The minute the temperature dips and the air dries up, electrons, which are negatively-charged, fly off your hair, leaving your strands with positive charges that resist each other. Thus girls with thin, limp, fine and otherwise vulnerable hair are hit hard with static. Hair sticks to our cheeks, flies away from our heads and ruins just about every photo we take. Static is a symptom of dryness, as are tangles and the inability to take a curl or style easily.
Here are some tips to counter act static:
Use a Humidifier. A humidifier will increase the moisture level in your room, thereby eliminating the static problem.
Brush your hair with a natural bristle brush. They’re more expensive, but worth it. Not only do they help distribute natural oils evenly throughout your hair, making it shinier, they also reduce static.
The big rule with static is that more moisture equals less static.
Use a good quality salon brand conditioner. If you’re not using conditioner, it’s time to start. This is especially important for kids. A lot of moms make the mistake of using a 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner and then battle static all day long. Plus, as far as kids are concerned, children don’t produce sebum (your hair’s natural oil) until puberty years (and then they turn into greasy monsters), so getting moisture in their hair has to come from conditioner or it doesn’t get in there at all.
Moisturizing heat protection. Many heat protecting products are amazing for keeping static to a minimum while they protect your hair from heat styling. If you’re going to apply hundreds of degrees of hair scorching heat to your hair, I implore you to use a heat protecting product like these: Kevin Murphy – Anti gravity or Shimmer Shine. Alfaparf – Extraordinary All in one fluid, or split end repair.
Shampoo less ; Reducing static is another benefit to not washing your hair every day. Daily shampooing dries your hair and adds to creating and electric charge. When static is at it’s peak and it is time to shampoo, a moisturizing shampoo helps add a little moisture and can reduce the static charge.
Don’t wear Rubber soles; Believe it or not, one of the best ways to remove static from your hair is to make a change on your feet. Sure, rubber soled shoes are comfy, but if you can’t otherwise get the static from your hair under control, it’s probably a good idea to change out the rubber soled shoes for leather. Rubber accumulates an electronic charge, sends it through your body, and ends up released through your hair, making it stand on end and drive you insane. Rubber soles are also great for building up that static charge that’s perfect for transferring to other objects and people.