It is that time of year when static cling is just everywhere! It is so cold we all really need our hats on to keep warm and toasty. Worse that hat head is static, making our hair stick up everywhere. Not quite the look we were going for when we left the house was it? There are a few tricks of the trade to avoid and/or stop static in your hair.
There is a definite lack of moisture this time of year. Make sure you are adding some extra moisture to your hair via a deep conditioning treatment at your salon and/or a leave-in conditioner daily. Paul Mitchell The Conditioner is a great leave in that you can use on your hair AND your skin. Make sure you are brushing your hair with a boars bristle brush daily (contact your hair dresser to get you one if you don’t have one) to even out the moisture that your scalp gives you naturally every day. DO NOT wash your hair every day. You never need to do that and you especially don’t need to this time of year. Go ahead and rinse your hair in the shower, just don’t shampoo it. You are stripping it of the natural oils each day that your hair needs in order to stay healthy. Try at least shampooing every other day I always brush my hair really well before I shower to loosen up my scalp and to make sure the moisture that comes from my scalp also gets to the ends of my hair.
Static Cling can still occur even if you are taking the best care of your hair and we all know our kids get it too. For this I pull out another trick from my bag. I keep a dryer sheet in my coat pocket or purse during the winter months. If static cling occurs, pull it out and rub it over the hair and voila, it is gone! Yes, it is that simple. Please note that this does work, but you first MUST be taking extra special care of your hair during the winter months!