I love cold weather. There’s something especially cozy about sweaters and hats and mittens. The only problem with winter? The static.
This can be especially bad if you have long hair. Your hair clings to you, your sweaters cling to you—basically, anything in sight clings. Check out these perfect hacks to help you deal with the static this winter.
1. Dryer sheets
This is probably one of the easiest ways to overcome static. If your shirt is staticky, you can try rubbing an unused dryer sheet on the inside of your clothes. If your hair is staticky, try rubbing it over your brush.
2. Avoid plastic
If you typically use a plastic comb or brush, try to avoid the plastic for a bit. Metal and bamboo are typically better options to reduce static in your hair.
If you’re struggling with staticky hair, you can try running some lotion through your strands. Avoid applying too much, as it can cause excess oil in your hair.
Hairspray can be a lifesaver when it comes to static. If your clothes are staticky, you can try spraying it on the underside. If your hair is, try spraying it on your comb and combing through your hair. This will help to keep everything in place.
5. Turn on the humidifier
Static gets so bad in the winter because the air is so dry. Turning on your humidifier can help add more moisture back into the air. This should help decrease the amount of static you deal with.
6. Use a silicone-based conditioner
While it’s usually great to leave your hair as natural as possible, winter is a good time to try using some heavier product. Silicone-based conditioners can coat your hair to help weigh it down and neutralize some of the electric charges of static.
7. Find some alternatives
If all else fails, find some hairstyle options that keep your hair out of your way. Just a couple of go-tos should help on your worst days of static.
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If none of these help you, you could always do what Chip Gaines did and just shave your head! Read that article here.