We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

How Do I Choose the Best Combs for Men?

By Erik J.J. Goserud
Updated: May 17, 2024

So, you are in a troublesome situation, confronted with one of the most difficult decisions a man can face. The bad news is that you have to choose certain combs for men. The good news, however, is that there is help. A few tips for choosing the best combs for men are to consider price, style, and the type of hair you have.

Style can mean a number of things. It can refer to a figure skater's unique way of moving or to a magazine model's outfit. Style in the case of combs for men refers to either the style of the comb itself or the style of hair upon which this device shall be used.

Hairstyle can affect which combs for men to purchase. Intricate styles may require fine combs with maneuverability, while a rough, more laisez-faire approach to hair may simply need a full brush. Identifying your hairstyle and purchasing combs for men accordingly will result in the best bang for your buck.

The style of the comb or brush is also important to some men. Combs can vary in color, design, or size, all factors that affect a purchasing decision. Simply use personal preference to help decipher the code of comb style.

Every purchase, including those involving combs for men, should include an element of cost. Although some brushes and combs are cheap, there are high-end versions that cost a pretty penny. Everyone has different needs and resources, so assessing your own before committing to a purchase is a great idea. This will help you come up with a product you enjoy without breaking the bank.

A man's hair is very important to him. While some care more than others, most would agree that looking good can improve self-esteem and lifestyle in general. One way to achieve this is to take care of yourself and be sure to always be looking your best. Although this may seem unrelated to a comb decision, the two are actually very much linked.

Purchasing a comb that effectively puts each strand of hair in its place can place you at your best in all occasions. Whether you are looking to tame the nest on top of your head, add some pizazz to that Afro, or give yourself a movie-star part, a comb can be your best friend in attaining these looks. For this reason, take the time to purchase a comb you love and can afford.

WiseGeek is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
By bluedolphin — On Jan 15, 2015

I don't want to spend a fortune on a comb either but I think I'm going to stick to well known brands that have made a name for high quality products and good customer service.

I also think that it's best to buy a comb made of natural materials like wood or shell. This is an environmentally friendly decision since these natural materials are biodegradable.

By SarahGen — On Jan 14, 2015

@ZipLine-- I completely agree with you. I bought a cheap comb from the dollar store about five years ago and I still use it. I think sometimes, picking out a good product is a matter of chance. So it's best to buy something affordable in case it doesn't work out.

By ZipLine — On Jan 14, 2015

In my opinion, a more costly comb isn't necessarily better than a more affordable one. And I highly recommend men to visit beauty stores where they can check out various affordable options.

I was surprised to see a wide range of affordable and good quality combs at the beauty store recently. They were without packaging which must have also reduced the cost. There were different styles and the comb tooths had a variety of widths and spaces. I chose a slightly wider toothed comb because I have thick hair and I'm very happy with it.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.