Comb vs Brush

Help Support Steer Planet:

Jill

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 20, 2007
Messages
3,551
Location
Gardner, KS
Would someone that is way smarter out there explain to me why brushing grows hair much better than combing?  In my mind stimulating the skin should work much better than brushing the surface.
 

knabe

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 7, 2007
Messages
13,631
Location
Hollister, CA
perhaps this is deceptive.  i would have to agree with you jill on the blood flow to the hair follicle.  in horses, the brushing gets the oil over the hair more, making it look thick, and perhaps not letting the tip dry out.

and just for grins, the spinny comb on a cordless drill works wonders on horses knots and loosens them up.  my farrier neighbor is starting to use it for therapy.  one interesting thing about the drill is, is that it generates a lot of static and a drill i the electricity came through the handle and startled me.  changed drills quick.
 

red

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 20, 2007
Messages
7,850
Location
LaRue, Ohio
Jill, I think the rice brush stimulates the skin & hair better. Healthy skin equals better hair. Also you can brush easier when the animal is wet.

Red
 

Jill

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 20, 2007
Messages
3,551
Location
Gardner, KS
I guess the reason I am asking is that my calves have so much hair, the brush really never gets down to the skin.
 

pigguy

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 4, 2007
Messages
662
Location
kansas
i would say blower because it stimulates it all and much less time cumsuming. if i have a chance i will use the blower over the comb and the brush
 

OH Breeder

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 14, 2007
Messages
5,954
Location
Ada, Ohio
The brush not only promotes hair growth but is better at training hair than comb. The comb does not "break" the shaft like a brush does. The brush also will drag the natural oils with it through the rest of the hair.
 
Top