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Thread: Skirts and static--how do you keep it away?

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    My daughter wanted me to ask all of you. :D

    She wants to wear more skirts this year at college, but hates slips. She'd wear leggings or tights with them. Any solutions?

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    Rub your tights with a bounce dryer sheet before leaving the house and throw one in you purse for a reapply if static builds up during the day.

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    We used liquid fabric softener which seemed to work better than the sheets :D:D:D

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    use some hand lotion and then rub the excess on the tights or leggings. works great for me.

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    Carry a small can of static guard, it also works on fly away hair.

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    I use a bit of hair conditioner dabbed into my hands. That also works on staticy hair!

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    I use to keep a can of static guard in my drawer at work...you could even spray it discreetly at the desk :-D :oops: :-D

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    I just don't wear the darn things. :-) I think there used to be an anti-static cling spray stuff at one time? Is it still on the market?

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    Tell her to put tennis balls in the dryer. I know that sounds strange but it really does take the static out of clothing. I have a flannel jacket that always had a bad static problem but sense i have been using tennis balls I don't have that problem any more.

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    Before I wore pants, I would live in dresses and skirts and always had a can of hair spray - it did the trick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Tell her to put tennis balls in the dryer. I know that sounds strange but it really does take the static out of clothing. I have a flannel jacket that always had a bad static problem but sense i have been using tennis balls I don't have that problem any more.

    They really are great aren't they! I've been using them for years as I don't like to use fabric sheets and softener is just a PIA. (they do smell good tho!)

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    I have Static Guard near me at all times! My hair gets static-y easily and I can't stand it. I spray it on my brush. So, at home, in my bag, in the desk drawer at work. It works!

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    You gals are full of great ideas!! Thanks! Rachel is reading them as they come through.

    When she asked me--I remembered Static Guard, but I knew exactly where to go to get more ideas. :-D

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    Mamabear--I had a suitemate in college who once applied Downy liquid fabric softener) to her hair...as the result of misunderstanding that the fabric softener recommended was intended to be in the form of a dryer sheet! I can't remember what event we attended, but she didn't have time to wash her hair, so it was very flat but smelled nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    Mamabear--I had a suitemate in college who once applied Downy liquid fabric softener) to her hair...as the result of misunderstanding that the fabric softener recommended was intended to be in the form of a dryer sheet! I can't remember what event we attended, but she didn't have time to wash her hair, so it was very flat but smelled nice!
    TOO FUNNY :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I have heard, but not tried this, pin a safety pin to an inside seam. It is suppose to take the static right out of your outfit!

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    Baby powder....sprinkle on the INSIDE of the skirt.

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    We always used static guard

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    the tennis balls and hair spray really do work for me

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    A safety pin in the hem of a garment will control static in the fabric.

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    Sometimes if you put a safety pin in the seam, it eliminates static. :lol:

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    I have found that if I put hand lotion on my legs this cut down on the static in clothing.
    Charlene

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    use dryer sheets.

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    I read somewhere that drying sheets (used ones) are good for use as a stabilizer when embroidering. Has anyone tried this.

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    buy a large spray bottle (2 C minimum) and put 1 inch of fabric softener in it and dilute with warm water till full. Shake well. Every time she wears the skirts, lightly spray them before dressing with the diluted solution and the garment should stay cling free for hours unless the day is very dry. You can also put a small bottle like the ones you get at the dime store (about 3 oz size spray bottles) in your purse or backpack with the solutions as well to use throughout the day if needed. Works like a dream in the dryer when fluffing up clothes as well. I hate ironing so often toss things in with a couple of squirts of the solution and tumble for 10 min and they're ready to wear.

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