The best tips against electric hair

Who says lower temperatures, says (almost) inevitable return of electric hair. To limit this phenomenon as much as possible, Matthieu Séguier, hairdresser and founder of Salon Séguier in Paris, gives us his unstoppable tips.

What is an electric hair?

This rather unpleasant phenomenon occurs when the lengths come together with a scarf, a sweater or a brush. Very often, we realize that “the hair either starts to fly, or to stick to the face” explains Matthieu Séguier. Hair then becomes electric, since its charges of static electricity are opposite to that of objects. In summary, the drier the climate, the less moisture the fiber absorbs. As a result, the hair dries up and your hair stands on end.

Electric hair, an almost winter phenomenon

Why do we tend to develop this hair problem in winter? The answer is simple, hot and cold make the atoms move between them. Consequently, the hair becomes very electric . We therefore understand that the temperature difference does not work with our hair … But especially with straight hair! Indeed, the latter are the most apt to become electric, because of their stiffness: In general, a smooth hair is more electric than a curly hair, because they rub against each other more. It is this mechanical friction. which generates static electricity.

Getting Rid of Electric Hair: Top Tips

Silicone

  • At a time when the era of anti-silicone is in full swing, this organic compound is still a good way to get rid of this phenomenon: silicone surrounds the hair like a barrier. It allows it to not not become electric  specifies Matthieu Séguier. It is also present in shampoos as well as in masks and conditioners (in Kérastase shampoos for example).

Hand cream

  • Another tip, always in this avoidance of hot / cold, we do not touch our lengths when we have dry hands : When the hands are attacked by the cold, it is better to apply a cream beforehand before touching the hair.

Exit the hair dryer and other straightening

  • The heat accentuates this gap between hot and cold. If, however, it is complicated to go out without one and / or the other, Matthieu Séguier recommends applying an after-brushing cream to both hydrate the hair, but also to put all the chances in your side to avoid static electricity.

Some water

  • We put water on his hair when it stands on end. Yes, the water breaks the phenomenon and allows your strands to come back down to earth! Be careful though if you have used plates beforehand, we say goodbye to brushing.

The good tips

The right brush

  • Several objects allow the hair to stay in place. If the boar bristle brush is known in this field, from experience, I haven’t seen much difference. On the net, combs as well as anti-static brushes are available, made of carbon fiber which prevents this kind of physical reaction. To discover here .

The silk square under her cap

  • If you can’t part with your cap when the temperatures are around 0 degrees, we opt for a silk square under your cap: That’s what our grandmothers did. Not only does it protect the hair, but it also avoids the static phenomenon  . A material to be used without moderation, whether it is under your helmet, in a sling or on your pillow.

Hand cream

  • Another tip, always in this avoidance of hot / cold, we do not touch our lengths when we have dry hands : When the hands are attacked by the cold, it is better to apply a cream beforehand before touching the hair.

Exit the hair dryer and other straightening

  • The heat accentuates this gap between hot and cold. If, however, it is complicated to go out without one and / or the other, Matthieu Séguier recommends applying an after-brushing cream to both hydrate the hair, but also to put all the chances in your side to avoid static electricity.

Some water

  • We put water on his hair when it stands on end. Yes, the water breaks the phenomenon and allows your strands to come back down to earth! Be careful though if you have used plates beforehand, we say goodbye to brushing.

The good tips

The right brush

  • Several objects allow the hair to stay in place. If the boar bristle brush is known in this field, from experience, I haven’t seen much difference. On the net, combs as well as anti-static brushes are available, made of carbon fiber which prevents this kind of physical reaction.

The silk square under her cap

  • If you can’t part with your cap when the temperatures are around 0 degrees, we opt for a silk square under your cap: That’s what our grandmothers did. Not only does it protect the hair, but it also avoids the static phenomenon . A material to be used without moderation, whether it is under your helmet, in a sling or on your pillow.

Pass it on to another

  • Another more original technique, go say hello to someone: We have to discharge ourselves in electricity. The trick is to go and kiss someone. That way, we take a shock and it takes away our electricity charge . A way that is both polished and above all … funny to finally get rid of your unruly hair!

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