I bought a comb for my father today.
I was attracted to what it looked like.
The comb looked very special on display.
I asked the clerk what was special about the comb.
She replied, “It’s made from ox horn.”
I picked it up and combed my hair.
“According to Chinese Traditional Medicine, the horn of goats is used to treat blood disorders. This type of comb helps reduce hair breakage, hair fall and reduces the sprouting of gray or white hair. Not only that, horn combs can help in alleviating neurasthenia (fatigue, anxiety, listlessness), fever and rheumatism, lower blood pressure and detoxify.”
I understood the high cost of the comb.
It’s 100% handmade from natural materials.
I thought it was a beautiful gift to give to my father.
“Wooden and horn combs represent smooth relationships and sensitivity to others. It is widely believed that giving your loved ones such present is another way of saying that you wish them to be successful in their endeavors in life, to be filled with happiness, to be in good health and to have a harmonious family relationship. Our combs also signify love, affection, one's longing and a hope of spending a lifetime together with your partner. “
I sent my daughter off to bring the comb to him.
“Tell him to comb his hair before he goes to bed, it will relax him and make him sleep better.”
The color of the bone material was deep purple; it’s form quite unique.
I remember my nanny who brushed my hair at night just before bed.
I felt loved and cared for deeply.
I hope dad feels the same love and affection when he combs his hair.