Hair is often electric in winter, everyone knows it.
Especially when wearing a beanie, hair often flies uncontrollably.
- Due to the dry winter weather, the electric charge cannot be discharged from the hair, but the hair begins to reject each other, so to speak, so to speak, Ida Varonen, beauty consultant at beauty service Glamlin, has told us before.
Many everyday things increase the negative electrical charge in the hair: dry indoor air, frost, man-made clothing, brushing the hair, frequent washing and various chemical treatments that dry the hair.
Conversely, a few factors that help with electricity can be seen from this list.
We put together those and other tips and tricks to calm the hair’s electricity.
1. Reduce the washing interval
Less frequent washing of the hair keeps the hair moisturized than daily washing.
According to several professionals, a couple of three-day wash intervals work well, and even the worst of electricity can be reduced.
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2. Use cooler water
... or at least finally rinse your hair with cool water.
Cool water closes the scales, and moisture does not evaporate from the hair so easily.
Cool water also soothes any dry and itchy scalp.
3. Replace shampoo and conditioner with moisturizers
Among other things, beauty consultant Ida Varonen urges the use of more nutritious hair washing and care products during the winter season.
Also, celebrity hair stylist Deycke Heidorn, interviewed by Self, recommends switching from shampoo and conditioner to anti-electricity moisturizers.
4. Never skip the conditioner and add a mask to your routine
Heidorn points out that one of the functions of the conditioner is to discharge the charge that shampooing can cause on the hair.
The conditioner thus smoothes, clears, treats and closes the hair, but also balances its electrical charge.
In addition to the conditioner, a hair mask is an essential addition to your weekly routine.
It works in the hair a bit like serum in skin care: it brings in more moisture or nourishment before using the conditioner.
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5. Use leave-in conditioner - and carry it with you
Use leave-in conditioner after washing.
Fine, sprayable products can also be used on dry hair and away from home, if necessary.
Also, a small bottle of hair oil is easy to carry around and makes the tops moist and electrified.
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6. Try the hand grease nipple
If help is needed quickly and there are no hair care products available, swipe the hand cream, let it soak for a moment and gently pull the hair down with your hands, Ida Varonen has whined.
7. Change the distribution side
When a beanie or other headgear needs to be worn, it may matter how the hair is placed under it.
Vanessa Ungaro, who is piloting her own hair product range, suggests in Self's article to change the location of the distribution while the beanie is on.
- When you take off your hat and move your hair to its usual place, you have both electric hair and extra volume.
8. Consider pruning the ingredients to be dried
In addition to adding moisture, Heidorn also talks about avoiding hair driers.
He cites sulfates, which are common detergents (and therefore desiccants) in shampoos and are avoided by, for example, queens for moisturizing hair, curly girl methodologists, and certain alcohols that can also dry hair.
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9. Get a humidifier
One purchase can help with dry hair and dry skin in dry winter air: a moisturizer.
When the room air is wetter, it does not absorb moisture from the hair and skin.
Read more: Do you suffer from dry skin in winter?
A small change in your home can bring help
10. Avoid man-made fibers
As already listed at the beginning, man-made fibers increase electricity.
Therefore, in the material of the beanie or other garments, it is advisable to avoid man-made fibers and favor natural fibers.
Read more: Check the pros and cons of man-made, modified and natural fibers from this list
11. Less hairbrush
The same thing has to do with avoiding unnecessary brushing of hair.
Using a natural bristle hairbrush can also help.
12. ... and shaping equipment
Also, avoid styling your hair with hot styling tools, which often further dry and electrify your hair.
If you need to use styling tools, remember that good thermal protection before shaping is Ida Varonen.
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