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How to Get Rid of Static Cling

Static cling can make the perfect outfit look like a rumpled mess. Dry air allows electrons to build up between the fabric of your garments, causing them to stick together. That "zap" you get when you touch someone is the release of built-up energy. Adding moisture can cure both problems so that you can go about your day cling- and zap-free.

Add a humidifier to your room while you dress to cut down on the electron buildup.

Put a very light layer of lotion over your pantyhose or tights to stop or prevent static cling between the hosiery and your skirt.

Spray your clothing with a diluted solution of water and fabric conditioner.

Trade your rubber-soled shoes for another material that does not hold as much electricity.

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