Tress stress? Stop static with hair fixes

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February 03, 2000|By Lisa Skolnik | Lisa Skolnik,Chicago Tribune

Is your hair doing weird things these days? It's not your imagination: The lower humidity in winter air creates static buildup in everyone's hair. And whatever you do -- like brushing, blow drying or bundling up with sweaters and hats -- makes it worse.

Get ahead of static (instead of a head full of static!) with products that moisturize and repair your hair. Here are some options:

Repair dull locks: Deep-conditioning treatments stay on your hair from 10 to 20 minutes and are loaded with moisturizing ingredients that rebuild dry, stressed or damaged hair. Try Frizz-Ease Miraculous Recovery ($7, 4 ounces), Sebastian Potion 7 ($17.50, 1.7 ounces), Fudge Dynamite Hair Rebuilder ($16, 5.2 ounces) or John Frieda Miracle Mend ($6, 4 ounces).

Comb in a conditioner: These wearable treatments are applied after shampooing and can revive and strengthen hair by coating it with conditioners. Try Fudge 1 Shot+ ($11.95, 4.2 ounces), Sebastian Potion 9 ($12.50, 5.1 ounces), John Frieda Modeling Spray ($5, 6.7 ounces) or Pantene Pro-V Hair Strengthening Complex ($10.50, 3.4 ounces).

Build in body: Some gels and mousses can thicken, control and condition your hair, all at the same time. Our picks include Sebastian Laminates Get Some Body ($12.95, 4.2 ounces), John Frieda Quick Coif ($5, 7.5 ounces), Fudge Hair Varnish or Fudge Hair Licorice ($5 each for 1 ounce).

Slick it down: Keeping hairs in place prevents them from making more static. For an extra-strong hold, try Sebastian Twisted Taffy ($16.95, 4.4 ounces), Aveda Self Control Stick ($16, 2.5 ounces) and L'Oreal Studio FX Fresh Styling Water ($3.29, 7.8 ounces).

WHERE TO FIND 'EM: These hair fixers are sold in drug and beauty-supply stores, except for the following salon brands: Fudge (888-383-4387), Aveda (800-342-4120) and Sebastian (800-829-7322). Try their toll-free numbers for buying information.

c 1997 Chicago Tribune. Distributed by Knight-Ridder/Tribune, Inc.

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