Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

10 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Hair Static - Got any more tips you'd like to share?

Posted by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 3:03 PM
  • 2 Replies

10 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Hair Static

Posted by Lindsay Ferrier on January 23, 2013 

FlickrIt's cold and dry outside and I've got a horrible case of static cling -- IN MAH HAIR.

Yesterday, my hair was so dry and staticky that I could hardly style it, and unfortunately I was out of town on a work trip, so I didn't have much with me to solve the problem.

Today, I'm back home, ready to tackle the problem and eliminate the flyaways for good. I've found a few easy ways to get rid of hair static FAST. Check them out after the jump and add your own tricks in the comments!

1. Use dryer sheets. I learned this tip a few years ago and have been using it ever since. Dryer sheets can really help with hair static. I rub them on my brushes and combs and even run them along my hair to eliminate those pesky flyaways. I also keep my combs and brushes wrapped in dryer sheets in the wintertime to keep them static-free.

2. Try lotion. If you're out and about or in a hotel room like I was yesterday, hand lotion can help you get rid of the static in a pinch. Rub a dollop into your hands, then run your fingers through your hair. Obviously, a little bit will go a long way, so use your lotion sparingly!

3. Use Moroccanoil Frizz Control Spray. There are other sprays on the market that are cheaper, but I received this particular spray as a sample and it has worked wonders. It's totally worth the $20 price tag if you have a problem with frizz and/or static. It eliminated my staticky hair problem like magic, without leaving my hair feeling weighted-down.

4. Crank up the humidifier. I haven't tried this tip yet, but it makes sense to me. A humidifier will increase the moisture level in your room, thereby eliminating the static problem. Genius!

5. Hairspray is your friend. Spray a generous amount of hairspray onto your brush and brush your hair while it's still damp. It really helps get rid of the static. I highly recommend Elnett by L'Oreal. It's expensive, but amazing because it holds without giving your hair that sticky, hairsprayed quality.

6. Dry your hair with an ionic dryer. This kind of dryer not only HUGELY reduces the amount of time it takes to dry your hair (I know because I have one), but it also reportedly neutralizes the electric charge that creates static. These hair dryers aren't necessarily expensive, either -- I got mine for $20 at the drugstore.

7. Use combs made of rubber or metal. I need to follow my own advice here. Apparently, plastic combs are the worst contributors to static. Makes sense to me.

8. Use a silicone-based conditioner. The silicone will coat your hair strands and neutralize electric charge. So they say.

9. Brush your hair with a natural bristle brush. They're more expensive, but worth it. Not only do they help distribute natural oils evenly throughout your hair, making it shinier, they also reduce static. WIN.

10. Don't wear rubber-soled shoes. This sounds weird, but apparently, rubber-soled shoes accumulate electrical charge and contribute to staticky hair AND to you getting shocked when you touch something.

Got any more tips you'd like to share?

by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 3:03 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-2):
by Bronze Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:48 AM

dont sleep or use fleece blankets i know sounds odd but its true its like running ur feet across the carpet.. speaking of which dont scuff ur feet across carpet. i use a brush meant for staticy hair yes u can still find them at walmart for like 3.00 or so dont use hot watter to rinse ur hair use luke warm or if u can handle it COLD water works best, leave ur hair wrapped in a towel for about 10 mins after a shower before brushing or combing. use cotton pillow cases. when i sleep and u have just showered braid your hair in a tight braid, it might be damp in the morning just comb or brush then runa flat iron over it just in case of little fly aways. only wash ur hair about every 2-3 days even if u shower daily try to minimiz the time to every other day and wash ur hair.. NEVER USE A SHAMPOO stripper for the hair unless needed for coloring or chemical straightening if u wear pony tails take them out nightly to sleep.. and pushing a cart make sure its ur bare hands on the rail not gloves or ur sleeves. its conducts the electricity current. when u get out of ur vehicle even to gas up touch a metal part on the out side of the car(infact women who do this everytime are less likely to set the pump on fire) we as women carry more currents than a man and for that reason our static is combustable (hubbies a machanic) lol and if ur wondering how i know all these tricks as my hair its really curly thick and is really frizzy.staticy..... and i have just recently tried all of these and my hair behaves a lot better now and i had been searching since i was little how to help it be more managable i also use a chemical straightener when its needed about every 6 months to a yr, i even stopped coloring my hair cause it was making it hard to manage.... hope some of these help if i think of more i will be sure to let u know.... expecially if ur having to deal with this or ur kiddo(s) and for my daughter who has bad static and no matter what i do it doesnt prevent it in her hair but i took a spray bottle that was emptied of detangler (which also works fyi) and i put in some hemp conditioner and water shook it and use it whenever i do her hair it makes it soft and no fly aways (: so good luck if u have any questions or anything u can PM me or something (:

by Cecilia on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Leave in conditioner is your friend in the Winter months.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)