Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How Do I Get the Static off my Hairbrush?

This is a super frequent question I get at the salon, so I will answer it here too! It't not uncommon for your hairbrush to create static with your hair. Static electricity can be created by rubbing one object against another object. This is because the rubbing releases negative charges, called electrons, which can build up on one object to produce a static charge. So when you brush your hair not only are there thousands of hair strands rubbing against each other but the bristles are rubbing those strands as well as the paddle of the brush. So the issue of static forming around your hairbrush is not uncommon.

Here are a few things you can do to get rid of static electricity on your hairbrush.

1- Clean Your Hair Brush

The best way to do this is to remove all the hair that may have built up on the paddle of the brush. I like to use the tail of a weave comb (or rat tail comb) to do this, by sliding the tail under the hair and then lifting it up. You can then use your fingers to pick out any left over strands. Then use warm water and shampoo to clean it of debris. You will want to let your brush dry after this.

2- Use a Little Leave-In

Get a good spray on Leave in conditioner a spray it directly on the bristles of the brush. This gives slip to your brush, which eliminates friction during brushing that causes static, and it will help to smooth your flyaways. I highly recommend the Redken Frizz Dismiss  Smooth Force Spray, which is lightweight and smells amazing!

3- Beauty Hack

Dryer sheets have a kind of leave in conditioner on them for clothing. You can use one of these by opening it and just VERY LIGHTLY rubbing it over your hair and brush to help eliminate that static as well.

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