About to head out the door, only to notice a nimbus of flyaways throwing off your look? Try this emergency fix: Smooth a dryer sheet down your strands from roots to ends. You can also lightly spritz hair spray onto your brush and run it through your hair.
In the future, you can save your strand sanity by using a mild shampoo for dry hair; and stick with conditioner, which rids your hair of negative ions, the culprits behind flyways and static. A buildup of negative ions on hair shafts from excessive combing or wind (or cold temperatures, when they hit) causes individual strands to repel one another.