Healthy Hair Begins with a Clean Comb

December 23rd, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

Bamboo CombMost people bathe regularly. Most brush their teeth. But few realize the importance of cleaning brushes and combs. Show me the most fastidious, well groomed person you know, and I can assure you his brushes and combs are covered with things only a microbiologist could imagine.

Dirty hair utensils are bad for the scalp, as they can plug hair follicles and spread bacteria. You may not realize when your brushes need cleaning. Doubtless your comb doesn’t look or smell dirty. But the particles of dead skin encrusted in those bristles are masters at disguising themselves. Then add in a good measure of the pound of waste acids the average adult eliminates through their sweat glands daily. Sprinkle in an intriguing smorgasbord of bacteria from sources in, on, and outside the body. Yuck!

Get crazy with me a second…Imagine my asking you to spend a couple of minutes smearing your body with dead skin cells, waste acids, and bacteria. You’d recoil at the thought. Yet isn’t that what you’re doing every time you use a comb or brush that hasn’t been properly cleaned?

Start by washing your brushes and combs regularly in plain soap and luke-warm (not hot) water. Dry them in sunlight to avoid mildew. Go for natural bristles in your brushes—not just because they’re “natural,” with all the cachet that carries, but because of what they’re not. They’re not plastic. Why does that matter? Because the static plastic produces tends to attract all manner of particles, and retain greasy, sticky, toxic stuff you don’t want!

For thick, healthy hair growth its important that you deliver good circulation and nutrients to your scalp. My Scalp Tonic with Cayenne Pepper and Mustard Greens Extracts is just the ticket.

2013 Update: my popular Scalp Tonic is now in its third formulation with the added ingredients of includes Apple Stem Cell extract, Rooibos, Olive Leaf Extract and Ginseng! And if you buy two bottles of the Scalp Tonic, you’ll receive a free specialty bamboo hair comb.

This natural wood comb ensures nothing unnatural or toxic comes in contact with your hair. There is nothing better for your scalp and hair than natural wood bristles. But there is a drawback. Water and natural wood do not go well together; so instead of washing it in water, once per week you have to scrape any dirt that accumulates between the comb’s teeth with a toothbrush or some sharp object. You’ll need to replace with a new comb from time to time. But you’ll know your hair’s been properly combed, naturally cleaned, your scalp has been stimulated and that your comb is recyclable (recycling companies can make it into mulch, animal bedding, wood chips etc.).

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