The Body Shop • wood wide-tooth detangling comb • Hair Styling Tools
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm 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, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, 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......2013 Oct update. Since my first review above I've grown my hair out natural after shaving it all off. Unfortunately for this comb it's not good for natural 4B/C hair. The 50 cent dollar store afro pick still works fine but I had to throw this out and purchase a Sagemann professional comb instead to preserve my hair strands for longer growth.