If you have even the slightest problem with tangles, and if you only ever buy one comb in your life, make it this one. When you think about the Body Shop, you usually think about organic beauty products such as luscious-smelling body butters, perfumes and soaps - definitely not a comb! But I can''t recommend this one more. I have had naturally thick, wavy hair since I was a kid; I used to dread mornings before school when my mum would spend a painful few minutes attacking the tangled mess with a brush, and eventually I cut it shorter just to avoid some of that. Nevertheless, even getting up or moving around for five seconds seemed to leave my previously pristine hair completely tangled. So, on a whim, I picked this up from the Body Shop in January. As I hate the feeling of my hair being tugged on, even if it''s in the name of a sleek, tidy mane, I often tend to resort to detangling my hair with my fingers before brushing or combing it in the morning (I''m sure a lot of you other thick-tressed ladies do the same! :)). This used to be the easiest way to remove all the horrible clumps, pain-free. However, amazingly, this comb does a better, more gentle job of detangling than even my fingers do. It''s very wide-toothed, which helps. I also like the fact that it''s made of wood. Besides having a very pretty design, this also means that it doesn''t conduct static electricity and leave hair looking horrible and frizzy like so many other combs do. Especially when you already have thick hair prone to tangling, and want a straight, sleek style for work or a party, this is essential. In short - I couldn''t recommend this more! :)
I have extremely long hair (to the base of my back). It is pretty thick too. This means I need to have a real, sit down detangling session a couple of times a week. I bought this comb for around £3 with an additional £3 spent on postage and packaging. Not bad for a comb of this standard - I have paid much more for worse in the past.
* The brush *
The comb's teeth are quite spread apart which concerned me at first. I thought it would miss many knots and tiny tangles. But no! With fluid movements, and multiple strokes, it gradually teased out all my knots. I was very impressed. It is a wooden comb which I prefer to metal or shiny plastic varieties as it felt a more natural product. It was also nice to hold and looked like a quality product itself. Despite it being wooden, it was strong and solid and felt very robust. It was easily gripped and didn't slip or slide from my palm.
* The result *
My hair was left completely tangle and knot free after around five minutes of thorough combing. This may sound a long time to those of you with fine hair but rest assured this is a much shorter time than I am used to! My hair was left smooth, sleek and glossy. I was extremely happy and impressed with the sleekness of my hair.
This is not just a comb for detangling though, it can be used everyday just to neaten up. A perfect all round hair tool.
I've had this little detangling comb from The Body Shop for probably around 5 or so years now. I'm sure that I only paid around £2 - £2.50 for it all those years ago, a quick look on The Body Shop website tells me that they now retail for £4.
It's a little wooden comb specifically designed for detangling your hair. It's a comb that just sits in the palm of your hand, it's not a comb with a tail or handle. It's actually really easy to grip and very comfortable to use and comb through my hair. I only actually use my comb on wet hair as I prefer to use a brush on dry hair, but obviously it's suitable for either wet or dry hair.
The teeth are quite widely spaced on this little comb, and it gently combs through my slightly longer than shoulder length hair very easily and very gently. The ends of the teeth are quite rounded and very comfortable against my scalp, I've never scratched or hurt my scalp whilst using my comb. It makes light work of any tangles and it takes just seconds to comb through and gently detangle my hair. I've used this on anything from a chin length bob to waist length hair, and it quickly, easily and gently combs through any length hair
I use this after shampooing my hair and before applying a leave in spray conditioner, and then again to comb the spray in conditioner through my hair. I use it after shampooing and then using and rinsing out a normal conditioner. I also use this to comb through any deep conditioning treatments that I apply to my hair whilst in the shower - I find that I can get the conditioning treatment evenly distributed through my hair from the roots to the ends by combing it through in the shower.
As I said my little comb is probably more than 5 years old, and there's nothing at all wrong with it. It's been used and abused and it's still going strong. Mine has been coated in all sorts of shampoos, conditioners, treatments etc and it hasn't suffered at all. I do just give it a quick dunk in some warm water with a little bit of shampoo added once a month to clean it. I'd definitely recommend it, it seems quite expensive now at £4, but it's certainly good quality and it works well.
Until about twelve months ago I used to keep my hair quite short which meant that it was always easy to manage. However, over the last year, I have let my hair grow and since it is both thick and coarse it does get in a bit of tangle at times.
I decided to treat myself to a detangling comb and the one that I chose was the Body Shop Detangling Comb currently costing £4.
I purchased mine from the Body Shop store here in Llandudno although it only cost me £3.60 as I have a Love Your Body Card which gets me 10% off every purchase from the Body Shop whether online or in store.
The comb is made from FSC certified birch wood by Timber Productions which are one of the Community Trade Partners of the Body Shop based in Russia.
The comb comes with a Body Shop label with the logo and a description of the product. It is 13cm long and 5cm deep and has 16 widely spaced teeth and the whole thing is slightly curved in shape.
I have found this smart looking comb to be worth its weight in gold.
I use it when I have washed my hair and it detangles it with ease leaving it smooth and ready to be dried. I found that, when I tried using a brush, it tended to pull at the hair whereas the comb glides through it without pulling.
Living as I do in Llandudno we often get a sea breeze which sometimes feels like a gale! This means that my hair gets blown about and ends up in a bit of a mess. Again this comb helps me to restore order and make me look more like myself and less like a scarecrow!
The only slight problem that I find with this comb is that, having no handle, I sometimes find it difficult to grip as I am detangling.
That said I really do recommend this comb. I find mine invaluable now that my hair is longer and I think it is a bargain for £3.60!
Since I was little I have always used a wide tooth detangling comb on my hair when it's wet and I consider them an essential daily product. I never use a hair brush on wet hair as a comb is better to get the tangles out and a brush can be too harsh, break the hair and in my opinion brushing wet hair just feels weird.
I bought this detangling comb a few weeks ago from Body Shop as I had misplaced my usual wide toothed detangling comb and I needed a replacement straight away. This one was only £3 and I was also using various Body Shop vouchers so it worked out costing hardly anything. I was glad it didn't cost much as it really is just a small bit of wood!
The fact this is wooden is different to my usual comb, which was plastic. This is a lightweight pale wood which has 16 teeth on the comb, which are set very wide apart, and no handle, so it is just held by the top part. It came with minimal packaging, just a sticker around it. Removing this sticker was more difficult than I thought and left a horrible sticky residue on my comb which I was not too pleased about as it feels horrible to touch it there and I have not been able to scrub it off.
The comb is effective at detangling and it glides through my wet hair quite easily, removing knots which it comes across. It doesnt pull or feel harsh and it doesnt get stuck in my hair. As the teeth are slightly wider than my previous detangling comb, I feel it is not quite as thorough and I need to comb through more often to ensure all knots are out, as a small knot could easily just go through a gap without a tooth of the comb touching it.
The lack of handle is also a disadvantage in my opinion, as a handle would just make it slightly easier to hold and use. However the lack of a handle does keep it small and portable and easy to fit in a handbag.
Overall it does it's job and I am pretty much satisfied with it, especially for its cheap price, but I do prefer a slightly smaller gap between teeth and a comb with a handle. Luckily I did find my old favourite plastic one so this Body Shop one is now just my back up.
When I go to the gym I tend to scrape my hair back in to either a ponytail or a bun and this allows me to workout and then go swimming without having to worry about fixing my hair or it getting in my eye when I am trying to operate a machine or swim some lengths. This means that my hair can take quite a battering. Recently I picked up some conditioners both in store and online from the Body Shop and with my recent purchases in store I also picked up this de-tangling comb, mainly because it was on the side of the till where I was processing my order and it was something of an impulse purchase. I have been taking my comb in my gym bag with me on my thrice weekly visits to ensure that I can fix my hair in a hurry and still have it looking great.
I like wide tooth combs because they are ideal for hair that has just been washed. Often I will use a wide tooth comb to remove all knots and tangles before styling my hair using either a large paddle brush or a circular brush if trying to empathise my curls. A wide tooth comb is really effective because you can use it to work out tangles and knots in your hair without hopefully pulling your hair and hurting yourself. This is why I love a wide tooth comb because my scalp can be sensitive and I try and avoid tugging and pulling where possible by conditioning my hair and brushing it regularly to avoid tangles.
This particular wide tooth comb is made of fair trade wood which I would expect from The Body Shop really. This particular comb set me back £1.50 but I believe the original price was £3.00 from what I remember. I love feeling like I am getting a bargain and £1.50 for a comb seems reasonable enough for me. This comb is literally just a comb with a wrapper around it. The comb itself is 12cm in length and 5cm in width which means it the ideal size for me to hold comfortably in my hand. If you want something the same size as a normal cheap plastic comb then don't look at this because it is much wider but this is all part of its effectiveness.
This comb is actually fantastic! My hair can be quite tangled and knotty after the gym and their incredibly fast showers and this comb gets to work immediately at de-tangling my hair. My hair is not constantly pulled and I do not experience the sometimes quite intense pain that I usually experience when brushing my hair in the gym. This means that I don't have to sit there grimacing while all the pretty women are styling their hair while chatting on the phone and applying their make-up too. My hair is kept lovely and straight if I dry it while using this comb (I always pause my drying when brushing my hair again with this) and my hair feels soft, smooth and tangle free within just a few minutes of using this comb. The knots and tangles in my hair are tackled with ease and with greatly reduced pain. I would definitely say that this comb has cut down on the amount of pain that I suffer, it has cut down the amount of damage my hair receives and best of all it allows me to brush and dry my hair faster meaning I can get home for dinner or get to work quicker and have breakfast there after the gym. This comb really works very well for my hair and I have been so pleased with the results. I do not have all that pain any more and sometimes I even dig this out of my gym bag when I'm brushing and drying my hair at home. I am going to give this comb 5/5 as I really do feel it is worth every little star and I will continue to use this in the future to de-tangle my hair. The 'teeth' are holding up very well so far with no signs of wear.
I always use a wide tooth comb to sort my freshly washed hair out while it is still wet. I have owned this wide toothed wooden comb from the Body Shop for a couple of years and love the way it carefully untangles wet hair without yanking or ripping.
This costs £3 in store or online and is made of fair trade wood. The teeth really are quite widely spaced with around 2mm between each one and this means that it will roughly straighten out your hair and gently alert you to where the tangles are. It is easy to hold and use and feels quite nice as it is wooden. The size is 12cm long by 5cm wide so it is also quite a wide comb in the context of standard plastic ones - this is why it is so easy to hold although it does mean it is more bulky than a standard comb.
If I am letting my hair dry naturally then the very least I do is sort it out with this comb first, it makes easy work of removing tangles and leaves my hair straight, sleek and smooth. Given the size of this comb, I still always ensure that this is with me on my travels where it is highly possible I will not have access to a hair dryer, it is an essential bit of kit.
I think this is great value for the price and it is a very sturdy comb which will stand the test of time, more importantly it is easy to use and handle and it is made of ethically sourced wood. For me this certainly ticks all the boxes.
I can't remember how much I paid for this comb as I bought it a while ago now.
It came as it is with some cardboard wrapped around it. Simple but that's all you need sometimes!
The comb is great for using on dry hair as it glides through the hair like a knife through butter. The comb is great for detangling thick hair as it sorts out messy hair easily and deals with lugs and knots. It is great for taking out and about with you as the comb is small and compact in size. The comb itself is really strong and sturdy. It's really durable and would be difficult to break.
The comb is also great for using on wet hair. I use it to distribute conditioner through my hair whilst my hair is still damp. It doesn't rip the hair and it doesn't cause split ends - it's just a great comb throughout. It's ideal for all hair types and lengths. I love this comb. It's the best comb that i've ever bought anyway. I've had it for over a year and it still looks as good as new.
You can wash the comb in warm soapy water if you need to. It doesn't even break when it's wet, which is another good thing about it.
I would recommend this comb to everyone - even the guys too!
The comb is said to gently ease tangles or distribute treatments and conditioners from root to tip.
After washing my hair I usually get lots of knots and tangles. I don't like brushing my hair when its wet, as it can cause damage, when hair is wet its at its weakest. So whilst in Body Shop I decided to pick this up, as well as some other goodies.
This comb is wide-toothed which is why its so good at de-tangling hair, it comes with a cardboard label around it showing the Body Shop logo and some information about the products. I think the design is lovely and as it's wooden its very strong and doesn't bend like a regular plastic comb, which I found with my last one the handle snapped off.
I absolutely love this comb its really good at de-tangling my hair, its fairly small so easy to carry it around with you if needs be. Its a very practical item and looks very stylish because of it being wooden. I like that the comb is very strong, so unlikely for it to snap also the finish protects the wood from splitting so your hair doesn't get caught in the splinters. You can use this to spread treatments or conditioners through your hair, which I think is very convenient. When I tried to apply a leave in condition to my hair, I always found it difficult to cover my hair evenly because of the tangles, so this is excellent for evenly distributing products through your hair. I can honestly say there are no faults with this product, only being that maybe they could produce a slightly larger version.
This product can be found online or in any of the Body Shop stores. This comb is available for £3 which I think is a terrific price for such a good quality wide-tooth comb. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who gets tangles and knots, this will prevent your hair from getting damaged when wet.
This is my main hairbrush - I absolutely LOVE it! I bought this nearly 3 years ago from the Body Shop website for £2.90. The comb is currently sold on the Body Shop website for £3 with an additional £2.99 delivery charge on top, but at the moment delivery is free for orders above £15.
I really liked that this comb is an ethical product. From the website:
Made with FSC-certified birch wood by our Community Trade partners, Timber Productions, in Russia
Our Ethical Trade programme is about ensuring that the people who make and supply our products are treated fairly and with respect, and we are founding members of the Ethical Trading Initiative.
Since I've owned a fair few plastic combs, none of which has lasted an exceptionally long time, I was very tempted to try a wooden comb. My hair can get very tangly, and as I like to comb through my hair when I wash it, I really wanted a wide-tooth comb that would comb through my thick hair easily. I actually use this comb for wet and dry hair since I have very thick hair and a smaller comb is just not as comfortable to use.
The comb itself is very durable and measures 5 x 12 cm making it perfect for makeup bags or carrying in a handbag. Viewed sideways, the woods is around 1cm thick from the thickest point at the top and less than 0.5cm thick from the thinnest point at the bottom. The comb is also slightly curved which enables it to move through the hair effectively. There isn't much written/stamped on the wooden comb which I like a lot. It only has a small Body Shop logo and an FSC logo on one side, one on top of the other on one side of the comb.
If you have tangly hair and need a reliably comb, I would 100% recommend this comb. I envisage that it will last me at least a good 10 years... why? Because I've seen how durable it is. "What happened?" you may ask...Well, I accidentally left this in my bath robe one day and put it into the washing machine. I realised this maybe 30 minutes - 1 hour into the wash cycle and stopped the machine. The result was a wet brush that had lost its shape a little - it was basically bendy. After it'd dried though, the brush was exactly the same as it had been before! Happy story! :) I love it!
The Body Shop quite recently (early August time) had a promotion in which you could save 50% on each item that you bought within a set time period. These wooden detangling combs didn't really appeal to me - they didn't look very strong or sturdy, but as I have got thick hair and needed a detangling comb I thought i'd give it a go anyway and bought one, which came to the grand sum of £1.50 - reduced from £3 with my voucher. I wish i'd gotten more now!! Anyway, onto the brush's appearence. The comb comes with a cardboard label stuck on it with the product information with was instantly a disadvantage as it left sticky residue on the comb, however after I washed it a few times it did go. It's quite a neat and discreet comb, it's made of 100% wood and it's very smooth to the touch. The wood is made of oak wood I think and it is a sandy kind of colour. The comb has The Body Shop logo printed on it and it also states on the comb that it is a fair trade product, reading "Support Community Trade."
I'd estimate that it is around 6 inches long, it's a great size because it can fit easily in my makeup bag or handbag and it doesn't hog all the space. It isn't bulky at all, it's very lightweight and it has around 15 thick 'teeth' which are around an inch in length with slight pointed tips. The brush has no handle, as you can see from the picture - which is a bit of a downside as you have to grip it properly or else it'll fall out of your hands. The brush glides through my hair with ease, straightening out the knots almost painlessly. As I mentioned before, my hair is very thick so I was pleasently suprised at how strong and sturdy this brush is. The brush can be used with dry or wet hair but i'd say it has the best results on wet hair. It definetly makes my hair feel tamed and generally cleaner and lighter when i've used this brush as it gets straightens out the tangles and gets rid of knots quickly and almost pain free.
This brush is lasting well too, I have had mine for 3 months and it's not going blunt and it hasn't splintered, changed colour or weakened or anything like that. On a side note, however bizzare it sounds, I have purchased one of these for my husky. He gets knots etc and this brush works a treat, it gets rid of dead hair and really helps keep his fur in good condition, and he also loves when I brush him with it so it obviously isn't a painful experience for him.
So, to sum things up -
- Multi purpose (dog brush!)
- Looks good
- Good, practical size
- Successfully gets rid of tangles and knots
- Not the easiest comb to grip
- Sticky label that comes stuck on the brush
I can't really fault this product apart from 2 'bad' things listed above which aren't really a huge issue. This is a strong brush which does a great job in getting rid of tangles and taming hair. It can be used by any hair type - as I mentoned my hair is very thick and it copes with my thick hair brilliantly. It's definetly one of the best combs I own.