Plastic combs and brushes are a staple for most of us but as they are made from plastic, they are not biodegradable and have a harmful impact on the environment when we throw them away. But there is a solution, wood and bamboo are a great alternative for making brushes and combs as they are natural, sustainable, and break down without any negative effect on the environment.
But what are the other benefits of using wooden or bamboo styling tools?
Say goodbye to flaky scalps
Dandruff and flaky scalp can be incredibly embarrassing as well as difficult to treat. If you suffer from either of these conditions, first of all you need to switch your shampoo and conditioner to a natural alternative that is specially designed to treat the problem. Secondly, you should get yourself a comb or brush made of natural fibres. Using plastic brushes or similar can dry out the skin on your head, therefore increasing the prevalence of dandruff.
Using a wooden comb seriously improves the circulation to your scalp. The moment you run it through your locks you will feel the difference when compared with a plastic one. The more you brush your hair with it, the more you will smooth the hair and stimulate blood flow.
Reduce hair loss
Wooden or natural fibre bristles are a lot kinder to your hair and scalp as well as untangling knots. Using one can significantly decrease the amount of hair you use due to tugging tangles. Use it gently and methodically for best results.
Stimulate hair growth
The increase in circulation to the scalp that occurs when using a wooden brush or comb has an extra added benefit- hair growth. Proper circulation, more natural oils and less tugging at tangles means that the glands and follicles below the scalp respond well by growing thicker, longer, and healthier hair.
When you use a natural comb or brush, the naturally occurring oils in your hair are distributed evenly throughout making your hair healthier and shinier than if you were using a plastic one. Regular brushing with a bamboo or wooden brush also stops your hair from looking dull, dry, or limp.