Why Use A Wooden Comb: Top 6 Hair Benefits - hair buddha

Why Use A Wooden Comb: Top 6 Hair Benefits

why use wooden comb


I use a wooden comb for my hair. A must have for me!

A few days back, I lost my wood comb and had to use a plastic one. And my hair didn’t really like it. It was static-ky afterwards. And since I am used to the feel of wood on my scalp, the plastic comb kinda felt artificial.

Next day I ordered 3 different varieties of wood comb – some comb indulgence 🙂

But it’s not just no static or good feel of wood comb, there are many more reasons to use a wood comb.

Here’s why you should use a wood comb…

Top 6 Hair Benefits of Wooden Comb

  1. The feel of wood on your scalp is amazing. It sort of gives you a mini scalp massage when you use it. This helps to increase the blood flow to the scalp – bringing lovely nutrients to the hair roots.
  2. No static either!
  3. The natural wooden fibers work great to condition your hair. As you comb, the natural oils from your scalp coat your hair shaft all the way down to the ends.
  4. Wide-tooth wooden combs don’t tend to pull or break the hair. And in my opinion combs are a better option than brushes, especially if you have curly hair. They glide through smoothly and make detangling so much easier. Comb your hair in sections that way it’s easier to undo the tangles.
  5. It may also help with dandruff. If your dandruff is due to dry scalp, regular massage with a wooden comb will normalise the oil production and eliminate dandruff.
  6. It also seems to add body and bounce to your hair.

I can sit for hours and comb my hair… it feels so nice and relaxing.

How to Keep it Clean?

Like any other combs, wooden combs too must be kept clean so you don’t transfer the grease back into your hair.

Every time you wash your hair, take your comb along with you and give it a wash as well. You can use some soap and warm water to clean it. If it’s greasy or dirty, use an old toothbrush to scrub it gently.

Where to Buy?

You can find the wooden combs in stores, but they are much cheaper to buy online. Here are some good ones that I found:

Sandalwood comb: for all hair types

Curvy sandalwood comb: for massage effect

Wavy handle comb: for long/thick hair

Fine-tooth wood comb: for straight/ wavy hair

Wooden bristle hair Brush: for straight/ wavy hair, offers good massage effect


Do you use a wood comb? would love to hear how you comb your hair…


Why use wooden comb

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Keyasa says

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Michael Rentz says

There’s got to be some thing
Besides a plastic comb and plastic brushes

Kate says

I love wood comb. I use it on my hair and my children’s hair… It’s a very good massage tool.

    Minaz says

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

helen says

I’m a huge fan of yours, this is one point I disagree with you though!

I’ve read that wooden combs can damage hair because the wood has tiny “holes” in it ( I don’t know if that’s the right term), and the hair can get caught up in them, and break.

Keep up the great work.

Esi says

Wooden combs are the best! I’ve always had a thick and long hair until I started using hairbrush, which pulled my hair and teared it off. I immediately stopped and got back to using my wooden comb again, and my hair has never been so good and healthy!

    Minaz says

    Love wooden combs! thanks for sharing!

Suzaina.kn says

I purchased a wooden comb finally!! The best part about the comb is that it makes the hair feel superb smoothe and ive started noticing a reduction in hairfall and breakage problem???? i recommend every girl i meet to use a wodden comb for healthy hair ????

    Minaz says

    Absolutely! thanks for sharing!

    Tommy says

    I purchased it for an event at work that required me to style my hair. I honestly didn’t have much faith in but its a lifesaver guys! Also received plenty of positive compliments on an awesome design that it has. Looks like folding pocket knife, awesome!

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Tejashri Gandhi says

I bought wooden comb after reading one of your blog.. It’s been a week or so… I feel much better when I comb my hair.. Thank for the information.. 🙂

    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Superb! thanks for sharing 🙂

Rita says

Thanks for this info. I have been thinking of getting rid of plastic comb and find something more natural.. wooden comb just seems right.

Lauren says

This is great! I had no idea wood comb could effect that much, thanks for the tip!

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