Static happens when your hair picks up an electrical charge from the dry air, explains Kingsley. "It's common in the chillier months because the air is less moist everywhere," he adds. Fight it by switching to a more hydrating shampoo and conditioner for your hair type, then use a tourmaline or ionic hair dryer—they don't suck out moisture like regular dryers can, says NYC hairstylist Orlando Pita. If your static persists, try out one of the solutions below, matched to your specific hair texture:
Fine/Straight Hair: Rub an antifrizz cream (like Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Anti-Frizz Creme, $4.29, drugstore.com) on just the tips of your hair to avoid greasy buildup. Carry a dryer sheet for touchups during the day.
Medium/Wavy Hair: Your hair is thick, so it can handle a rich conditioning spray to lock in moisture and beat static. Apply it on damp hair before you blow-dry. Try L'Oréal EverCreme Nourishing Leave-In Spray, $8.99, ulta.com.
Full/Curly Hair: Coarse hair needs a heavier leave-in or overnight cream, like Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue, $38, sephora.com, to knock out static. Just be sure to avoid alcohol-based gels, which can dry out curls.