Combs for Hair Systems

There are a variety of combs available to use with your hair system, and each type serves a different purpose. The length, texture, and style of your hair determines which comb or combs best suit your needs. Here we discuss the most popular combs available and their appropriate uses.

Warning: To prevent damage or tearing of your hair system base, avoid dragging combs against it.

Wide-tooth Combs

Wide-tooth combs can be used on dry or damp hair. They are great for combing out tangles and are particularly effective when used with long or curly hair. The wide-set teeth are gentler on long and curly strands because they help prevent pulling. To avoid pulling, breakage, or damage when combing, we recommend you start at the ends of the hair and gradually move up towards the base.

Fine-tooth Combs

Fine-tooth combs have close-set teeth and are best suited for short hairstyles and finer hair textures. They can also be used to remove any tangles your wide-tooth comb may have missed, and to part or smooth the hair. Essentially, fine-tooth combs are great for any type of detailed work, like evenly sectioning hair for cutting.

“Bone” Combs

Combs typically have raised seams on each side of each tine (or tooth). For long hair, these seams drag along the hair causing damage. Think about how you use a scissor to curl a ribbon — tine seams cause similar friction on long hair. Bone combs are no longer make from bone, but are made from resin and do not have seams on the tines, protecting your long hair even more. They come in various styles such as fine-tooth, wide-tooth, rattail, and detangler variations. When purchasing a bone comb, check to be certain there are no seams on the sides of the teeth to ensure you are truly getting a bone comb. We can verify that the NuBone II brand does not have seams.

Comb Picks

Comb picks are used primarily to arrange misplaced strands of teased and curly hair. When using a pick, allow it to gently glide over the surface of the hair.