Electrifying hair is a problem for many women, especially in winter. Discover the causes of static hair and home remedies to help you deal with them.
Table of Contents:
- Static hair: causes
- Static hair: home remedies
- Proper washing
- Proper drying
- Appropriate combing
- Appropriate stylization
- Opting out of synthetic materials
Electrifying hair is a big problem… under the hat badly, but without it even worse. When you go out in the cold without a hat, the blood vessels in the scalp contract and the hair follicles get less nutrients – the hair weakens. The cold also slows down the sebaceous glands, and when there is a less protective layer of fat on the hair, they are more susceptible to damage.
In turn, under a warm hat, the scalp overheats and becomes greasy, and these are good conditions for the fungi Pityrosporum ovale responsible for dandruff. In addition, oily hair looks stale, flaky and dull.
Hair becomes static when rubbed by synthetic material, most often this happens when we brush it intensively, remove and put on clothes over the head or wear a hat. If the hair is positively charged, they repel each other, which causes a halo around the head, while they cling to negatively charged materials. We don’t have much to fight with the laws of physics, but not always our hair will be just as susceptible to the effect of electrification, we also have at our disposal equipment and cosmetics, which the situation of the advantage of positive ions in the hair structure helps reverse.
Static hair: causes
If the static hair means that you don’t want to wear a hat in the winter, then first of all look at their condition, as well as care habits. Dry and damaged hair will be more prone to loading and “rearing”. Drying with hot air and long combing also promote static electricity. Added to this are artificial materials for clothes and hats or changes in temperature and humidity. If all of the above-mentioned situations sound familiar, it’s time to change your hair care routine.
Static hair: home remedies
If your hair is greasy, wash it even daily. Don’t worry about harming them – by removing excess sebum, you will let your skin breathe. Use gentle shampoos tailored to the needs of your hair. Pay attention to whether dandruff has appeared – both of these ailments often occur simultaneously. Then wash your head with anti-dandruff shampoo, e.g. zinc compounds or tar, which reduce the multiplication of yeast. Rinse off the shampoo with lukewarm water so as not to stimulate the sebaceous glands.
Regular oiling can also affect the condition of your hair. The products we use are of great importance, if the hair is dry and weak it is worth reaching for the right products, moisturizing anti-frizz conditioners can prove themselves.
Rather, they should not be conditioners without rinsing, because this type of cosmetic can burden the hair. Because a hat often causes hair to get static or stick to the head, try moisturizing and smoothing conditioners (e.g. with silk) or adding volume (with polymers) to your hair.
Apply the conditioner over the entire length of the hair, starting a few centimeters from the scalp.
Hair washing is also an important moment because the high temperature of the water opens the cuticles, increasing their susceptibility to friction, and the lower temperature closes them. It is good to wash your hair with lukewarm water, or rinse with colder water than the one you used to wash.
Dry your hair thoroughly before leaving home. Frosty air can affect the structure of wet hair, and then they lose their shine and become more static. If you wash your hair in the morning and need to use a dryer, set a stream of cool air. Although drying will take a little longer, but you will not increase the activity of the sebaceous glands, and the hair will remain smooth and well moisturized inside.
Dry them with a rather cool stream of air, combing the strands with your fingers and a brush. Try to tilt your head forward – then the hair “bounces” from the skin and the hair gets more volume.
In addition, you can equip yourself with a dryer with an ionization function that emits negative ions, neutralizing positive charges, and thus reduces the risk of static electricity.
The key moment in which the irritating effect of hair lifting together with the brush or comb often occurs. In this case, it can help to change the brush, made of synthetic materials, to a brush made of organic materials – wood and natural bristles.
In addition, you can apply a little oil, serum or conditioner to the brush to comb your hair. Antistatic hair mists can also be used here. There are also ionization brushes that eliminate the problem of static electricity, leaving your hair smooth.
The oily hair can be rubbed with oiling and emollient preparations containing ingredients such as oils, butters or fatty alcohols. It will weigh the hair down and create a protective layer on the surface, preventing water loss. Be careful with the amount of such products, too much will cause the hair to clap and clump into pods. The use of hairspray is also one of the solutions to the problem of electrifying. You can even pee with it inside the cap.
A large amount of foam, gel or varnish can irritate the scalp and worsen dandruff, as well as overburdening the hair. Choose cosmetics for thin and delicate hair because they are lighter and contain more care substances.
If the hair is electrified and you want to smooth it quickly, drag it over with moistened hands, because the water neutralizes electric charges.
Opting out of synthetic materials
Sweaters, turtlenecks, hats, what comes into contact with our hair should be made of natural materials. The electrifying of artificial materials can be helped by using liquids for rinsing clothes or just the hairspray just mentioned.
Buy a warm and airy hat so your scalp doesn’t sweat and breathe. Remember that hair gets electrified when rubbed on artificial fibers because it produces large amounts of negatively charged particles that repel each other. So buy a hat made of natural wool or cotton.