It is possible to use commercial products, water or hairspray on the surface of fabrics to remove static cling. It is also possible to use lotion or powder on the body to prevent static cling from occurring.
One of the best ways to prevent static cling from starting is to purchase natural fiber clothing, because synthetic fibers tend to cause static more easily. However, it is possible to remove static from a dress or other article of clothing by using natural means or through the use of commercial products. Wetting hands and smoothing them down the fabric desensitizes the static, while body lotion and baby powder on the body help create a barrier that blocks or eliminates the static. Aerosol hairspray on stockings helps remove static from dresses and can be sprayed on the dress itself if stockings are not worn.