Static charge is built up when two insulating materials are rubbed against each other, such as a plastic comb moving on your hair. Every time you brush a surface, maybe for the purpose of cleaning, finishing, or any kind of motion, a static charge is created, which is known as triboelectric. “Tribe,” in this case, means rubbing.
Friction between the materials causes electrons to be transferred from one material to the other. Friction can be used to create a static charge, like what exists between a comb and hair. The “tingling” effects of static are caused by mutual repulsion between strands of hair carrying the same sign of charge, which tends to make them stand up.
It is also crucial to take into account that opposite charges draw each other and similar charges ward off each other. Remember how a magnet works, and you get a perfect idea. In most cases, an object is neutral; that is, the positive and negative charges are balanced.
When you use a plastic brush or comb on your hair, the negative charges in your hair move to the comb. This leaves your hair positively charged. If all individual strands are positively charged, they end up repelling each other. This is the simple cause of flyaway hair.
Every strand of hair is trying to move from the one beside it; standing out straight from the scalp and making your hair uncontrollable. Individuals with fine, straight hair tend to have more hitches and struggles with static. Those with wavy, thick, or naturally curly hair may not notice this as much, though all hair types can be affected by static electricity to some extent.
Electrostatic charges regularly buildup when brushing hair with brushes made of dielectric materials, such as nylon, plastic, and natural bristles. Compounds have been invented to give brush bristles non-static characteristics, but brushes treated with them do not dispel electro-static charges in the hair. To unravel this difficulty, coatings made up of powdered carbon and metals were invented to provide conductive characteristics to dielectric bristles.
Bristles that are conductive are used in brushes that provide a path for an electrostatic charge from the hair being brushed to the hand handling the brush. The present discovery provides a more well-organized route for the electrostatic charge to dispel hair from being brushed and eliminates the risk to the hairstylist or individual brushing their hair from suffering a possible stinging static shock.
Hypothetical reasoning led us to believe that three principal factors contribute to the severity of the “flyaway” of human hair. The first is the magnitude of charge, which is generated by the contact and subsequent separation of hair and comb.
The second factor is the mobility of charge and its rate of dissipation from the fibers. The third factor is the distribution of load along the length of the combed fibers. In principle, the desired objective of reduced electrostatic effects can be approached by altering each one of these factors.
Rather than struggling to remove static buildup with your traditional hairbrush or other conventional methods, why not consider purchasing a brand new anti-static hairbrush?
Anti-static hair brushes can completely eradicate static from hair, making them the perfect hairbrush for curly hair and those prone to flyaway
Removing static electricity from your hair will not only keep your hair soft and smooth, but it will protect the longevity of your hairbrush through regular cleaning. Getting static out of a hairbrush is easy to do and quick to accomplish.
Anti-static brush materials:
• Natural fiber such as Tampico, goat hair, horsehair, and hog bristle
• Synthetic fibers such as static Statigo9, dissipative nylon, Thunderon™, and carbon fiber can be used in cleanroom applications
• Metal fibers such as aluminum, brass, phosphor bronze, and stainless steel are often used for conductive brushes and some cleanroom applications
Anti-static brushes are produced from low charging materials and natural materials that are very close to natural on the triboelectric chart. They neither give nor take an electron and therefore remain mostly and electrically neutral. Wood pins brushes are good anti-static and temperature-regulating brushes. The wooden pins that make up the bristles of our hairbrushes are made from sturdy hornbeam.
The slim wooden pins are rounded at the tips to give a gentle, protective, and enjoyable pampering of the sensitive skin on the scalp. Besides, the pins are effectively implanted into the cushion of the brush, stopping excessive pulling of the hair, which loosens it at the roots. Also, in divergence to metal pins, the wooden ones barely absorb heat during blow-drying and have a desirable anti-static effect.
A static removing hairbrush disperses electrostatic charges from hair and brushes the hair by giving a circuit away from the hair, and at the same time away from the user. The brush has a group of conductive bristles fixed in a bristle carrier member that also conducts electricity and is connected to a ground wire. The ground wire has a terminal for connection to an electrical ground.
The brush has some conductive bristles fixed in a bristle carrier member that also conducts electricity and is coupled to a ground wire. The ground wire ends in a device adapted for attachment to the ground, e.g., a clamp that can be attached to a plumbing pipe, a plug for attachment to a wall outlet, or a plug for attachment to a cigarette lighter.
The ground wire may have a fast connect fitting, which permits the type of grounding terminal to be interchangeable. The invention of this kind of brush, and in particular, a brush that provides a path to dissipate electrostatic charges from hair being brushed to an electrical ground invention, instead of a one-piece ground wire, the ground wires is in two pieces, with one portion fixed to the hairbrush.
The second part terminating in the device adapted for attachment to an electrical ground, the two sections of ground wire connected by jacks, including a male plug and female socket, which allows a single hairbrush body to be made use of with a couple of electrical materials, including plugs to take advantage of generally available connections such as a 120 V domestic electrical outlet and the outer ring of a 12 V cigarette lighter socket in an automobile.
Bellow is what a working ESD protect brush/ comb should look like:
An anti-static hairbrush works is shown in the diagram below: