When winter rolls around and the hats come out of our wardrobes, few of us can escape the phenomenon of electric hair. Indomitable, they become impossible to style and bristle at the first stroke of the comb! While waiting for the return of the beautiful days Madame la Présidente reveals some tips to avoid hair antennas⚡️
It’s a winter classic that makes its comeback every year: electric hair is here! What could be more unpleasant than to see it get tangled up and stuck everywhere as soon as you take off a sweater too quickly?
Lack of moisture makes our hair a real battery pack, especially if it’s fine. In winter, the drier air dries out the hair. As keratin, the main constituent of hair, dries out, hair, especially fine hair, becomes more easily charged with electricity. The principle is the same as for magnets, opposite charges attract! Hair that has an opposite static charge to objects such as clothes or hairbrushes is therefore attracted to them!
Some good practices to limit damage
Avoid synthetic materials: especially acrylic clothing, which is particularly electrically conductive.
No wet hair: the sudden change in temperature between the inside and outside deteriorates the hair fibres.
Gentle washing: over-washed hair loses its suppleness and becomes dehydrated more quickly. Use a shampoo that is neither too concentrated nor too harsh to wash your hair. Concentrate on the roots and don’t rub too long to avoid charging your hair with electricity.
Gentle drying: temperature shocks sensitize the hair and drying too hot aggravates the electrostatic phenomenon! Ideally, you should leave your mane out in the open. If you’re blow-drying, start by dabbing your hair with an absorbent towel to lessen the impact of the heat and even shorten its duration!
Last tip: Wait five minutes before doing your hair. Run your hands under the water and touch your hair to discharge the electricity. You can also put a few drops on your brush to facilitate the styling session!
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