Copper bracelets are supposedly great for arthritis and joint pain, but can a copper brush help cure dandruff? My sister, who has long suffered from this condition, wanted to find out. While I was scoping out the hair accessories aisle, she came across the Goody Styling Therapy Reduce+Dandruff Paddle Brush ($13). "Do you think this will work?" she asked with a tinge of apprehension.
Scientists now believe that dandruff is caused from the fungus malassezia, a pesky little microbe that lives on all of our scalps. While some people aren't affected by the critters, others are, with an itchy, flaky, and oily scalp often resulting. Goody's brush is supposed to kill those suckers — 88 percent of bacteria and fungi, they claim. To find out what my sis thought,
Although we are still not quite certain about the purpose of the hole in the center bottom (is it a vent, perhaps?), my sister said the copper bristles felt really soothing to her scalp, like cool, tingly massage. While she didn't notice a major reduction in flakes or oiliness, her scalp itched a whole lot less, particularly when she used the brush every day. For the fact that it reduced her discomfort and was reasonably priced, she gives it two thumbs up.