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Stop static hair in its tracks

Stop static hair in its tracks

Now, we all like little positivity in our lives… but not in this case! Static hair is caused when negatively charged electrons are dispelled from your hair, leaving your locks positively charged and repelling each other, resulting in static hair. We’re on hand to help you fight those flyaways, leaving you with smooth, gorgeous hair.

 

Moisturise your locks

More moisture equals less static. A lack of moisture and static hair go hand in hand, so make sure you’re treating your hair to a weekly, nourishing hair masque like our Overnight to Gorgeous masque and topping your strands up with a lightweight oil. This will ensure that your hair is deeply nourished and full of moisture so that you can wave goodbye to the dreaded, static hair.

 

Ditch the towel

Towel drying your hair is great to reduce the amount of time spent drying and using heat on your hair. However, using a towel to dry your hair separates your strands, causing frizzy, static hair. Instead, use a cotton T-shirt to squeeze out the excess water from your locks as cotton is much less abrasive than using a towel, reducing frizz and flyaways.

 

Dryer Sheets

Believe it or not, running a dryer sheet over your hair, hairbrush and pillow will kill any electric charges, resulting in smooth, sleek hair. Dryer sheets are conventionally used to reduce static and smooth clothes, making them the perfect defence against static hair. Make sure to keep one in your bag for those static hair emergencies!

 

Wave goodbye to plastic

They may be cheap and cheerful, but plastic combs and brushes are the biggest contributors to static hair. Instead, opt for metal brushes as metal is a conductor, so it will discharge the charges which have built up in the hair, reducing static hair.

 

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Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

Writer and expert

Among wedding-planning and baking (I make a mean lemon drizzle cake), my main passions are writing and good hair. On the eternal quest for long, luscious locks I’ve tried my fair share of shampoos and I’m confident I know what products make the cut.


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