If you have any hair at all on your head and live in a cold climate, you’ve probably experienced that most annoying of hair situations: static. All of a sudden the ends of your hair are flying away and it feels like all hydration has been sucked out.
We’ve discussed ways to deal with this here at Fashionista, but nothing seems ideal. Leah knows girls who use Static Guard. I recently rubbed Vaseline Intensive Care lotion onto my ends. It got rid of the static, but you can imagine what my hair looked like then. A quick online search revealed that you should use a dryer sheet. I was skeptical.
I decided to ask an expert for tips on how to deal with this tragic problem. (OK, OK I know it’s a decidedly first-world problem. We’re not curing cancer. Or seeking democracy.)
Anyway, Kristina Reynoso at the Warren-Tricomi Madison Avenue Salon here in NYC was kind enough to provide the answers.
Why does hair get fly-away and full of static in the winter, even if you’re not wearing a hat? Hair gets full of static in the wintertime due to lack of moisture in the air. Moisture is conducive for volume,movement and curl. In addition, the heat from your heavy winter apparel and outerwear such as scarves, wooly collars and jackets will cause fly-away strands.
Tips on prevention? Always use a moisturizing conditioner at least on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Don’t over dry – leave hair little damp.
How should you deal with it when it happens in the middle of the day? Use a fine misting bottle of water or hairspray and spritz a few times. (e.g.: Evian Vaporizing Bottle)
Are there any specific product recommendations that you have? Kerastase Sublimateur Jour Leave-In Conditioner
A spritz of water? Who knew. Please feel free to share your tips and tricks.