An innovative new antistatic comb, plus more flyaway-fighters
Richard Chai Fall 2010 Hair
"Dryness and heat are the reasons hair static happens," says hair guru Ted Gibson about the all-too-common tress affliction. The worst-case scenario: When you get caught dealing with pesky flyaways on the go. Rubbing a dollop of hand lotion between your palms and smoothing over strands is a suitable solution-but this can occasionally result in a greasy look typically reserved for the runway. If you happen to encounter unruly strands at the Laundromat, you might be in luck ("Dryer sheets are a way to combat static and deodorize hair," says Gibson). But chances are disorderly flyaways aren't much cause for concern in this milieu. Instead, you might try Gibson's popular dryer-sheet-inspired Hair Sheets-their neat wrappers keep the contents of your purse protected, and the formula also contains hair-friendly nutrients.
Another antistatic option that will soon be available is the No-Frizz comb by Ricky's NYC. Launching in early May at Ricky's NYC stores and online at rickysnyc.com, the innovative hair tool is the brainchild of Ricky Kenig, founder of the kitschy beauty-and-apparel chain. "Olive oil is infused into the plastic, so when you run the comb through your hair a bit of it is deposited," says Kenig. "It's a dry oil, though, so it won't leave any residue-it simply eliminates frizz and helps evenly distribute any existing grease." Good for roughly 25,000 strokes (about a year's worth of combing), Kenig's invention is a favorite among top hairstylists Kevin Ryan and Frank Rizziari, who employed the tool for Richard Chai's fall 2010 show (shown above) to smooth models' strands.
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