How to get rid of hair static

What’s worse than your hair standing on end just after you’ve brushed it, removed your tuque or put on a sweater? Here’s everything you need to know about static electricity – and what to do to prevent it!

Where does static electricity come from?

If your hair stands on end and is attracted to objects, it’s because it has developed an electrical charge, usually due to friction – a bit like how magnets work. Why does this mostly happen in the winter? Because cold air is drier, it doesn’t circulate electricity well and so becomes static. What’s more, low temperatures dry out your hair, which is already dehydrated by artificial heating. The result? Loaded with electricity and lighter because of its water loss, your hair goes crazy! Fine hair is particularly affected by this phenomenon because it’s not very heavy at the roots.

How to prevent it?

Two steps: moiturize your hair and neutralize electrical charges.

Managing your hair

  • Reduce hair brushing and the treatments, like colouring, smoothing, perms… These treatments prevent your hair’s keratin from absorbing moisture.
  • Remove excess water from your hair with a towel, avoid rubbing it, and let it air dry, preferably. If you must use a hair-dryer or an iron to get a particular look, choose the lowest temperature settings and moisten your fingers while styling your hair. If possible, use ionic appliances that rebalance the electrical charge of your hair.
How to prevent it?

Use the right formulas

  • Use a moisturizing shampoo. In the shower, massage your scalp while washing your hair (but not too vigorously!) and before rinsing it with warm water. Be sure to use a conditioner to nourish and smooth. Choose products with silicone. It not only makes your hair shiny, it creates a layer that protects against static electricity.
  • Maximize protection and hydration by using a sheathing serum. Apply it to well-wrung hair after shampooing or on dry hair when you notice static electricity.

Pro tip: You can achieve a similar result with your moisturizing cream! Rub a little in your hands, then gently apply it throughout the length of your hair. Another possibility: add a little in a spray bottle filled with water and keep it on hand.

  • Spritz a little hairspray on your hair (or on your brush) when you get out of the shower. It will weigh your hair down, help it retain moisture and minimize electrical charges. To avoid a stiff, lacquered look, be sure to choose a natural-finish formula that leaves your hair soft and supple.
Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Nectar, 18 ml
L'Oréal Paris

Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Nectar, 18 ml
Phytokeratine Extreme Exceptional Cream, 100 ml
Phyto Paris

Phytokeratine Extreme Exceptional Cream, 100 ml

This nourishing, ultra-fluid cream instantly reconstructs damaged hair and reveals its beauty. It enhances the hair’s substance, tames it and illuminates hair. Leave-in.

Flexible Hold Hairspray, 400 ml
French Formula

Flexible Hold Hairspray, 400 ml
Aerosol Hairspray Style + Care, 198 g, Flexible Hold
Dove

Aerosol Hairspray Style + Care, 198 g, Flexible Hold
Ionic Steam Flat Iron, 1 unit
Infiniti Pro by Conair

Ionic Steam Flat Iron, 1 unit

Use these secret weapons

  • Untangle your hair with a natural-fibre brush, like boar hair, or a natural horn comb. Avoid plastic styling tools!
  • Rub a fabric-softener sheet on your brushes and combs. If the shape and materials of your brush allow it, attach the sheet to it, pushing the sheet through the bristles to the base of the brush. Be sure the cloth touches as much hair as possible to help reduce the charge.
  • If the air in your house is too dry, you might want to get a humidifier.
Use these secret weapons
Classic Boar Bristle Full Size Brush, 1 unit
Goody

Classic Boar Bristle Full Size Brush, 1 unit
Classic Boar Bristle Oval Cushion Brush, 1 unit
Goody

Classic Boar Bristle Oval Cushion Brush, 1 unit
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