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What can be done against flying hair? Simple tips & tricks for charged hair

What to do against flying hair - tips on care and more

Especially women with very thin hair know the problem – your hair literally stands on end again. This physical natural spectacle occurs especially fresh after washing and blow-drying. Some people are more familiar with the problem from autumn and winter, while others get charged hair from certain clothes. Don’t worry, there are quite a few things you can do to prevent it. In today’s article, we’d like to share some helpful tips and tricks with you to finally tame your hair and prevent flyaway hair.

How does the hair become charged??

Flying hair on thin and fine hair occurs especially in winter

As mentioned earlier, this nasty phenomenon is simple physics. In autumn and winter, the hair is more likely to be charged because then the air is drier and we cannot release this charge via the humidity as usual. Instead, it collects on the body and in the hair, causing the latter to “fly”. Because they repel each other from the body like a magnet and the hair stands on end.

What to do about flying hair?

You can avoid static electricity build-up on your hair with these tips

But even if static hair is something natural, it’s still quite annoying. So what can you do about flyaway hair? Various means, which we have listed below, help here. If you have fine hair and are therefore more prone to electrical charge or electric hair, you can try them out and see what works best for you when you want to tame flyaway hair.

1. Avoid flyaway hair with sufficient moisture

Moisturizing shampoos help fight flyaway hair and nourish the hair

So the main reason for electrical charges in the hair is dryness and especially dry air. This also includes the dry heating air, which is why autumn and winter months represent the climax of electrically charged hair. So it is only logical that sufficient moisture can work against thin, flying hair. It is best to use a shampoo that has moisturizing ingredients in the fight against flyaway hair. Such ingredients are, for example, moringa or the widely used red algae extract.

If you have dry hair, don’t forget the conditioner and an intensive hair treatment once a week. An extra tip on the subject of moisture, which you can also use on the go, is to moisten your hands and then run your hair along with a slight distance. The static charge in the hair is dissipated through this moisture. You will immediately notice how the protruding hairs fall back down.

2. Avoid blow drying

Against flying hair, let the hair air dry

It is best to let your hair dry naturally. This takes longer, but is much better for the hair, because it not only does not dry out, but can also absorb the moisture from washing the hair. Instead, the hot air makes your hair, which is already dry, even drier and more stressed. Instead of a towel, you can dry your hair with a cotton shirt, which absorbs moisture faster and better. There are also special microfiber turbans for this purpose. If you are in a hurry and need to blow-dry, don’t forget the heat protection spray! This practical product is perfect against flying hair because it provides the hair with moisture.

3. Dry your hair with the right blow dryer

A hair dryer with ions helps against flying hair

Especially in the cold season you don’t necessarily want to let your hair dry in the air, because on the one hand it takes more time and on the other hand you want to prevent colds. So you use the hair dryer to save time. Now are you sure you have established that your hair will dry out again after all? And you are right too. But not only this type of hair drying leads to hair flying. If you get flyaway hairs after blow-drying, you are probably using the wrong blow dryer, just plain and simple. We recommend an ion blow dryer, which works against the charged particles and also dries the hair faster. This means that they also lose less moisture. Finally, you should blow-dry your hair well again using the cold setting.

4. Comb the hair properly

Use a wooden comb instead of a plastic brush

You can prevent static electricity buildup by also using the right comb. This should be made of wood and have wide prongs. A brush is not recommended. The reasons are quickly listed: On the one hand, wood is a material that generates less electrical charges than metal or plastic, for example. This is because there is less friction when combing with wood. The wide prongs also have the same effect, while the many narrow bristles of the brush create more friction and thus charge the hair. The result is flyaway hair.

Natural hairbrushes do not add extra charge to the hair

Extra tip: Don’t you want to part with your beloved brush or is brushing easier than combing? Then you can use a simple trick to avoid or at least reduce flyaway hair: Take a thin paper tissue or cosmetic tissue and poke the bristles through so that the cloth covers the brush. But even if you do this trick, you should at least use a natural hairbrush.

5. Condition the hair with oils

The right hair care with oil as a tip against flying and charged hair

If you can’t avoid blow-drying, use a nourishing hair oil in addition to the heat spray. Finally, work this into your hair or run your oiled hands over your hair. But be careful not to use too much oil, otherwise your hair will look greasy. Alternatively, you can also use an anti-frizz spray against flying hair, but this is used on still damp hair and is therefore rather impractical after blow-drying or on the go. If possible, just dampen a brush and use it to wet your hair by brushing it. Then work in the Anti Frizz Spray and you will receive protection against flying hair for 24 hours. Incidentally, a hairspray also has the same effect, but not for the same duration.

6. Treat clothes instead of hair

You can also use a spray to treat and discharge the clothes

If you have one or more items of clothing that especially cause flyaway hair, you can treat these as well. This is less time-consuming than treating the hair and is very suitable as a last-minute variant. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should miss out on proper moisturizing hair care! You can treat items of clothing with a special spray that removes the static charge. An additional plus point is that the spray also smells good.

7. Tip for on the go

Tips for traveling against flying hair - a dryer sheet or wet wipe

Despite the many care tips for dry and loose hair, it can happen that the hair suddenly sticks out again. In such cases, you can use a simple dryer sheet or baby towel. Just make sure you always have some in your handbag. You rub a cloth over the hair and the charge is dissipated. The baby wipe also moisturizes the hair and prevents it from recharging for a while. An added bonus is that your hair will get a little shine and look even more beautiful. The facial tissue mentioned above is also a great helper in an emergency and is simply stroked over the hair.

Do you not have any of these tools at hand? Maybe there is a chance that you have a hand cream (or other cream) in your pocket, especially in winter. Then use it! Simply apply cream to your hands as usual. As soon as you can feel just a light film, run your hands over your hair. Really practical, isn’t it?