“ Type: Hair Comb / Brand: Goody / Sub-type: Hair Accessories „
When it comes to combs I own rather a few of them because basically I prefer using them to brushes and find that my hair doesn't go so static when I use a comb opposed to a brush.
This is one I have owned absolutely ages now and I bought it way back in Asda for about a fiver (Available in all good chemists and online from online stores such as Amazon) and I bought it because I owned rather a few Goody hair things like hair clips and so on that I also bought in Asda that I was really pleased with.
The Comb Itself:
This is a plastic light weight and sort of transparent comb in a two tone brown colour. It has soft corners and edges to it and a wide handle that is smooth and rather thick with Goody written into it. The teeth that run through the hair are wide set and with soft ends and they move slightly when in use meaning it really is a comb that doesn't cause an ouch!
In my opinion this is best on thicker hair more than my thin hair though and this hasn't really met my needs at all. My hair is so thin and the teeth are so wide that really it doesn't really detangle my hair and to be honest I struggle to use it really!
In concept I think this is a nice enough comb. It looks nice, its easy to get rid of any hair that comes out of it and easy to rinse clean and dry.
Another little quibble with this is that the comb is so compact that I find the handle being only a couple of inches long isn't great and all in all this is not one of my favourites sadly though it is strong and sturdy and will probably outlive me!
I am unsure whether it is like this in all Morrisons' stores but my local supermarket stocks Goody haircare accessories and has a designated area for all their stock. I were looking for a simple comb a few months back as I had lost the little black plastic one I had bought previously. The Goody Ouchless Detangling Comb has quite a quirky name and is packaged in a mainly purple cardboard backing. The Goody branding is clear to see, as are the words 'Ouchless gentle flex, gentle detangling'. The design of the packaging is quite plain, but it allows the customer to quickly establish what the product is and the advantages to using this particular one. The comb is very clear to see as the cardboard sleeve covers very little of the comb itself.
I paid around £3 for the comb, which I don't think is very cheap, but I wouldn't say it is that expensive either. The design is very similar to tortoise-shell and the two-tone brown finish gives it some character. I don't particularly like the design as I would have preferred plain black, but it adds colour and variation to the overall appearance. The teeth of the comb are quite spread out and are broad in diameter.
The wide-tooth design of this comb is an obvious plus-point as it reduces tangles. This isn't so much an issue for those with short hair, but I don't find it is a bad thing either way. Due to its wide-tooth feature this is where the 'Ouchless' part of the product name comes from I would imagine.
The comb is rigid and the handle could do with a rubber grip for comfort in my opinion. I think for the price this should come as standard, and Goody should really look into this. It may cost more to add, but it would make it appeal to a wider audience and if you are combing wet hair you often have wet hands, too, so it can be difficult to grip with its smooth finish.
With normal and fine combs I sometimes end up with a lot of tangles and my hair getting stuck on the comb. With this comb that doesn't happen, as it glides effortlessly through my hair. The one problem my sister encourtered with this comb is that because she has fairly long and light hair she finds that combing her hair when dry can create a lot of static and her hair ends up all over the place, giving people the occassional shock when she touches them! Other than this I would say the Goody Ouchless Detangling Comb is ideal for getting the tangles out of most types of hair and is well worth the cost.
I quite like this comb, I would suggest that theres something to improve grip put on the handle like rubber strips as I found it slid around in my hand when dealing with very wet hair. also a word of warning - don't use this on dry hair - you'll end up with a bunch of static!
I tried to google my brushes in order to get a rough price for value comparison, and I struggled to find a single store that sold these products! These brushes are really good so I hope Goody is able to secure more UK stockists soon.
I do feel this does the same job as any wide tooth comb, I definitely wouldn't spend extra on the 'ouchless' feature.
I received a set of three brushes from Goody as one of the winners of a recent competition.
I have long hair that has a dry/porous appearance and I selected this brush as I am trying to take more care with my hair and I decided dragging a hair brush through it was causing more damage than necessary, a wide tooth comb should sort tangles with less tearing.
Packaged with a card overlay.
As I received these for free, they were obviously good value! I was unable to find a single UK based store that sold these products so unfortunately I cannot advise properly on value but unless these are super expensive, they are very good brushes and well worth the money.
Also reviewed on BeautyJudge.