Quick Fixes to Get Rid of Static Hair

Start getting rid of static in the shower by swapping out your current shampoo and conditioner for a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, which will infuse your hair with the hydration it needs to fight static and stay smooth.

1. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

If you want to prevent static before it even starts, use a leave-in conditioner every day after showering.

2. Don't skip leave-in products.

Constant washing can increase the likelihood of static, since you're more regularly stripping natural oils from your hair.

3. Shampoo your hair less.

You can't change the atmosphere, but you can skip sapping your hair of moisture by avoiding too much heat styling.

4. Opt to air dry your hair.

If you do need to heat style your hair, use a heat protector spray and an ionic hair dryer, which emits negative ions to help protect your hair’s integrity.

5. Invest in an ionic hair styler.

Let your hairstyle prevent static! Slick your hair back in bun and you won’t have to fight the elements.

6. Try a new hairstyle.

Minimize your hair's exposure to friction by sleeping on a silk pillowcase or hair bonnet. “Switch out your cotton fabric pillow cases for silk or satin,” says Patterson.

7. Sleep on silk.

To help get rid of static in your hair naturally, consider adding quick-dry microfiber towels to your arsenal.

8. Swap your cotton towels for microfiber.

Especially in cold weather, you'll want to use styling products without silicone, to avoid depleting hair of precious moisture, says Van Clarke.

9. Avoid hair products with silicone.

Yep, you heard that right. Your best friend in fighting static may be in your laundry room. Dryer sheets (or Nexxus' Anti-Frizz Sheets) can help minimize static without adding extra product.

10. Head to your laundry room.