the same way that they do on your clothes. Rubbing dryer sheets on your hair will help absorb and control any electric charge. Rub dryer sheets on your brushes and combs as well to avoid static. When your brushes and combs are shitting around, consider wrapping them in dryer sheets to help control static during use.
One helpful trick to get rid of static is to apply a small amount of hand lotion to your hair. Be sure to avoid using too much, as it can make your hair greasy. Simply place a small amount in your hands and run your fingers through your hair, avoiding the roots.
3. Moisturizing Products
During the winter, it’s a good idea to use products that will promote moisture to control static. Use leave in conditioners, anti-frizz sprays, Moroccan oil, and other products that promote moisture in your hair. When your hair is dry, it is more likely to produce static. Therefore you should moisturize your hair to reduce the likelihood of static.
One of the main reasons your hair gets dryer in the winter is the dry air. Therefore, a humidifier will reduce the dryness in the air, thus reducing the dryness in your hair. A humidifier is a great way to promote moisture in your hair and reduce the friction between your hair and the dry air.
Hairspray can help control frizz and static in your hair. Spray hairspray in your hair while it’s wet, then brush it through. It will help create a coating on your hair that will make it less dry and less susceptible to an electric charge.
6. Ionic Dryer
An ionic dryer is a great tool to reduce the time needed to dry your hair. However, it can also neutralize the electric charge that creates static. An ionic dryer will break down water molecules in your hair rather than evaporating them, which will maintain moisture in your hair.
7. Silicone-Based Conditioner
Silicone-based conditioners will coat your hair with a thin layer of silicone. This silicone will neutralize any electric charge in your hair while keeping it moist. This type of conditioner will lessen the likelihood of static.
8. Natural Bristle Brush
Plastic combs and brushes can contribute to electric charge because plastic is a non-conductive material. Instead, use a natural bristle brush, which will help distribute the natural oils in your hair evenly and moisturize your hair. You should avoid plastic combs and brushes during the winter months.
This option is less advanced, but can very helpful in cases where a few pieces of your hair are standing up. In this case, wetting the hairs will prevent them from standing up. You shouldn’t soak your hair, but putting a little water in your hair to smooth it out will get rid of your frizz and reduce static.
10. Avoiding Synthetic Materials
Synthetic materials, especially nylon and polyester, contribute to static when they rub against your hair. For this reason, you should avoid wearing these materials, especially in hats and scarves. During the winter, switch to clothing materials like cotton, wool, or silk to reduce static.