The major difference between a finely-made comb and any other type of grooming device is measured by the ease the combs slide through the hair and how much less breakage there is. But since the advent of plastics, wooden comb-making has become all but obsolete. Wood does not conduct, so static electricity can be eliminated from the morning routine, as well as any painful or sharp experiences with comb teeth. The ends of these wood combs are slightly curved and blunted, so they massage the scalp. Wooden combs do not strip vital oils from the hair or stretch and break hair ends.