Static might not be a real hair issue, but it sure is annoying, right? Trygstad shares an insider tip to help keep flyaways at bay: Fabric softener sheets! Simply rub a sheet between your hands and then smooth your hands over your hair. You may also want to tuck a sheet in your hat so you don’t look like you just stuck your finger in an electrical socket when you arrive at your destination. Before you blow-dry, try a serum like ECRU New York Silk Nectar Serum (left, $32.50, ecrunewyork.com), which smoothes static, and eliminates frizz and dryness. For maximum results, apply a few drops to damp hair, wrap in a towel for 10 to 15 minutes, brush through to make sure the serum is absorbed and style as usual. If you’re in a rush, try either the Umberto Shine Spray (middle, $8.99, target.com) and lightly mist it on your hair or rub Biosilk Therapy Drops (right, $12.99, target.com) through dry hair.
Problem: Hat hair
One of the biggest dilemmas of the season is how to avoid hat hair. You can forget the hat altogether and instead opt for a pair of chic earmuffs, but that won’t save your hair from snow and sleet. To keep your style, pull your hair into a loose, high ponytail and tuck it all into your hat. To avoid ridges in straight hair, go with soft Emi-Jay hair ties (left, $5.99 for three, emi-jay.com). To get rid of the telltale hat “dent,” mist your brush with hairspray and quickly brush through your crown. You might want to try Oscar Blandi’s Lacca, for volume and control spray (middle, $11, beauty.com); it’s an antistatic hairspray that adds shine and volume to your ‘do. And for beauty on the go, pick up the pocket-size Body Benefits brush (right, $2.49, riteaid.com), which unfolds to reveal a mirror in its handle.
Former magazine editor and go-to gal for all things beauty, Paige Herman-Axel is a freelance writer based in Delray Beach, Florida. Check out her website, insiderbeautybuzz.com.