When winter comes, static is in the air and in our hair. We wake up to static, we wash and dry our hair and there is static. It can attack us at any moment, giving us a bad case of flyaway hair. There are “cures” for static hair and plenty of quick and easy ways to get rid of static cling whether we are at home or at work.
1. It Rubs the Lotion On Its Hair
This is a great trick if you carry hand lotion in your purse when you are out and about. If static is troubling your hair, put a dollop of lotion on your hands and rub it onto your palms and fingers. Gently run your hands through your hair. A little of the lotion goes a long way, so don’t coat it on.
If you keep getting zapped and your hair is sticking straight up, an easy fix to the problem is to set up a dehumidifier. This will put moisture back into the air and get rid of the static. If you don’t have a dehumidifier, you could also simmer some water on the stove and let the steam add humidity back into the air. Just keep watch on the pot so that it does not simmer away all of the water before you are able to refill it or turn the burner off.
3. Dryer Than Sheets
Got dryer sheets in the laundry room? Then you have a solution to flyaway hairs. Simply rub a hair comb with the dryer sheet and use the comb on your hair. If you don’t use combs, just dab the dryer sheet directly onto your hair until the static is out of it.
4. No Poo
Shampooing your hair on a daily basis dries it out. Then, come winter and the dry air, your hair is going to get even more dry, brittle, and full of static. One quick trick to help get rid of the static in your hair during the winter months is to cut back on shampooing. Instead, switch to washing your hair every other day unless your hair absolutely needs washing.
5. Frizz Spray
If you already have a bottle of frizz spray, it can be used to get rid of your static hair. I have used TRESemme Smooth & Silky No Frizz Shine Spray with good results.
6. Coconut Oil
I use coconut oil on my hair, skin, and I even rubbed some on my... squeaky door hinge the other night (got rid of the squeak perfectly). A small amount of coconut oil can also help get the static out of your hair. Simply rub a small amount of coconut oil on your hands and touch the oil to the ends of your hair. Be careful when dabbing your bangs. Too much oil on your bangs makes you look like you haven't showered in a week.
When you are in a pinch to get the static out of your hair, try hairspray. One trick is to spray a touch of hairspray on your hair while it is still damp. Otherwise, give it a quick spray whenever your hair is starting to stand straight up.
8. Use a Conditioner
Even if you don't normally use a hair conditioner in the warmer months, use one in the winter. Static is everywhere in the winter and using a conditioner in your hair in the winter will help reduce static head. Hair masks, used once a week, will moisturize your hair and also work to prevent hair static.
9. Plain Old Water
Get a clean spray bottle and fill it with water. Whenever you get full of static, just give yourself a spritze. This works best for people with straight hair and for people with short hair. Those of us with curly or frizzy hair should only use a spray of water if we style our hair naturally. This also works well with clothing, although after the water has evaporated, the static will come back.