It wouldn’t feel like winter until we struggle with and crib about dry and dull skin, chapped lips and, worst of all, static hair. These winter woes are a part of the chilly weather just like hot cocoa, snowflakes and beanies are (which also causes static hair BTW), but you can follow some simple steps to make sure that these hair woes don’t ruin the winter wonders for you.
Dry winter air can drain your hair of moisture and thus cause them to stand up and be all over the place. There are other reasons such as the friction caused by woollen hats, heated indoor temperatures and more. But you can keep those flyaway strands in check with these quick fixes. Here goes.
- Replace plastic combs with wooden and metal combs
- Keep your mane moisturised
- Water does the trick
- Stay away from drying hair products
- Wear anti-static hairstyles
Replace plastic combs with wooden and metal combs
First and foremost, it’s time to ditch your plastic hair brushes and make space for natural combs—one with boar or metal bristles or wooden combs. Plastic combs induce electric charge that causes static in hair. Switch to natural hair brushes to minimise the static play.
Keep your mane moisturised
Moisture avoids static; it is as simple as that. Keeping your hair moisturised and healthy will help keep the winter flyaways at bay. Don’t go out without running some leave-in conditioner or hair serum through your tresses to keep them from getting static.
Water does the trick
Believe it or not, smoothening out flyaways and static hair with water is an age-old trick that works like a charm. When all your efforts to combat static go in vain, simply dampen your palms and run it over your hair to settle the unruly hair.
Stay away from drying hair products
Some ingredients in hairs products and styling tools can dry out your strands and it only makes things worse for your hair in winter. Applying moisturising products isn’t enough to win the war over static. Keep away from heat styling tools and don’t overuse hair gels, mousse and other hair products that strip moisture from your hair.
Wear anti-static hairstyles
The easiest way to fight static hair is to pull your hair up in a bun or weave it into a braid. It keeps your hair manageable and static-free and keeps the tiny baby hair from going all over the place. Lock the hairstyle and tame the flyaways with a spritz of anti-frizz hairspray.