Your Buying Guide to Combs
Your mane of hair is one of the features that people notice about you immediately. If you have well-cared hair, they would assume that you are a well-kept person. On the other hand, if you have unkempt hair, people would think that you don't take care of yourself.
And so, we would be discussing the different types of combs, what other buyers are saying, what to look out for as well as some of the most popular brands.
Types of Combs
Wide Tooth Combs
These are used for detangling the locks.
Fine Tooth Tail Comb
These are combs that have the appearance of a normal comb with a long, pointed tail coming off from one end, and are used for styling and parting hair.
These are used in teasing the hair.
Styling Combs with Metal Pins
These are used for styling and smoothing the hair.
These are combs that are great in lifting the hair away from the head; it is also used to add volume, style and part hair.
Fine and Wide Tooth Combs or Cutting Combs
These are divided into two parts: one part has a close and the other has a wide tooth. These are the most popular combs to use for cutting.
What Other Buyers Are Saying
When you buy a comb, it should depend on your need. If you took a bath and you want to brush your hair, choose a simple wide tooth comb to detangle your hair. Another example is if you need to style your hair and give it some body, you can use either a fine tooth tail comb or a teasing comb.
Here are some feedback that customers have left for a handmade tooth comb brand has received:
A nice tool for your beard. It is quite small, nevertheless it is quite helpful in combing your beard. Probably for massive, long beards could be a bit small, but if you have a short one, this tool will do the job. I use it when I cut my hair, and then I need to shapes my beard with the trimmer. Thanks to this comb I can spot irregularities and cut the longer hair with my trimmer. The quality of this product is good and it does not look cheap. Overall, I am satisfied and I would buy it again.
As a big fan of Kent combs I had high hopes for this comb. But this comb tapers to a thin edge at the very narrow teeth, which makes the teeth ends quite sharp. Sounds perhaps a bit namby-pamby to say but the top lip is a fairly sensitive spot compared to the top of your head and you really do notice the teeth. Plus for its size the comb area is only an inch and a bit long, the rest is the handle. I found myself leaving this at home. I prefer the classic Kent OT 113mm which is just about the same size but much more versatile and with a far superior profile, with nice thin teeth spacing for tidying the tash during the day and broader teeth for combing up top.
I've bought a few different beard combs now, this was my first, and I'd never found anything better than it, so I've bought it again - and I'll be sticking with this one (I only ever replaced it because I lost it; these things are bullet-proof). They're particularly good if you want something very portable, to have in a pocket.
What to Look Out for
There are so many combs available so, it's going to take some time to get the one that suits your needs. You can ask your barber or stylist which one would work for you and keep in mind your purpose for buying a comb. Also, take note of the materials used in creating the comb that you would buy as this would help you clean your comb and help it last for a long time.
Most Popular Brands
Kent - is a popular brand in the UK that's made for grooming moustache and beards and are handmade and is heat and chemical resistant.
Pro Tip - is a brand that manufactures a comb within a comb, which is for back combing and great for creating fabulous up-dos and hair ups. Also, it's flexible and hardwearing as it's made of polypropelene.
Eden - is a brand that manufactures metal pin tail comb, which can be used in different ways.
EQLEF - is a brand that makes combs using green sandalwood and is smooth, comfortable and high quality.
Xrange - is a brand that makes a full range of combs with 10 pieces all in all, fit for a barber's use.