Rollen🌀 Rollen🌀 Rollen🌀 How grateful I am for this invention!!! I live in “The Life that Hair Built”. The history of the hairbrush begins with the comb. Found by archeologists at Paleolithic dig-sites around the world, combs date back to the origins of man-made tools. Carved from bone, wood, and shells, they were initially used to groom hair and keep it free of pests, such as lice. As the comb developed, however, it became a decorative hair ornament used to display wealth and power in countries like China and Egypt. It was from this display of wealth that the comb’s cousin—the hairbrush—was born.