Achieving and maintaining healthy hair requires more than just your favorite shampoo or conditioner. Having the right tools and techniques is just as important in your daily hair care regimen.
There are two primary functions for using a comb: (1) to help separate and detangle the individual hairs so that your brush can reach the scalp to release the *sebum, stimulate blood circulation, and to remove dirt. (2) to assist in creating your preferred cut, style and technique.
There are many types of combs to choose from. Selecting the right comb for your hair care regimen, depends on a few factors: the desired cut, style, technique, and hair type. No matter what hair type you have, it is very important to have combs with various spacing between the teeth. Additional factors you should consider is knowing the quality and material your comb is made of.
Here you will find a list of combs that belong in your collection and the purpose and function they serve.
1) EXTRA WIDE TOOTH COMBS
The must have comb for all hair types is the extra wide tooth combs. These combs are considered large rakes due to the generous spacing between the teeth and overall size and diameter of each individual tooth. The combination of these attributes helps to comb and detangle wet or dry hair while preventing hair breakage. These combs are much larger than the average wide tooth combs. Extra wide tooth combs, such as the Magic Star Jumbo Rake and Magic mini Star Rake can tackle the toughest jobs for combing and detangling wet or dry hair. Whether your hair is short, curly, thick or very long, the Magic Star Rakes can handle it. This comb also works perfectly as a shower comb. The extra wide tooth comb is a "must have" in the 1st phase of the 3Comb Smooth.
2) WIDE TOOTH COMBS
The wide tooth combs have teeth that are spaced well apart. These combs are suitable for all hair textures and lengths including curly, thick, straight and long hair. Wide tooth combs can detangle wet or dry hair. Wide tooth combs can be used in the 1st and 2nd phase of the 3Comb Smooth.
3) MEDIUM TOOTH COMBS
The medium tooth combs are spaced fairly closer together in comparison to the wide tooth combs. These combs serve a purpose of bringing the hair strands closer together, yet not as much as a fine tooth comb. The medium tooth comb should only be used after using an extra wide or wide tooth comb if you have very thick or curly hair. However, if you have medium or fine hair type, a medium comb may be suitable as an everyday comb. Medium tooth combs can be used in either the 2nd or 3rd phase of the 3Comb Smooth.
4) FINE TOOTH COMBS
The fine tooth combs have teeth that are very close together. Fine teeth are usually found on a tail, pin tail, or cutting comb. There are various degrees of spacing for "fine" teeth. Some fine teeth, can be extremely close together or somewhat wide but are still considered fine.
5) BREAK THE RULES...
And finally, the most important rule for selecting your combs, is breaking the rules! Always use your best judgement for what is right for you and your hair type. Ultimately, no one knows your desires, needs or wants better than you. Don't limit your combs, be creative and flexible with your comb collection.
Tip: Use nothing but the best on your hair...even at the salon! Consult with your stylist about using your comb(s) at all of your appointments. Remember, if it's not a Hercules Sägemann comb, it's just a simple comb. See for yourself!
COMB MATERIAL AND FEATURES
The molding tools and the combination of raw materials used for production are the determinants of a comb's quality and properties. Combs should be made from a natural hard rubber or a high quality thermoplastic.
3Comb Smooth is a 3-step combing process for detangling and smoothing wet hair.
*Vulcanized: the process of hardening the natural rubber in hot steam. This allows the rubber to be harder, much more durable, more resistant to chemicals, and makes the surface of the material smoother.
**Thermoplastic combs offered by hotCombs may have the appearance of seams on the teeth due to the molding process. However, our combs are shaped in premium quality molds in a single production step, therefore, our combs are free of uneven edges and seams. The key factor is that the seams are "even" and smooth. Uneven seams on the teeth are the culprits that will snag and tear the hair. Rest assured, our thermoplastic combs are manufactured at the highest level and quality control measures for a plastic comb.