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Haircare: Prevent Static Hair This Winter

  By posted Dec 25th 2013
Healthy Living


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Static, fly away hair is a common problem when the temperature drops in winter.  The best way to deal with it is to increase the moisture and reduce the friction in your hair. Many people find it tough to deal with these rogue strands but here are some quick, easy fixes to prevent static hair this winter.

Keep your hair hydrated
Static hair occurs when the air becomes dry and therefore keeping your hair hydrated is the best way to beat it. Make sure you use a moisturising conditioner every time you shampoo. Also, use a leave-in conditioner if you go out so that your strands stay hydrated.

Avoid washing your hair too often
Washing your hair everyday will cause the shampoo to rob your hair of its moisture and make it more static. Therefore, you must avoid washing it too often. Also, remember to apply some conditioner or moisturising formula every time you wash your hair.

Use styling tools wisely

Styling tools like hair dryers and hair irons use heat to style hair, which ends up drying the hair and making it static. So, you must remember to use a heat protectant or an anti-frizz serum before you use these tools. There are also special tourmaline and ionic hair dryers, which are specifically made to fight static hair.

Don’t comb your hair too often
As most brushes and combs are made of plastic or wood, using them too often will increase the static build-up in the hair. You can switch to a metal comb or just simply avoid brushing your hair very often.

Use a dryer sheet

A dryer sheet can be used to ease static hair in case of emergencies. Carry a pack of dryer sheets with you and run it over those rogue strands for a quick fix. You could also run them over hair brushes or your pillow before bed so that your hair does not become static.

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