1. New shoes are always a good idea
Shoes with a rubber sole can cause a big electrical charge, which is why leather shoes are a much better option, as leather keeps you grounded. Yes, you heard us! We’ve just given you an excuse to shop…...So, get yourself some new leather shoes now!
2. Wash away the static energy
While you’re washing your clothes, try adding a little bit of vinegar or a small ball of aluminium foil to the washing machine. That way you’ll make sure your clothing is always free of electric charge and you won’t have any more static clothes. Be careful though: silver foil isn’t allowed in the dryer and you absolutely can’t use vinegar and bleach at the same time. Fabric softener will also remove the charge from your clothing. Kill two birds with one stone: clothing that smells amazing & doesn't shock you every time you wear it!
The dryer actually causes static electricity. So, try to hang your washed clothes outside or on a drying rack which will prevent your clothing from being electrically charged. Plus, it also preserves your clothes much better! Can’t be bothered hanging up all of your clothes, and would you still prefer to use a dryer? Always add dryer sheets which will prevent your clothes from getting too heavily charged. Adding a moist face flannel in the final 10 minutes of the drying cycle will also help to prevent some of the electric charge because it stops the air from getting too dry. And pppsstt, there are also anti-static dryer sheets! Final tip, pull your clothing from the dryer straight after it’s done.
3. Spray your clothes to prevent static
Hairspray will keep you hair in place for hours, but this hair product is also the perfect tool to prevent static clothing! Spray the hairspray onto your static clothing from a 30cm distance, however, do make sure you turn your clothing inside out. Bit of a miracle product hairspray, isn’t it?! Think hairspray is a little too potent? Use a plant sprayer filled with a little fabric softener and water. Use it to spray the inside of your clothes and voilà fresh smelling clothes and no more static!