01-24-2013, 04:30 PM
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Hey Folks,

Decent combs have disappeared from the Department store...they only want to sell U an overpriced brush nowadays. Are these old timers out of style now?

   

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 01-24-2013, 04:36 PM
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  • ben74
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 01-24-2013, 04:46 PM
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 01-24-2013, 04:48 PM
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  • vuk
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I liked to use combs along with hair brushes. ACE combs used to be nice but the quality has really gone down over the years, I'll probably pick up a Kent combs one of these days.

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 01-24-2013, 04:48 PM
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I have always used ACE rubber combs for as long as I remember. Don't know if they are high quality or not

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 01-24-2013, 04:50 PM
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  • TexBilly
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As others have posted, there are choices out there but it sure looks like the demand is far lower than that of a generation or two back.

Also, do comb users generally fall into the "straight hair" camp? That's always been my impression as I have wavy hair (read: harder to control) and have always leaned to brushes of various types.

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 01-24-2013, 05:12 PM
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Ace combs I saw at Wallyworld were really bad quality - almost like the free combs U get with trimmers nowadays

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 01-24-2013, 05:13 PM
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Boy, some times, i still wish i had hair left. Hee hee.

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 01-24-2013, 05:21 PM
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I don't think a comb has gone through my hair in 20+ years. I did used to come my beard though.

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 01-24-2013, 05:30 PM
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  • DLP
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I've been using Kent handmade saw cut combs for the past few years.


http://www.smallflower.com/brand/kent

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 01-24-2013, 06:27 PM
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How do make sure that the ends aren't sharp - tried a metal barbers comb but man it hurt close to the scalp

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 01-24-2013, 06:30 PM
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  • DLP
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the kent handmade combs have smoth almost rounded ends. very comfortable to use.

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 01-24-2013, 07:01 PM
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  • vuk
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(01-24-2013, 05:12 PM)mehere Wrote: Ace combs I saw at Wallyworld were really bad quality - almost like the free combs U get with trimmers nowadays

Its ashame, the old American made ACE combs were hard rubber and the new ones are made from flimsy plastic and imported from China.

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 01-24-2013, 07:25 PM
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Bought 2 ACE pocket combs a couple of months ago . For the money I wasn't impressed. Kent are finer quality but a heck of a lot more.
I'd go with Kent, if you can find them without having to pay the shipping.

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 01-24-2013, 09:11 PM
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  • freddy
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The old ACE hard rubber combs were all but indestructible and felt great on the scalp. Today's version is nothing but plastic garbage.

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 01-24-2013, 11:29 PM
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Great suggestions in this thread.

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 01-25-2013, 04:56 AM
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  • EHV
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I once read that it was best to use only a "saw cut comb made of Vulcanite". These were available from a NY/UK Trichological Clinic called Philip Kingsley and they were fantastic but very pricey and over the years, they dried out and became brittle and cracked into pieces if dropped.
http://www.philipkingsley.co.uk/philip-k...-comb.html

I'd like to try an all metal comb but haven't been able to find one locally yet.

I agree that the Ace rubber combs were great but they seem to be no more.

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 01-25-2013, 06:31 PM
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I pulled the trigger on 2 Kent Combs @ West Coast Shaving...

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 02-27-2013, 08:35 PM
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I am using a handmade mustache comb, made from a single piece of horn. I think combs will never go out of style.

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 02-28-2013, 11:14 AM
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Interestingly, a men's magazine I subscribe to had a section of hair styling and grooming this month; one of the featured grooming products was a Kent handmade comb.

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