Japanese Tsuge Wood Tail Comb

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Classic Japanese tail comb for styling, parting and detailing. Handcrafted from tsuge (boxwood.)

Excellent control for up-styling, precise parting, and sectioning. Gentle, precision teeth make it easy to volumize and to get consistent tension when lifting hair.

❤ 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.

❤ Prevent Damage & Split Ends

Seamless, polished teeth caress hair instead of fighting it. There are no rough seam-lines like in molded combs which can snag causing breakage and split ends.

Comes with case. Pre-soaked with Camellia oil and ready to use.

Overall Size - 15.5 cm long x 2.5 cm wide
Teeth - 1.6 mm pitch x 1.5 cm Length
Material - Aged Tsuge Boxwood
Handcrafted in Japan

Choosing the Right Comb for Your Hair

  • Hair Type: All Types
  • Best For: For styling, parting, and detail work alongside a general use comb.
  • Suitable for All Hair Lengths

Japanese Hairstyling Traditions: The Art of Nihongami

Japanese hairstyling is a highly developed and sophisticated art-form spanning a variety of styles. Notable among these is Nihongami, dating back to the beginning of Edo period in 1603.


Nihongami is a living tradition in Japan and continues to evolve. Far from being a style just for geishas, there is a bewildering array of modern interpretations for up-styling girls and ladies of all ages.

Nihongami hairstyling traces its origin back to the golden age of Japanese geishas, maikos and oiran courtesans.

Considered as art, Nihongami includes specialties such as Shimada (similar to a chignon), Kikugasane (chrysanthemum style, for young maikos) and many others. In its basic structure, Nihongami focuses on styling five areas of hair: maegami (front), bin (sides), tabo (neckline), neh (root), mageh (chignon), and then adding ornaments called kanzashi.

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About Tsuge Combs

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.

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
    Separates hair.

    Posted by Frankie Furman on 10th Jun 2024

    I use this comb to separate strands of hair to make a braid.

  • 5

    Posted by Denise Dyson on 20th Dec 2021

    Just like the other combs this one is good too, just to have the set of combs are great. You will never use plastic again.

  • 5
    Beautiful comb

    Posted by J Donahue on 26th Nov 2020

    Very beautifully designed and light weight, delicate and gentle to the skull when brushing. Fast shipping, and well packaged. I will definitely order again from this seller.