Japanese traditional "Sukigushi" comb, for handcrafted from tsuge (boxwood).
Clean, beautify and reduce the need for frequent hair washes the way Japanese have done for centuries.
You can also take it on trips where access to showering is limited, or use as an alternative to dry shampoos and foams.
If you use Camellia oil, this comb helps you get more even, better coverage by using less.
❤ Clean Hair as You Comb
Taper-shaped teeth clean hair by scooping dirt, dandruff, and other particles off as you comb. Smooth, seamless teeth glide effortlessly through hair without snagging and causing breakage.
❤ Bring Out Hair's Natural Beauty
Tsuge (boxwood) is a super-dense, fine grain hard wood containing numerous microscopic "pores."
As you comb, these tiny pores pick up and re-distribute your hair's oils in super-thin, even layers, bringing out its natural gloss.
❤ Reduce Friz
Unlike plastic combs, tsuge does not generate static electricity when you comb. Works with your hair, rather than against it.
Comes with handcrafted case. Patterns vary based on availability.
Pre-soaked with Camellia oil and ready to use.
How to Use
The comb has a front and a back side. The teeth have narrow gaps in the front, and wide gaps in the back. The front side is marked. You comb with the front side facing roots of your hair (see picture in gallery).
The comb has two identical rows: one on top and another on the bottom. The handle slides on and off so you can use either row. It's like having two combs.
About Tsuge and Sukigushi
Tsuge, also known as boxwood, is a small tree which grows very slowly. It takes over thirty years to mature and produces a super-dense, hard wood which Japanese use for making combs with exceedingly high polish and finish.
Sukigushi in Japanese means "scooping comb" because the teeth are shaped like a scoop (narrow in the front, wide in the back) to cleanse hair.
To make a comb, wood is harvested from tsuge trees which are at least 35 years old. Cut pieces are cleaned and smoked to strengthen the wood and remove insects and stored for drying in a dedicated warehouse. Because of this smoking, tsuge combs give off a pleasant, smoky scent. After that, pieces with the best wood grain are selected for handcrafting in multiple steps of rough-shaping, carving, polishing, and soaking with Camellia oil.
How to Care for Your Comb
Tsuge combs render their best performance when occasionally cleaned with Camellia oil. They also get softer and more polished with time, and the wood becomes darker and richer in color.
- Use a soft toothbrush and a few drops of Camellia oil to clean your comb. Wipe with a soft cloth.
- Keep your comb protected in your purse or your vanity drawer, as you would your high-quality accessories.
Every comb comes with a 5 ml bottle of our wildcrafted Camellia oil.
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Love this comb
I use this daily and it does work for me as a thorough gentle comb for thinning hair!
so pleased with my comb
I am so pleased with my comb. I wash my hair just once a week or every 10 days, but I use the comb twice a day. It really works well and gives my very fine hair more volume and distributes the sebum very well. I enjoy the feeling of combing.
I love the whole experience
I bought this comb to hopefully replace a BBB in needing to wash my hair less. Right away: It does. It works well alongside preening with my fingers. And that's not all. It leaves my hair so ridiculously soft. I can't even describe it. It's like a hair fairy visits me every time. Also, it arrived much, much faster than estimated.
awesome comb, really cleans your hair!
I am really glad I decided to buy this comb. Yes, the price made me hesitate, but I have great confidence in the products that Wawaza sells. I also like supporting artisans dedicated to preserving a wonderful tradition. I use this comb on days when I do not wash my hair and it does helps to clean out the dirt from the hair. I even feel it gives my hair more volume, I guess because it's not being weighed down by dirt and grime. It's also a nice massage for the scalp. The comb is very well made and comes in a beautiful pouch. It is a most worthwhile investment.
Great quality comb and arrived in the UK very quickly!
Worth every single penny ❤️
I do not have words to describe how amazing this comb (and Wawaza in general!) are. My hair is not chemically treated nor have I used blow dryers ever but still, I would like it to look nicer. This comb makes my hair shine SO much, you would think I applied copious amounts of a hair styling product, but I did not! I wish I could attach a photo showing how much my hair shines now. I did not apply any oils either. And the comb truly collects every bit of dirt! Even when I thought my hair felt completely clean, it still picked up some dust. I only wish I knew of the proper way to clean my precious comb so I can keep her for decades together. Wawaza's customer service is the best I have ever experienced anywhere. They truly care about their customers and always wrap their packages with so much thought and care. As one reviewer said, the packages truly look like a work of art! ❤️ I am truly so grateful for having found this amazing website. If you are someone who does the 'no poo' process, this comb will work amazingly well for you. I know the price is high but I promise it is absolutely worth it! ❤️
This is a hand crafted comb which will last a life time.
Wonderful company, wonderful products
The quick Detangler Brush from Wawaza has been the only brush I’ve used for the past few years with great results and I’ve been convincing myself to invest in the Sukigushi eversince as I’ve found the price to be pretty steep. Nonetheless, I finally did and I’m very happy about my decision. The comb conditions my thick hair wonderfully and does a great job at cleaning and massaging your scalp without snagging or scratching. Thank you Wawaza for your simple and straight forward products, that truly deliver!
Best comb ever
As some reviewers previously mentioned, I was sceptical about the price as well at first BUT this is the best way to comb your hair ever. My hair‘s so much better since I use it together with Camellia oil - less thin and I can postpone washing my hair one day longer - it gets soft, clean and shiny, I love it and I‘m very happy to posess one of those gems...it‘s beautiful and smells good as well!
It's my first tsuge wood comb. I was very sceptical about it and the price is pretty high. But after using it a week or so i noticed how wonderful straight and healthy my problematic hair is now!!! I am happy to have it now!! I have had earlier some wood combs, but no comparisson at all with this tsuge comb!! Thank YOU Wawaza!! You make us happy with your perfect professional competent and frieldy service!! And of course with your first-class products!
Amazing comb with fine craftmanship!
I ADORE Wawaza products--so much so that I think I practically ordered the whole store in the span of the first week I discovered the site (seriously). This Tsuge comb is one of the products I ordered, and it's amazing. I have extremely fine, straight hair that was suffering from high-volume hairloss due to a severe vitamin deficiency. Using this comb is the only way I can go more than a day between washes, and it's improved the condition of my hair. Between this comb, the Aya oil and the Funori powder, I am seeing a massive reduction in hairfall--which is a big deal for me, since I didn't have that much to lose in the first place. I cannot praise this company and their products enough--I shop online all the time for all sorts of things, and I have honestly never experienced as high a level of customer service and honesty about product performance as I have from Wawaza. Every product does exactly what they say it does, and when you factor in their careful packaging, reasonable prices, fast shipping and follow-through, you cannot go wrong! I'm so happy with my new traditional Japanese beauty regime and am seeing immediate results. Arigato, Wawaza staff--you have gained a lifetime customer!