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Jan 11th, 2005 at 3:05pm
 
Hi.  I am looking for a good seamless comb for fine straight hair.  I bought a Mason Pearson Rake comb, but it actually seems that the teeth are too far apart or too thick.  Even though it does glide through the hair better than a regular comb, I can still hear hairs breaking.

Any advice?
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Reply #1 - Jan 11th, 2005 at 8:54pm
 
When you are combing your hair, are you starting at an inch or two above the ends combing down and then moving up another two etc until you reach your scalp?
The Body Shop used to carry a wooden comb, not too wide or thick.  I don't know if they still have them, I bought 2 so I haven't had to look for a couple of years.
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Reply #2 - Jan 11th, 2005 at 10:46pm
 
i just offered a wooden comb from ric combmaker to a longhaired friend of mine. i tested it, it's not as smooth as my wooden comb but then i have the luxury of having a wooden one that's been used for over a decade, that i polished myself recently and that is nice and greasy because of all the natural oil and jojoba in my hair and that's just the best there is. she found it a nice  comb but complained she still hears hairs snapping too ... my idea is that if you can't even avoid that with such great combs that you should really question your hair's state and/or the way you comb ... there's no comb in the world which will avoid breakage if your hair is basically drier than strawn not cut in decades or if jerking into it with quick movements is your combing style.
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Reply #3 - Jan 12th, 2005 at 11:36am
 
I comb very gently.  I have to be very gentle with my hair, or I won't have any.  I don't start at the top and comb down.  My hair is not dry at all.  It's not very tangly anymore, since I use cones on it.

I am still growing out some layers on the sidces which haven't been trimmed, so that doesn't help.  It just seems the natural bristle brush is easier on my hair than any comb.
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Reply #4 - Jan 12th, 2005 at 1:26pm
 
I've found that the wood or horn combs I have bought have teeth that have been cut but not rounded, so they have sharp right angles on both sides. This tends to catch the hair, and I lose more hair when I use them than a plain, ordinary plastic wide-tooth comb.

I think they can be rounded, if you want to set yourself up with a dremel tool or stationary router table. That seems like a lot of trouble to go through over a comb.
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Reply #5 - Jan 12th, 2005 at 5:08pm
 
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I've found that the wood or horn combs I have bought have teeth that have been cut but not rounded
 

yes true ... the horn ones i have have it too and i don't think there's an easy way to polish them lol. but they do seem very smooth on my hair, no breakage and a normal amount of hair loss. the wooden one i have is ancient and has no sharp edges at all, never had.
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