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Why Use a Wooden Comb: 8 Benefits for Your Hair and Scalp

1. Combing Feels like Head Massaging

The wooden teeth of the comb have an amazing feel on the scalp. It’s like little fingers giving you a head massage. It is very relaxing and gentle on the scalp.

2. Boosts Blood Circulation

As you comb with the wooden comb, its massaging effects boost blood flow to the scalp, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the roots. This, in turn, will promote thicker and healthier hair growth.

3. Makes Hair Shinier and Bouncier

Our scalp bestows our hair with a supply of natural oils (sebum), which acts as a lovely conditioner and protector. As you comb from scalp to ends, the sebum gets distributed evenly, increasing the shine and bounce of the hair. A wooden comb does a better job of sebum distribution than plastic. Wood absorbs sebum, and as you comb hair, it evenly coats hair with it.

4. Keeps Static Away

Remember, as kids we have done the static experiment with the plastic ruler and paper pieces. Likewise, the plastic comb can cause static in our hair and make the hair stand out wild. Why does that happen? That’s because positive attracts negative.

Plastic comb carries a mild negative charge, and our hair has a positive charge. So as you comb, there’s a transfer of electrons from positive to negative, and that generates static electricity. Due to static, hair first sticks to the comb, and after you remove the comb, the hairs repel each other, and they stand out. Wooden comb almost neutral charge, keeps static at bay.

5. Reduces Hair Breakage

There are two factors to this:

First, the wooden comb won’t create static and therefore detangles hair more easily. And another, as wooden comb coats each hair strand with natural oils, the hair stays flexible and protected when you comb or style. Over time, you will see less breakage and split ends.

6. Relieves Dry, Flaky Scalp

Wooden comb won’t magically make dry scalp disappear. But its massaging effects help to normalise the production of scalp oils which in turn help overcome a dry, flaky scalp.

7. Promotes Hair Growth

The wooden comb does a lot of nice things for hair and scalp: like improving circulation, conditioning hair with natural oils and improving scalp health. And all of these benefits encourage healthy hair growth.

8. Good for the Planet

It’s not just kind to our hair, the wooden comb is also kinder to the planet. Unlike plastic, which is not biodegradable and harms the environment, a wooden comb can break down without having any negative effect on the environment.

How to Keep Your Wooden Comb Clean?

Like any other comb, wooden combs too must be kept clean so you don’t transfer the dirt and grease back into your hair. Wash your combs and brushes every time you wash your hair. If it’s greasy or dirty, use an old toothbrush to scrub it gently.

Where to Buy?

You can find the wooden combs in many stores, but you can also buy them online. Here are some good ones that I found:

Wood comb (wide-tooth): for all hair types


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