How To Get Rid Of Static Hair: We Ask The Hair Experts

Written by: Nancy Pinder



Time to read 4 min

Anyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows that static hair is the worst. No matter how much you try to smooth it down, those pesky flyaways just keep popping up.

But there's no need to suffer from static hair any longer! In this blog post, we'll show you how to get rid of static hair for good.

We'll share some tips on how to prevent static hair in the first place, as well as some tried-and-true methods for dealing with it when it does occur.

So if you're ready to say goodbye to those pesky flyaways, read on!

What causes static hair?

Before we get into how to get rid of static hair, let's first talk about what causes it. 

Static hair occurs when your hair is dry and/or frizzy. When your hair is lacking moisture, it becomes more prone to friction and thus, static.

There are a few different factors that can contribute to dry, frizzy hair. These include:

  • Using harsh shampoos and conditioners
  • Blow-drying your hair too often
  • Exposing your hair to cold weather
  • Rubbing your hair with a towel

All of these things can strip away the natural oils that help to keep your hair hydrated.

How to prevent static hair in the first place

The best way to deal with static hair is to prevent it from happening in the first place. 

Here are a few tips on how to do just that:

Use a humidifier: Dry air is one of the main culprits when it comes to static hair. By using a humidifier, you can add moisture back into the air and help to prevent your hair from becoming dry and frizzy.

Invest in a good conditioner: A good conditioner can work wonders for static-prone hair. Look for a conditioner that is tailored for your hair type (e.g., if you have oily hair, look for a volumizing conditioner)

Use a leave-in conditioner: In addition to using a regular conditioner, you might also want to try a leave-in conditioner. This will help to keep your hair hydrated throughout the day.

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Avoid heat styling: Heat styling can cause serious damage to your hair. If you can, avoid blow-drying, curling, and straightening your hair. If you do need to heat style, be sure to use a heat protectant.

Brush your hair with a natural bristle brush: Synthetic bristles can cause static buildup. To avoid this, opt for a hair brush with natural bristles.

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How to get rid of static hair

If you find yourself dealing with static hair, there are a few things you can do to get rid of it. 

These include:

Running a wet brush through your hair: This will help to smooth down the cuticles and get rid of any static.

Using a dryer sheet: This is a quick and easy way to get rid of static hair. Simply rub a dryer sheet over your hair and voila! The static will be gone.

Applying some hand lotion: This may sound strange, but it really works! Rub a small amount of lotion into your hands and then run your hands through your hair. The lotion will help to smooth down the cuticles and get rid of any static.

Using a leave-in conditioner: As we mentioned before, a leave-in conditioner can work wonders for static hair. Simply apply it to your hair and comb it through. The conditioner will help to smooth down the cuticles and keep your hair hydrated.

Wrapping your hair in a scarf: If you're dealing with static hair and don't have any of the above-mentioned items on hand, a scarf will do the trick! Simply wrap your hair in a scarf, and the static will be gone.

How to get rid of static hair extensions

If you find yourself with static hair extensions, you can still use the tips and tricks mentioned above.

One of the main reasons why people get static hair extensions is because they have dry, frizzy hair.

As we mentioned before, dry and frizzy hair is more prone to static. However, looking after your hair extensions and making sure that you give them moisture will help to combat this problem.

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Tips & Tricks For Fizz-Free Hair!

Static hair is one of the most annoying things that can happen to your hair. It makes it frizzy, fly away, and generally uncooperative. 

And worst of all, it's completely unavoidable. Or so we thought!

Using our advice, you can successfully prevent static hair. And if static hair does happen to rear its ugly head, we've got you covered there too.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start tackling that static hair!


Why do I have so much static in my hair?

The most common reasons for static hair are dryness and heat damage. When your hair is dry, the cuticles are more likely to stand up, which leads to static. Heat damage can also cause static hair because it dries out your hair and makes the cuticles more prone to standing up.

What gets rid of static electricity in hair?

There are a few things you can do to get rid of static electricity in your hair. These include: running a wet brush through your hair, using a dryer sheet, applying some hand lotion, using a leave-in conditioner, or wrapping your hair in a scarf.

How do I reduce the frizz from my hair extensions?

If you find yourself with frizzy hair extensions, the best thing you can do is to give them some moisture. This can be done by using a leave-in conditioner or a moisturizing spray. You can also try using a scarf to wrap your hair extensions and help smooth them down.

What hair care products should I be using for frizzy hair?

If you have frizzy hair, you should be using hair care products that are designed to tame frizz. These include leave-in conditioners, moisturizing sprays, and anti-frizz serums. You should also avoid using heat styling tools as they can further dry out your hair and make the frizz worse.

Nancy Pinder

Nancy is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. 

Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week!

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