Japanese Tsuge Wood Traditional Comb 98 mm

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

Ukiyoe by Torii of Japanese woman in kimono combing hairSmooth, seamless, anti-static teeth are generously-spaced to glide through your hair.

Versatile comb whether you have long, fine hair or a thick, curly mane. You can also use it for combing permed hair.

The grip is curved for a comfortable hold and balance at different angles as you comb, without having to bend or twist the wrist excessively.

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 - 98 mm
Teeth - 3.5 mm pitch, 1.8 mm gap
Material -  Aged Tsuge Boxwood
Handcrafted in Japan

Choosing the Right Comb for Your Hair

  • Hair Type: Fine/Weak or Very Thick/Curly*
  • Best For: Primary comb for general use. Versatile.
  • Suitable for All Hair Lengths

* Because of its wide pitch (1.8 mm), this comb is uniquely suited for both 'Fine or Weak' hair, which requires a gentle touch to avoid breakage, as well as 'Very Thick and Curly' hair, where its wide teeth spacing is effective for handling volume and detangling without pulling or snagging.

For common hair types, including straight, wavy, and normal curly hair, the 105 mm Traditional Comb with its standard pitch 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. This comb is a Tokigushi comb, carved in the classic Ara-ba (荒歯) style.

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
    Beautiful comb - Excellent quality

    Posted by Flora on 10th Jan 2024

    I bought this beautiful comb as a gift for myself and I love it. I received it quickly, considering it was shipped internationally. The packaging itself was beautiful, and arranged carefully and beautifully! The care instructions were included. The comb is a pleasure to use daily and for touch-ups, and is gentle and high quality. Thank you!

  • 5
    Works really well...

    Posted by Charlise Chase on 15th Feb 2023

    Works really well with my hair type and less hair falls out.

  • 5
    Comb 98mm

    Posted by Teresa Brescacin on 6th Dec 2021

    I use this comb now everyday to avoid breaking more of my hair as the comb’s teeth are spaced wider apart than my old plastic comb.

  • 5
    Japanese Tsuge Comb

    Posted by Jeph Creswell on 11th Nov 2020

    I Purchased this Item as a 60th Birthday gift for my sister. She was very pleased with it and in particular liked how easy it makes combing tangles and helping condition her hair with the oil provided. The product was delivered directly from Japan and was packaged exceptionally well with the added touch of an origami bird. I would not hesitate in recommending this product to anyone considering a special purchase.

  • 5
    Happiness In A Comb!

    Posted by Sabrina McHarg on 14th Mar 2020

    So, if you have found yourself on the Wawaza website, you intuitively know you have arrived at a special place. Of course this lovely comb is functional, of high quality and would work for a variety of hair textures. However, if you spend any time here, you understand that it is more about the EXPERIENCE behind using a handcrafted product from Wawaza and adding it to your daily ritual. Take your time with your hair. Can a comb like this bring a smile? You bet!

  • 5
    wonderful Tsuge, never without anymore

    Posted by nicole on 19th Jul 2017

    beautiful, beautiful comb... from the gorgeous smooth Tsuge, incredibly even, so pleasant, my hair just loves every touch of it. absolutely does not rip out a hair, on this aspect I have noticed a universe of difference between Tsuge products and the normal plastic combs, who be it more or less but somehow always end up full of killed hair. perfectly sized for the hand, it feels very comfortable because the higher part grows gradually thicker than the tips of the teeth. comes with the 5ml Camellia oil and a very fine silk storage pocket, where is well protected also for transport.

  • 5
    Lovely and good for hair

    Posted by Laurel on 6th Feb 2017

    Love this comb. I have very thick, wavy hair and this size comb works great. I took a break from my normal styling products to try using just this comb plus camellia oil, and my usually dry/frizzy hair is looking the shiniest and healthiest it has ever been. I also notice that way less hair falls out when I use this comb as opposed to a plastic one. Plus, it feels great on my scalp.