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A comb that makes hair more shiny!
Date 2018-09-08 Views 38

Hello, this is doctor Lee Moon Won.

Today I would like to tell you about Lee Moon Won Wooden combs.

Lee Moon Won wooden combs are created by a master whose works are intangible cultural asset of Korea.


There are different kinds of wooden combs.

 

When thinking of combs like this sometimes it reminds people about the ones that they use for head lice, because thats what people used to use for their kids to get rid of them..


However I have found out more wonderful properties of the wooden combs. Because its teeth are very close to each other it can make hair cuticles healthier and clean all impurities form the hair (dust, dandruff, lice, etc). That is why by brushing your hair with the comb like this can make your hair shinier and smoother.


Especially if you use camellia, castor, ginger or other oils and comb your hair with the wooden comb like this your hair can become more healthy and beautiful.


If you comb your hair regularly more than 20 times your hair can be shinier.

 

Wooden comb is more effective and brilliant tool compared to any other hair product. But in 1900s people started to cut their hair shorter and started doing perm, which is why used wooden comb less. These days it is considered almost forgotten cultural heritage.

I felt very sorry that traditional Korean wooden combs that made our hair healthier are being forgotten.

I make medicine and treatment products for damaged hair but if you add wooden combs we could achieve even better results.

I also had an interview with a person who makes these combs.


Doctor of Korean medicine Lee Moon Won interviewing master Ko Gwang Rok in his workshop. 


A master who makes wooden combs.

 

Even though the culture of using wooden combs is almost forgotten family of master Ko Gwang Rok have been making them for 6 generations. I met him in March of 2011 for the first time and we haven’t met since. So this time I visited him again, almost 7 years later.


On my way to Damyang to meet wooden comb master. 

Thankfully he is doing well. His father Ko Haeng Ju cannot make combs anymore, so his son Ko Gwang Rok inherited the technique and is making the combs.


Master Ko Gwang Rok and doctor Lee Moon Won.
 


Every comb is handmade



The process of making wooden combs. The master is eyeballing the thickness of every comb. Eyes and hands of the master is more precise than any ruler.

 

You can watch the interview on our Youtube channel (turn on English subtitles!). 

 

This is the brief content of the interview

1. Introduction of the master

2. How long has he been doing the combs?

3. How many steps does it take to make a comb?

4. How long does it take to make a comb?

5. Is it possible to make a comb out of any bamboo tree or is there a specific type of bamboo trees used for making combs?

6. What is the most difficult step in making a comb?

7. Is there a reason for using Agyo glue instead of regular glue?

8. How to make a comb last for longer time?

 

Wooden comb is a Korean traditional hair care product.
From early age when children are able to comb their hair themselves they used to get their first comb. It used to be a must have tool for every Korean who takes care of the health of the hair.

 

In my opinion wooden combs are also good tool for hair loss and hair damage prevention and its a pity that this tradition was lost.

 

And as the master said at the end of the interview, I wish every person would have a wooden comb.. In these words I heard both nostalgia and sadness at the same time. And I wish that the forgotten Korean tradition of using wooden combs will come back.

 

If you are wondering where you can purchase the comb like this you can contact lee Moon Won clinic (02-511-1079).

The price is 37,000 won (includes a case).

Delivery fee within Korea is 3000 won.

So total price is 40,000 won

 

The case for the comb is also handmade, it is designed so that you can store the comb for long time. 


 

 

faq view Page
A comb that makes hair more shiny!
Date 2018-09-08 Views 38


Hello, this is doctor Lee Moon Won.


Today I would like to
tell you about Lee Moon Won Wooden combs.

Lee
Moon Won wooden combs are created by a master whose works are intangible
cultural asset of Korea.


There
are different kinds of wooden combs.

 

When thinking
of combs like this sometimes it reminds people about the ones that they use for
head lice, because that
s what people used to use for their kids
to get rid of them..


However I have
found out more wonderful properties of the wooden combs. Because its teeth are
very close to each other it can make hair cuticles healthier and clean all
impurities form the hair (dust, dandruff, lice, etc). That is why by brushing
your hair with the comb like this can make your hair shinier and smoother.


Especially
if you use camellia, castor, ginger or other oils and comb your hair with the wooden
comb like this your hair can become more healthy and beautiful.


If you
comb your hair regularly more than 20 times your hair can be shinier.

 

Wooden comb is
more effective and brilliant tool compared to any other hair product. But in
1900s people started to cut their hair shorter and started doing perm, which is
why used wooden comb less. These days it is considered almost forgotten
cultural heritage.

I felt very
sorry that traditional Korean wooden combs that made our hair healthier are
being forgotten.


I make medicine
and treatment products for damaged hair but if you add wooden combs we could
achieve even better results.


I also
had an interview with a person who makes these combs.


Doctor of Korean medicine Lee Moon Won interviewing
master Ko Gwang Rok in his workshop.
 


A master who makes wooden combs.

 

Even though the
culture of using wooden combs is almost forgotten family of master
Ko Gwang Rok have been making them for 6 generations. I met him in March of
2011 for the first time and we haven’t met since. So this time I visited him again,
almost 7 years later.


On my way to Damyang to meet wooden comb master. 

Thankfully he is doing well. His father Ko Haeng Ju
cannot make combs anymore, so his son Ko Gwang Rok inherited the technique and
is making the combs.


Master Ko Gwang Rok and doctor Lee Moon Won.
 


Every comb is handmade



The process of making wooden combs. The master is
eyeballing the thickness of every comb. Eyes and hands of the master is more
precise than any ruler.

 

You can watch the interview on our Youtube channel (turn on English subtitles!). 




 

This is the
brief content of the interview



1. Introduction of the master



2. How long has he been doing the
combs?



3. How many steps does it take to
make a comb?



4. How long does it take to make a
comb?



5. Is it possible to make a comb out
of any bamboo tree or is there a specific type of bamboo trees used for making
combs?



6. What is the most difficult step in
making a comb?



7. Is there a reason for using Agyo
glue instead of regular glue?



8. How to make a comb last for longer
time?



 



Wooden comb is
a Korean traditional hair care product.


From early
age when children are able to comb their hair themselves they used to get their
first comb. It used to be a must have tool for every Korean who takes care of
the health of the hair.



 



In my
opinion wooden combs are also good tool for hair loss and hair damage prevention
and it
s a pity that this tradition was
lost.



 



And as the
master said at the end of the interview, I wish every person would have a
wooden comb.. In these words I heard both nostalgia and sadness at the same
time.
And I wish that the forgotten Korean
tradition of using wooden combs will come back.



 



If you are wondering where
you can purchase the comb like this you can contact lee Moon Won clinic
(02-511-1079).



The price is
37,000 won (includes a case).



Delivery fee
within Korea is 3000 won.



So total
price is 40,000
won



 



The case for the comb is
also handmade, it is designed so that you can store the comb for long time.
 


 

 

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