Hair is an essential part of everyone's beauty routine. Whether you’re a man or woman, everyone likes good and healthy hair.
In an attempt to take the 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 . Wooden combs should be an essential part of the hair care routine.
Wooden combs have amazing benefits in comparison to their plastic counterparts. Some benefits have been discussed below;
Wooden comb teeth are carved well that flows easily in the hair
Wooden combs are often lighter in weight and have softer bristles, which can minimise damage to the scalp, and improve the flow of blood. This, in turn, can improve the quality of hair, make you feel more relaxed, and produce oil more naturally, making scalp dryness and itchiness go away
Wooden combs help in reducing hair fall, eliminating dandruff and reducing irritation and scalp infection. It also stimulates natural oils and boosts blood circulation.
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.
Compared to plastic combs, wooden ones have wider bristles which allow 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.
The 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.
We often comb longer with a wooden comb because it feels so good. The massaging action stimulates the follicles to produce more hair strands, increasing hair growth and producing thicker hair.
How to clean a wooden comb?
Like any other combs, wooden combs too must be kept clean so you don’t transfer the grease back into your hair.
Every time you wash your hair, take your comb along with you and give it a wash as well. You can use some soap and warm water to clean it. If it’s greasy or dirty, use an old toothbrush to scrub it gently.