Static cling can be a nuisance especially when there is low humidity. This guide is about preventing static cling in clothing.
Here's a tip for all those ladies that have problems with static cling, especially in the winter time. If you use softener in your washer and dryer and still have static cling, take a small safety pin and pin it to the outside of your slip. It will remove all static cling. I have done this for years now winter and summer, and it does work. What's worse than static cling on a Sunday morning church service?
By cassie from Paragould, AR
I had heard that placing a safety pin to the bottom hem or side seam would prevent static cling. I tryed it and it does work. Now I have safety pins in the hems of all my skirts, dresses and slacks.
For static crazy hair, it's probably caused by the shampoo you are using. I read somewhere that products that are high in silicone cause hair to have lots of static, so switch your shampoo, especially if you are using Pantene
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Please advise the causes for fabric clinging apart from static charges. Thanks and regards.
Rub a wire coat hanger, those kind you get from the dry cleaner over your clothes. Works for me.
Rub a small amount of lotion onto your hands then rub your palms over your pantyhose or slip. This works, I do it all the time. There is nothing more aggravating than static cling. Lotion is usually something you have in your purse so if you forget before you leave the house you can do it at work.
With cold weather here, static cling can be a problem. To keep socks, dresses, or even some slacks from clinging to you, lightly rub your legs with fabric softener sheet. That should eliminate the problem.
For static cling, I put a wad of tin foil in the dryer. It seems to help. Also, don't dry to bone dry. Leave damp and hang to finish.
I love my dryer balls but they don't always get rid of ALL the static. So I buy the cheapest fabric softener sheets I can find, and cut them in half.
The natural way to fix static cling is to pin a small safety pin to the seam of the slip you are wearing. It acts like a grounding device. It eliminates the static cling in your dress.
I get shocked on everything I touch at work and it hurts. What do I need to do?
Nylon carpets do that, it's annoying I know. When you approach something you know will shock, hit it with a downward smack of your hand so the shock is not felt. Smack it like you would a dusty cushion.
We have the same problem in our home but it happens where there's no carpet. It don't happen all the time, don't know why, good luck.
Ever get to work and have your pant leg sticking to your panty hose? Or your skirt clinging to your panty hose? Keep one fabric softener sheet in your car and one in your desk to eliminate that extremely annoying problem. Gently glide the sheet down your panty hose and the static cling goes away. Much cheaper and easier to store than a can of Static Cling.
By Wendy from Jacksonville, FL
You can also rub lotion on your legs to eliminate static cling. (03/31/2008)
Long, long ago, one of my boys brought home a list of helpful hints from first grade as a Mother's Day gift. One of the hints was to use a wire coat hanger and run it down your clothing to remove the static. It does work!
It's easy to keep a fabric softener sheet in your pocketbook. Also works on fly-away hair if you are prone to that. (04/01/2008)
Crumple up a piece of aluminum foil and put it in the dryer with your wet clothes. This will prevent static cling!
What a cool idea! I'm definitely going to give this a try. (10/04/2004)
Can you keep reusing the same piece of aluminum foil?