5 Top Benefits of Using Wooden Comb/Brush
Bamboo brushes/combs are one of the simplest changes when going zero waste and that benefits your hairs health.
How can we expect healthy hair when we use chemical-ridden products on our hair and scalp daily?
So if your plastic brush or a comb is nearly at the end of its life and you're looking for a change here are 5 reasons for you to change for bamboo comb/brush.
1. Bamboo combs are gentler on your scalp
Wooden bristles feel like little massaging fingers on your scalp (compared to synthetic materials that are harsh and can bruise the scalp) and they increase blood circulation which brings nutrients to the hair follicles. It can be a solution for treating dandruff as well as it stimulates natural scalp oils.
2. Wood fibers aid in conditioning your hair.
Wooden bristles can absorb the scalp's natural oil, sebum and they distribute the natural oils from the scalp along each strand, which results in a shinier, glossier appearance. These natural oils work to protect your hair and improve the condition of your mid-lengths and ends. Moreover this helps to avoid greasy roots as the main reason of it happening is that scalp is producing oil that isn't efficiently distributed thought full length of the hair.
3. Wooden bristles don’t produce any static
Plastic hair brushes increase the electrical charge of your hair, and as a plastic brush glides through your hair, the increased electrical charge leads to static. Wood and bamboo has a neutral to negative charge so static is reduced, allowing your hair to stay smooth and nice.
4. They are gentler when detangling
The bamboo/wood bristles are soft, smooth and free from sharp corners, so when pulled through your hair, they detangle gently. The brushes and combs are naturally hypoallergenic. The comb's wooden teeth are turned and well finished so they do not tear at the hair and the majority of brushes and combs are finished with a protective coating of bee wax or purified linseed oil.
5. Eco friendly and sustainable resource.
Bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources and environmentally sound plants on earth. Rubber is also a natural resource that boasts a high resistance to fatigue. It is also known to be anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic and anti-dust mite. Wooden hairbrushes use natural materials that not only last longer and but also decompose a lot faster.
To make sure that your brush/comb last longest make sure to remove hair after each use and store it somewhere dry as water can damage wood over time. If you notice some grease built up after some time just leave it in vinegar & water solution over night and rinse it with water the next morning. You can also use mild shampoo just make sure you rinse it throughly without leaving any shampoo residue.
And to finish off if you have a plastic brush and you are happy with it, use it till the end of its life because at the end of the day using things that we have is the most zero waste solution there is.