Does anyone know what makes hair static?

(8 Posts)
Indecisivejo Sat 02-Jul-16 10:36:46

My hair is very static when i brush it and can hear crackle sounds, why??
I wash condition and apply a light oil to the ends so I know it's looked after! Could it be the brush?? Had it a while maybe I need a new one?!

sashh Sat 02-Jul-16 10:38:09

Is it a plastic or nylon brush? That will do it.

Did you ever rub a balloon on your head as a child? Same thing.

BobbinThreadbare123 Sat 02-Jul-16 10:44:23

Electrons are moving from brush to hair, increasing the electric charge on your hair. These electrons need the shortest path to ground so they discharge. They release radio waves into the air as they do this, hence the crackling.

Indecisivejo Sat 02-Jul-16 10:55:46

Erm not sure what brush is made of but looks plastic I suppose. What brush is good?

sashh Sat 02-Jul-16 12:15:57

You can get natural bristles, ceramic or wooden brushes. Although the ceramic ones only have a ceramic barrel

I've been using a plastic Denman one for years, the one that smells of strawberries and has strawberries printed on...then last week I bought the Denman one with natural bristles and now my hair just flies up as soon as I brush my hair!! So in my case natural bristles are bad

Janey50 Sat 02-Jul-16 18:35:52

Cold,dry,weather and synthetic fabrics are notorious for causing static. Plastic hairbrushes make it worse. In the winter when I get undressed,I pull my jumper (acrylic wool,man-made) over my head and sparks literally jump off me. Ow!

Indecisivejo Sat 02-Jul-16 18:44:15

It's driving me crazy! I just want to brush my hair without it going crazy!

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