How to deal with static flyaway hair

How to deal with static flyaway hair

There are many factors that can cause static, flyaway hair—that nightmare hair that looks dry, split, and quite simply won’t do what it’s told. You may be surprised to learn that it’s not just a case of bad luck; there are actually some simple things you can do to stop it from happening.


Static Hair is Dry Hair

Those of us plagued with static hair problems know that they happen most often in winter. This is because hair that’s dried out by the low temperatures and dry air stimulates static electricity build up. Static expresses itself as mad professor hair like something out of an 80’s film.


The most obvious solution is to keep your hair nourished and hydrated. This can be achieved in a number of ways. One way is using a top-quality conditioner like Fructis Triple Nutrition and applying it properly. This means concentrating on your hair tips and lengths, not your scalp, and leaving it on for a couple of minutes before rinsing.


An even better idea is using a leave-in conditioner, such as 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!


Be Gentle

Another major cause of static hair is too much brushing, rubbing, tugging—you get the idea. All that fiddling causes static build up, so opt for a wide-toothed comb instead. Stop brushing your hair 100 times a day like you’re in a 50’s ad campaign. And be gentle when you dry it—a lot of hair damage can be avoided simply by patting your hair dry when it’s wet.


Finally, there are some great home remedies for shiny hair that can help you get a handle on static, flyaway hair. Try coconut or almond oil when you notice your hair is dry. By rubbing just a small amount onto your hands and then running your fingers through the tips and length, you can achieve great shine in a healthy, natural way. You can also get the benefits of coconut oil by washing your hair with Whole Blends Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Shampoo and Conditioner.