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The power to end static hair

If you'd rather your barnet was electrifying than electrified, check out these ideas to combat static electricity.

05 JULY 2010

There's no doubt that static electricity has the power to ruin a good hairstyle. Sadly, there's no miracle cure for the problem, but there are a few tricks that can reduce static electricity and make your hair more manageable. As an emergency measure, a quick burst of hairspray on your brush will help smooth and control your hair. If you you have more time, though, there are a couple of other points to be aware of

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  • Just as your clothes cling less when you use a conditioner in the final rinse, applying conditioner each time you wash your hair will reduce static build up and make your locks easier to control.
  • Avoid plastic brushes and artificial bristles. Natural bristle and wood don't harbour so much electric charge.
  • Synthetic clothing and floor coverings also store static electricity.  It's hard to avoid walking on carpets, so opt for outfits in natural fabrics such as wool or silk to minimise the effect.

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