Multitasking gets a bad rap these days. Maybe I shouldn’t scarf down a Clif bar…
The key to getting rid of static hair is to prevent it in the first place by keeping hair hydrated and moisturized. “By using the right hair-care products, your scalp keeps its natural balance of moisture and oils, and your hair shaft stays flexible and nourished,” celebrity hairstylist Deycke Heidorn told SELF.
If you’re doing this and still experiencing static, Heidorn recommends using a leave-in conditioner or hair oil. “The moisture in the product will eliminate the electric charge that causes static, and that moisture and oil will allow your hair to become manageable again,” he explained.
Other quick fixes include using micro-fiber towels instead of terry cloth after showering, and investing in anti-frizz sheets and heat protection spray. As plastic brushes are also known to cause static, Heidorn recommends investing in natural boar bristle brushes and wooden or metal combs. However, it is important to note that metal combs can be harsh on hair and lead to breakage, so it’s best to use them sparingly.