10 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Hair Static

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It'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.
  • 1. Use dryer sheets.

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    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.

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  • 2. Try lotion.

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

  • 3. Use Moroccanoil Frizz Control Spray.

    There are other sprays on the market that are cheaper, but I received this Moroccanoil Frizz Control 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 weighed down.

  • 4. Crank up the humidifier.

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    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. Use a generous amount of hairspray.

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    Spray a good amount of hairspray onto a brush and just brush 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 hair that sticky, hairsprayed quality.

  • 6. Dry your hair with an ionic dryer.

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    This kind of dryer not only HUGELY reduces the amount of time it takes to dry one's 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.

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    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.

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    The silicone will coat your hair strands and neutralize electric charge. So they say.

  • 9. Use a natural bristle brush.

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    They're more expensive, but worth it. Not only do they help distribute natural oils evenly throughout one's hair, making it shinier, they also reduce static. WIN.

  • 10. Don't wear rubber-soled shoes.

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    This sounds weird, but apparently, rubber-soled shoes accumulate electrical charge and contribute to staticky hair AND getting shocked when one touches something.

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