My hair is SO STATICY today! It’s driving me crazy! My clothes are staticy too, but it’s the static in my hair that’s driving me the most nuts.
(PS – spellcheck disagrees with me that STATICY is a word – whatevs spellcheck.)
So WHY does it happen? Lifehacker.com says, “When you walk on that wool carpet, your body then builds up a charge it can’t get rid of through the insulating soles of your shoes. Then, when you touch that metal doorknob… you know what happens. Dry air is also an insulator, so static electricity is even more common during the dry winter months.”
Why is it so “staticy” in the winter? Sciencebuddies.org says, “In the winter, more static electricity builds up in our homes because the heaters are on, which sucks moisture out of the air. In the summer, water in the air can help dissipate the electrons that we pick up as we move around, but when the air is drier, the charge collects and clings to us, building up until… zap!”
Most importantly, HOW CAN WE GET RID OF IT AND TAME THIS WILD BEAST?! CafeMom.com has some solutions:
1. Use dryer sheets.
2. Try lotion.
3. Use Moroccanoil Frizz Control Spray.
4. Crank up the humidifier.
5. Hairspray is your friend.
6. Dry your hair with an ionic dryer.
7. Use combs made of rubber or metal.
… and don’t go down a slide.