Buying beautiful clothes and wearing them is one thing, maintaining them in that state is another. With clothes, comes taking care of them to keep them in their best shape if it involves ironing, hanging them neatly or dry cleaning. However there is another element to this mix, and that is static electricity. If you live in a place where you have to experience consistent dry weather, along comes this phenomenon. So, I’m no stranger dealing with this since living in Mexico City meant my skin, had it’s fair-share getting used to the dry weather. Static electricity on your clothes and hair can be really annoying at times, especially when you are a few minutes away from leaving home and feeling frizzy. No one wants to deal with that clingy and fizzy feeling that just won’t stop!
But the good news is that there are many ways to get rid of this static electricity, and some of these have been solutions I have found over the years. And I wanted to share these tips so it can make your life a whole lot easier!
One of the ways to completely get rid of static electricity like it were magic, is to apply a moisturizer or lotion to your skin. This was one of the first ways I discovered how to get rid of it before I googled my way through it. Static electricity needs a dry environment, so adding in moisture will avoid the clinging. Another expert tip, is to wait for a a minute or two after you apply the moisturizer to wear your clothes again. Reason being, some materials such as satin and silk could get stained with the moisturizer easily.
The second tip, and the most obvious ways to get rid of static electricity is using dryer sheets, Dryer sheets work very efficiently by reducing static electricity, and keeping your clothes devoid of it. The best part about dryer sheets is they combat, neutralize the built-up static in nearly all types of fabric. This however needs to be used while you put your clothes in the dryer. If you do not use a dryer, air drying your clothes is better since it naturally gets rid of most of the static.
Those were some expert tips on getting rid of the static on your clothes and if you enjoyed reading this blog, please do share it and like it.
Lots of Love,
Road Dress Travelled x