Alongside dry and flaky skin, one of the most annoying side effects of winter: static hair. Hair gets full of static in the chillier months because the air is less moist everywhere. We have a few quick and simple solutions for slaying the static, scroll through to find out how.
Ditch the plastic comb
Brushing dry hair out with a plastic comb or brush only makes static worse. Opt for a wooden comb instead as those are bad conductor of electricity and hence it does not cause static. Science!
Shampoo less frequently
The more you shampoo, the more you’re stripping the natural oils from your hair. Washing the hair less and using a good quality shampoo with the perfect balance of nutrients, like the Redken Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo ($34.50), is the key to reducing static.
Nothing on hand?
No problem! Just spray some water to tame the static. Not the most optimal solution, but the most accessible one for sure!
Use an Anti-Frizz Sheet
Need a quick fix for escaping some static, just run an anti-frizz sheet along your hairline and you’ll be as good as new. We recommend using Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets (Pack of 15 sheets), $18. They are enriched with non-sticky polymers to provide a touch of hold and enriched with Coconut Oil for its natural moisturizing benefits and healthy shine.
Add a touch of Serum
Let your hair serum work double-duty by using it in place of a hairspray or hair gel to tame flyaways. Simply rub the serum through the palm of your hands and then gently apply it to the strands before styling your hair.
Choose silicone-based conditioner
Silicone is basically a mineral which helps restore the supple nature of hair, intensify its luster, and make it more manageable. so check the ingredient list on the back of your bottle!
Think of hair masks like high powered hair conditioners. Regular usage of a hair mask with natural oils or other hydrating ingredients is an excellent way to nourish the scalp and prevent dryness.