Preventing Static Hair: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

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Preventing Static Hair: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
Preventing Static Hair: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

Winter can be a great time for building snowmen and wearing cute boots, but your hair can become static when it's cold and dry outside. Static electricity can also be a problem during the summer or in a generally dry environment. Static electricity can also be caused when moisture cannot penetrate your hair due to dust and dirt, such as silicone or other hair products. If you have a problem with static hair, there are various options for discharging your hair. You can use aids (such as an ionic hair dryer or metal comb) or hair products (such as moisturizing or clarifying shampoos and oils).


Method 1 of 2: Using a device

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Step 1. Try an ionic hair dryer

Some people have been able to do something about their static hair with an ionic blow dryer. Such a device emits negative ions that neutralize the positive ions in your hair and counteract static electricity. The ion molecules also break down water molecules in your hair instead of evaporating them like with regular blow dryers. This will help prevent your hair from being stripped of moisture and becoming static.

These hair dryers are not very expensive and only cost about 20 euros

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Step 2. Rub your hair with drying towels

Rubbing your hair with drying wipes can actually help get rid of static. You can also rub it on your pillowcase at night instead of your hair.

If necessary, wrap your hair brushes in drying cloths

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Step 3. Choose the right comb or brush

Instead of using a plastic comb, try a metal comb. Plastic makes your hair more static, but metal is conductive and can help. This means that electrons first move to the metal before going to your hair, making your hair less static.

  • Rubber combs or brushes also work better than plastic ones.
  • You can also try it with a wooden comb or brush.
  • Use a natural bristle brush. These brushes are more expensive, but they help distribute the oil in your hair and prevent static.
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Step 4. Try a metal clothes hanger

Metal is a conductor, so it will help get rid of static electricity. Rub a metal coat hanger over your hair to get rid of static electricity. Hold the hanger so that it touches your head and slowly move it down. Make sure to touch every part of your hair.

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Step 5. Use a humidifier

A humidifier makes your room more humid and eliminates the static problem because the water molecules in the air bind electrons. If you don't have a humidifier, run some hot water on your stove with a little cinnamon in it for the scent.

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Step 6. Dry your hair with a shirt or kitchen paper

Instead of using a regular towel to dry your hair, you can also do this with a shirt or some paper towels. The rough material of a towel can open your hair cuticles, which can cause bouncy hair. When you dry your hair, squeeze it with your towel, shirt, or paper towel, without rubbing.

A microfiber towel may also work

Method 2 of 2: Using products

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Step 1. Use of moisturizing shampoo

Switch to a shampoo with extra moisturizing cream. Static electricity can be more effective in winter. Even if your hair isn't normally too dry, it's still a good idea to use a moisturizing shampoo during the cold, dry months.

Skip a day or two between washing. The natural oils in your hair will help prevent static

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Step 2. Use conditioner more often

Conditioner can help neutralize the static charge in your hair. Using conditioner every day isn't necessary, but most people should do it after getting their hair wet.

  • Using a silicone-based conditioner can help in the short term, but in the long run, coating your hair with silicone can prevent your hair from absorbing the conditioner, causing your hair to dry out and become more static.
  • Choose a conditioner that is aimed at moisturizing and de-frizzing the hair.
  • You can also use apple cider vinegar as a natural conditioner.
  • Deep condition your hair once a week with coconut oil or argan oil to prevent your hair from drying out.
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Step 3. Used oil products

There are many hair products you can use to tame your static hair. Use oil-based products (such as Moroccan oil, argan oil, or coconut oil) to tame your static hair. Apply the product to your hair when it is wet and then air dry or blow dry with an ionic dryer.

Try Moroccanoil Frizz Control Spray, Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist, or Oribe Cote d'Azur Hair Refresher

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Step 4. Use hairspray

Spray hairspray on your comb and comb your hair. This will spread the hairspray in your hair so that any static will stay in place. You can also put a little hairspray on your palms and then rub the parts that stick out with your hands.

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Step 5. Try to see if water helps

Depending on your hair type, water can help get rid of static. Dampen your hands with water and rub them over the static strands. Keep in mind that if your hair is straight, wavy, or somewhere in between, it can make the frizz worse as your hair dries.

You can also put the water in a spray bottle (alone or with a little hair product) and moisten your hair with it

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Step 6. Put lotion in your hair

It may seem a little strange, but body or hand lotion can help get rid of the static in your hair. Put a little lotion on your hands (a little is often more than enough) and rub it through your locks to counteract static electricity.

Applying lotion to your body can make you less sensitive to static electricity

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Step 7. Consider if there are any issues with hair product residue

Overuse or improper use of many hair products (even the ones listed above) can lead to dirt -- leftovers that cling to the hair and can prevent the hair from absorbing moisture. This is more common with products containing resins, heavy oils, water-insoluble silicones, or strong hairsprays. If you find that conditioning or moisturizing products exacerbate static electricity, leftovers could be the problem. Use a clarifying shampoo to avoid this.

  • A solution of one part vinegar to one part water can also be used to gently remove build-up without drying out the hair.
  • Avoid leaving any residue by avoiding products that can cause this, spreading them evenly throughout your hair in small amounts and making sure you rinse all the product out of your hair when you wash it.


  • Metal helps to discharge your hair.
  • If you decide to put lotion in your hair, make sure you only use a small amount.
  • Some of these techniques are more helpful to you than others, depending on your hair type.

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