Hi Hart Beat! A few weeks ago I tried something crazy and shared it with you. If you don’t have a crystal clear memory (and I don’t blame you) the idea was to see if I could wean myself off washing my hair every day. Like that time I tried to give up coffee cold turkey, this test did not work.
Some of you gave me great suggestions about the trick to not washing your hair every day but, no amount of blow drying, baby powder or magic conditioner could battle against my oily roots. This post is not about how I’m a failure though. This post is about two hair habits that I actually do everyday and how they can help you win the war against static hair.
The first trick is that for years I’ve been using these special hair towels. They come in all different brands and different styles but at the basic level they all do the same thing. Instead of causing static in your hair (damn you BB&B college towels) they wick water away. So instead of rubbing and causing friction, you can just kind of wrap your hair up and then it dries on its own sans frizz. The towel I’m loving lately comes from the Of a Kind personal care shop and comes with a little button to tie it in a turban. Dreams do come true.
The other hair tool that I actually swear by is my wooden hair brush. I’ve had different variations for years and love it so much that I even keep a travel sized wooden brush in my backpack for unruly hair days. The one that I have right now is a Holzstifte. It sounds like a fancy Italian car and I love it. I wish I could actually lead you somewhere you could buy it online but I got in a store in Maine and apparently Holzstifte has not joined us in the age of the internet. You can find other ones similar here and here.
The reason I love a wooden bristles is because it (again) doesn’t make any static when brushing and it doesn’t break your hair (as much) as normal Duane Reade brushes. Extra bonus is that it feels like you’re massaging fingers through your hair. Head massages always win in my book. What about you, Hart Beat? You have any other secret hair tips up your sleeve?
Photos by Pedro Rodriguez for Hannah Hart Beat.