Thursday, November 14, 2019

How To Get Static Out Of A Hair Brush

How To Get Static Out Of A Hair Brush
Anit-static Hair Brushes

Static in your hair brush can be a big problem. Static causes your hair to rise to meet your hair brush. Static conditions can be cured by using an ordinary dryer sheet in most cases. Static in your hair brush makes it very difficult to brush your hair because your hair rises to meet your brush or comb. This makes it almost impossible to brush your hair. 

Here Are Some Great Tips On How To Get Static Out Of A Hair Brush

To get static out of a hair brush rub a dryer sheet over your hair brush before use. You can also keep your combs and brushes wrapped up in dryer sheets during high static conditions like in Winter when there is not as much moisture in the air. To reduce static you can use a wide tooth comb instead of a brush.

Did you know hairbrushes cause more static due to friction? Bristles are held closely together so electrical charges build up faster due to friction. A wide tooth comb has teeth that are far enough apart thus reducing friction and static build up. Also, choose a brush made of natural bristles instead of nylon or plastic. Natural bristles will have slightly less static. To immediately eliminate static from any hairbrush dip in water. The last technique to alleviate static is to use a leave in conditioner or use a detangler.

How To Stop Hair From Being Static When Brushing

  1. Use dryer sheets
  2. Use a lightweight leave in conditioner
  3. Use a clean brush
  4. De-charge your brush with water
  5. De-charge your hands with water 


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Anti Static Hair Brushes Favorites by Price Low to High
Hairbrush Recommendation
Cricket Static Free Fast Flo Great price, but ball-tips can come off.
Conair Static Minimizer Hair Brush Innovative anti static bristle, however anit-static is not so great.
Spornette Anti Static Vent Brush #9000 Good with static prevention, but ball-tips can come off.
Wooden Hair Brush with Air Cushion Handle and bristles are made of natural wood, which is very nice.



Conair Static Minimizer Medium All Purpose Hair Brush

Cricket Static Free Fast Flo
Cricket Static Free Fast Flo

Spornette Anti Static Vent Brush
Spornette Anti Static Vent Brush

Wooden Hair Brush with Air Cushion
Wooden Hair Brush with Air Cushion

If you want to prevent static electricity from happening in the first place you can always try wrapping your brushes and combs in dryer sheets during high static times. Some stylist considers this technique a good static eliminator.


Be sure to check out my other article after reading this one on how do I stop my brush from being static.


Generally high static times are going to be in the middle of the winter. This is when there is lower humidity in the air. The indoor air is usually dry due to your heater keeping your house or work nice and cozy.

Static electricity
Static electricity


Also did you know that brushes generally carry more static than combs. So if you can you might try reaching for a comb in high static times. Another good idea is to use a good detangler or leave in conditioner. This technique also helps alleviate static in your hair.


My Top 20 Anti Static Spritz Favorites by Price Low to High
Anti Static Spritz Recommendation
1.John Frieda Frizz Ease Works very well and add a little gloss to your hair. The anti-frizz formula is great and lasts a long time.
2.Snip-its Tangle Tamer Hair Detangler Spray for Kids Says it’s for kids but don’t let that stop you from purchasing because it works good. I like it because it contains no harsh chemicals, made in the USA and is cruelty-free.
3.Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Smells nice and makes hair look shiny. Overall a very good product, not oily, nice and lightweight.
4.xStatyk - Anti Static Hypoallergenic Spray I like it because it has no heavy odor and is not tested on animals. It works by calming statically charged hair by evenly distributing ionic charges.
5.Coconut Heat Protection Spray and Anti-Frizz I can’t resist the coconut scent, but it’s a little on the heavy side so go lightly.
6.Biolage All-in-one Coconut Infusion I recommend because it does a lot for the price. It enhances shine, fights frizz, detangles, protects hair from heat, prevents split ends.
7.Loma Hair Care Nourishing Oil Honestly the vanilla bean and orange scent is great. You get thermal protection and humidity resistance in a nourishing oil based spray.
8.Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum I recommend because it give your hair a smooth, frizz,free finish that resists humidity. Plus it’s vegan, paraben and gluten free. Excellent!!!
9.Paul Mitchell Foaming Pommade One of my all time favorites. Works excellent but the down side you have to work it in using your hands so it’s not as easy as a spray on to apply. It is very good at providing light control for your hair.
10.Professional Moroccan Argan Oil I like the Moroccan oil plus protects against UV rays and adds a bit of shine to your hair.
11.Redken One United All-In-One I love this product because it’s a leave in conditioner and heat protectant detangles, hydrates, fights frizz all with one easy to use spray.
12.Paul Mitchell The Original Leave-In Conditioner I love it. An excellent product!!!! It has a lavender scent but honestly it’s so light you can’t really smell anything. If you have thin hair this product t will help improve texture. Does a great job at reducing static. I highly recommend.
13.Redken Frizz Dismiss Anti-static Oil Mist It’s an oil but it’s lightweight. Works good at anti frizz for taming flyaways. Contains Babassu Oil which come form the seeds of the babassu palm which mainly grows in the Amazon region of South America. It’s very similar to coconut oil.
14.Color Wow Dream Coat I like it because it encapsulates and transforms the texture of strands so they fall in smooth, silky alignment. It’s like water proof for your hair. Works better for some than others. Might be too light for some, but my preference is I would rather it be lighter than really heavy and oily.
15.Moroccanoil All In One Leave in Conditioner An excellent lightweight leave-in conditioner that hydrates, detangles, and provides long-lasting softness. Plus it has my personal favorite, argan oil.
16.R+Co Foil Frizz Plus Static Control Spray Good for getting rid of static, taming flyaway hair, eliminating frizz plus it’s a vegan and cruelty-free product. However, it works better for some folks than others. It might be too light for some with heavy static conditions.
17.Redken Diamond Oil Glow It’s a lightweight oil that adds shine and smoothness to you hair.
18.Redken Oil for All I like because its a weightless, anti frizz formula works. Has a nice mandarin orange scent. Great at taming flyaways.
19.Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil I recommend because it gets rid of frizzy hair and also give you a nice healthy shine. Use on damp hair before you blow-dry or you can spritz on to control frizz on dry hair. Has a really good sandalwood scent.
20.Oribe Gold Lust All Over Oil I like because it’s color and keratin treatment safe. Plus it’s vegan and gluten-free. The down side is it’s not as easy to apply as a spray. You will need work it in with your hands and fingers. A few drops goes a long way. Very good at hydrating.


How to get rid of static from a hair brush


Did you know many hair dressers have a water-filled spray bottle nearby. Water neutralizes the Static effect. Water molecules remove some of the charges so their effects on your hair and brush are less effective.


According to the Library Of Congress, "Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object. These charges can build up on the surface of an object until they find a way to be released or discharged. One way to discharge them is through a circuit. It's an imbalance between negative and positive charges in objects.

Simply spray the water onto your hair or brush. It doesn't need to be a lot, just a fine mist will do. You can then shake off excess from your brush and then brush your hair. And just like magic static is gone.


Also it's important to note dry conditions heighten the static effect. But you can change that by adjusting the atmosphere and the outcome will amaze you. Don't use too much heat or turn your heating unit too high. All that heat dries out the air out in your home. Humidifiers may also be used to improve moisture in your home. This will help free the friction from your hair brush.


An ionic hair dryer works uniquely by providing negative charged ions. This affects the polarities of the hair and hair-brush. Now they can not attract each other as normally they do. 


According to Science Made Simple, "How can we move electrons from one place to another? One very common way is to rub two objects together. If they are made of different materials, and are both insulators, electrons may be transferred (or moved) from one to the other. The more rubbing, the more electrons move, and the larger the static charge that builds up. (Scientists believe that it is not the rubbing or friction that causes electrons to move. It is simply the contact between two different materials. Rubbing just increases the contact area between them.) Static electricity is the imbalance of positive and negative charges."

To battle static try a Tourmaline hair dryer. This type of ionic hair dryer will help keeping your hair looking fabulous. A Tourmaline hair dryer will serve you well and definitely eliminate static conditions. 


According to William J. Beaty, "Static Electricity means an imbalance of electric charge. An electrically "charged" object contains more protons than electrons, or it contains more electrons than protons. Electrically neutral matter is made of positive and negative charges. Matter is made of atoms, and atoms contain closely-spaced electrons and protons. The "positives" and the "negatives" are very close together, so their effects cancel out. That's why electrical phenomena don't seem obvious in the everyday world. But if we accidentally remove a bunch of electrons from their atoms, and then we put these electrons in a distant spot, we'll leave behind a region of positive net charge. We'll also create an equal region of negative net charge. These imbalances of charge will surround themselves with intense electrical fields or "e-fields.""


According to Stacey our in-house hair research analyst, "To help tame static you can also try using a lightweight leave-in-conditioner spray. Spray the conditioner directly on your brush before brushing your hair. Not only will this remove that static electricity from the brush but also helps to smooth down fly-away." Just make sure to clean your brush after use to get rid of any buildup. Clean your brush by removing any hair, and then gently rub the bristles with shampoo. Rinse and remove the shampoo using water and then let dry for a couple of hours before using.


How to get static out of your hair

Paul Mitchell Foaming Pommade
Paul Mitchell Foaming Pommade


For women I recommend Paul Mitchell Leave In Conditioner. I use this all the time and is a great product in which I high recommend. Has little to no smell and absorbs quickly with no reside.


This product works fantastic for both woman and men. However, I consider the product (Foaming Pommade) more for a man than a woman. The product really has no smell so it's good for either guys or girls. A small amount of Paul Mitchell Foaming Pommade goes a long way. Don't let the price scare you a 8.5 oz bottle will last a real long time. Plus this is a quality product in which I don't mind pay for. I like it because it is not greasy and leaves your hair soft and weightless after a brush through. This is the perfect solution for those who have fly-away or lots of hair static.


This is one of my favorite Paul Mitchell products for taming static conditions in you hair. The cream will help protect your hair. You can also use a wide tooth comb to help you distribute the product evenly through your hair. Comb your hair starting at the tips and work you way to the roots. If you have a lot of hair you can section you hair to make it easier. Use a finishing brush to brush through your hair. This will help smooth and polish your hair. 


According to Salon Invi, Here is what you can do control static in your hair: 

  • "Using dryer sheets. You heard that right. Rubbing a dryer sheet in any scent you prefer can help get rid of that unwanted static. It’s temporary, so carry a few sheets with you at all times, and make sure to rub down your combs and brushes before you use them, too.
  • Spraying with hairspray or using leave in conditioners. Hairspray is a great way to keep electrons from transferring, so give your hair a quick spritz in the morning. You might also find that certain leave-in conditioners can also weigh your hair down just enough to prevent it from standing up. 
  • Rub hair with a dab of hand or body lotion. If you don’t have anything else handy, these can certainly do the trick – but don’t rely on it for the long-term. These products often have chemicals that can dry your hair out or even cause your color to fade, so use them sparingly – or be prepared to head to the salon for a color refresher."


Depending on the length of your hair, for short hair use about the size of a dime. Squeeze into the palm of your hand and then rub your hands together. Using your hands, apply to the static parts of your hair. Wash your hands and then style as usual.


For longer hair you will need to squeeze out a little more. Use about the size of a quarter and then apply. I personally use Paul Mitchell and this product works great!!!


This is a great product to control wavy, curly or static hair. The premium oils and natural extracts help smooth out your hair and provide a nice radiant shine. This products helps you obtain that smooth polished look. I personally fond the oils used to be very light and on greasy which I like. The product also has a nice conditioner for smooth and soften hair. It's also, Paraben, Gluten, Vegan and Color Safe. No strong scent!!!


Be sure to please comment below on how you remove static from your hair brush. Any tips or tricks on removing static is welcomed.


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This is a beautiful hair product. Nothing too thick or gunky just enough oomph for your hair to be stylised. It's also suggested for curly hair, but mine is pretty straight with lots of gray (which kind of takes on its own texture) so I find it great to style my hair. There is no heavy scent. If it came with a pump dispenser I would give it five stars. I have poor hands and it's a bit of a challenge getting the liquid out of the big bottle. Love the fact that after application my hair looks fine and does not feel crunchy or oily.


I love this product on my natural 4a hair. With little to no frizz, it gives beautiful shine. This product also helps certain styles to last for weeks or longer. A hair stylist had introduced me to this item a while back.


I've got really thick coily hair and this formula works great to separate my coils. I wash my hair then apply the cream to my hair. I cover my hair with a conditioner cap before I get dressed, then comb my hair with my finger and smooth the tamed coils.


Love the stuff. I have been using it for years. You use only a very small amount, rub it in your hands and then hair. Gives the flyaways a wonderful shine & calms down.




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