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 jest…😆), I welcomed the Widu hair brush into my life, and I’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 — made with FSC certified ash wood, natural hornbeam bristles, and natural rubber
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Naturally hypoallergenic
  • Zero-waste — 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 — if any — as compared to a boar bristle brush
  • Replaceable bristles

Cons:

  • Price — 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.

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