Why Does Rubbing a Balloon on Your Hair Make It Stick?

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asked Sep 22, 2017 in Other-Education by Lexwall (660 points)
Why Does Rubbing a Balloon on Your Hair Make It Stick?

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answered Sep 23, 2017 by Jordan21 (240 points)
Rubbing the balloon on your hair creates static electricity and that static electricity causes static cling and that's why the balloon will stick to your hair.

You can rub a balloon on carpet and the balloon will stick to your hair or other things as well due to static cling.

I used to rub balloons on my hair and our carpet a lot as a kid.

It was great fun.

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