In an attempt to take best care of your hair, you may have steered clear of chemicals and artificial ingredients in your hair care products by adopting a clean and eco-friendly routine. But do you think that only hair care ingredients with nasty chemicals are responsible for damaging your hair? What about the basic tools you use daily to style your hair every day? Conventional combs and brushes can be pretty damaging for your hair and scalp too. Yes, that’s right.
Switching to wooden combs and brushes can have a lot of benefits. Apart from being eco-friendly, it stimulates the scalp and improves the overall health of your hair and scalp. Here are five amazing benefits of using a wooden comb for your hair.
- 01. Gentle on the scalp
- 02. Does not produce static
- 03. Conditions the hair
- 04. Prevents breakage and hair loss
- 05. Prevents dandruff
01. Gentle on the scalp
Combs made of synthetic material are harsh and can damage your scalp; wooden bristles, on the other hand, are gentle and massage the scalp. It triggers the acupuncture points, thereby increasing blood circulation and bringing the flow of oxygen to the scalp area. This helps distribute the scalp oil as well as promote hair growth.
02. Does not produce static
Plastic combs increase the electric charge in your hair leading to static — this makes your hair more prone to damage and breakage. Wooden combs prevent your mane from getting electrically charged; thereby avoiding static.
03. Conditions the hair
Have you ever faced a situation where your scalp feels naturally oil, but your hair is dry? That’s because the oils produced by the scalp are not getting evenly distributed. Wooden bristles have the ability to absorb the natural oils and sebum from the scalp and distribute it evenly along each strand. This results in shinier and glossier hair and also prevents greasy roots.
04. Prevents breakage and hair loss
Compared to plastic combs, wooden ones have wider bristles which allows the comb or brush to glide easily through the hair. It detangles hair with minimum effort and strain on the hair, this leads to reduced hair loss and breakage.
05. Prevents dandruff
Scalp can be a sensitive area and conventional combs can sometimes cause irritation or scalp infection. Some wooden combs are made from the bark of neem and other such trees; these keep scalp problems like dandruff at bay.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Aug 28, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.