Sunday, June 23, 2019

Brushes that don't cause static


Are you looking for brushes that don't cause static? Are you one of those who have long thin hair that's standing on end? After a good brushing does your fine hair look like it's been zapped by a Tesla coil? There are many tips on how to reduce static and some of them work but what you really need is a brush that reduce friction and minimize static while you're styling or blowing out your hair. Do they even make such a brush?

Top 6 brushes that claim not to cause static electricity

Brushes that don't cause static
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There are several manufactures that make anti-static brushes but how well they actually work is a good question. Here are brushes that don't cause static:
  1. Basho fan wooden hair brush - $10.99 
  2. ZuiKyuan Natural Wooden Hair Comb - $17.99 
  3. Myhsmooth G2s-am-gs Big Size Professional Handmade Natural Green Sandalwood No Static Hair Brush Air Bag Massage Comb Hair Comb with Handle with Aromatic Scent for Gift - $15.99 
  4. Cricket Static Free Fast Flo - $6.73 
  5. Cricket Visage Static Free Paddle Brush -$10.00 

Thin hair and static

Thin hair and static
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If you have long thin hair then you are well aware of static electricity. Every time you brush your hair you get the fly-a-ways and generate tons of static electricity. These brushes claim to help tame static and are reasonably priced.

All are found at the big online retail giants, and you know who they are, one of the giants offers free shipping if you are a member and name starts with an A.

Plus you get to enjoy videos as a member. That should give you a clue as to who one is.The other one starts with a W and their primary color is blue. They have stores in almost every city and are worldwide.

Basho less static hair brush


Basho less static hair brush
The Basho claims to create less static when brushing due to the wood bristles produce less static than plastic brushes and combs. Which is true, wood is not a good conductor of electricity, actually wood is a nonconductor of electricity at all.

When searching for this brush key in the following in Google Search "Basho fan wooden hair brush".

I do like is their 100% money back guarantee. This shows they stand behind their product.
I also love the look of the wood. Real wood just looks great. The down side is of course you don't want to let it soak in water. This one feels sturdy and very well made. The bristles are flexible enough to help prevent hair damage when brushing. I feel this is a good value at $10.99 for a wooden brush with a money back guarantee. Price quoted is at the time of this writing and is subject to change.

ZuiKyuan natural wooden no static hair comb


ZuiKyuan natural wooden no static hair comb
Just like the one above this is also made of wood. This is a box set and is good for all hair types. Its suitable for straight hair, curly hair, rough and soft hair. Comes in a nice gift box which makes it a perfect gift for someone.

The box set includes:
  1. 1Fine-toothed wooden comb
  2. 1Wide toothed wooden comb
  3. 1Boar brush
  4. 1Wood massage brush
ZuiKyuan claims their box set is no snags, no tangle and what we are most interested in for this article is no static. As we all know plastic can cause static so using wood products is naturally anti-static. They also claim wood is rich in natural minerals. I am not sure how that helps your hair and not sure how those natural minerals gets transferred over to your hair. It's hard to believe that just by brushing those natural minerals in the wood will make a substantial difference. But we do know that wood is not a conductor of electricity so it should help in reducing static.

This box set in my opinion is a good value considering all that you get for $17.99 at the time of this writing. Also the ZuiKyuan hair brush is made of 100% boar bristle and you get a money back guarantee.
 
ZuiKyuan says:
We are sure your hair is going to love this hair brush. If you are not satisfied with our product simply write back to us, and we will refund your money or replace for new one

This is an amazingly well made box set and I recommend it's purchase.This set works great on thin hair. The only complaint is I wish the handle on the comb was a little longer. But that is just a personal preference. It may work perfectly for you. Nicely done!

Myhsmooth G2s-am-gs


Myhsmooth G2s-am-gs no static brush
The Myhsmooth is handmade which is nice and also made of green sandalwood which as we all know is naturally static free. Plus the wood has an advantage of plastic because is will not snag hair like plastic comb. The teeth are also made of green sandalwood and the ends are nicely rounded as to not irritate your scalp while brushing. Excellent craftsmanship I recommend purchasing. The sandalwood is heavy so when you pick it up you can feel the weight which is not heavy but let's you know you have a quality product in your hand. Overall very nicely done and very nicely finished. A handmade styling tool at this price made of beautiful wood is a good value.

Cricket Static Free Fast Flo 


Cricket Static Free Fast Flo
It's made in the USA so that's a big plus. I's made of plastic. Is plastic a good conductor of electricity? Generally speaking plastics usually conduct electricity but very poorly.

So poorly that they are commonly used to insulate electric cables. But there is a special manufacturing process they go through by placing a thin film of metal onto a plastic sheet and mixing it into the polymer surface. The end result is a good insulator.

How the Cricket is made I am not sure. If they use this approach or something else I do not know.

They claim to be anti-static but honestly since they are made of plastic I am very skeptical.
I can see for this particular model since the bristles are spaced far apart its going to generate less static as you brush. There are fewer plastic bristles to come in contact with your hair thus generating less static.

It's worth a try to see if it can help with static and if it fails at helping with static then you have a good vent brush for $6.73 so you still come out a winner.

Cricket Visage Static Free Paddle Brush

Cricket Visage Static Free Paddle Brush
Since this is a paddle style it's going to cover more hair every time you use it. So if you are in a hurry using a paddle style is good because your will finish about 25% sooner than using something else. In the "About" section of this brush is says "Aluminum finish and static free resins" which appears to be a little misleading. At first glance I said, cool, an aluminum handle brush for $10.00. I'll take 2 please. But then I looked a little harder and it read "Made with an aluminum finish". So to set things straight it's a plastic brush with a brushed aluminum finish. It's all plastic.

In the description it Cricket says, "The cricket static free paddle brush contains plastic bristles and a cushioned pad to provide increased comfort during brushing and styling." and of course since it's all plastic I am very skeptical. But I still think it's a good buy because if it does not help with static you end up with a very cool futuristic looking paddle brush for just $10.00. Not bad at all.

Conclusion


More about wood brushes. Did you know water is a good conductor of electricity?  So what this means if you have wet wood then you are able to conduct electricity. Therefore wet wood can cause or promote static electricity. Wood that is damp or wet can pose a risk of producing static.

What about breakage? You do not want to drop a wooden brush on the floor. This is, in most cases instant death for your styling tool. And, I would also go as far as to strongly recommend not to collide it with other hard objects.

Do not soak wood combs in water especially hot water for a long time otherwise you risk serious damage to your styling tool. Wood products are not made for the shower. If you do get them wet remember to wipe them dry with a cotton towel afterwards immediately.

An important note specifically regarding sandalwood. Sandalwood resin may condense into crystal substance like fuzz on the surface of the wood. This is natural. You should dust off the crystal substance from the surface with a paper towel.

One trick I like to do is to rub a small amount of olive oil on the wood to make is smooth, shiny and help protect the wood. 

With proper care is no reason why these products can not last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.

What do you use to reduce static? Inquiring minds would like to know what works for you.

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