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Help for Static Prone Hair

While it’s hard to know exactly what is causing your static hair, the colder weather of winter is certainly not helping. We have a few suggestions for helping to combat the static in your hair.


What Causes Static Hair?

When the weather gets cooler outside and we turn our heat on indoors, the dry air can dry our skin and hair and cause static. Your hair is literally building up an electric charge that makes the strands of your hair repel each other. This can leave your hair frizzy and standing on end.


What can I do to prevent it?

We turned to our resident hair expert, Krysia, for her suggestions on getting the static out of your hair. Here’s what she had to say:

  • A humidifier in your house can help add some moisture back into the air.
  • Try using a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel when getting moisture out of your hair after the shower. Sometimes a towel can roughen up the hair cuticle and cause frizz and static.
  • A wooden or metal comb is better than plastic because plastic is non-conductive and causes static electricity when you comb your hair.
  • Skipping hot tools and opting for air drying your hair can also help.

Can Plaine Products help?

  • Try a deep conditioner treatment with Plaine Products new deep conditioner. Shampoo your hair as usual and then apply a small amount of Deep Conditioner to wet hair, focusing on ends. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly. For extra hydration or for damaged hair, leave the deep conditioner on for 5-30 minutes with a shower cap before rinsing. This will add some extra moisture to your hair.
  • Spritz the ends of your hair with Plaine Products Hair Repair before blow drying as a heat protectant, to detangle, seal in moisture and repair split ends. Plaine Products Hair Repair replenishes moisture in the hair and can be used in place of a conditioner on fine hair, or after conditioning as a detangler for thick or curly hair. Simply spray on damp hair focusing on the ends and air dry or blow-dry as usual.
  • Plaine Products Beauty Oil can be used on damp or dry hair, before using hot tools or to let hair air dry. Run it through damp curls to define and tame frizz or dab a bit on dry hair to tame fly-aways and avoid static. Lighter than Argan Oil, this oil is a hydrating blend of Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, squalene (olive derived), and Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) seed oil and can be applied to the ends of hair to tame flyaways, frizz, and bring the shape back to curls.


For even more winter hair care tips, be sure to check out this blog post: Winter Hair Care Tips for Healthier Hair this Winter


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