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Zero Waste Swap: Widu Wooden Hair Brush

A few weeks ago, my trusty, 10-year-old hair brush broke, and I was expectedly disappointed and unwilling to let go. With much hesitation and after a brief period of mourning (I jestโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜†), I welcomed the Widu hair brush into my life, and Iโ€™m so glad I did!

I have thick, dry curly/wavy hair that I often blow dry. I have affectionately nicknamed my mane the claw-clip annihilator; it has broken more clips and brushes than I’m willing to admit. I don’t brush my hair often, but when I do, I want a sturdy, gentle brush. How does Widu fare? Surprisingly well! I was afraid that the long pins might not go through my long, thick, often unruly hair, but it does with ease.

Details:

  • Eco-friendly โ€” made with FSC certified ash wood, natural hornbeam bristles, and natural rubber
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Naturally hypoallergenic
  • Zero-waste โ€” uses biodegradable parts
  • Recyclable cardboard packaging

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

  • Sturdy and lightweight
  • Ponytail-friendly (read: bumpless ponytails are in your future)
  • Flexible wooden pins make brushing feel like a head massage
  • Circulates excess sebum to hair shaft
  • Anti-static
  • Tackles tangles well ( no rips, no tears)
  • I experience significantly less hair fallout โ€” if any โ€” as compared to a boar bristle brush
  • Replaceable bristles

Cons:

  • Price โ€” I would say it’s well worth it!
  • Unsure of what I’ll do when I run out of replacement pins
  • Slight rubbery scent, but it doesn’t transfer to my hair
  • I have yet to clean this brush, but that seems pretty straightforward. The directions suggest to use a soft, clean cloth soaked in mild soap and water. I’ll just have to be careful since all the handle and bristles are made of wood.

I imagine this brush will last me many, many years. In fact, it’s one of two that I currently own. All in all, I’m impressed with this brush. If you’re looking for a treat yo’ self gift, I would put this on your list. Quick tip: if you have short hair, choose a brush with short pins, and if you have long hair, choose a brush with longer pins. I purchased mine here:

Widu Large Pneumatic Rectangular Paddle

Have you used a wooden hair brush? Do you have any questions? Comment below!

FTC: This is not a sponsored post. There are affiliate links in this post.

4 Comments

  • symptomsofhappiness
    December 20, 2017 at 8:04 am

    There is seriously nothing better, than a solid wooden brush. I’ve been using mine for the last seven years and it still is in a great condition. <3

    Reply
    • Mocha Minimalist
      December 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Thatโ€™s so great to hear because I spent a pretty penny! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Do you notice a difference in your hair after using a wooden brush?

      Reply
      • symptomsofhappiness
        December 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm

        Absolutely, it got a lot shinier, than it was before. And scalp is very thankful, too. <3

        Reply
        • Mocha Minimalist
          December 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm

          Girl, yasss! ๐Ÿ™‚

          Reply

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