Is static hair and frizz ruining your look?
Static and frizz can instantly ruin the hairstyle you spend so much time perfecting each morning. This is never more apparent than in winter—when lips get chapped, skin gets dry, and hair gets extra static and frizzy. While chapstick and moisturizing creams help with the other issues, static can be a little complicated, especially when you don’t know what causes it.
To help you get rid of static hair, we’ll break down what causes it and provide tips to fix the accompanying frizz.
What causes static in hair?
First, let’s dive into what causes your hair to stand up tall in the oddest of ways.The scientific explanation is that hair, like everything else, is made up of atoms called protons, neutrons and electrons. When two objects rub together, one of them loses electrons and the other gains them. So when your hair rubs together it can get charged with electricity, thus causing static hair. This isn’t an issue for most months, however, winter weather tends to be very dry and can make static and frizz even worse.
How to get rid of static hair and frizz
Rather than trying to get rid of or remove static hair after it happens, it’s better to take preventative measures so you never have to deal with it in the first place. To help, we’ve compiled these tips and products to help you prevent static hair and get rid of frizz.
1. Be consistent with hydration
You’ve read countless websites and articles talk about the benefits of staying hydrated, drinking your 8 glasses of water a day and using moisturizer every day and night. The same way you should be keeping your body, face and organs hydrated, you also need to make sure you’re hydrating your hair. Using products like Verb’s Hydrate Collection (which includes a shampoo, conditioner, mask and a leave-in mist) will help nourish and hydrate the hair and prevent it from drying out during the day. By incorporating moisture into your daily and weekly routine, you’ll keep the consistency necessary to see less staticky hair.
2. Keep hydration on hand
Once you’ve mastered the art of consistency, you may think you’ve learned how to get rid of frizz and static hair but we’ve got some news for you, there’s still work to be done. Keeping a travel friendly leave-in like our Travel Leave-In Mist or Ghost Oil can help you re-apply moisture when the day takes a turn for the worst and your hair is in need. If you find yourself in a situation where static is taking over your hair, you can simply spritz a few sprays of Leave-In Mist or half a pump of Ghost Oil to your hair and smooth it instantly.
3. Skip wash day
Before you move on to the next step, think about this: by retaining your hair’s natural oils, you can keep your hair hydrated and avoid washing away what’s naturally keeping it moisturized. Remember, avoiding static is all about avoiding dry, brittle hair. Skip wash day and start incorporating dry shampoo into your routine.
Using dry shampoo, whether it’s in powder or spray form, is a great way to avoid wash day while also removing excess oils and impurities from your scalp. Luckily, our powder Dry Shampoo is made with tapioca starch which is better than the usual cornstarch found in most powder dry shampoos. If you’re into the all-around coverage of a spray form, our spray Dry Shampoo comes in two options: Light and Dark — one for blondes and greys with a slight, vanishing purple tint and one for brunettes with a slight, vanishing brown tint.
4. Protect your hair from heat tools
Heat damage caused by overusing hot tools can dry your hair out and ultimately create more static within your strands. Ideally, we’d tell you to avoid heat tools altogether but we know that’s not completely realistic when many of us love using them to achieve our looks. Don’t fret, there’s no need to stop using heat tools completely, just make sure you’ve got a good heat protectant to keep your hair from getting fried. Verb’s Ghost Prep is a lightweight priming treatment formulated to moisturize, detangle and provide heat protection up to 425°F. Moringa oil infuses the hair shaft with essential nutrients that naturally smooth frizz and promotes radiant shine. Apply before using any heat styling tool and your hair will thank you.
5. Think about where you put your hair
Sometimes the best solution to get rid of static hair and frizz is where you’d least expect it, your bath towel and pillowcase. Since these two spend an awful lot of time with your hair, it’s no surprise to learn that they have an impact on your hair. Rubbing your hair aggressively with a shabby bath towel or pillowcase can create unruly amounts of frizz and static.
After washing, switch to wrapping and squeezing your hair with hair-friendly materials like cotton t-shirts and microfiber hair wraps. By being gentle with your hair at its most delicate state (while it’s wet), you’ll be able to avoid static and frizz from the minute you step out of the shower.
When it comes to pillow covers, you should know that silk is the best option to avoid friction while you sleep. Most pillowcases are made out of cotton which can absorb a lot of the natural oils in your hair and can add to the unavoidable friction of tossing and turning while you sleep. Silk does the opposite and lets your hair slide on its surface. Once you swap your cotton cover for a silk one, you’ll never want to go back (plus it’s great for your skin as well).
Looking for more ways to get rid of static hair, fight frizz, and keep your hair looking its best? Slide into our DMs on Instagram at @verbproducts and we can help you solve all your bad hair days.