We’ve battled dry scalp and now we’re here to help you fight winter’s double hair wrath—static and frizzy hair. If you’re prone to both (or either!), here’s our step-by-step guide for making these hair headaches a thing of the past. And to make it extra handy, we’ve compiled a pocket version of our trusty list with the key steps to combating frizzy, static hair.
Do A Conditioning Mask Once A Week
Be diligent about doing deep conditioning treatments once a week as frizz is a direct result of dry hair. Dry hair soaks up moisture in the air causing your strands to frizz . Deep conditioning for 10 minutes once a week, helps seal strands and prevent moisture from the air to seep in. This conditioning technique will fortify your hair with softness, smoothness, and manageability.
Try L’Oreal EverCreme Deep Nourishing Masque and Oribe Signature Masque.
Strategic Combing (For Dry and Wet Hair)
For Wet Hair: Use a plastic comb or your fingers when combing your strands. A plastic brush will eliminate tugging, tearing, pulling, and ripping. WE LIKE: The Wet Brush.
For Dry Hair: If it’s necessary to detangle your hair when its dry—avoid using a plastic brush or comb as it only makes hair static. A metal comb is better (it acts as a conductor) to help fight static. TRY THIS: Tifi Pro Titanium Carbon Infused Metal Comb
Dress Your Strands
To further prevent hair from acting like a sponge and soaking moisture in the air, dress your strands in a protective, soothing coat—regardless if your hair’s dry, curly, or straight. WE KEEP CALM WITH: Moroccanoil Frizz Control For All Hair Types FINISH WITH: Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme for added shine and smoothness.
Dry With Care
When drying hair with a towel, blot hair gently as you would your face—don’t twist or rub—as hair follicles can break and cause fly-aways. (Tip: Microfiber towels or a soft t-shirt are better alternatives as they cause less friction.) If you’re using a blow dryer, aim the nozzle down along the hair shaft to prevent frizz. Also, invest in an ionic, frizz-fighting blow dryer to lock out puff-inducing moisture on each strand. Try Conair Comfort Touch Tourmaline Cermaic Blow Dryer and Aquis Microfiber Hair Towels.
Cut Drying Time
Whenever possible, dry your roots on low heat and avoid drying hair tips to eliminate poof.
Sleep On It
We’ve personally discovered that drying our hair at night (either fully or slightly) and then sleeping on it, helps calm puffiness and frizz. Pro Tip: To preserve a blow-out, avoid tangles and eliminate frizz—place your hair in a high ponytail with a fabric scrunchie (yes, they’re back!). You’re hair will thank you in the morning!
Avoid Plastic Combs
As we mentioned above, the wrong kind of brush or comb can add friction to your hair. Opt for metal combs, as they reduce the amount of static present in your hair.
Rub Dryer Sheets On Your Hair
This is an oldie, but a goodie. Gently running dryer sheets over your strands or your brushes will work wonders to kill electric charges that have built up. Another cool trick: Rub a dryer sheet along your pillow before going to sleep.
Spray It Down
Weigh hair down with hair spray or a spray that’s designed to cut down on hair static
We like Oribe Cote d’Azur Hair Refresher or Tresemme Climate Control Spray.
Pin It Up
As a fast solution—rock a braid or top knot to keep hair away from your face and avoid static build-up caused by hair rubbing against scarves and sweaters.