Did you know as humidity drops below 70%, frizz becomes less of a problem? YAY! But as humidity goes below 60%, static takes its place. BOO! Even if the outdoor winter hair doesn’t dip too low, heated indoor air often goes well below.
Static Hair is so frustrating, some women actually avoid wearing a hat in the winter. They would rather be cold than risk having a static’y bad hair day!
Static results when 2 forces meet. The first is Built-Up Charge, which happens when hair’s inner moisture level drops too low. Even with humid outdoor air, ultra-dry indoor heating can strip hair of the moisture it needs to release built-up charges. The second is Friction. This happens when removing a scarf, a hat or running a plastic comb through hair. Then, SPARK! Built-up charges align, fibers repel each other like magnets and hair goes from smooth to out-of-control static.
5 easy ways to stop your hair from standing on end: