6 Hair Hacks to Deal with Static Hair
No one likes having static hair. It makes your hair appear frizzy and unkempt. And, if you put the time into a hairstyle, it often ruins it. Women with limp or thin hair are most susceptible to static hair. Additionally, women with dry hair are more likely to have staticky hair. To help you deal with this common hair issue, we have six awesome hair hacks to reduce static hair.
1. Utilize Hairspray
Moisture helps to kill static. A hydrating hair spray can help calm static and keep your hair from sticking up. Spray your hair with a light layer of hairspray and comb it thoroughly. This will help keep any flyaways down and calm your hair.
However, you should be careful to get the right kind of hairspray. Standard hairspray often contains alcohol, which dries your hair more and makes static hair worse. Make sure to purchase a hydrating hairspray that holds moisture, such as one with rosewater.
2. Apply Moisturizing Hair Oil
Hair oil not only improves your hair’s overall health but helps with frizz too! Add a drop of hair oil to your hair routine before styling. The oil can lock in moisture and reduce flyaways and static. Take a drop of oil, rub it between your hands, and then smooth it into your hair. Avoid your roots, so you don’t end up with an overall oily look.
We love coconut and argan-based hair oils.
3. Use a Metal Combs
Plastic combs are popular and affordable, but they aren’t doing any favors for your static hair! The plastic helps to make your hair more staticky. Instead, use a metal comb whenever brushing or styling your hair. Metal is more conductive and will discharge the electric charged building up in your hair.
4. Try Dryer Sheets
You’ve likely heard this urban myth, and we’re here to tell you that it works! Rub dryer sheets directly on your hair, on your hairbrush, or your pillow. Just like dryer sheets reduce static for your clothes, the same will be true for your hair.
Pro Tip: Purchase the unscented dryer sheets if you don’t want to smell like laundry all day!
5. Use a Humidifier
Your hair is static because it’s too dry. If the air in your home is very dry, it’s only adding to the problem. A humidifier can add moisture to the air in your home, helping staticky hair. This can also help with other conditions, such as dry skin or breathing problems.
If you don’t want to invest in a humidifier, just put a bowl of water in each room in your home. The water evaporation will naturally add moisture back into the air.
6. Resort to a Braid
It might feel like giving up, but a braid is an easy and effective solution for static hair. You can put your hair into a stylish braid that will keep all flyaways locked down. If you’re unsure how to style a cute braid, take some time to watch hair tutorials on YouTube.
Bonus: Ask Your Stylish for Advice
You can visit your local salon suite and ask your stylist for additional recommendations. Your hairstylist has likely dealt with patients with static hair before and will have some suggestions. The salon suite may also have some styling and moisturizing products for sale that will help control your static hair.