The Body Shop • wood wide-tooth detangling comb • Hair Styling Tools
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this! It is good for thick long hair and detangles as it runs through hair. This is a must-have for ladies with thick hair as it suits the hair type
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was worried about hair loss, so I started reading up on anything that seemed tangentially pertinent. How about hair care tools? A couple sites recommended using wooden combs instead of plastic, and wide-tooth instead of narrow.
So, then, this wooden wide-tooth fit the bill pretty well! I've always liked The Body Shop's company narrative, so it was a bonus making this purchase from them. I now have a comb in my purse, on my dresser, and at my parents' house as well ... so I'll always be covered.
Gently using this comb feels like a scalp massage. The teeth are slightly rounded, and it feels a million times better than the cheap plastic combs I used to use, which could sometimes have rather sharp teeth.
On the whole, I think I have less hair breakage now, definitely due to switching to a wide-tooth comb. And I'd also agree with an article I found on the livestrong.com site, which says "Wood and horn combs help to spread natural oils found at the base of your scalp throughout your hair, thus providing a nice lubricating coat of natural oils that your scalp produces for protection."
Simple, well-made product (I know, it's a comb, how complicated can it be?) but I'm really a fan of the wood wide-tooth.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this comb. I have had mine for years now. Its the only one i use. I could not live without this comb. It combs my hair without pulling or hurting my scalp. Def recommend
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this comb! I have 4 of them because I work abroad so I have one at home, one at my bf's place and 2 in my country (one at my place and one at my bro's place).
It is very good for detangling my wavy hair. It doesn't make my hair frizzy, it doesn't hurt my scalp and it doesn't hurt when I pull my hair bit stronger (sometimes my hair gets very ''knoted''). I have one for 3 years and it is still good! I will buy again (I guess not soon as the combs are in good condition...for now).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this comb, I use it everytime i wash my hair to detangle and comb trough. It works really well and because its wooden I believe its good for the hair. Its as a medium size its not little but not really big, its good for travelling and keeping on the hand bag.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
** Staple product in my hair care routine; can be equated to HG status.
What it Claims:
"Get uptight hair to cooperate with this gentle, wide-toothed must-have. Just make sure to always go gentle on wet hair."
Claims - True or False?
1) Gentle on hair: True.
Cardboard wrapping around the middle which is kept in place with adhesive. The adhesive took a little while to remove completely and eventually all residue wore off with regular use.
Made of uncoated wood, meaning it cannot be used in water. The top/handle of the comb is 1-2 inches tall and about half a centimetre thick, offering a good grasp. I've not had any issues with the comb slipping.
The edges, including the wooden teeth, are rounded off; with my sensitive scalp, I experience no pain or soreness when the comb is used daily and right up against the scalp.The teeth are separated enough to allow for cleaning in between with a q-tip or washcloth, although because it is made of wood, deep cleaning may not be very feasible. The comb is about the length of my hand, which makes it a good size for quick and easy combing.
Wear and Tear:
My original comb snapped in half after I used it in the shower for a number of months. Despite this, the two halves still work just fine on their own, and while both still retain mild hair gunk residue due to being unable to wash with soap, it has not had any effect on my hair. Barring use in water, this comb is definitely durable and will likely only need replacing if the wood starts getting too dirty to clean, but likely wouldn't need replacing for many years.
Bang for your Buck:
$7.00CAD. Even if replaced yearly, that's less than 10 bucks a year.
This comb works great on my thicker, curly/wavy hair. It de-tangles without pulling on the hair, doesn't seem to be causing any damage, helps to remove loose strands easily, and can even be gently used on dry curls to soften them up without destroying them. Also wonderful for sensitive scalps that cannot handle conventional plastic or metal combs/brushes. The only gripe I can see with the comb itself is that the description would make it seem as though it is meant to be used on wet hair, but such use would very likely contribute to potential cracking.
- pros: nice size, comfortable use, doesn't irritate scalp, doesn't snag/pull hair, affordable, works well for combing out knots
- cons: cannot be used in shower, more difficult to clean.
Overall Rating: 5/5
Packaging Quality: 3/5
Would you buy this product again: Yes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I bought it a few months ago to comb my long and thick hair. Love that it is made of wood. It comforts me to own something natural for myself. But it does pull my hair like nothing else. It is hard and pulls my hair so much that it really hurts. I own a Mason Pearson brush and it feels like heaven compering to this.
It could be useful for short hair. But I would not recommend it to ladies with long hair.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Decent comb for detangling my hair after a shower. I use this with The Body Shops detangling spray from their rainforest range. The comb is good for now, but I know I'll be heading to KICKS within a week or two to purchase the Tangle Teezer because it IS the ultimate detangling brush!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
It seems I was lucky enough to buy one without any packaging, since I don't recall scraping sticker goo off my comb. I've got another wooden comb which is my HG, but this one is a good travel one for my make-up bag. The wide tooth design gets all but the pin-tangles out. I usually use it on dry hair, since my tailbone-length wet hair ends up snapping too easily when pulled. The teeth are smooth and the finish is buttery - definitely a fan.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Black
The sticked on label is very easy to pull off so I don;t see where the complaints are coming from. It's a great sized comb for your travel bag. I've been looking for a wooden comb for years. I've bought and thrown out at least 20 different types of plastic combs because when I use them on my slightly texlaxed hair I can actually hear hairs breaking off in the teeth. With this comb I hear nothing. Before this I was using a 50 cent dollar store afro pick that never broke my hair either. I don;t use brushes so ignored the Body Shops offerings as all brushed break my hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Bought this recently. Its a good comb for detangling and I like the fact that it is made of wood - it won't contribute to hair static. Use it to come your hair wet and to get out the knots. Extra points for being made with sustainable forestry practices.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is great for detangling wet hair as I've heard brushes are really damaging (although I think the tangle teazer is ok). I have curly hair that gets matted really easily and so combing/brushing my hair can be a struggle. This comb is good because its wide-toothed and wooden (so feels and looks nicer than plastic and will not make hair static). Its also great for using to distribute conditions/styling treatment through your hair. Good for environment as practically no packaging and its made from Forest Stewardship Council trees, plus its only £2.90.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I always use this on my wet hair after washing it. My hair is long and tangle prone, but this works really good for me. My husband bought this for me after I had spent 17 hours in labor giving birth to our son and my hair was a tangled wreak. I used this comb in the shower with the help of some conditioner and it made the job much easier. I agree with everyone else that the sticker was a real pain to take off. But it's a one time thing so I'm still giving it five lippies.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
i really like this comb. it detangles without pulling. funny, it was broken in my luggage a little while back. so, now the larger half stays at home, and the little end tucks in with my toiletries for travel.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I have long, thick, fine hair that has always been rather tangle prone. I have tried a lot of combs and brushes, but this one is actually one of the better--if not the best--for detangling.
I use it in combination with a boar bristle brush before I plait my hair and go to bed. In the mornings all I have to do is free my hair, pull the comb through it quickly and my hair is virtually tangle free.
This is the one thing I never leave my house without nowadays, though I do wish it came in some kind of fabric pouch since dust, powder etc. has a tendency to really stick to the wooden surface.
Since it is untreated wood, it is a good idea to oil it so you can wash it without worry.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I love this comb. I actually use mine on wet hair. And I've noticed a lot of less loose hairs getting stuck on my jacket during the day. very good comb not too spendy $7.00 but i aslo agree the packaging sucks. I had to scrape off all the sticky stuff and it still left a little residue.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I enjoy using this brush because I like the wood finish and it's pretty durable. It's also a really cute accessory visually and comes at a cheap price too. I don't have too many complaints about this brush other than the fact that I'm not particularly fond of the quality of The Body Shop tools and I'm not sure how well it's going to stand up over time.
UPDATE: I've been using this for 4-5 years and it's been a very durable comb! I highly recommend it for the price and the fact that it has lasted me so long!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
this is a pretty good comb. i got it for $6. i would buy again, as i like it for a back-up or travel comb, but it's not my HG. you can't use this on wet hair-it's unstained and can crack. the packaging is also crappy, hence the 4 lippies. the wrapper was GLUED to the brush, so i spent about 10 mins scraping all the paper and glue off it lol but it's sturdy-great for thick and long hair like mine :}