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Horn Comb for Hair Care, Natural Product

Horn Comb for Hair Care, Natural Product

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Please bear in mind that each item is a natural product and handmade, so no two are exactly the same. I have tried to show each item below with photos from different angles to show how each twists and turns.

This is not a toy and is not intended for small children (Potential choking hazard). Adult supervision is highly recommended for children and expert advice for the bigger kids!

These plain combs can be used as they are or if you wish you could add decoration appropriate to a historical period of your choice. Please bear in mind that each horn is a natural product so no two are exactly the same. These horn combs can be very deceptive in size.


Natural Product


Easy to store

May be decorated

Specifications (Approximate measurements)

Weighs 12g

Long 93mm

Width 45mm

Thickness (at its thickest in the middle) 4mm


Horn combs have been used for centuries and are still popular today due to their many benefits. Here are some benefits of using a horn comb:

  1. Gentle on the hair: Horn combs have smooth, rounded teeth that glide easily through the hair without causing damage or breakage. They are particularly effective at de-tangling hair, especially curly or thick hair.
  2. Good for the scalp: Horn combs are gentle on the scalp and do not scratch or irritate the skin. They can also help to distribute natural oils evenly throughout the hair, which can improve the health and appearance of the hair.
  3. Static-free: Unlike plastic combs, horn combs do not produce static electricity, which can cause frizz and flyaway. This makes them a great choice for people with frizzy hair or those who live in dry climates.
  4. Durable: Horn combs are extremely durable and can last for many years with proper care. They are resistant to heat, chemicals, and wear and tear, which makes them a good investment in the long run.
  5. Natural and sustainable: Horn combs are made from natural materials, which means they are biodegradable and do not contribute to plastic waste. Additionally, many manufacturers source their materials from ethical and sustainable sources, which can make them a more environmentally friendly choice.

Overall, horn combs are a great choice for anyone looking for a gentle, effective, and sustainable hair care tool. They are particularly well-suited for people with curly or thick hair, or those who want to reduce their plastic consumption.


The use of horn combs can be traced back to ancient times, with evidence of their use in civilizations such as Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Here is a brief overview of the history of horn combs:

  • Ancient Egypt: The Egyptians were known to use combs made from various materials, including bone and ivory. Horn combs were also used during this time and were often decorated with intricate designs.
  • Ancient Greece: The Greeks also used horn combs, which were typically made from the horns of cattle or deer. These combs were often used for hair care and grooming.
  • Ancient Rome: The Romans were known for their elaborate hair styles, and used combs made from various materials, including horn. Roman combs were often highly decorated, with intricate designs and engravings.
  • Medieval Europe: During the Middle Ages, horn combs became more widely used in Europe. They were often made from the horns of domestic animals such as sheep and cattle and were used for hair care and grooming.
  • Industrial revolution: The industrial revolution brought significant changes to the manufacturing of horn combs, with the development of machines that could mass-produce combs. This led to the production of cheaper, more widely available combs, which were used by people of all classes.

Today, horn combs continue to be popular, especially among people who prefer natural and sustainable materials. Horn combs are durable, gentle on the hair and scalp, and do not produce static electricity, making them a popular choice for hair care and grooming. Some people also believe that the natural oils in the horn can help to nourish and condition the hair. However, concerns have been raised about the ethics of using animal products, and many manufacturers now use synthetic materials to produce combs that mimic the look and feel of horn.

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