How to Remove Static Electricity From Fabrics

Static electricity may be an interesting phenomenon, but it's a serious pain in the fashion world. It causes clothing to bunch and gather, ruins hairstyles and even causes irritating shocks. But when you have a static situation, there's one way to quickly remedy the problem.

Start with a clean, dry, empty plastic spray bottle. Fill it with two cups of water. If your bottle won't hold at least 2½ cups of liquid, use less water; take note of approximately how much you add.

Pour in 1/3 cup of liquid fabric softener. If you used less than two cups of water, create a solution with a 6 to 1 ratio of water to fabric softener.

Screw on the spray bottle top, close the nozzle and shake the bottle vigorously to mix the solution.

From 6 to 9 inches away, gently mist the static saturated fabrics. Be careful not to soak the fabrics; a little bit of this solution goes a long way.

Shake and fluff the fabric. If necessary, mist the trouble spots again. The static electricity should dissipate quickly.