A Bad Hair Day

October 25, 2007

What is up with my hair?

When I’m at home, my hair behaves like a lady. She falls nicely past my shoulders and it doesn’t take much more than a few swipes from a brush to make her presentable.

However, get me in another state and it’s a different story. Brushing my hair now makes me look like I just stuck my finger in an electrical socket. And it really doesn’t matter what state I’m in. This is very frustrating when I’m trying to get ready for work in the morning. It’s bad enough that I’m functioning in Hawaii time which is usually a lot earlier than most places, dealing with contacts that just don’t want to go in (I made my Lasik consultation appointment!), and looking into a mirror with bad lighting.

What in the world causes the static? And how to I make it go away? Any suggestions? If I can’t fix this, they’re going to have to make the aisles on the plane a little wider to accommodate my do!

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23 Comments on “A Bad Hair Day”


Grace said:

Static is caused by dry air. I used catch static electricity, especially on door knobs (ouch, I actually see sparks) during winters in Japan. Maybe Hawaii has a lot more humidity than the other States.

Touching the ground with both palms open before touching your hair will help reduce static electricity (at least it does for me).

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October 25, 2007
10:30 am

Tonya said:

You can buy some “anti-static” hair products in some of the upper end products but first you could try carrying some fabric softener with you. I know it sounds crazy but it usually works. Wipe the softener over your hair and it will usually tame the beast.

Good Luck!

October 25, 2007
10:31 am

Tonya said:

Just to clarify that I am referring to dryer sheets…..


October 25, 2007
11:51 am

Carey said:

I suggest trying dryer sheets, just rub them over your hair. I haven’t personally tried it, but i hear it works.

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October 25, 2007
11:52 am

Carey said:

Oh and as far as how your hair looks when your not at home, mine does the same thing, except mine always looks better when im not at home. I think it has something to do with the hardness/softness of the water. At least thats what i always have been told.

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October 25, 2007
12:10 pm

maria said:

now you know how my hair feels when I visit Hawaii, all the humidity, my hair is just a big ol frizz.

I use Paul Mitchell super skinny serum, not too heavy and a very little goes a long way. They even sell a travel size, but BEWARE the cap will leak, so pack it all by it’s lonesome.

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Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said:

It sounds like you’ve already gotten some good tips - I hope they help! I don’t have much to add, just that keeping my hair long enough to throw into a ponytail on days when it isn’t cooperating usually works for me… :) Good luck!

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Baby Advice said:

mine does the same thing!! I just keep some gel on hand and use the scrunching trick!


Desert Songbird said:

I would imagine most states have drier air (i.e., lower humidity) than Hawaii, so your hair is doing the normal thing for those states. My hair is used to the low humidity of the desert, so I’ve found products that work well here but make my hair freak out (i.e., get lank) elsewhere.

You have received some nice tips. I might suggest you try spraying your brush with some hairspray before brushing to help control the fly-aways.

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Stacey said:

If none of that works for you, just go with it. Let ‘em stare! You’re a confident woman of the world, Kailani, your hair can touch the ceiling if it wants to!

PS–you and GiGi–two peas in a pod with the Speedos. Are you sisters? jk xoxo

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Melli said:

Dryer sheets or Anti-static Spray — like for panty hose? We have HORRIBLY dry air in our house in the winter - I’ve begged for a humidifier for years - to no avail! The spray works great - but sometimes I can’t find it — the dryer sheets work pretty well too!

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Holly Schwendiman said:

ROFL - oh the picture I have in my head from your description! :) Isn’t it a joy to deal with constant climate shifts? Ironically, I was just disucssing a smoothing balm and spray yesterday with someone. If you’d like more info and some links let me know - it’s so not expensive but it’s been working like a charm for me. The cosmetologist in me has practical advice, the comedian in me agrees with Stacy and the woman in me commiserates with beauty woes! :)



Renee said:

I use that Infusium leave in conditioner (cuz my hair is fried from all the hair color I use on it.) But any leave in conditioner works well…I put it in a spray bottle. I haven’t tried the dryer sheets, but I hear they’re a great fix…they’ll also keep your luggage smelling great.
But everyone is right that it is much dryer here on the main land. Especially here in CO…where we use stuff like Bag Balm to try to keep our skin from drying all out. LOL

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Pinkjagxj said:

You’ve heard this tip in the above comments and yes, the secret is dryer sheets. I use Bounce unscented in my dryer and on anything sporting static electricity. Hey, you could start a new fashion fad with way out there fly away hair. You are after all on a plane. Big Smile!


Melissa said:

Sorry… no great advice here. I throw my hair in a pony tail 90% of the time so that I don’t have to deal with things like this :)


Dana said:

laughing about your making the aisles wider…ha ha. ROFL.

Seriously, I hope you get some relief. Static Guard. Have you tried it? They sell it everywhere, I think…spray that on your comb or brush -that should help. I haven’t read the other comments yet so maybe others have suggested this?

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Christine said:

My hair still hasn’t adjusted to Desert Living.

So thank you for asking for advice, because I needed some too.

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October 25, 2007
10:19 pm

tracey said:

:) Your hair just loves Hawaii! It must be used to different humidity and temps. Sorry. No advice. But thanks for the visual of you with poofy hair!

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BeachMama said:

I go through this every winter. It is the dry air that does it for you, a quick fix is hairspray. For years I suffered every winter then a friend told me to spritz my hair with hairspray wait for it to dry then run my brush or comb through it. Tada, it worked. I have been doing this every winter since.

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Twisted Cinderella said:

I would suggest you ask a hairdresser about it, I’ll bet they would have some good tips

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Waya said:

Bad hair day? How about everyday is bad hair day for me!! Can’t wait to hear the Lasik result!

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Pamela said:

hard water does it too…..in case no body mentioned it


Kim said:

HAHAHA! I am catching up on reading everybody’s blogs after a couple of weeks of being caught up and lost in my life. I am up WAY after my bed time, I was trying to multi-task by brushing my teeth, and reading. When I read about having to make the aisles wider, I about spit toothpaste! You are SO funny! Good luck with the flyaways. Crazy advice about the dryer sheets, but true~

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