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How to Battle Static Electricity — and Win!

By Kate Bryan |

pDGC1-12184858v380There are few things in life as frustrating as fighting with static electricity in your hair as you are styling it.

What’s worse is once it’s styled and you are feeling great about your hair — until you pull on a sweater or a scarf, and suddenly the static electricity takes over.

Living in drier climates encourages static electricity more than in humid climates. Since I grew up in Illinois, I have many memories of trying to peel my hair off my face from static electricity. Thankfully, here in the south, I don’t have to fight too much. But every once in a while, it will get dry enough here to bring out the static.

My favorite “beauty” tool for fighting static electricity is Static Guard. You’ve probably seen this in a laundry room, but it can actually work on your hair as well.

I’ve found that spraying your hairbrush with Static Guard and then brushing through your dry hair with it will help cut any static. You can also spray your clothes with it.

Other than using this spray (that happens to also smell pretty offensive), the best thing you can do to fight static is to keep your hair well conditioned. Just like dry air encourages static, dry hair does as well. Keep your locks hydrated and healthy to combat the static from settling in.

You can purchase Static Gaurd at Dollar General for under $4.00

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Kate Bryan

Kate is the creator behind The Small Things Blog, a hair and beauty blog with touches of Kate's personal life. She began The Small Things Blog in 2011 with the intention of teaching women how to style their own hair just like a professional salon stylist. Now, over 100 hair tutorials later, she continues creating unique content for her blog throughout the week. Kate lives in North Carolina with her husband, Justin, and their two cats, Grits and Gravy. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kate's latest posts →

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One thought on “How to Battle Static Electricity — and Win!

  1. MissCaron says:

    We always kept dryer sheets in the car and mom would run them over our hair. It works. Now that I’m in Florida I don’t run into static problems as much but I still rely on dryer sheets when necessary.

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