Recently I was surfing Youtube and came across a young lady who uses a wooden hair brush to brush her hair. This woman was using the “no – poo” method (no shampoo, got you wondering, didn’t I?) and the wooden brush in combination. I was interested in learning about the no-poo method, because I heard that it is a good way to keep hair long and healthy, as it requires less processes to take care of the hair, and therefore the hair is disturbed less and is not as likely to fall out or break.
This young lady really sold the idea to me. Advantages of using a wooden hair-brush:
a. It snags less than your usual plastic brush
b. It causes less static (or could be considered anti-static)
c. It distributes the oil from the hair follicle down the length of the hair
d. It’s not made of cheap plastic… it will last and it is biodegradable for when it does eventually wear out
e. They are very affordable. You can get them on E-Bay for AU $12 or less, although some larger brushes will cost more
f. I fail to see any reason NOT to use a wooden brush
Just to be clear, when looking for a wooden brush to use for yourself, make sure that the bristles are wooden and neither plastic nor boar hair (unless there is a specific reason you are using boar hair and it is right for your hair type: it certainly isn’t right for mine).
If you live in Australia and would like a wooden hair brush – please leave a comment in the comment section below or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will happily arrange to post one out to you. Limited time offer only. Limiter number of brushes (I only have one brush to spare). 🙂