When it comes to hair, there are a million different ways to style it and a million different products to help you do so. One of the most important tools in your arsenal is the comb. There are all sorts of combs on the market these days, each designed for a specific type of hair or styling need. So which one is right for you? In this article, we will take a look at different types of combs and explain what they are best used for.
10. Wide-tooth comb
One of the most basic combs is the wide-tooth comb. It features wide teeth that are spaced far apart. This type of comb is best used on wet, freshly washed hair or dry hair. It can help to detangle your hair without causing too much breakage. Use it in the shower after using conditioner on your hair to help detangle it. You can also use it to comb through your hair after applying a leave-in conditioner. If you have thick, curly, or textured hair, a wide-tooth comb is a must-have in your hair care routine as it will distribute the products evenly.
9. All-purpose comb
The all-purpose comb is used on wet or dry hair and works well for most hair types. According to Tonny Shamas, the comb has two sets of teeth on each side - wide-set teeth on one side and fine set teeth on the other. This allows you to use the comb for different purposes such as detangling, styling and creating different hairstyles. It can be used by men, women, and children and works fine to medium tresses. For people who prefer having one tool to do it all, the all-purpose comb should be your go-to choice. You can choose from a variety of materials, lengths, or colors.
8. Teasing comb
It is a uniquely shaped comb that has long, thin, and closely set teeth. The teeth have different lengths with some being shorter than others. It is used to create volume to fine especially at the roots by backcombing or teasing the hair. It can also be used to create different hairstyles and to add texture to your hair. The teasing comb should only be used on dry hair to avoid any damage.
7. Rake Comb
The rake comb has long and widely set teeth that are great for detangling hair. It can be used on wet or dry hair but works best on damp hair. The rake comb is great for all hair types but is especially good for people with curly or kinky hair as it can help detangle the hair without causing too much frizz. It can also be used to create different hairstyles and to add volume to your hair. Women with spiral perms who need to detangle without spreading their curls can use a rake comb.
6. Pick comb
The pick comb is a must-have for every woman since it is small and compact, making it perfect for on-the-go touch-ups. It is used vertically and works for both wet and dry hair. The pick comb is great for all hair types but works best on short to medium-length hair. It can help detangle, style, and add volume to your hair and is also great for creating different hairstyles. This is the best option for people who want an afro look or want to go natural with thick, kink hair. Pick comb can be made of wood, plastic, or metal with wider teeth to lift the hair.
5. Lice comb
The lice comb is a thin, fine-toothed comb on each side that helps in removing lice and nits from the hair. It can be used on all hair types but is most effective on straight, fine hair. As one combs the hair, the lice and nits are pulled out of it and can be seen on the teeth of the comb. According to Styles At Life, it also gets rid of its eggs. This type of comb should only be used on dry hair.
4. Fine-tooth comb
The fine-tooth comb is a must-have for people with thin, fine hair as it can easily get rid of snarls since it has closely spaced teeth. Compared to the wide-toothed comb, it has skinnier and less sturdy teeth. If you have curly or thick hair, this comb will not work for you as it can cause breakage. Use a fine-tooth comb after the hair is almost free of the tangle to prevent hair fall. Finish your style using this comb to place each hair in its rightful place.
3. Pin-tail comb
The pin-tail is a type of fine-tooth comb that has a long and thin metallic handle. It is used to create different hairstyles, as it gives more precision. For people who often straighten their hair, the pin-tail comb is the best choice for you. It can also be used to part the hair before flat ironing it. When you use this comb you can be sure to straighten each part of your hair with ease. Most stylists use it to create equal sections for braiding, and cornrowing. If you want a sleek look, then this is the right comb for you.
2. Barber Comb
This is a type of comb commonly found in our local salons and barber shops. According to Salon Rates, it can be used to trim hair and cut the ends correctly. When looking from a distance the barber comb may look similar to an all-purpose comb, as they both have two sets of teeth. One side with wide-tooth and the other with fine-tooth. The main difference is that the teeth of the barber comb are short to allow the barber to cut hair evenly. Sometimes it may have a tapered end to guide the barber in cutting hair around the ears.
1. Pocket comb
The pocket comb is a small, handheld comb that is great for on-the-go touch-ups. It can fit into your purse or pocket, making it perfect for travel. The pocket comb can either be wide-toothed or fine-tooth and is usually sturdy and thick to avoid breaking. It can be used to detangle, style, and add volume to your hair. This type of comb is great for all hair types but works best on short to medium-length hair.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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