Found your hair looking like the Bride of Frankenstein’s do one morning after a shift in the weather? This little trick is an oldie but a goodie: Run a fabric softener sheet (like the Snuggle ones you use in your clothes dryer) over your hair and watch your static electric flyaways disappear. (You can even use a sheet you’ve already put through the dryer, if you’re cheap like I am – the used ones work just as well.)
If you continually find yourself having problems with static frizz, here are a couple of tricks to help keep negatively charged locks at bay:
- Deep condition regularly with a product like Bed Head Dumb Blonde Reconstructor. Properly moisturized hair is less likely to be affected by static.
- Avoid products that include drying ingredients like alcohol or sodium lauryl sulfates.
- Use a leave-in conditioner like Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique to smooth your hair and weigh it down.
- Use anti-frizz or glossing serum to finish your style; we like AG Liquid Varnish Smoothing Polish. You can also smooth it through your comb before combing your hair. This will ensure an even application and will dispel any frizzifying effects your brush’s bristles might impart on your hair.