We’ve already covered the issue of flyaway hair, but what about static? There are few things more annoying than pulling off your woolly winter cap only to find your hair standing on end.
Although static plagues our hair most often in wintertime, it can also strike in any dry climate.
Basically, the drier your hair, the more susceptible you are to static. So the next piece of advice would be, naturally, to keep your hair in prime moisturized condition no matter what the season. Easier said than done!
Here are a few quick and easy ways to send the static packing:
- Condition your hair on a regular basis: this means using conditioner after every time you shampoo. If your hair is normal to dry, applying a hair mask at least once a week; if it’s oily, use more sparingly.
- Check your shampoo. If it is leeching all of your hair’s natural oils out, then it’s also opening the door for static. Choose a gentle, frequent-use shampoo, such as Beauty-id’s Vitamin & Kiwi Daily Shampoo.
- To avoid being caught off guard, carry a travel-size bottle of hairspray in your purse. (Choose a brand that has an alcohol-free formula.) When the static veers its heads, just spritz a couple of times and pat it down. An alternative to hairspray is a de-tangler or leave-on conditioner, also in spray form. A light wax also does the trick.
- Lightly spritz some hair spray on a flat brush and brush your hair; this will cut down on the static effect. Another trick is to spray the inside of your hats with hair spray before putting them on.
- If you have longer hair, tie it back, smoothing down the flyaway parts with a bit of de-tangler or wax.