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What Causes Static in Your Hair?


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We've all felt it but few of us know why it happens or how to prevent it. Static is actually a really interesting naturally occurring phenomenon. Typically produced by friction and humidity, static electricity can build up in your feet and move all the way up to your hair through your body.

What's happening is your hair is losing electrons (negative charge). This change in charge makes your hair automatically pick up a slight positive charge and that mismatch causes hair strands to repel from each other. We see this in the winter more. Using our furnaces to heat our homes takes moisture out of the air too, depending on what type of heating element your home has, this makes matters worse.


Here are some good ways to combat this invisible foe:

  1. Gently rub your hair with a dryer sheet. Bonus: Best smelling hair around.

  2. Use a moisturizing shampoo.

  3. Condition your hair.

  4. Use a sea salt spray.

  5. Watch out for sulfates and alcohol in your hair products, these dry it out.

  6. Shampoo less often. Your body creates natural oils that will help.

  7. Avoid plastic combs. Use Level Headed's Bamboo comb!

  8. Use Level Headed Pomade to naturally moisturize your hair!

Thanks for reading!