The wonder of wood

I’ve walked by what I used to call the ‘silly comb store‘ between Hong Kong and Central station almost every day on my way to work, but never thought to go in until last weekend.

“Look there,” I said to my friend visiting from Tokyo, pointing at the comb store, which sells super niche Chinese combs made of sheep horn and various types of wood. “I wonder if they ever get any business, HA!”

Funny enough, my friend went in and within 5 minutes, she had bought a comb. Who knew that ancient Chinese wooden combs were in demand?! Little did I know, wooden combs:

  • Are smooth, non-static and won’t snap/tangle hair
  • Can promote hair growth by effectively massaging the scalp
  • Distribute oil from your scalp to the hair tips, keeping hair healthy
  • Can give you better sleep by combing 50x before bedtime
  • Prevent fainting, “adjusts the guts” and keep your hair black

Okay, I admit, the last one was a little far-fetched. But you get my point!

I was shocked that most people (including myself) didn’t know anything about the history and benefits of wooden combs. Needless to say, I bought a small comb for myself for morning and night combing and so far, it feels like my guts have fallen right back into place! 😉

One thought on “The wonder of wood

  1. interesting indeed! I am particularly interested on the point about getting better sleep by combing 50x before bedtime … let me give it a try ! (but kinda weird for a guy to have a Chinese wooden comb is it? haha)

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