7 Reasons Why You Should Use a Wooden Comb

Wooden Kanga
Wooden Kanga
Photo © [S Khalsa]

There are many benefits to using a wooden Kanga, a required article of the Sikh faith. The wooden Kanga is a comb that Sikhs wear beneath their turbans, and use to clean and comb unshorn hair, or Kes. Wood is the preferred material used in making a Kanga.

Seven reasons why a wooden comb is beneficial for hair include:

1. Wood does not create static electricity, which causes a loss of the hair’s energy to the brain.

2. If you comb your hair and scalp front to back, back to front, and then to the right and left several times, it will refresh you, no matter how long your hair is. All the tiredness of your day will be gone.

3. 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.

4. Wooden bristles gently massage the scalp and move natural oils through the hair. This aids in blood circulation, excess sebum absorption and the removal hair impurities.

5. Massaging the scalp helps promote hair growth and stimulate acupressure points.

6. When exposed to a blow dryer, the brush stays cool because wood does not conduct heat. When hair is wet the wooden bristles glide easily through the tangles.

7. Some wooden brushes and combs are naturally hypoallergenic. (The brushes and combs from Long Time Sun Apparel are only finished with a protective coating of beeswax or purified linseed oil.)


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