How Can I Get Rid of Static Hair? Here's 3 At-Home Solutions

Discover effective at-home solutions to combat static hair! Learn how hydrating masks, anti-static products, and showerhead filters can help.

Everybody knows what static electricity is, because everybody has turned on an old tv, or touched a fluffy dog and gotten the fateful and regretful shock. Static can also affect hair—this occurs when the air lacks moisture, causing the hair to become dry and charged with static electricity. As a result, hair strands repel each other, leading to flyaways, frizz, and difficulty in styling. It's like trying to tame a wild beast that refuses to be tamed, with every attempt resulting in more chaos. Static hair can be particularly frustrating and challenging to manage during these dry conditions, leaving individuals feeling like they're fighting an uphill battle against nature. However, there is hope on the horizon—read on to find out the best methods to combat static hair from within the comfort of your own home.

1. Apply Hydrating Hair Masks

Your hair craves moisture and nourishment, just the same as every other part of your body. Moisture is just as important for your hair as it is for your skin and scalp! Hydrating hair masks can effectively combat statically charged hair by addressing the dryness that often leads to static. With ingredients like argan oil, coconut oil, or shea butter, these masks deeply nourish and moisturize the hair, replenishing lost hydration and restoring its natural balance. When applied to damp hair, focusing on the ends where dryness tends to be most pronounced, hydrating masks penetrate deeply into the hair shaft, providing intensive hydration and smoothing down the cuticle to reduce static electricity. After all, the friction caused by two dry, rubbing surfaces is what creates static in the first place. Think of the old sock-and-carpet-plus-doorknob experiment you did as a child. By incorporating hydrating masks into your weekly hair care routine, you can experience noticeable results, with hair that is softer, smoother, and more manageable, free from the frustration of static.

2. Use Anti-Static Hair Products

Hydrating masks aren’t the end of the road, they’re just your first and easiest bet. There are plenty of anti-static products on the market than can give a boost to your efforts beyond the hydration of a mask:

Anti-static serums: These products often contain ingredients like silicone or natural oils such as argan oil or jojoba oil, which help to smooth the hair cuticle and minimize static electricity. Silicone forms a protective barrier on the hair shaft, reducing friction and preventing static buildup, while natural oils provide hydration and nourishment to the hair, keeping it smooth and manageable.

Leave-in conditioners: Many leave-in conditioners also contain anti-static properties and can be used to tame static and flyaways. These products typically contain moisturizing ingredients like glycerin or panthenol, which help to hydrate the hair and reduce static electricity. They can be applied to damp or dry hair, focusing on problem areas like the ends and the crown of the head.

Anti-frizz sprays: Some anti-frizz sprays also double as anti-static products, containing ingredients like silicone or natural oils to smooth the hair cuticle and prevent static buildup. These sprays are lightweight and can be applied to dry hair as needed throughout the day to tame flyaways and keep static at bay.

When using anti-static hair products, it's important to apply a small amount to the palms of your hands and gently run it through your hair, focusing on problem areas. Avoid overloading your hair with product, as this can lead to greasiness and weigh the hair down. With the right anti-static products and application technique, you can effectively combat static and enjoy smooth, manageable hair all day long.

3. Install a Filtered Showerhead

A Jolie Filtered Showerhead is the hair care revolution your luscious locks have been waiting for. Using a proprietary blend of high-end filtration mediums allows the Jolie Showerhead to remove virtually all contaminants from your shower water, ranging from hard water minerals to sanitation chemicals like chlorine—all of which can completely rob your hair of its luster and shine before you even know it. The shine and luster of your hair is the result of the natural oils and hydration that your hair and scalp produce, and without them, your hair is far more prone to static charge. By preventing these things from coming in contact with your hair and scalp, the chances of your hair attracting unruly and unfriendly static are significantly lower than without the Jolie treatment.

Additionally, it reduces mineral buildup by filtering out minerals like calcium and magnesium, which can make the hair more prone to static electricity. With cleaner, purified water, the Jolie Showerhead helps maintain hair's natural moisture balance and prevents static buildup, leaving hair smoother, softer, and more manageable. The results you’ll see by investing in a Jolie are serious—which is why it’s ranked #1 in’s hair care category.

Additional Tips

The three concepts listed above build a strong and sturdy foundation for the prevention of static buildup in your hair. Here are a few additional methods you can employ to really bring your efforts home:

Use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner: Opt for moisturizing shampoo and conditioner formulated for dry or damaged hair. These products help hydrate and nourish the hair, reducing dryness and minimizing static electricity.

Avoid overwashing: Be cautious not to overwash your hair, as this can strip away natural oils that help keep the hair hydrated and static-free. Aim to wash your hair only when necessary, and consider using dry shampoo between washes to refresh your hair without stripping away oils.

Use a microfiber towel or cotton T-shirt for drying: Instead of rubbing your hair with a regular towel, which can create friction and contribute to static, gently pat your hair dry with a microfiber towel or a soft cotton T-shirt. These materials absorb excess water without causing friction, minimizing static electricity.

Consider using a wooden or metal comb: Plastic combs can create static electricity when used on dry hair. Consider using a wooden or metal comb instead, as these materials are less likely to generate static and can help smooth down the hair cuticle, reducing static and flyaways.

By incorporating these tips into your hair care routine, you can help prevent statically charged hair and keep your locks smooth, shiny, and manageable.

Tackle Static Hair From the Source with Jolie

Statically charged hair can seem like the gift that keeps on giving, especially if your name is Charlie Brown and the gift is a big rock in your Halloween bag. The methods outlined above are the surest, easiest, and cheapest methods you can employ immediately to help fight that electric frizz (which is way less cool than it sounds). The truth is that combating statically charged hair at home involves a combination of hydrating masks, anti-static products, and routine adjustments.

Hydrating masks nourish and moisturize the hair, while anti-static products help to smooth the hair cuticle and minimize static. Adjusting your hair care routine, such as using a microfiber towel for drying and opting for wooden or metal combs, can further reduce static electricity. Most importantly, incorporating the game-changing Jolie Filtered Showerhead into your routine is crucial, as it removes chlorine, impurities, and mineral buildup from the water, preventing dryness and ultimately static. An investment in a Jolie is an investment in you, and you’re worth it!



Why does hair become static?

The dryness in the air or your hair, as the result of harsh shower water, causes extra friction between all the strands of your hair, which is where static builds up.

How often should I use hydrating masks?

Once a week should be plenty—beyond that and you risk overhydrating, resulting in oily hair.

Can I use a shower filter with my anti-static products?

Absolutely! In fact, using a filtered showerhead can actually increase the chances of success for your products, which would normally be blocked by the buildup of minerals on your hair and scalp.

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