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 (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 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
Choosing the Right Comb for Your Hair
Not sure which size comb to choose? Here's a quick guide to help you decide:
- 105 mm comb (this comb): Teeth pitch of 2.3 mm, suitable for most hair types and lengths.
- 98 mm comb: Teeth pitch of 3.5 mm, ideal for hair types prone to breakage or weakness.
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.
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For my hair is now the best tool that I own. I have quite a bad experience with combs, but this one is completely a world of it's own, as most of the products at Wawaza shop.
I never thought I would spend this much (+import taxes!) on a comb. I bought the sukigushi comb as a replacement for my BBB, as it's animal friendly and much, much nicer to handle for me. It does its job, and then some. My hair was the softest it's ever been in my life after using it. I knew I wanted to buy an everyday comb when I started using the cleansing comb on freshly washed hair. I wrote customer service to ask which would be best, and received a detailed, informative response within a day. Wow! I was guided toward this comb for my hair (thick, wavy, down to my waist). I just got it. It's so beautifully packaged, and with so much care. The comb itself is beautiful, too. And I love the casing it comes in. I immediately tried it out and just sat there, combing through my hair. It does exactly what I wanted it to: make my hair ridiculously soft. It's a joy to use. My boyfriend joked about finding me 17h later, still combing my hair. All in all, I'm so grateful to have found this site, and so glad and proud to have moved on purchasing both of my combs. Using them is truly an expression of love toward my hair.
It was beautifully boxed. But the treasure in side was superb. The comb is a really work of craftsmanship. A pleasure to own .
After I wash my hair with funori, I put some camellia oil around this comb and then use it to comb my hair. I cannot explain in words how good this is. It makes your so shiny and soft. At first, I was also little skeptical about price. But after using this for 2 months, I can proudly say that this is the best 120 dollars investment I have made for my hair. If you struggle with dry and rough hair, please do me a favor and buy this tsuge comb. It's incredible. If you take good care of this, it will last you a lifetime. I liked this so much that I gifted this comb to my mother and my sisters. Simply put, this tsuge comb has given incredible results for my hair and I wholeheartedly thank the people who made this comb.
The Tsuge wood brush easily glides through my hair, while distributing the natural hair oils through my hair. As I have quite long hair, this brush is excellent in maintaining hair care especially at the ends which are prone to split ends. The small sample of camellia oil is so refreshing for my hair and helps with split ends too. Arigato Wawaza.
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!