Myra Conner

Hairsense is your source for preferred professional seamless bone combs, select hard-to-find professional brushes, and DoTerra essential oils. My 40+ years as an entrepreneur have been about designing, sourcing, and sharing exceptional beauty and wellness products for your ideal lifestyle.

Combs for Hair Types: which one is the one for you?

Wide Tooth Comb

Wide-tooth combs, as hinted at by their name, have thicker teeth to allow larger amounts of hair through. This should be a preferred choice for those with thick, curly, or tangled hair. If you’re coming out of the shower or your hair is otherwise damp or wet, a wide-tooth comb is the only way to go. Wide-tooth combs are also a perfect option when waking up in the morning and your hair may be extra messy.

Fine Tooth Comb

A fine-tooth comb is known for its close-set of teeth, ideal for getting hair perfectly straight. If you have straight hair, a fine-tooth comb is your best option as its close teeth allow it to settle hair in place. However, a fine-tooth comb isn’t always the best idea for those with thicker or tangled hair. For those people, a fine-tooth comb may end up pulling out more hair than you’d like to lose! A good tip is to actually start with a wide-tooth comb to get the tangles out and then finish with a fine-tooth comb in order to get your hair looking straight and neat.

Pocket Comb

The pocket comb is essentially the Swiss Army knife of combs. It’s incredibly handy by being small, travel-friendly, and multi-purposed. Most pocket combs actually include a fine-tooth comb on one side and a wide-tooth comb on the other side, making this a perfect on-the-go choice no matter what kind of hair you have.

Tail Comb

Also, unfortunately, known as the ‘rat-tail comb,’ this comb is known for its long thin handle. This type of comb is more of a styling comb mainly used for guys with longer hair. The tail of the comb is used for separating, straightening, and sectioning the hair for different styling processes.