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Top 10 Combs for Women

10 Hair Combs You Had No Idea You Actually Needed

10 Hair Combs You Had No Idea You Actually Needed

Remember the agonizing hours spent as a child detangling your hair after a bath? More times than not, you probably left a little teary-eyed and tender-headed—which is exactly why we've compiled the best combs for women. You may wonder how there could possibly be enough variety to create an entire Top 10 list, but there certainly is. Whether you have a ton of fine hair or tightly wound coils, you're going to need a comb designed for your specific type of hair. (That is, of course, assuming you want to cut down on time spent and pain induced!) Try them in the shower to distribute your conditioner, put one in your beach bag for a day at the pool, or use one combing up to infuse nutrient dense oils to the tip of your strands. There are plenty of reasons to work combs into your hair care routine, and your tresses will be all the more healthy for it! Opening image: @frommbeauty

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February 22, 2019

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pureGLO No Static Hair Comb
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pureGLO No Static Hair Comb

BEST FOR: The soft comb allows you to be gentle on your scalp and spread natural oil to the tips of your hair strands. 

WHY YOU NEED IT: While you probably need this too, this particular comb makes a great gift that will last decades!

Spornette Little Wonder Teasing Comb

LOVED FOR: This is the tool you've been missing when trying to achieve a great root lift. 

HELPFUL TIP: Use this comb when finishing a roller set style to give your curls and set lift where desired. It's also excellent for creating volume for evening styling and up-dos.

Conair Anti-static Detangling Comb

BEST FOR: Keep this comb in the shower to help evenly distribute conditioner and detangle wet hair.

USERS SAID: "This comb is very gentle, and I use it a lot on my overly processed bleached hair to keep it from breaking."

Leonor Greyl Paris Detangling Comb

WHAT IT DOES: This specially designed comb features optimal teeth spacing to gently detangle hair without snagging or damage.

ABOUT THE BRAND: Made in France, Leonor Greyl specializes in healthy and glamorous hair using natural, luxury products.

Fromm Diane Oil Detangler Comb

FUN FACT: The Diane Oil Detangler Comb by Fromm is infused with rich minerals found in almonds and avocados including vitamin E and omega 3 to restore dehydrated hair.

USERS SAID: "This has got to be the best detangling comb! I have super thick wavy hair and typically use my wet brush and I originally got it for my wig but I've been using it on my real hair."

Kent FOT Hand Made Comb

LOVED FOR: This beautiful, hand made comb is made entirely out of cellulose acetate, also making it totally eco-friendly and quite durable.

USERS SAID: "[A]ll I can say is wow! Never expected a comb to be a good as this one. It goes through the hair smoothly and doesn't scratch or dig into the scalp. What a pleasure to use."

Diane Shampoo Comb

BEST FOR: Use this on dry curly, coily hair for amazing results.

USERS SAID: "I bought these affordable combs so that I could keep one in my travel bag. With these combs, I’m never left with a tangled rat’s nest for a head when I’m inevitably stuck at some hotel in the middle of the Midwest."

Mason Pearson Detangling Comb

ABOUT THE BRAND: Developed and patented more than 100 years ago, Mason Pearson brushes are made from only the finest, premium-grade boar bristles—gentle to the hair and scalp.

WHY YOU NEED IT: Mason Pearson products are hand made in England and carry a one-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects. 

Wet Brush Detangling Comb

LOVED FOR: With two rows of wide teeth, this spectacular detangling comb glides through curls without tugging or ripping hair.

USERS SAID: "This is the best comb that I've ever used for detangling my hair. It detangles with ease and with a speed that I've never experienced and I couldn't be happier. I have a range of 3c, 4a and 4b hair and this comb handles all of it with ease."

Ouidad Double Detangler Comb

WHAT IT DOES: Ouidad's Double Detangler Comb utilizes two rows of wide teeth to eliminate knots quickly and easily. 

USERS SAID: "Great comb for natural hair. I usually break combs because my hair is so thick and curly but I had my stylist use this when I went in for my first natural haircut. I fell in love and ordered it right away for myself. I didn’t feel much or any pain while detangling...also it cut the time down so much...took less then 5 minutes to detangle my whole head. Great comb!!! Love it!"

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