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Wooden Comb Guide: Pick the Right Comb for Your Hair

July 07, 2022 3 min read


One of the first steps to taking proper care of your hair is choosing the right styling tools for your hair type. Without an understanding of the appropriate tools for your hair type you might end up damaging your hair or getting mediocre results, you don’t want that. The comb is a very important styling tool, you use it every day in the process of caring for your hair. But do you pay enough attention to it?

Most people don’t pay close attention to the comb they’re using on their hair. This is unacceptable if your goal is beautiful healthy hair. The comb and how you use it can have a significant impact on the health of your hair. Using the wrong comb for your hair can lead to frizz, hair breakage, and hair fall. While on the other hand using the right comb can increase hair growth, control damage, and make your hair very easy to manage and style. So, how do you go about choosing the right comb for you?

Paddle Hairbrush

Difference Between a Comb and a Brush

Before moving on to the meat and balls of this article, it’s important to make this distinction because of how easy it is to think of a brush and a comb as the same thing. Combs and brushes are designed with different shapes to perform different actions on the hair. They are not interchangeable. Brushes have many bristles and are usually round or rectangular while combs are flat and have a single run of teeth. The main purpose of a comb is to remove tangles from the hair. It can also be used to easily part and style hair. It is best used on wet hair. The brush on the other hand, with a few exceptions, works well at massaging the scalp and is usually used after hair has been detangled with a comb. 

Wooden Comb Vs Plastic Comb

When choosing a comb, you have the choice to choose the material with which the comb is made. Wooden combs are organic and made with a material that occurs naturally in nature (wood) as opposed to plastic combs with chemical deposits that can cause damage to your hair and harm the environment. Wooden combs are more effective at keeping your hair healthy. They don’t produce static due to friction, thereby preventing frizzy hair. When shopping for a comb, make sure to purchase wooden combs made in the most natural ways possible. A great option is Yao Secret’s wide tooth detangling comb, carefully handmade from vera wood with traditional Chinese woodwork techniques.

The Right Wooden Comb For You: Three Factors 

When you’re on the lookout for the right comb for your hair type, the following three factors are very important to consider.

Hair Type

Always select a comb according to your hair type. A comb that will work perfectly for curly hair might not work well for straight hair.

For Straight Hair

If you’re blessed with long hair but you struggle with tangled ends, we recommend using a paddle brush. It’s not a comb, but it’s built like one. Yao Secret’s paddle hairbrush is designed to effectively detangle straight hair without causing frizz or breakage.

For Curly Hair

Curly hair is beautiful, but it can be very challenging to detangle. A wide-toothed comb is the best choice here. A wide-toothed brush has wide teeth that will easily detangle your hair without much breakage.

Wide-Tooth Comb

For Wavy Hair

Wavy hair is prone to frizz. Stay away from plastic combs as they cause friction and lead to frizz. A good comb that will work well for wavy hair is Yao Secret’s wide tooth detangling comb. You can also use a boar bristle brush.


Your hair is not the same when it’s wet and when it’s dry, paying attention to how you style, brush, or detangle your hair when it’s dry and when it’s wet is important. The purpose of the comb is to detangle your hair. Have this in mind when choosing a comb. This points back to the previous point about hair type. When you know your hair type and the reason why you need a comb, it’ll be easier for you to make the right choice for you.


Quality is important when shopping for a comb. You want something made with the best materials that will last longer and work well with your hair.

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