I started using wooden combs for my hair post delivery. Want to know why? Read on.
Like many of you, I always took/ had/ have been taking my hair for granted.
During my teenage years, I had brown thick, curly, frizzy and unmanageable hair, which I was never fond of. Have to admit, my hair and I always had this love-hate relationship.
My only wish then was straight manageable hair.
My dream came true post marriage – I straightened it and fell in love with my smooth silky hair which could be set with a fine touch of my fingers. Hassle-free hair care!!
Not to forget I was least bothered about taking care of my chemically treated hair afterwards 😛
Hair fall post-delivery:
During pregnancy, I had less or nil hair fall. The real trouble started post baby. I started losing hair in large amounts!
I understood that my hormones had undergone a greater deal of changes resulting in huge hair fall. But sleepless nights with baby, exclusive breastfeeding, demanding hours in corporate job; sometimes I didn’t even get time to even comb my hair properly.
One day I came across an article in a lifestyle blog about the benefits of wooden comb for hair. I wanted to try it out as I felt it’s the least and simplest thing I could do for my hair.
I replaced my plastic combs with the wooden combs bought online and there was no going back since then.
7 reasons why you should switch to wooden combs:
Here are the reasons why I recommend wooden combs for you from now.
#1. Even distribution of oil and sebum
Wooden combs evenly distribute the oil and sebum produced in your scalp. This prevents the hair and scalp being too oily, greasy or dry.
#2. No static electricity
Do you remember the lessons we learnt about static electricity in our physics class? Yes the same is applicable in the case of plastic combs.
The static electricity created by the constant rubbing of plastic combs against the rough dry hair can often cause snapping of hair. It also leads to the hair’s energy loss to the brain.
On the other hand, wood does not conduct electricity and hence protects hair.
#3. Ensures smooth, soft and manageable hair
Wooden bristles are soft compared to the plastic bristles or teeth. Hence the hair becomes soft and smooth with constant usage. It also prevents scraping and dryness of scalp.
#4. Prevents scalp fungal infections and dandruff
Mostly wooden combs are made of neem. Neem prevents all types of fungal infections, dandruff etc from the scalp promoting clean and healthy hair.
You can also read about the benefits of neem for hair and skin care.
#5. Can be used along with blow dryers
Wooden combs can be used along with blow dryers, as wood is a bad conductor of heat.
#6. Improves blood circulation
According to Kundalini yoga, combing hair with wooden comb in the right to left, front to back and vice versa directions twice a day help to increase blood circulation, get rid of tiredness, improve eyesight and even promote healthy menstrual cycle in women.
#7. Environment friendly
I have started my efforts to get into a clean eating, clean living lifestyle. The wooden combs definitely help me to achieve the eco-friendly living.
Disadvantages of wooden combs:
Now let me tell you about the downsides of wooden combs from my experience.
You get a plastic comb as cheap as Rs. 10/-. But the prices for wooden combs start from 150/- to 200/- INR.
- Difficulty in cleaning
Since the material is wood, you can’t wash and clean the combs with soap and water. The only way to clean the wooden comb is using oils like coconut or jojoba.
How I use wooden combs on a daily basis?
I comb my hair twice a day morning and night. I take off the knots first using the wide toothed comb and then comb till the length of my hair.
I do not comb wet hair, hence can’t comment on how the wooden combs would behave on wet damp hair.
Though wooden combs are expensive, they are a great way to ensure manageable healthy hair.
Though wooden combs do help to keep your hair healthy, it doesn’t assure you complete stoppage of hair fall.
If you face heavy hair fall like me post baby, I would recommend taking a blood test, taking proper care of your diet, getting adequate sleep, usage of good quality hair products, less stress, intake of supplements as advised by the doc along with the usage of wooden combs for your hair.
Do you use wooden or plastic combs? How is your hair fall post-delivery? What are the other methods you try to reduce hair fall? Please share with me in comments.
I’ve been thinking about wooden combs. Thanks for this. I don’t even want to talk about my hairfall here :p Any tips on how to select a wooden comb, where to buy, which brand etc?
Most people use plastic comb because it is available on cheap rates and one more Reason that very few people know the benefits of using wooden comb but I am sure that whoever read this post in which you have told the qualities and benefits of wooden comb will never use plastic comb and only use wooden comb.
Yes, apart from the useful info shared here, I would wish to mention wooden combs made with neem tree wood. These combs are getting popular as they comes with natural hair healthy properties and benefits of neem!