What Are Jade Combs And Do They Improve Hair Growth?

What Are Jade Combs And Do They Improve Hair Growth?

Jade face rollers have been in the beauty world for quite some time now. These rollers gently massage the skin and help stimulate lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness in the process. Facial massage with a jade roller also promotes healthier circulation, which contributes to brighter, more radiant skin. 

On the basis that jade rollers improve circulation, using jade combs is meant to enhance scalp circulation for optimal hair growth and relaxation. Unfortunately, these claims are not supported by scientific evidence. That said, there are some health experts that deliver information about why using jade combs may be beneficial for your hair and scalp

What Are Jade Combs?

These combs are made from jade or rose quartz, both of which are stones that benefit the hair and skin in numerous ways. Historically, these combs were used in the ancient Chinese tradition of combing therapy. The belief is that this therapy helped stimulate hair follicles and relax the scalp, a combination that encourages hair growth. Ancient Chinese tradition states that the scalp connects to the entire body. Getting a good scalp massage, then, has a positive effect on the hair and the rest of your body. It works in similar fashion to acupressure therapy. 

Jade is one of the most revered stones in Chinese and East Asian medicine. Healers believe that it promotes longevity, health, and beauty. These are just beliefs and even though anecdotal evidence may claim that jade exhibits these abilities, no scientific data supports them.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Jade Combs?

Everyone wants to know if they are legitimate or simply hype among beauty influencers. Some of them amount to $52, so it’s only natural to wonder about their legitimacy. The claim is that they enhance relaxation, reduce tension, and encourage healthier hair growth. Board-certified dermatologists agree that anecdotal evidence is the only thing to go off. There is, however, one tiny morsel of support. A small study in 2016 monitored nine Japanese men who performed four-minute scalp massages daily for 24 weeks. Their hair increased in thickness by the end of the study. This had nothing to do with jade combs; rather, it was a small study focused on scalp massage.

Are There Any Downsides To Jade Combs?

When performed safely and in moderation, jade combs are unlikely to hurt you in any way. The only potential downside is the cost of high-quality jade. As mentioned in the previous paragraph, some jade combs can cost $52, while others are under $10. If you are just trying it out for experimentation, there’s no need to drop all of your money on a comb. Additionally, manage your expectations when you purchase one of these combs. There’s no guarantee that you’ll experience dramatic changes in hair thickness. The comb, however, does feel nice and will last you a long time, as long as you don’t drop it. 

How To Use A Jade Comb:

This is a DIY self-care treatment that does not require a specialist. In fact, the practice is rooted in folk medicine, so you can easily brush your hair and massage the scalp at home. Direct most of the pressure you apply to the scalp, and apply more than you would if you were simply brushing. There’s no wrong way to comb your hair, but you can improve your combing habits. Simply comb your hair in all directions for best results. Front to back, left to right, right to front, back to left, and upside down if necessary! It may take a while to experience results, but you may find that combing helps relax the scalp within the first couple uses. 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740347/
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-gua-sha-might-be-good-for-you/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0965229914000569?via%3Dihub

2022-01-18T05:11:14-07:00

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