A common winter hair problem apart from dryness is hair static. It not only makes your hair look dull and frizzy but also ends up ruining your hairstyle in a matter of minutes.
Wondering why this happens? Well, blame it on the constant friction between your winter woollens and hair. Add to this the low humidity level, and your hair starts appearing super dry and frizzy. Annoying, isn’t it? But worry not, we’ve got five easy-to-follow tips that will help reduce static, tame all that frizz and leave your hair easier to style…
- 01. Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner
- 02. Treat with a weekly hair mask
- 03. Stop using plastic combs
- 04. Tie your hair up more often
- 05. Switch to a microfiber towel
01. Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner
The first step to dealing with any hair problem starts with using the right kind of shampoo and conditioner. Since static is worse on dry strands, switch to a hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo such as the Tresemme Keratin Smooth With Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. Enriched with keratin and argan oil, this duo controls frizz for up to three days and leaves your hair super soft and shiny.
02. Treat with a weekly hair mask
At times, your hair can do with more than just the usual shampoo and conditioning. Adding a moisturising hair mask like the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask to your routine will give your hair that much-needed boost of hydration. Thus, helping keep frizz at bay and leaving your strands soft and smooth.
03. Stop using plastic combs
Plastic is a bad conductor of electricity and ends up worsening the static and making your strands look extremely frizzy. Invest in a wooden, metal or boar-bristle comb to keep static at bay. This will make combing and styling your hair a lot easier and will ensure that your baby hair doesn’t stand up after combing.
04. Tie your hair up more often
A lot of times no matter how much effort you put in, getting rid of frizz seems almost impossible. What’s a girl to do then? Well, simply tie your hair in a bun or ponytail more often. If your hair is tied up and does not come in contact with your woollens, it will be less prone to static. You can add accessories to amp up your hairstyle.
05. Switch to a microfiber towel
Do you tend to dry your hair with a rough, textured towel? This is one of the biggest causes of dry hair, frizz and static, especially in the winters. This is because the rough texture zaps the moisture from your hair, causing the cuticles to open and thereby increasing static. Avoid this by simply switching to a microfibre towel or using an old t-shirt as they absorb water faster and are gentle on the mane.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Dec 23, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!