Static hair can be a huge problem during the winter when the cold, dry air dehydrates hair. Here are a few tips to tame your electric locks!
Step 1: Deep-condition your hair regularly. Properly moisturized hair is less likely to be affected by static. Try Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner ($6.09, www.drugstore.com). This product is designed to treat extra dry or over-processed hair. It can be used as a daily conditioner. It will give your hair a smooth, silky look that is soft to the touch!
Step 2: Use a leave in conditioner on your hair after you wash it, or apply a conditioning hair gel. These products will help to weigh your hair down. Try Biolage by Matrix Daily Leave-In Tonic ($12.59, www.drugstore.com). This product instantly moisturizes hair with a revitalizing botanical mixture of kelp, hops, sweet almond and light conditioning agents. Renews shine and improves manageability for all hair types.
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Step 3: Keep a fabric Softener Sheet handy and run it over your hair when it starts to get out of control. Carry it in your purse so that you can use is several times during the day if necessary. I would not buy a fabric sheet that is has an overwhelming scent, buy a light fragrance no one needs to feel like they are in a laundry mat when they stand next to you!
Step 4: Avoid hair products that include ingredients that will dry out your hair. Ingredients such as alcohol or harsh chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfates are not good for the chemistry and total balance of your hair.
Here are a few other tips you can follow to help control the static as well: Try spraying an anti-static spray into hats and hoodies this will help reduce with flyaway hair. Using a wooden comb or brush can also help reduce static electricity.