Static electricity

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    David Lopez

    Hi, I think that static electricity will do the same thing to your beard as it does to your hair, nothing. And since a beard's hair is normally thicker than head's hair I don't think it will even move it. 

    I don't think you have to worry about that, and you can always use some beard oil to keep it neat and remove some of the static.

    At least that's what I think :)

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    Alberto

    Hi Quentin,

    When positive and negative charges are imbalanced in an object, you have static electricity.
    When you are in a dry environment you are more likely to experience hair raising or static "shock", that's just extra electrons transferring from an object to another.

    When you have "electric" hair it means they haven't released their extra charge yet and they are repelling each other.
    You can try solving the problem by keeping your hair/beard properly moisturized. Try "coating" your hair with some product to lock-in the moisture (for ex. oil/balm). 

    I think it's not static electricity that is bad for your beard but it's the condition of your beard (+ weather) which allows static electricity to manifest.

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    Quentin

    Hi Alberto,

    Thank you for your answer, but the problem is that I already put beard oil on my beard, wash it once a week and put conditioner, so I don't really know what I can do.

    I'll try my best and hoping it will be enough.

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    Alberto

    Yeah, that was only a theory... sorry it didn't work for you!

     

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    Curtis Stahl

    What kind of comb/brush are you using? When I use the cheap pressed plastic combs I get mad static. I recently picked up a nice Kent comb. So far I haven't had static problems with the Kent comb. I also heard that using wooden combs help with static.  I've got one of those in the mail arriving soon.  I can report back if needed.

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    Quentin

    I also bought a Kent comb recently, the 16T, it's really awesome but unfortunately even if it reduce the static, I notice that I still have some static.

    I will be really happy if you could make me a report back.

    Thanks for all your help.

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    Spiritkub

    Some people naturally build up static electricity...especially if they live in a dry climate. You can try discharging some of it before you comb. Just touch a metal surface and wait for the *pop*. I use my towel rack next to the sink. It can sting a little and it doesn't get rid of all of it, but it does help.

    Spiritkub....

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    Curtis Stahl

    Quentin, reporting back to you. I received my wooden comb. Unfortunately I am not really noticing any difference I'm regards to static. Maybe it's the comb I bought, but honestly I prefer the Kent comb.

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    Quentin

    Thank you curtis, your report was helpful because I was asking myself if wooden comb was better, but I'll continue to use my kent comb.

    I'll continue to test techniques to reduce static. And thank to all of you for your answer.

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