How and why static functions in the hair, and what to do about it
Say Bye-Bye Fly-Aways for Good
If you’ve just brushed and styled your hair, but it looks like you’ve been electrocuted, you may have a problem with static. Pesky fly-away’s are common, but they’re not impossible to remedy.
Static is the main blame for fly-aways. What causes static? Many things can create static, but it can especially be more present when there is a lack of moisture. Whether it’s from colder, dryer weather or from your indoor environment. Certain styling tools can also create fiction against the hair and build even more static, leaving your problem unsolved.
All brushes on the market today are made from standard polymers such as ABS, polypropylene, and in some cases nylon and polyoxymethylene (POM). All of these polymers on their own are insulating materials which means they hold static like a glass wand being dragged across a curtain or rubbing your hair against a balloon. Using these cheap plastic combs and brushes on your hair can cause and increase static electricity.
Those materials hold static charge and even the brush barrel coatings that barely register in the static dissipative category don’t have a proper electron path to rid the charge from the brush barrel and ground through the brush user. The grounding of static charge through the user is a concept used in every other industry where static charge build up on the working surface (I.e., hair) isn’t desirable.
Sure, there are many hacks and home remedies that may help to fix static once it’s already created, but saving your time, money and extra energy is possible and preferred by the professionals. By making a smarter switch from cheap plastics tools, to quality static-dissipative materials made from a powerful material called graphene, you will yield a 100% static-free look every time.
Products created by Graphene Hair, such as the thermal round brush, is in fact the only thermal round brush in existence that truly is static-free. Many brushes claim to be static-free or static dissipative, but as you’ve probably experienced before, it is simply not the case.
Traditional thermal round brushes (every brush in the market today) are designed with polymers and brush barrel coatings that are insulators. This is important because it is the same concept as the aforementioned “glass rod” and “balloon against your head” analogies. Let’s be honest, that was a fun experiment as a kid, but not such a good look on adults.
If you don’t like the “static balloon hair” look, and are tired of spending money of extra products and sprays to tame your fly-aways, you might want to give a graphene-based product a try. We recommend starting with a thermal round brush like this
To learn more about the science of Graphene and how it works, visit www.graphenehair.com.