WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ELECTRIC HAIR?
Electric hair works on the same principle as a magnet. Equal charges repel each other because opposite electric charges attract each other. A sweater or a brush will then attract your hair because its electric charge is opposite that of these objects. The lighter your hair is, and the more easily it is drawn in by the objects around you, the thinner it is.
In the winter, electric hair is more prevalent. Why? Because the air is drier, it is less electrically conductive, and more objects can be charged. With the cold, the volume of air contracts, reducing the amount of moisture it contains.
As a result of absorbing less moisture, the keratin in the hair will dry out and become more electric. Furthermore, the artificial heaters we use in our homes cause a significant lack of humidity, which will exacerbate this phenomenon. As a result, our hair stands on end and is difficult to style! The air becomes warmer and more humid in the summer. The air becomes more conductive, allowing objects to discharge their electricity.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE ELECTRIC HAIR?
1. Use Natural Materials
Many commonplace objects absorb very little moisture from the air and become electrical conductors. This is true, for example, of synthetic clothing and tights. By using natural materials, you can reduce your chances of having electric hair. Choose between cotton, linen, and lyocell. Wool, on the other hand, is an excellent static electricity conductor.
2. Use a Gentle Shampoo
It is critical to adjust your hair-washing routine in the winter. During this season, the shampoo you use must be gentle enough to respect the keratin of your hair fiber and thus avoid friction that generates static electricity.
3. Make your Home’s Air More Humid
Dry air, especially in your home, is one of the main enemies of electric hair. To combat the dryness of your home’s air caused by heating, place a water dish near your radiators or use a humidifier.
4. Select the Appropriate Hair Accessories
Choose hair accessories made of natural materials, such as a boar’s hair brush or a wooden comb, just as you would do with your clothes.
5. Select a Shampoo that is Both Moisturizing and Nourishing
The less electric your hair is, the more hydrated it is. Following each shampoo with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner is critical. Apply it to the lengths and thoroughly rinse. If you have thick hair, apply a moisturizing mask once a week for at least 20 minutes to deeply nourish the hair fiber. Use a nourishing shampoo that will weigh down your hair and thus prevent static electricity. Apply it only to your roots and lightly massage without rubbing your scalp.
6. Take care when drying!
Allow your hair to air dry to avoid electric hair. If you must use a hair dryer, use the lowest setting. Also, dab your hair with a towel rather than rubbing it to make styling easier. Straightening brushes, rather than blow dryers, will tame your hair and ensure a perfect blowout.
7. A Little Hairspray to Keep Your Hair in Place
Flyaways can be easily tamed with hairspray. It disciplines your hair and aids in the fight against electric hair. To simplify styling, lightly spray it on your brush or comb before styling. Apply it strand by strand for a perfectly groomed look that will last longer than your day. Finally, the hairspray can be sprayed as a finishing touch from a distance of about 30cm to ensure that the product particles are evenly distributed, and the hairstyle holds longer.
8. Avoid Rubbing Your Hair Too Vigorously
Avoid rubbing your hair too hard in the shower or with a towel to avoid charging it with electricity.
9. Color Should Be Limited
Hair coloring dehydrates your hair fiber, increasing static electricity in your hair.
10. Water to Soothe Electric Hair
A simple trick always works: wet your hands and touch your dry hair to discharge static electricity. The moisture will absorb the electrical charge, and your hair will gently fall.