If like me you have thick or long hair then I'm sure you find that many plastic hair brushes just don't fully stand up to the task.
Do you find that the bristles fall out, bend or melt when you blow dry your hair? Or those pesky little balls on the end of metal bristles fall off and scratch your head. Ouch!
When it's time to replace your old hair brush, give this wooden hair brush a go. You'll be surprised at just how good it works. And... it will be one of those eco-swaps you'll never go back on.
This wooden hair brush from CaliWoods is 100% plastic free and has been sustainably made. Made from bamboo (handle and bristles) and natural rubber (cushion) you can feel confident that you've made a great eco-choice.
Let's start by talking about the materials. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable natural materials available. It grows really fast, without any need for chemicals and can be easily crafted into so many things. Natural rubber has the added bonus of being durable, antibacterial, hypoallergenic AND it repels dust mites. Plastic is... well plastic. It lasts forever and is often made so cheaply that it doesn't hold up to the job.
Now let's talk about performance. Plastic brushes can cause static electricity causing your hair to stand up. This then leads to you using more hair products to tame your hair (all of which come in plastic bottles) which can't be good long term on your hair, body or bank balance. A wooden hair brush has thicker, smooth bristles which glide more easily through your hair, and the rounded ends and soft rubber cushioning means that every time you brush your hair, your head gets a lovely gentle massage. This promotes the release of natural oils making your hair naturally shinier and healthier without the need for additional products.
The bamboo handle and bristles can be composted in your bin at home. So too can the natural rubber cushioning, but this may take a significant amount of time. Try cutting it up into smaller pieces to help speed up the process.
Natural rubber can also be recycled. But check with your local recycling before putting it into your recycling bin.
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