Static can turn a good hair day into a bad hair day within seconds. Unfortunately, staticky hair is notoriously difficult to get rid of, especially if you live in a humid environment. Static occurs when the positive and negative charges in your hair are unbalanced, causing it to stick up and never completely flatten again.
So, how can you make your hair less staticky? This article will answer this question in detail so you can enjoy your hair every day and leave your static worries in the past.
Pro Tips for Static-Free Tresses
Staticky hair is a nuisance, but it’s not unbeatable. In the following sections, we’ll share with you some easy ways to go static-free!
Tip 1: Condition Well
When you’re dealing with static, not only should you be using conditioner in the shower, but you should invest in a good leave-in conditioner. You need to find one that is intensely moisturizing but will not weigh down your hair. The leave-in conditioner will create a lightweight barrier on your hair shaft to get rid of the static charge.
Tip 2: Use Oils
In the winter, the cold and brutal air can dry your hair out in a hurry. It is very likely that your hair is conducting an electrical charge due to dryness. Hair oils, like olive oil, vitamin E oil, or coconut oil, will help lock in moisture without weighing down your tresses.
Note: If you use too much of any oil, it’ll make your hair look flat and limp. Be light-handed with the oils so that you hair will stay voluminous and weightless.
Maintaining hair moisture is one of the best ways to battle static - and as a bonus, it’ll leave your hair looking shiny and healthy.
Tip 3: Try an Ionic Hair Dryer
Investing in an ionic hairdryer can be a game-changer! The technology in these dryers is known to keep your hair frizz and static-free. People all over praise ionic hair dryers because they dry your hair fast and produce a sleek result. What’s more, ionic dryers help to prevent heat damage and dry ends, which easily become staticky.
Tip 4: Use Hairspray
If you’re in a hurry and you need a quick anti-static remedy, try using hair spray. Simply spray a light coat of hairspray on your brush and brush it down the length of your hair. This isn’t a lasting solution - it’s a quick fix for a day. If your hair is in a curled style that you don’t want to mess up, feel free to spray the hairspray directly on your hair. Just make sure that you hold the hairspray can at least 8 inches away from your hair - too much hairspray will leave your hair stiff and dry.
One of these tips is sure to reduce static in your hair, allowing you to be more confident when you’re out and about. We hope that these tips are helpful to you in keeping static at bay.
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.