Do Jade Hair Combs Really Work? Jade Scalp Massager Use And Benefits
Forget growth serums and supplements: Jade hair combs are the latest rage in hair care trends. But jade combs are not a new concept, in fact, they’ve been used in Chinese and East Asian cultures for centuries as an integral beauty tool.
But before we unlock the wonders of this revolutionary tool, let’s start with some basic definitions.
What is a Jade Hair Comb?
This is a special hand-carved comb that is used to stimulate and massage the scalp. The design is inspired by the principle of gua sha, an ancient Chinese medicine practice that involves scraping the skin with a smooth-edged tool to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. The jade hair comb is also popularly known as a ‘gua sha comb’ or ‘jade gua sha comb.’
How Do Jade Combs Help Hair Growth?
Benefits of Using Jade Hair Comb
1. Enhanced blood circulation
One of the major benefits of a jade gua sha comb is that it helps in creating a healthy environment for new hair to grow. The gentle massaging motion of the comb boosts circulation to the hair follicles leading to stronger and fuller stands. This can reduce hair thinning and lay the foundation for healthier and more voluminous hair.
2. Reduces breakage and frizz
Choosing an appropriate comb is essential to hair care. The smooth construction of the gua sha comb allows it to slide through the hair without resistance, efficiently removing knots and minimizing breakage. Additionally, the comb’s teeth reduce friction and static, which cuts frizz and flyaways, making it an ideal tool for fragile and delicate hair.
3. Conditions hair
A Jade hair comb can keep your hair glossy and hydrated for longer through your natural sebaceous oils. It gently swipes the sebum away from your scalp and redistributes it to the dryer ends of your hair, resulting in a more natural-looking sheen that you can never achieve with an artificial spray.
4. Exfoliates scalp
Using the gua sha hair comb regularly helps to clean out dead skin cells and product residue that causes dandruff and itchiness. By removing the buildup from the scalp, you are helping to prevent blocked or clogged follicles, which can impact the health of the hair over.
5. Releases Tension
Beyond its hair-related benefits, using a gua sha comb on the scalp can be incredibly soothing. The comb’s smooth gliding motion at specific pain points is beneficial in relieving the symptoms of stress-induced headaches and migraines.
Adding a jade hair comb to your self-care ritual can be a beautiful way to unwind and practice holistic well-being.
6. Eco-friendly and durable
Gua sha combs are made of Jade - a natural and durable mineral and therefore are completely eco-friendly. One way to tell if your scalp massager comb is made from genuine Jade stone is to simply hold it in your hand - real jade feels slightly cold to the touch and has a dense, solid feel. Fake jade will feel light and hollow.
How to Use a Jade Hair comb
Giving yourself a jade comb scalp massage is easy. You can do it while watching a movie or listening to your favorite podcast, in the comfort of your couch. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Start by detangling your hair to eliminate any knots.
Step 2: Place the jade scalp massager on the hairline and use small, gentle zigzag motions to comb through the hair, finishing at the hairline on the back of the head.
Step 3: Do each stroke slowly 10 to 20 times until you’ve done the entire scalp.
Bonus Step: There’s an important pressure point at the top of your head known as Bai Hui or “Hundred Convergences - this is the place where all of the energies of your body meet. To locate it, find the apex of the ears and draw the line up to the crown of the head.
By massaging this point in a gentle circular motion for 1 or 2 minutes, either with one of the rounded teeth of the combs, or with a curvy part of the comb, you can help relieve headache, stress, anxiety, or even sleep issues.
For best results, experts recommend using the scalp massager comb two to three times a week.
To clean your Jade scalp massager simply give it a rinse with warm water and gentle soap, pat it dry and store in a safe place.
Introducing Jade Hair Comb & Scalp Massager by Earth Ahead
At Earth Ahead we believe healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. That’s why we offer our very own Jade Hair Combs that can be used on the scalp with gua sha techniques.
The Jade Hair Comb and Scalp Massager was designed to gently detangle hair and massage the scalp. While our Jade Comb + Gua Sha Massage Tool in One can be used not only on the scalp, but also the face and body (double win!)
Why did we choose jade?
Jade has been revered for centuries across East Asia. It is one of the oldest collected and cherished gemstones. Jade stone is believed to carry nourishing and gentle energy and is considered a symbol of beauty, grace and longevity.
What We Love About the Jade Hair Combs by Earth Ahead
- Polished Design: The teeth of the combs are smooth and gentle on the skin. They are also wide enough to easily slide through the hair without leaving knots and tangles.
- Multi-Functional: On top of hair scalp massages, our gua sha combs work well for other parts of the body. Plus, you can adjust the angle of the comb to change the feel.
- Beautiful: It’s undeniable, our jade combs are stunning! They make the perfect gift for your girlfriend, mom, relative & friends!
- Completely eco-friendly: Our Jade jade scalp massagers come in a protective cotton pouch and ship in zero waste packaging - 100% plastic-free.
Who is it for?
Beneficial for all scalp types. Ideal for use on straight, wavy, or curly hair.
From helping scalp stimulation and reducing breakage, to promoting relaxation, there’s no denying that a jade gua sha comb is super useful.