Japanese Hair-Cleansing Tsuge Wood Comb

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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.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.

Overall Size - 9.8 cm long by 5.3 cm tall
Teeth - 1.2 mm pitch, 1.9 cm long
Material - Aged Tsuge Boxwood
Handcrafted in Japan

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.

  • Every comb comes with a 5 ml bottle of our wildcrafted Camellia oil.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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  • 5
    even better than expected

    Posted by Kathrin on 13th Jan 2014

    My light brown hair is thigh-long and so I wondered if this special comb is the right choice. But I was just so curious about it after reading the description. Within about two weeks of use I can now say that I am totally happy with it. It really glides through my hair without snagging on it, I lose much less hair and the oil I'm using is evenly spread. Using this beautyful and perectly crafted comb leaves my hair shiny and free of dandruffs and dust. I even noticed that the overall texture of my hair improves. One of the best purchases I recently made!