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Five Tricks to Combat Static

Updated: Mar 3, 2020

Winter can be tough on us all and battling static along with the freezing wind is no fun. If you find your strands standing up on their own here's a few things you can try.

1. Crank Up the Humidifier

Static is caused by dryness in the air. This time of year everyone has their heat running and your skin along with your hair may be extra dry so start by plugging in your humidifier to put some moisture back in the air. Your hair & your skin will thank you! An awesome small portable humidifier is the Pure Enrichment MistAire Travel. Great if you don't want to spend money on a big contraption. Just take room to room with you or put on your nightstand as you sleep.

2. Use an Ionic Hairdryer

Ions neutralize the electric charges that create static. Another great benefit to an ionic blow dryer is that it helps speed up blow dry time. Win Win! My favorite at home hairdryer is the Babyliss PRO. This dryer is good for all hair types & has all the settings you need at an affordable price.

3. No Plastic Combs

Pretty self explanatory, I know. Plastic will create more static. Instead try using a wooden brush or comb like the Pretty See Wooden Brush. You can also try a natural bristle brush. Natural bristles help distribute your natural oils through your hair and help prevent static. Just make sure that there's not plastic bristles mixed in with the natural bristles. You will be able to tell. The plastic bristles stick up further to help pick up hair when brushing. I recommend the Chibello Boar Bristle Brush.

4. Use More Hairspray

Spray your comb with hairspray before you brush. This will coat your hair and help your static lay flat. Use more products in general to coat your hair & prevent static.

5. Lotion Up

Some people actually put lotion in their hair when they're in a pinch. Obviously a little would go a long way and it's easy to overdo. Instead use a hair cream. This will lay static down & has enough hold to keep it there.

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