What if I told you that just switching the material of your hair brush or comb could help you grow longer, healthier locks? If you’re looking for an affordable, environmentally friendly way to improve your home beauty routine, consider switching to hairbrushes and combs made from wood. The KeyGlam team is here to help you better understand the benefits of using wooden hairbrushes and combs.
Wooden Brushes Help Distribute Natural Oils
We recommend routinely brushing your hair with a wooden brush because it’s an easy and effective way to help keep your luscious locks healthier. Without regular brushing, your body’s natural oils can build up along the surface of the scalp, leaving your roots oily and your tips dry. The good news is that you can easily help to avoid this by brushing with a wooden hairbrush as a part of your regular beauty routine. You may not know it, but when you brush with a wooden hairbrush, the wood fibers help to naturally absorb and distribute these oils along the entire length of your hair follicles, which can help your hair look even more beautiful and stay more evenly moisturized.
We also prefer wooden hairbrushes and combs because they typically feature rounded tips, which are much gentler on the scalp than many plastic versions that feature thin, sharp bristles, which can scratch the scalp. In fact, using a wooden hairbrush can even help to stimulate and improve circulation.
The Environmentally Friendly Choice
When it comes to beauty and self-care, we here at KeyGlam are always trying to share easy ways to make more eco-friendly choices. Switching to a sustainably sourced wooden hairbrush is a great way to cut down on plastic in your beauty routine, and the best part is that it offers virtually zero downsides. As an added bonus, wooden hairbrushes are available in an extremely wide range of unique styles and types of wood — including teak, sandalwood, and bamboo. You can also find a range of independent beauty vendors who feature wooden hairbrushes that are manufactured right here in the USA, and many are even made by hand.
Prevent Frizz by Reducing Static
If you’ve ever felt like your hair was frizzier after brushing, it’s possible your plastic or metal brush was partly to blame. Using a plastic or metal brush can result in a buildup of static electricity on your hair, which can result in visible frizziness. You can help reduce the buildup of static by choosing a hairbrush made from wood materials, since wood naturally produces significantly less static than synthetic materials or metals. Plus, unlike their plastic alternatives, they won’t melt if they accidentally come into contact with a heat source, like a curling iron!
The Best Wooden Hair Brushes
- The best brush overall: Tek Rectangular Brush with Regular Pins
- The best brush for the price: Bass Bamboo Hair Brush
- The best brush for thin hair: Tek Paddle Hairbrush in Ash Wood with Short Pins
- The best brush for thick hair: Tek Paddle Hairbrush in Ash Wood with Long Pins
Share Your Favorite Wooden Hairbrushes
Are you a fan of wooden hairbrushes, like us? We’d love to hear your recommendations and favorites, so reply in the comments below.