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.
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.
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.