We don’t know wether this qualifies as a wellness or a beauty trend or a bit of both but now you can recreate the feeling of a professional scalp massage at home with the jade and rose quartz combs. Yes you read that right, the jade roller craze is venturing into other beauty arenas and now we have the jade comb. The jade comb follows the same principle as the jade roller as in it stimulates the skin to deliver a bunch of benefits which we will explore below.
You might say that massaging and stimulating the scalp is nothing new and we agree. The ancient Chinese named it “combing therapy” and the not-so-ancient Arabs as well, they all believed in the powers of a good scalp stimulation to relax and encourage hair growth. Scientifically speaking, the scalp is directly and indirectly connected to all the meridians in the body, thus, what people don’t know is that a scalp massage can have an effect on the whole body by regulating these meridians. It is just like acupressure therapy.
So why use a stone comb when our good old trusted comb can do all that? The idea behind using a jade or a rose quartz comb lies in the energy benefits delivered by these stones obviously. Jade is believed to bless everything it touches, and it is also used in crystal healing to “relieve depression and expel kidney stones”. Hair-care wise, jade is believed to remove the static from the hair. Rose Quartz on the other hand is considered a “symbol of loving energy and positivity”; Eastern medicine praises it for its healing and energising properties.
To gain the most benefit from these combs, use the small teeth to rub tiny soft circles up the back of your occipital bone, then take it to the sides of your scalp massaging slowly towards your ears, until you manage to massage the whole head.
Though the growth benefits of combing your hair with a stone comb can be attested, and such combs are not to be used for detangling your curls, but there is definitely no harm in indulging your scalp with a stone-cold stimulating massage. For the curly-haired divas out there, your best bet is to massage your hair by sections and doing so in circular motion. The energy boost is real though as voiced by many who have actually given this a try. So we say… why not??!