UNDATED (CNN) -- Static electricity and winter time; they go hand and hand. Static can be a real nuisance, especially when it comes to your hair. But there are ways to control it.
Whether we blow it, tease it or just let it be, hair can take a real beating in the winter months, especially when it comes to static electricity. Stylist Paul Wharton says, "The cold dry weather really strips our hair of moisture and coupled with the heated environment inside, it doesn't help at all."
Good ways to avoid static hair? Wharton says, "In the cold winter months you really need to cut your shampoo regiment in half." And pick your shampoos carefully. Wharton adds, "Choose shampoos that are sulfate free and non-foaming."
And moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Use products with vitamin e, shea oil, coconut oil and natural carotene. When getting out of the shower, blot your hair; don't vigorously dry it with a towel. Wharton says, "When you shake it dry with a towel, you are roughing up the cuticle which will only make the fly always worse."
And the home remedy of dryers sheets can help, but don't overdo them. Wharton says, "In a pinch, throw one in your purse, pull it out, smooth it out... Perfect."