Almost everyone has those days where no matter what you do, your hair wants to lift and frizz in every direction. It doesn’t matter how much product, water or lacquer you put on it, it still seems to want to fly far, far away. In most cases, hair gets the “fly aways” because it is dry. Fortunately, there are a few remedies to correct static-y hair that do not require a hat or a pair of scissors.
Snip those Tips
Damaged hair and split ends are a major culprit in making your hair a static-y mess. By trimming the ends every six to eight weeks, you will eliminate the split ends, therefore lowering the chances of bad hair days.
Shampoo Less Often
Shampooing not only removes the dirt from your hair, it also removes essential nutrients and oils as well. Since most hair products are water soluble, simply rinsing your hair daily and only shampooing every other day should help keep your hair healthy, shiny and frizz-free.
Olive oil is a great natural way to keep your hair in tip-top condition. To use, shampoo hair as usual then rub in 1 tablespoon of warm olive oil from roots to scalp. Wait 20 to 30 minutes to let olive oil penetrate hair and scalp, then rinse. Try this treatment once per week for best results.
Avocados are known for their health benefits and they are also good for your hair. Since they are full of good fats, they add moisture to your hair while maintaining its natural balance. To try an avocado treatment, smash an avocado and mix with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse the mixture from your hair and shampoo as usual. Repeat weekly or as needed for best results.
Dryer Sheets and Hairspray
Even when you take great care of your hair, there are days when it just doesn’t cooperate. Maybe the weather is humid or your body is out of sorts, whatever the cause, it happens. According to David Evangelista, a celebrity hair stylist, on these days, an excellent quick fix for fly-aways is to simply rub a dryer sheet over your hair after it has been styled. The softening agents in the dryer sheets will smooth your hair and keep it tamed for hours. He also suggests spraying hairspray onto a brush and combing through your hair. This puts a coating on the cuticles and helps eliminate the static.
Eliminate the Heat
Refrain from blow drying or using heating appliances on your hair every day because heat dries out and damages hair.
References and ResourcesHealth Services at Columbia: Hot and Bothered by Static Electric Shocks
North Carolina State University: Winterize Your Hair