See which comb will keep your hair healthy and tangle free

When it comes to keeping our locks healthy and tangle-free, most of us tend to turn towards our favorite brush. While brushes tend to be the more versatile and widely used hair tool, combs can serve special purposes and it’s good to have at least one in your beauty tool kit as well. Combs can work well for unsnarling those tough knots and leaving your hair sleek and shiny. Even for those of us with thicker hair, a comb can make the difference between bouncy curls and split ends. Unlike brushes, a comb is perfect for wet or dry hair, making it the ideal way to work in your conditioner during or after a shower. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite combs below, so next time you’re running late and need to untangle your still-damp tresses, you’ll know what to reach for. Keep reading to find the best comb for your hair type…

For Most Hair Types

When it comes to a comb that work universally on all hair types, look no further than a wide-tooth comb. According to Cosmo, wide-tooth combs prevent breakage and if you are a curly hair gal, it will preserve the shape of your curls too. If your hair is particularly prone to breakage, try using a wide-toothed plastic comb in the shower to detangle as you condition. Because let’s face it, no one wants to tug at knots for longer than they have to. Here are a few trusty options that will get the job done:

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For Fine Hair

For all the fine haired ladies trying to add volume while still getting rid of tough tangles, a comb with thicker teeth will add lift to your locks. If you’re on the hunt for a comb to work product evenly through your ends, look for teeth that are close together to make sure you’re covered from root to tip. Many combs combine these features, with finer teeth on one end for smoothing and thicker teeth on the other end for detangling. These are some of our favorites…

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For Thick Hair

If you’ve ever tried to tackle a knot with a comb that wasn’t up to the challenge and ended up with broken teeth in your hair, you know how important it is to find a comb that will hold up under pressure. If your hair is particularly prone to tangling, you may want to start by brushing it in the shower. According to Byrdie, let your hair air dry for as long as possible, and then detangle with a comb. We love these combs for hair that’s both wet and dry…

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For Curly Hair

Curly haired girls know that taking a brush to your tresses can cause some serious frizz! According to InStyle, using a comb with two sets of wide-spread teeth can make for smooth sailing through even the densest curls. Curly hair and combs might not seem like a natural fit. However, if you find the right one, you can prevent curls from frizz and breakage. Look for combs with sturdy handles to prevent unnecessary tugging and multiple rows of teeth to work their way through curls without damaging them. If you’re searching for your perfect curl comber, these styles are all winners…

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For Coarse Hair

When it comes to keeping coarse hair smooth and tangle-free, you’ll want a comb that can work well with heat styling tools and can get through tough knots without breaking your ends. If you’ve already washed your hair and are looking for more smoothing, you can try a dryer attachment to work through any remaining tangles. Here are a few favorites…

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Do you have a favorite type of comb?

Let us know in the comments so that we can try some new ones out!

XO Team LC

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