How to Keep Your Hair Static Free All Winter Long

Winter hair--two words that have the power to instill fear in all female-kind. We’ve all been there--that moment you come inside from the cold and gleefully take off your hat, only to find that your hair looks like it’s been rubbed all over with a balloon. It ain't pretty. So we thought we’d give you a few quick tips about how to keep your hair looking flaw- (and static-electricity) free during these brutally cold, dry months. Take notes!
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Winter hair--two words that have the power to instill fear in all female-kind. We’ve all been there--that moment you come inside from the cold and gleefully take off your hat, only to find that your hair looks like it’s been rubbed all over with a balloon. It ain't pretty. So we thought we’d give you a few quick tips about how to keep your hair looking flaw- (and static-electricity) free during these brutally cold, dry months. Take notes!
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Photo: iStock

Winter hair--two words that have the power to instill fear in all female-kind. We’ve all been there--that moment you come inside from the cold and gleefully take off your hat, only to find that your hair looks like it’s been rubbed all over with a balloon. It ain't pretty. So we thought we’d give you a few quick tips about how to keep your hair looking flaw- (and static-electricity) free during these brutally cold, dry months.

Take notes!

1. Invest in a tourmaline or ionic hair dryer. It won’t suck out moisture the way regular hair dryers do. In addition, wooden combs and brushes (instead of plastic, which may give your hair a charge) will help reduce static. Or, if you can help it...

2. Avoid blow-drying your hair altogether. The best way to avoid dry strands is to let the moisture evaporate on its own.

3. Got fly-aways on the go? Rub a very small amount of hand moisturizer over your hair. Who doesn't love multi-tasking?

4. Try not to laugh, but: Run a metal clothes hanger across your dry hair to absorb electrical currents. (Maybe do this one in private to avoid awkward stares.)

5. And our final anti-static trick? Pat your dry hair with a dryer sheet! Just make sure it's unscented, unless you want your hair to smell like clean laundry. On second thought... make sure it's definitely scented.

What are your tricks for keeping hair static away during the winter months?