How to Battle the Static!
Is static ruining your good hair vibes? Follow these tips from Keragreen for a static free Fall and Winter!
Why does static happen? Static happens when your hair becomes charged with electricity. Electricity, atoms… blah, blah, blah. Most of you probably don’t care about the science behind it, you just want a solution to the bad hair days ahead. Static hair is the perfect example of when opposites attract, all in the name of ruining a good hair day. And what are you left with instead? Crazy locks that make it look like you stuck your finger in an electrical socket. Yikes!
As if cold weather and dry air weren’t bad enough, now we have to also deal with this ultimate hair raising experience, literally. The dry air and reduction of moisture in our hair loads our hair up with electricity, unfortunately making us all targets. At least we’re not alone, right?
Good thing there are a few simple things you can do to combat it – keep reading and we’ll share our tips and tricks with you! Because ain’t nobody got time for bad hair days!
TIP #1. DRYER SHEETS, YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND
You know those amazing scented sheet things you throw in the dryer when you do laundry? Well, start throwing a couple in your purse and desk now too. Not only do they make your clothes smell amazing, they also work like magic in your hair! I know, who would have thought!? The sheets will actually neutralize the charge and rid you of your static filled bad hair day.
Keep one in your pocket, one in your car… you get the drift. Try rubbing the dryer sheets on your hair brush too, it will reduce even more static.
TIP #2. LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER, OR HAIR OIL TO THE RESCUE
Leave in treatments, such as Kera Hydrate or hair oil like Keragreen Revive will also help combat the static for you! In the summer, they’re a game changer for your frizz and in the cooler months they still stand by you and keep the static at bay. These two products are year round life savers!
Keragreen Revive contains both Olive oil and Argan oil but coconut oil will also do the trick. Don’t go overboard with application, especially if you’re taking the coconut oil route. A little goes a long way!
TIP #3. DESPERATE TIMES CALL FOR DESPERATE MEASURES
No dryer sheets, leave-in or oil? How about hand cream? Dig to the bottom of your purse and see what you’ve got! The added moisture will be a godsend to your hair and your hands.
Squeeze just a pea size amount, rub in your hands and then quickly run it through your hair. Just a tiny bit will do the trick in getting your static hair under control in a pinch.
TIP #4. TOSS YOUR OLD HAIR BRUSH
If you have a plastic comb or a hair brush, get rid of it. They may look harmless, but using them is not a good idea during the cooler months. Plastic is non-conductive which equals more frizz. Opt for a wooden or metal comb, as those are conductive and thus – will get rid of static in hair. Again, we won’t bore you with the science behind it, just trust us. Not to mention they are both more environmentally friendly than plastic, so why not benefit the environment and your hair!
TIP #5. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR HAIR WASHING HABITS
If you’re wondering how to start battling the static right from the shower, think about how often you shampoo your hair in a week. Shampooing your hair 2-3 times a week is optimal. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, please not every day! Shampoo has harsh detergents that strip your hair of moisture and don’t allow the hairs natural oils to work their magic.
Don’t skip out on conditioner either, always use it after shampooing. Try the Keragreen Protein shampoo and conditioner as they are very moisturizing and don’t contain drying ingredients like alcohol.
If your hair is dehydrated it is more likely to conduct an electric charge causing static. By shampooing less and using a high-quality conditioner, you can improve the quality of your hair and help to get rid of static hair in the long-term.