Japanese Tsuge Wood Traditional Comb 105 mm

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Japanese traditional "Tokigushi" comb, handcrafted from tsuge (boxwood).

Japanese woman combing hair with traditional 'Tokigushi' tsuge wood comb

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

  • Hair Type: Most Types*
  • Best For: Primary comb for general use. Versatile.
  • Suitable for All Hair Lengths
* "Most Types" refers to a wide range of hair textures, including straight, wavy, and normal curly hair. For hair types on the extremes of being too delicate, too weak, or too thick and coarse, the wider pitch 98 mm Traditional Comb is a more suitable choice.

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.

  • 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
    Love it !!!

    Posted by Laurie on 23rd Aug 2013

    Very beautiful Tsuge wood comb and beautiful case! Soft for my hair <3