Hair Care Tip: Wooden Comb

wood comb

Ok, real talk, my life is pretty amazing, but I was going through some long-term relationship stress, which I believe caused me some hair problems; hair loss, grey hair, damaged, and unhappy hair. Also, I didn’t really care about it or I wasn’t paying attention to all the damage that was happening. I was determined to have healthy hair again (and I’m still working on it). During my research I came across this amazing tip and it’s really improved my hair quality so far. I am not by any means a hair expert. I had perms when I was a kid, so my hair didn’t get the full chance it deserved. I’ve had years of great hair, years of good hair, and years of ok to bad hair. I’ve never had extensions, but I may be trying some clip in ones soon for fun. Anyway, here’s to good hair for all…

Benefits of Using a Wooden Comb:

  • Wooden combs are soft and polished, have a much softer feel than plastic or metal combs.
  • If you have sensitive scalp then wooden combs can prevent bruising or scraping your scalp.
  • Regular massage with a wooden comb will normalize the oil production and eliminate dandruff.
  • Unlike plastic, the wood comb doesn’t produce static electricity so it prevents damage from static and loss of the hair’s energy to the brain.
  • Won’t pull or break the hair. Less hair loss.
  • 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.
  • Wooden combs are best for long hair and curly hair. It distributes oil along the length and helps to maintain the long hair avoiding split ends.
  • Massaging the scalp helps promote hair growth and stimulates acupressure points.
  • Aids in blood circulation, excess sebum absorption and the removal hair impurities.
  • Wooden combs last for a lifetime unlike plastic combs.
  • When exposed to a blow dryer, the comb stays cool because wood does not conduct heat. When hair is wet the wooden bristles glide easily through the tangles.

TIP* Combing your scalp from the front of the scalp to the back, then back to front, then from side to side is a technique that can remove tiredness from the body and mind. This massaging action using a comb helps to energize the body and calm the mind. For women, it is said that using this technique to comb your hair twice a day can help maintain youth, a healthy menstrual cycle, and good eyesight. I think the old saying is true that you should comb your hair 100 times before bed so that you can sleep better and wake up with healthier hair. Just make sure it’s with a wooden comb.

I just bought this handmade green sandalwood comb as I wanted a fine-tooth, thin comb for parting, styling and hair cutting (I cut my own hair, there’s not much to it). Pictured above is the one I got from Ric the Combmaker @ Sierra Legacy Hardwood Combs. It’s the long handle comb made from white oak. I’ll probably be getting another one as well. I love it and he carved my name in it, “Moon.”


  1. August 1, 2017 / 2:19 am

    Yes ! I agree with the benefits of using wooden combs. i m using rose wooden comb since last 6 months and the results left me speechless. i would surely suggest to use wooden comb rather than plastic one. keep up the great work.

  2. February 5, 2017 / 5:50 am

    I fully agree with your view that wooden combs are far better than plastic ones. I have been myself using wooden combs since last 5 years and therefore confidently agree with your point that they are actually good!

  3. Moon Maison
    November 2, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Still a wooden one! Smaller and not as wide teeth.

  4. Broke
    November 2, 2016 / 1:32 am

    What kind of comb would you recommend for a guy’s short/medium length hair?

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