Japanese traditional "Tokigushi" comb, handcrafted from tsuge (boxwood).
The smooth, seamless, anti-static teeth glide effortlessly through hair without snagging. You will never want to use synthetic combs again.
Convenient length for engaging all teeth without overloading.
Curved grip for a comfortable hold and balance at various angles as you comb, without bending wrist.
If you use Camellia oil, this comb helps you get more even, better coverage by using less.
❤ Bring Out Hair's Natural Beauty
Tsuge has microscopic pores which pick up and re-distribute your hair's sebum in thin, even layers, promoting natural gloss throughout.
❤ 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 handcrafted case. Patterns vary based on availability.
Pre-soaked with Camellia oil and ready to use.
Length - 105 mm
Teeth - 2.3 mm pitch, 1.1 mm gap
Material - Aged Tsuge Boxwood
Handcrafted in Japan
About Tsuge and Tokigushi 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.
Tokigushi is the traditional Japanese comb for all-around, everyday use. Toki (a variation of the verb "toku") means untangling. Gushi (or kushi) means comb.
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 then 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.
Beautifully made, simple yet elegant with that timeless quality expected from a traditional Japanese product.
Beautiful comb and lovely purse to protect it. I will treasure this, l love the products from Wawaza and they add some free samples which is great.
Very nice product. Shipping was very fast to the US and the packaging was just as pretty. Very happy!!!
Arrived in record time, comes in a beautiful strong silk bag and tames even my stubborn locks.
oh my friends, it is just magical! i found myself to feel like Cinderella while brushing her hairs ! really, it brought me to another dimension, the aroma is lovely, the dimensions are perfect for every bag.i could see the difference as soon i put it into my hair for the very first brush. and then, of course, the silk-little-thing to protect it! ohhhhhh :-) thank you
I am grateful to WAWAZA for Loving Women's Hair so much that they made and sell this AMAZING yet understated Comb of EXCELLENCE ;). I used it for the first time today and I know it is The God Send I have been waiting for My Empress Comb. I Am Happy and The Camille Oil is Fantastic and the Seaweed Shampoo and Conditioner are too;) Thank You and Namaste
56 years ago, Mom left home and had to leave behind her tsuge comb. After I heard that story, I bought this tsuge comb with the handle embellished with sakura carving. LOVELIER in person than online! Mom was speechless yet was all smiles. She truly appreciates the craftsmanship put into this comb and was very happy to receive the sample tea and the small washcloth. It all reminded her of home, since Wawaza is in her home town. I’m glad that Wawaza exists; it maintains the bond between me and Mom. FAST shipping and no hidden damages in-transit. I will be ordering one of these combs for myself to use during the day (I use the cleansing comb at night) and a bottle of the Camelia oil to refill both of our 5 mL bottles for our combs. Thank you, Wawaza, for making my mom’s spirit sing!
Very beautiful Tsuge wood comb and beautiful case!
Soft for my hair <3