Seven Ways To Fight Static Cling This Winter

Even beautiful Blake Lively gets static cling. (Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)In case you've been living under a rock these last few weeks, wild winter-like weather systems have been rocking our world left and right. It's quite apocalyptic out there, y'all! We're sincerely hoping that this isn't the norm, but as the temperature dips, we may as well fortify ourselves against the dangers that lay ahead. I'm talking about static cling, you guys. That horrifying thing that happens when you're just simply trying to EXIST out there, let alone present yourself in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Read on for the ultimate Static Style Survival Statutes.


1. When it's laundry time, think smart. After a wash cycle, keep your natural and synthetic fabrics separate as you tumble dry them, because when they rub together, they create massive amounts of static electricity.


2. For added defense, use fabric softener during the dry cycle. What seems unnecessary during the warm spring and summer months, is actually really useful when the temperatures drop.

 (Acme & Topshop)

3. Avoid outfits that combine a natural skirt or dress with synthetic tights. What happens in the dryer behind closed doors is no match for what can happen in public!


4. Here's a use (finally!) for all those extra wire hangers laying around from the dry cleaner: run one over your clothes just before (or right after) getting dressed. It grabs the extra charge that causes your clothes to stick together.

5. Choose leather-soled shoes instead of rubber-soled ones because leather grounds you and allows natural electricity to flow through you instead of halting at your shoes.

(Proctor & Gamble)

6. A travel-sized bottle of lotion is great in a pinch. Rub a bit on the part of your tights that keeps sticking to your skirt -- et voila! No more cling.


7. Hairspray: it's not just for your hair. I can't even tell you how many times I've borrowed a can from a hairstylist on the set of The Thread when a static situation arose. Spray it directly under the affected area, shake it out a few times, and you're all set.

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