Three Ways to Fix Static and Flyaway Hair

Three Ways to Fix Static and Flyaway Hair

You may be surprised to learn that flyaway, static hair isn’t just a case of bad luck (although, some days, it feels like it). There are many external factors that can cause static, flyaway hair. Here, simple tricks you can try to get rid of static hair and stop unkempt hair from happening.

Hydrate Hair 24/7

Static hair is dry hair. Those of us plagued with hair static problems know that it happens most often in winter. This happens because hair that’s dried out by the low temperatures and dry air stimulates static electricity and allows it build up. So, keep your hair nourished and hydrated. This can be achieved in a number of ways. First, use a moisturizing conditioner formula, like Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock Conditioner, and apply it properly. That means concentrating on your hair tips and lengths—not your scalp—and leaving it on for a couple of minutes before rinsing. To make the hair hydration last throughout the day, alternate it with a leave-in conditioner, like the Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream. This will not only ensure shiny hair, but also act as a barrier to the humidity, keeping your hair smooth too!

Handle Hair Carefully

Another major cause of static hair is friction—that is, too much brushing, rubbing, and tugging on your hair. All that fiddling causes flyaway hair and a buildup of static, so opt for a wide-toothed comb instead to detangle damp hair. When you dry your hair, be gentle (and we’re not just talking with heated styling tools). Even when you’re trying to get excess water out of your hair, simply patting your hair dry instead of rubbing it or throwing it into a turban will help prevent hair static and flyaway hair.

Incorporate Smoothing Hair Oils

Finally, hair oils can help you get a handle on static, flyaway hair—and, also, give you frizz-free, shiny hair in the process. Go for a type of moisturizing oil, like argan oil or avocado oil, when you notice your hair is drier than usual. Rub just a small amount onto your hands, then run your fingers through the lengths and ends of your hair. This quick step can give you shiny, healthy hair in a natural, simple way.