Groetsch combs have been around since 1848. The oldest comb I have here in the house is from 1973, a styling comb made of wood, from the time when my grandfather stopped making plastic combs and started making wooden combs again.
Styling combs usually have 2 teeth or one continuous tooth.
Decades ago, the combination of coarse and fine teeth in 18 cm length was the most popular comb. That is why it was given the article number 1. People combed their hair straight, long hair was strictly tied into a knot, and the combination of coarse and fine toothing was suitable for this.
Then society changed, it became more open and free. Wavy and curly hair was worn open and so my grandfather also developed a new type of tooth - the wide tooth and the best-selling wooden comb was no longer item number 1, but item number 1A: hairdressing comb wide/coarse.
Today, there is no longer one best-selling hairdressing comb. As different as people are, as authentic they live, as different are their demands on a wooden comb or a horn comb.
I love one hairdressing comb in particular. It accompanied me for many years when my daughters were small and I combed their hair with a wooden comb and brushed it with a natural hairbrush. This is the knot comb. We called it the knot comb back then because with its wide teeth it combs every dry and wet hair ideally, gently, carefully and mostly without pulling. With the fine teeth, you can comb the hair perfectly smooth, part it, part it and prepare it for braided hairstyles.
Another special feature of our hairdressing combs is the ginkgo comb. Decades ago, I had the opportunity to acquire ginkgo wood from trees in Weimar. Since the ginkgo is one of many trees that inspire me, it quickly became clear that I would take the opportunity to make combs from ginkgo wood. The wood has a characteristic, rather fruity and yet idiosyncratic smell. Like the tree itself. Neither clearly a conifer nor clearly a deciduous tree, it stands symbolically for the duality in our lives with its divided and yet undivided leaf like the Yin and Yang sign. If you take the ginkgo wood in your hand, you feel the fineness, the lightness, the airy smell and quickly get an impression of why we offer ginkgo wood combs exclusively in wide tooth. The pleasant, sensual feeling on the skin is best conveyed by the wide tooth. There is another very special hairdressing comb. It is the styling comb for fine, short hair. For a long time it was called a man's comb. A man's comb, which of course can also be used by women with short hair, and yet is unlikely. I don't know how many times I experienced older gentlemen standing in front of me, choosing the wooden comb, looking at me and almost apologising because they hardly had any hair left to comb and simply loved the feeling of combing. In short, the men's comb became a dressing comb for short, fine hair and is 15 cm long - ideal for the breast pocket in your shirt.
If you have any questions about our dressing combs, please call us on 0049 9152 210 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org