Top 5 Reasons to Use a Wooden Brush: LPN’s Fave Hair Brushes and Comb

For the better part of a year, I have been working on a hair post. I have tried everything I could get my hands on.. and I’m still in the process. But before I start digging into all that is good and great in the natural haircare product world, I thought I’d share with you a quick, but useful post on my hair care tools: the wooden masterpieces that keep my hair healthy and strong.

Today I’m sharing with you the only tools that touch my head these days: my bamboo wooden paddle brush, my purse-sized natural bamboo bristle brush and my bamboo wide tooth comb.

I use only wood bristle brushes and combs. Here’s why:

The Top 5 Reasons to Use a Wooden Brush / Comb

  1. Natural wooden bristles help to naturally condition your hair, and evenly distribute your hair’s natural oils down the hair shaft
  2. Wooden bristles are also gentle and durable. Since they are wide, they are less likely to break the hair when combing. 
  3. Wooden bristles don’t produce any static (that you will find with synthetic brushes and combs)
  4. Wooden bristles feel like little massaging fingers on your scalp – particularly if you’re familiar with acupressure. I sometimes will brush with my purse-sized oval brush firmly on the scalp to massage my “noggin” :) This also helps increase circulation on your scalp, bringing lovely nutrients to the hair follicles
  5. Wooden hairbrushes crafted from bamboo, which is a sustainable resource – it rapidly regrows after being harvested, and it can grow in damaged and soil depleted soil

Olivia Garden Healthy Hair Paddle Brush – Wood Bristles

This is my favourite of all my brushes. Because I have long hair, this brush works masterfully through long and thick hair. It’s a breeze to do a quick and gentle brush with this paddle. I find I loose less hair in the brush than others (measured by how often I have to clean it out). It’s gentle, lightweight and the best brush I’ve ever used. Seriously. Ever. The bristles on this one are ionic, so anti-static, and wood tipped. The entire bristle isn’t wood. If you’re looking for completely wood bristles, or, if you have thinner hair, or short hair, you may love my purse-sized brush below.

Where to Buy

You can find my favourite brush for a VERY affordable price of $15 USD on Amazon! Or find the same paddle brush, with completely wooden bristles (their “massage” brush) for$21 USD also on Amazon here.


Bass Oval Cushion Wood Brush

My other love is my little bamboo Bass brush, which I keep in my purse. It’s small and handy, perfect for travel and for daily use on the go.  It’s great for lovelies that have shorter or thinner hair, and don’t need the giant paddle brush. The bf likes to steal this one once in a while “because it feels nice”. haha

Where to Buy:

Find this little lovely again on Amazon, for only $9 USD! I actually purchased mine at Whole Foods, but I paid a few dollars more, so I recommend picking it up online.

EcoTools Wide Tooth Bamboo Comb

My EcoTools comb is what I use after showering. When I have wet hair, it is the gentlest way to get through the tangles. Always use a widetooth comb on wet hair, and prevent hair loss from bristles getting caught in wet and overly-elastic hair.

I also use the wide tooth comb when I’m applying a hair mask and combing it through. It comes with a bamboo fabric headband as well, so you can do a hair mask and face mask at the same time :)

Where to Buy

I bought my EcoTools comb from iHerb for $6 USD (it comes with a headband). If you’re planning on a little trip over to iHerb for anything, use coupon code MEP206 or use this link to shop, and you’ll save $5 to $10 off your first purchase!


There you have it, gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend!