Best Hair Comb - A Look at Common Hair Comb Materials

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What's the Best Hair Comb for You? A Look at Common Hair Comb Materials

In 2014, after catching a snag in my head hair with my cheap plastic comb, I took a trip to my local drug store to find a replacement comb. This time I was on the hunt for something a little more reliable that wouldn’t feel like it was about to tangle, bend, or break every time I ran the comb through my hair.  In my search for the best hair comb, all I saw was carbon copies of the comb I had just snapped. Frustrated with the uninspiring selection, I knew that there had to be a better way to comb my hair and beard, and with that the Rocky Mountain Barber Company was born.

Though hair combs and hair brushes have been around for more years than anyone can remember, the material and shapes have remained relatively unchanged - cheap, flimsy, and susceptible to easy breakage. At Rocky Mountain Barber Company we’ve come to believe that, with wiser selection of materials and vastly refined design techniques, we can take existing grooming tools and create beautiful and functional tools for the modern man.  

What started out as a Sunday afternoon trip to the drug store ended with an idea that would soon become a full-time passion that we are now sharing with the world.

What I discovered after the trip to the drug store is that these typical plastic drug store combs produce static electricity which will damage your hair, especially during winter when the air is very dry. Often these combs will give off a tingling feeling (static electricity) and makes damaged hair easier to break - this had to change.

What's the Best Hair Comb Material?

Choosing our primary raw materials to craft our combs from was an easy choice. Wood naturally generates less static electricity than plastic, has immense structural strength, and has aesthetic presentation value far beyond even the finest plastic combs. We've developed our combs and brushes from a number of high quality raw wood materials detailed below.

 

Sandalwood 

Our most popular wood material for our combs, sandalwood offers a very rich, noticeable Sandalwood scent. This is not something that we add; it’s the natural scent of the wood and a great added benefit. Not only does sandalwood smell great, it also has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties due to the natural presence of Sandalwood essential oil. Those who suffer from skin psoriasis which usually shows itself in the form of inflamed skin, beard itch, or hair dandruff can benefit from sandalwood.

 

Sandalwood Key Benefits

  • Refined and polished feel compared to a plastic comb
  • Reduces hair damage and split ends
  • Anti-static - Less frizz and static discharge
  • Sandalwood soaks in oils over time - perfect for beard oil users

Pear Wood

Unlike sandalwood, pear wood has virtually no noticeable scent to it. What it lacks for in scent, pear wood makes up for in strength. Pear wood combs are dense and hard yet still pourous enough to soak in your favorite oils or pomade and distribute them evenly throughout your beard or head hair.

 Pear Wood Comb Key Benefits

  • Refined and polished feel compared to a plastic comb
  • Reduces hair damage and split ends
  • Anti-static - Less frizz and static discharge
  • Pear wood soaks in oils over time - perfect for beard oil users

 

Bamboo

Bamboo is probably the most well known wood. The greatest asset to bamboo is its strength while maintaining a light weight and easily maneuverable form. 

 

 

Bamboo Comb Benefits

  • The lightest of the wood family. Easy to lift and shape your hair
  • Renowned for its superior strength while still maintaining an agile form
  • Distributes Beard Oil, Pomade, Beard Balm and Beard Conditioners Evenly

 

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