• Top 6 Reasons to Use a Bamboo Hair Brush

    July 18, 2017 • BEAUTY

    Top 6 reasons to use a wooden or bamboo hair brush

    Did you know that you can buy a 100% plastic free, vegan hair brush? Our Brightwood hair brushes are made from bamboo and natural rubber, and not only are they a more sustainable option for the environment in terms of them being plastic free (even the cushioning bit) and vegan, they are a better option for healthier, shinier hair. Here we share 6 reasons why you should consider switching to a bamboo hair brush.

    Made from 100% biodegradable materials

    Brightwood hair brushes are hand crafted from bamboo and rubber, making them completely plastic free and biodegradable. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources and environmentally sound plants on earth. It has a rapid re-growth cycle, can be grown without chemicals, and has a 25% higher yield than timber. It can also be grown in soil damaged by over grazing or poor agriculture technique. Rubber is also a natural resource that boasts a high resistance to fatigue. It is also known to be anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic and anti-dust mite. So at the end of your wooden hair brushes life, as it is made from 100% biodegradable materials, it can be composted and returned to the earth where it will break down.

    Hand crafted where the materials are sourced for fewer carbon miles

    Our Brightwood bamboo and natural rubber hair brushes are hand crafted in China, where the materials are ethically grown. As they are manufactured near where the materials are sourced from so they have a lower carbon footprint than say a plastic brush made from from materials sourced from lots of different places.

    Less static

    Have you ever noticed your hair goes frizzy when you use a plastic brush or comb? Plastic hair brushes increase the electrical charge of your hair, and as a plastic brush glides through your hair, the increased electrical charge leads to static. This will show up as fly-aways, tangles and frizziness. Wood and bamboo has a neutral to negative charge so static is reduced, allowing your hair to stay nice and smooth. This also means that you will need less product on your hair in the dryer months, which will help the overall health of your hair and scalp.

    Gentler detangling

    The bamboo bristles of our Brightwood bamboo hair brush are surprisingly soft, smooth and free from sharp corners, so when pulled through your hair, they detangle gently. You should notice less snagging and hair breakage when you use a wooden or bamboo hair brush, particularly if you start brushing downwards from the bottom and work your way up to longer brush strokes starting from the scalp.

    Shinier hair

    A bamboo hair brush glides through your hair, teasing the natural oils from the scalp along each strand, which results in a shinier, glossier appearance. These natural oils work to protect your hair and with continued use, you should notice that your hair is healthier, stronger and smoother, all the way to the ends.

    Massaged scalp

    Our bamboo hair brush with natural rubber cushioning and smooth bamboo bristles stimulate and massage the scalp when you use them. Massaging the scalp increases sebum production, which means softer, shinier hair. It also increases blood flow to the area, which  helps to strengthen hair and improve its overall health. Healthier hair will break less, and you grow faster.

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