Wide-Tooth vs. Fine-Tooth Combs
The two most common types of combs that can be used to control your hair are wide-tooth and fine-tooth combs. Wide-tooth combs have thicker teeth that are spaced relatively far apart. These combs are designed to be used when hair is wet so as to eliminate knots and tangles without causing damage to your hair. Getting rid of tangles will be much easier if you use conditioner on your hair regularly, and many wide-tooth combs can also double as shower combs, which you can use to evenly spread conditioner through your long hair.
Fine-tooth combs have closely-spaced, narrow teeth. These products should only be used once hair is dry, and they can be helpful for smoothing and styling your hair. Fine-tooth combs are often preferred by men with short hair as they tend to make these styles easier to control. Hairstylists also often use fine-tooth combs when cutting hair so that they can target small sections of hair accurately. Both types of combs can also be paired with the other brushes and accessories
available from drugstore.com in order to help shape your style and make your hair look great.
Beyond the hair care
products that you use on a daily basis to detangle and control hair, drugstore.com also has a number of different types of combs that are designed to help achieve certain hairstyles. Teasing combs can be used to add volume to your hair. They have closely-spaced teeth that alternate lengths, and they are designed to be used in a process called backcombing, in which you comb hair backwards toward your scalp. Somewhat ironically, this process increases volume by actually creating tangles. Done incorrectly, backcombing can damage your hair, so you should consult your stylist before trying one of these styles.
The tail comb is another special type that can be used for specific styles. The end of this comb doesn't have any teeth and comes to a fine point and can be used to part your hair as well as to lift it into different sections when you are styling it. These combs can also be used by hairdressers when coloring hair or adding highlights as they give you an added level of control over the hair.
Another popular specialty comb is the pick comb. Narrower than most other combs and with longer teeth, these products can be used to add volume to certain hair styles because they make it easy to lift the hair away from your head. Many people also like to wear picks in their hair as a useful fashion accessory.
No matter what type of hair you have, the combs available from drugstore.com can help you keep it styled and under control. Browse the wide selection, and you can easily find the right one for you. back to top »
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