Does your hair tend to stand up when it gets cold? This phenomenon of static electricity is favoured by the dry winter air. By adopting the right habits to rehydrate your hair, you'll be able to limit the electrical charge.

3, steps, to, get, rid, of, electric, hair

Fine hair and cold temperatures don't mix. Dry winter air dries out the hair, which becomes statically charged. It's the same principle as a magnet: opposite electric charges attract, equal charges repel. In this case, the hair is attracted by the opposite electrical charges of a piece of clothing or a hairbrush. The result: it stands on our head and makes us look like a disheveled Einstein. But there are a few tricks to limit this reaction.

Taking care of your hair

    Choose products with a neutral pH and try not to put too much strain on your hair.
    Wash your hair with warm or hot water and don't use overly aggressive shampoos.
    To avoid charging your hair with electricity, also avoid rubbing your hair too much in the shower and towel-dry it on the way out.
    If you use a hair dryer, avoid high temperatures.
    Limit coloring, brushing, and brushing, in short, all of these gestures that increase dehydration of the hair fiber and therefore amplify static electricity.

The goal being to rehydrate our hair, we choose nourishing products, which allow to weigh down the hair a little so that it remains on our skull.

Brushes made of natural bristles and wooden combs can be useful to tame your mane. Finally, wet your hands a little and touch your hair to discharge the electricity before styling.

Olivier Lebrun, hairdresser's advice: Lightly weigh down the hair fiber by adding a touch of heated vegetable oil in your hands. Avoid all silicone products and spray a little hairspray on your brush.

Dress differently

To avoid electrically charged materials, choose cotton or wool and avoid synthetic clothing, especially acrylic. Shoes can also promote electrical buildup in hair and clothing: store your sneakers with rubber soles and wear leather shoes, which allow direct contact with the ground and reduce the electrical charge. 

Olivier Lebrun, hairdresser's advice: Slide a silk scarf over your hair. In any case, don't get your hair out wet: the water contained in the fibre can "freeze", swell and break the hair.

Humidify your interior

The main enemy of electric hair is dry air, whether it's outside or inside your home. To combat dry air in your home due to heating, use a cup of water near radiators or a humidifier.