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5 Ways To Get Rid of Static From Your Red Hair

Causes and quick fixes for any season

Static can happen for a number of reasons. It is often due to friction and a change in humidity. Static frizz is something nobody wants to deal with, and luckily there are tips and tools you can use to help eliminate and reduce static in your red hair. 

1. Keep your red hair hydrated

Dry, frizzy hair is more prone to static which only increases the lion-like nature of your crimson locks. The secret is to keep your hair moisturized with super-hydrating products to help reduce the likeness of static. Quick tips are:

  • Make sure you’re using a hydrating shampoo when washing
  • Never skip conditioner 
  • Try to use a deep conditioning mask every week or so
  • You can also apply leave-in products to add hydration to your red hair like leave-in conditioner or hair oils. 

2. Avoid drying ingredients

Many hair products actually have ingredients that will dry out your hair. Avoiding these ingredients will help to reduce frizz and fight static. Some things to look out for include:

  • Alcohol which is often found in dry shampoo
  • Hairspray + other non-clean styling products
  • Sulfates which are often found in non-clean shampoo and conditioners. 

3. Skip the terrycloth towel

Traditional towels can create a lot of frizz and static before your red hair has even had a chance to dry. Skip the terrycloth towel and use a microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt instead. You also want to avoid rubbing the hair and instead squeeze the excess water out gently. 

How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel

When drying your hair opt to use a microfiber towel! Introducing the How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel for Redheads. Because wet hair is at its most vulnerable, this custom microfiber towel gently and carefully absorbs moisture from your red hair and dries it quickly, all while protecting it from stretching and breakage. This design is uniquely shaped to wrap all of your hair securely (no matter the length), with an elastic strap to comfortably keep things in place. Your hair journey starts here, redheads.

4. Reduce weekly washes

If you wash your red hair frequently throughout the week, you might want to skip a day in your wash cycle. The natural oils from your hair can help to reduce static and keep red hair tamed. It might be hard at first, but you can actually train your hair to go longer between washes. You can use a boar bristle hairbrush to help disperse the natural oils so they don’t sit heavy on the roots. 

5. Carry on-the-go tools

Sometimes frizz and static are unavoidable, especially in the wintertime when you’re wearing hats and scarves or in the summer when you’re full of sunscreen, different hats and UPF clothing. The best way to eliminate static while out and about is to have an arsenal of tools with you in your bag. We love to carry:

  • Dryer sheets
  • Hair oil
  • Hairspray can be used to keep hairs down
  • Carry a small brush or comb to help tame any rouge hairs

Rock it like a Redhead!


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