Natural Beauty

5 Awesome Benefits of a Wooden Hairbrush

Wooden hairbrushes are a great tool to have in your natural beauty arsenal. Check out these top 5 benefits and I bet you’ll throw out your old plastic hairbrush.

Before I started the process of growing my hair long you could’ve heard me brush my hair from the other room. Rip-Rip-Rip. A good, quick brushing every morning and I’d go on with my day, ignoring the fact that I probably just broke or pulled out a bunch of strands with my carelessness. Now I’m a lot more careful with my hair, and I get a lot less split ends.

The biggest change I adopted was buying a wooden hairbrush.

Here’s the top five reasons to switch:

  1. Wooden brushes distribute your natural hair oils which leaves you with silkier, healthier hair. After a week’s use, you’ll notice your hair shaft is stronger and smoother all the way to the ends.
  2. Even though wooden brushes have wood bristles, they are surprisingly soft when pulled through your hair and work well to detangle. You’ll have less breakage and less pain every time you brush. Brush your hair starting at the lowest point and working your way up to the scalp for the best detangling method.
  3. Say bye-bye to static! Because wood does not transmit static electricity your hair will no long stand on end after a good brushing. That means you’ll need less product on your hair in the dry winter months, which will help the overall health of your hair and scalp.
  4. Wooden hairbrushes feel like a great scalp massage. They will increase blood flow to the scalp, which in turn brings nutrients and helps hair grow longer and stronger.
  5. Wood also doesn’t conduct heat easily, so those of you who blow dry your hair don’t have to worry about heating up your wooden brush or comb. (Not that I recommend daily use of heat on growing hair.)

The brush I use is the Oval Wooden Bristle Brush by Bass. You can find it in storbass brushes like Natural Grocers or online on Amazon. It’s the perfect size to fit in a purse but also be able to handle all of my hair. I’ve had my brush for a few years now and I’ve never had any problems with the bristles breaking, which often happened when I used to use a plastic brush.


Have you used a wooden hair brush? Share below with your experiences…


Want more? Check out 7 Tips for Growing Your Hair Long and Strong or nourish your hair with a relaxing Homemade Hair Oil Treatment.


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