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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rattail combs: Variety of Teeth Spacing

One of my followers asked about rattail combs and the teeth spacing for fine tooth combs versus medium tooth combs.

First of all the blue and the white rattail combs have about the same teeth spacing except the white rattail has a metal tip used for foiling haircolor for color services.  However, both the blue or the white combs are great for roller seting wet hair.  If you have fine hair the dark blue rattail, third from the left would work great for more control.  The fine tooth black carbon comb works best on DRY, straight hair for ironing purposes. All hair types can use this fine tooth comb, but it is designed for thermal straightening services.

Honestly, if you misjudge a comb, and it is pulling too much hair - just go to a larger tooth rattail.  Sometimes the condition of people's hair require wider teeth.  Just keep a variety of sizes available.  If you are getting a  lot of hair in the comb and you are using the widest tooth comb that you have then the hair may have too much protein stuck in it.  Coconut oil and other protein rich shampoos can cause extra tangles when hair absorbs too much.  How to counter that is a whole other topic that even I have not mastered.  Luckily, I have not had anyone lately with that issue.

Anyway, I am not sure if I really answered my reader's question, but I hope this information is in the ballpark!  Pictures of the different tooth combs are worth a thousand words.


  1. Thank you! Yes, you definitely answered my question. I plan to take up roller setting when the weather cools off. Now, feel more comfortable with which rattail to use for that purpose.

    1. Yay! Roller setting is always a great choice for healthy hair.