Wooden brushes have several advantages compared to plastic, including naturally conditioning hair, not producing static, massaging the scalp and being less likely to break hair. Wooden combs come with the same benefits compared to plastic combs.
Wooden hairbrushes help to condition the hair because they grab the natural oils near the scalp and carry these down the shaft of the hair. This helps prevent breakage because the natural oils help the hair to maintain adequate hydration. Distributing the oils down the shaft of the hair also helps to prevent excessive oiliness at the scalp. The lack of static production helps to prevent frizz and the massaging action works to promote circulation in the scalp.