Beat Static Electricity With These Helpful Hair Tips
This is the time of year everyone is at their wits end with a lovely thing called static!
So how do we get rid of it and most importantly, how do we prevent our hair from looking like we just stuck our finger in a light socket? I’m asked these questions at least three times a day from my clients, so I want to give you a few tips!
The number one tip I can give you is MOISTURE.
Your hair needs moisture and there are a couple of ways you can help make that happen. Start with moisture in the air by making sure the humidifier in your home is working. Next, consider getting a professional deep conditioning treatment at the salon. During the winter months, I recommend doing these every 4-6 weeks. Follow up the treatment at home by using a conditioner daily. The most valuable product I can recommend is Neuma’s smoothing cream. I think the words smoothing cream and moisture scare a lot of people into thinking that their hair will be too heavy or greasy. Trust me, your hair will not be weighed down and you will still be able to get volume!
The second tip I have is to make sure you are using quality styling tools.
One thing you may not think about that contributes to static is your hairdryer. You want to make sure you have a professional quality dryer. The best kind of dryer is one that has negative ions. Negative ions close down the cuticle layer of the hair. This seals in moisture and creates a protective barrier. The ONE Styling Dryer is my absolute favorite for preventing static and we carry them here at K Bella.
I also highly recommend BioIonic’s Bluewave brushes. These brushes continue to amaze me every day! They have what BioIonic calls NanoIonic Complex, which puts natural negative ions into the hair. Instead of just drying the hair, the bristles break down the water into little particles that are able to penetrate the hair shaft before you seal it back up. This may be a hard concept to grasp, but the bottom line is that these brushes help prevent static!
Another easy home remedy is to wrap a dryer sheet around your brushes before you store them in a drawer. The dryer sheets work wonders when it comes to making sure your hair doesn’t stick straight out.
Follow these simple tips and you are bound to get rid of that pesky static!