For all these years, I have been a big fan of wooden combs. But recently, I have taken a liking to wooden brushes.
The natural wood bristles feel so good and therapeutic. They are perfect to stimulate and massage the scalp. This obviously increases circulation, which means more nutrients reach your hair follicle and improve growth.
After a few weeks of using it, I have noticed that my hair looks fuller, shinier and rejuvenated.
Also, the feel of wood on the scalp is very relaxing, like someone’s stroking your hair.
That’s why I enjoy brushing my hair not just in the morning but at random times in the day and before bed. I have found that it helps to de-stress and release tension, especially after a long day. And probably it’s a placebo effect, but I sleep better at night (if I brush before bed).
Who should use a wooden brush?
Everyone: any hair length, thin or thick, men or women will benefit from brushing with wooden bristles. It will improve your hair and scalp health with the least effort.
So if you’ve been using the same plastic brush you bought years ago, it might be time to upgrade. Here are 7 reasons why you should get a wooden brush….
7 Benefits of Using a Wooden Brush
1. Stimulates hair follicles
The wooden bristles are like little massaging fingers on the scalp. They not just feel lovely, but they even help stimulate hair follicles to promote new growth.
2. Makes your hair grow faster and thicker
The massaging effect also boosts scalp circulation, bringing amazing nutrients to the hair roots. This, in turn, will make your hair grow faster and healthier.
3. Stops Hair Breakage
I like how well the brush glides through my hair. Since the bristles are wide and soft, they separate and manage hair easily without any pull. This means smooth, beautiful hair with less work!
Of course, if you have lots of knots and tangles, its best to use a wide-tooth wood comb – which is gentler, especially if you have curly and thick hair.
4. Naturally Conditions hair
As you comb, the wooden bristles work to distribute the natural oils from your scalp all the way down to the ends. Your own hair oils are the best natural conditioner! So distributing them from root to tip helps to keep the hair soft and moisturized.
Expect smooth, healthy-looking tresses with luminous shine.
Tip: If you have fine hair and you want extra volume, flip your head upside down and brush from the nape of your neck to the ends of your hair.
5. Helps with Dandruff and Sensitive Scalp
Unlike the plastic or metal pins, the wooden tips won’t scratch your scalp. So if you have a sensitive scalp, this is bliss.
It may also help with dandruff, especially if your dandruff is due to dry scalp. A regular massage with a wooden brush will normalise the oil production and remove dandruff. Plus, it will also get rid of dead cells and flakes deposited on your scalp.
6. Prevents Static and Flyaways
Wood has a neutral charge, hence static is almost negligible.
So those of you whose hair go wildly static after combing with plastic bristles can breathe a sigh of relief. Thankfully the wood bristles untangle and style hair without building an electric charge. And you can comb your hair in peace.
7. Environmental Friendly
What I also like about the wooden brushes is that they do not harm the environment – like the plastic ones.
We all know plastic doesn’t decompose and so is filling up our oceans and landfills at a rate I’d rather not think about. Wooden hairbrushes use natural materials that not only last longer and but also decompose a lot faster.
How to Use Wood Brush?
Like you would use a normal brush.
Start at the roots. From there, work the brush through your hair to the tip. Comb every section of your scalp a few times. You can also flip your hair upside down and brush from the nape of your neck to the ends of your hair. Doing this will improve blood flow to the top of your scalp.
Note: If your hair is too tangled, use a wide-tooth comb to remove any knots. Always start from the ends and moving your way up.
How to keep the brush clean?
Like any other combs, keep your brushes clean, so you don’t transfer the grease back into your hair.
Every time you wash your hair, take your brush/comb with you and wash it 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.