questions about products

Basically, we recommend the following points for combing your hair:

  • The longer your hair, the more important it is that you detangle your hair from the bottom up. Gladly first with a wider toothing and then with a finer toothing.
  • To protect your hair, please comb your hair before washing it or brush it with a boar bristle brush to care for your hair. Dandruff is removed from the hair and the sebum is distributed in the dry areas of the hair.
  • Please comb wet hair with coarser teeth than dry hair. As wet hair is more delicate and prone to breakage, please avoid using too much force and be as loose as possible

Please do not brush your wet hair. With the large surface of the brush, you put significantly more force on your hair and the hair is more likely to be pulled out or broken.

  • Comb your hair until the tips of your teeth touch your scalp and massage your scalp as you comb.

Combing from the forehead to the nape of the neck is pleasantly soothing and stimulating from the nape of the neck to the forehead.

  • Combing is good, take your time.

Yes, please comb your wet hair with a wooden or horn comb. Combing is much gentler on wet hair than brushing. Neither the wood used nor the horn have a high suction effect for water. They are happy about combing their wet hair. Leaving it in the water is too much of a good thing.

We manufacture our combs from different noble and fine-pored hard woods. Since woods such as service tree or service tree are much rarer than maple, hornbeam or cherry, they have their own price.

Yes, an untreated wooden comb is 100% neutral to the hair and does not charge it. However, if you notice your hair flying when you comb it, the cause can be different. Static electricity from the floor, clothes, or the shampoo you use. It's not the wooden comb.

If keratin and keratin rub against each other and you have very thin and fine hair, then you can feel a slight electrostatic charge. In our experience, this static charge often has a positive effect when detangling the hair.

Comb wet hair - brush dry hair.

Have you ever experienced your hairdresser brushing your wet hair before you cut your hair? No, he/she combs her hair carefully and gently from bottom to top.

With a comb you can sort your wet hair more carefully and gently than with a brush, which has a much larger area.

We recommend brushing the hair for styling the hair or for intensive hair care.

No, we are comb makers.

The brushes that we offer are made in Europe and meet our high quality standards.

My grandfather - Martin Christian Groetsch - was the last master comb maker in Germany. The abbreviation is M. Groetsch

My father took over the business in 1992 and my father's name is Martin Groetsch.

And today I - Melanie Groetsch - continue the business in the 4th generation.

It is exciting that the abbreviation M. Groetsch is consistent for 3 such different people.

My favorite and most important step among the many others is the selection of the wood after storage.

What kind of comb should be made of which piece of wood. Where are cracks? Where is the heartwood with the most tension? It's almost like playing Tetris. Out of respect for the wood and the fact that the trees whose wood we use can live up to 100 and up to 300 years before they are felled, it is very important to me to make comb from the wood as much as possible.

For me, this is the most sustainable aspect of production. I see the fact that our electricity comes from our own hydroelectric power plant as secondary and plastic-free packaging as a matter of course.

In the case of the horn plates, it is the thickness and length of the horn plate that decides which comb it produces.

Sustainability and the quality of our wooden combs are the focus of our company philosophy.

Bamboo has to be transported from Asia to Germany, glued and is so coarse-grained that hair tends to get caught on the finished end product. The property of absorbing water is a further secondary disadvantage.

If I were to use woods such as beech, steamed beech, steamed pear, walnut or elm, I would have to finish the combs with beeswax or a similar polish to seal the pores and leave the individual tooth smooth.

In the long run, this polish does not stay on the comb. Combing wet hair and cleaning with lukewarm water and soap will remove polish and the wood will become uncomfortably fibrous and can damage your hair.

These are not combs that I intend to make and sell.

Woods such as oak, ash or common softwoods are too coarse-grained. As with bamboo, the hair could get caught on a protruding fiber.

The types of wood we use are ideal for our combs and polishing with beeswax or other means is not necessary.

The tooth is mechanically processed so smoothly that it is gentle on your hair and absorbs your hair oil with the first combing and cares for your hair.

That is our claim to quality.

Combing is good and healthy.

Because we believe that it is not sustainable to use twice the amount of glue and that the energy expenditure - to color wood - should be avoided to protect the climate.

Yes, a polished and waxed wooden comb shines beautifully and glides gently and gently through the hair, regardless of the type of wood used. It is important to us that the individual teeth of our combs remain smooth even after use in wet hair, so that you can enjoy your comb for a long time.

In true manual labor, we grind the wood of the comb so finely that we can do without polishing with beeswax or similar substances. We thus ensure that the wooden comb is untreated and can absorb your hair oil in the best possible way and release it again into dry areas of the hair.

It is cheap, mostly indestructible and water-resistant.

When and where my father met the lady many years ago who asked him to make something like the extended hands out of wood, we no longer know.

She said that he makes such spikes anyway and that they should simply be thicker and more stable.

Little by little, my father worked his way up until a practical spaghetti server or salad server that was easy to hold was created.

Not to forget: with spaghetti measure

I still remember the early days well. There was the event "Gauklerfest in Berlin", my father and I were there together and my father showed me the spaghetti servers made of olive, service tree and service tree wood. Beautiful spaghetti server with an excellent smooth feel. All around very elegant.

Actually, only beech should be used for it, because you need a lot of wood for it. what did we do We just set the price high. Much too high for my father and what happened? The spaghetti server made of olive wood, service tree wood and service tree wood were the first to be sold out.

A beautiful experience.

That's why the spaghetti servers / salad servers made of a wide variety of woods belong in our range.

Questions about shipping and payment

Orders that we receive by 10 a.m. Monday to Friday will be dispatched on the same day (excluding public holidays).

We mostly ship with DHL GoGreen. Delivery within Germany is often the next day. Due to the current situation, please allow 2-3 days.

Within Europe, the delivery time can be one week or more.

Yes we ship pasty free as much as possible. However, if bubble wrap or something similar was used during packaging, it was reused.

A comb can also be sent as a "letter" and would therefore be cheaper. Based on our customer experience, it is important to us that the shipment has a tracking number and that we receive confirmation that the customer has received their order. This works very well with DHL Paket. We are open to alternatives. You are welcome to email us your criticism (info@kammacher.de).

Yes this is possible by appointment.

Questions about natural hair care

Hair strength and characteristics such as straight or curly hair determine the hair type.

As with the skin types, there are also mixed forms.

Please do not see the following classification as non plus ultra, but as a trend, because reducing billions of people to 3 hair types does not do justice to the hair.

To recognize the properties of the hair you need at most a mirror. Is your hair straight, slightly wavy or curly?

When it comes to hair thickness, many people find it more difficult to make an assessment because a lot of thick hair can give the impression of strong hair.

If you want to know exactly, the following distinguishing features will help you.

Check out one of your head hairs:

Fine hair strength: held up to the light it is slightly translucent and feels like a silk thread between your fingers.

Normal hair thickness: When held up to the light, the light hardly shines through and your hair feels like a cotton thread between your fingers

Strong hair strength: Light does not penetrate the hair at all and it feels strong to almost bristly between the fingers.

Is the motto "No Poo" or "Sebum only" the best form of natural hair care or is natural hair care the absence of synthetic substances? Is a sugar surfactant that is in shampoos that claim to be “natural” and certified organic natural?

There is no single answer to these questions. How naturally you want to integrate hair care into your life is entirely up to you.

For me, making myself aware and aware of real natural products is in the foreground.

Completely chemical-free natural hair care is the absence of soap and shampoo.

There is more information about "Sebum only" and "No Poo" in our blog.

Your well-being is the be-all and end-all of natural hair care.

My recommendation for this is:

A comb made of wood and horn that you can use on wet or dry hair.

Brushing with the boar bristle brush cares for your hair naturally and helps you to use less shampoo or soap little by little.

Our body is a marvel of nature.

The main component of our hair is keratin. So that the pinecone-shaped dandruff structure does not dry out, every hair on the head is accompanied by a sebaceous gland that produces the hair oil. This hair fat is ideal for the care of our hair.

When we wash our hair with soap or shampoo, we regularly wash this valuable care product out of our hair.

It works. Yes, with patience and a good boar bristle brush, you can do without soap and shampoo and only clean your hair with water.

Brushing with the boar bristle brush distributes excess hair oil to the ends of the hair.

Before brushing, it is advisable to detangle the hair with a fine-toothed comb and to remove dandruff and dust from the hair.

This type of hair care is suitable for anyone who wants to leave their hair with as few artificial substances as possible.

If you are taking medication, please speak to your doctor to determine whether these are excreted through the skin. If so, I don't recommend – sebum only – as you'll be spreading toxins throughout your hair by brushing with the boar bristle brush.

Teeth questions

Tooth width 6mm – distance 6mm

The extra wide toothing is the youngest toothing.

My father, Martin Groetsch, developed the extra-wide teeth in the late 90's because of the increasing demand from customers with very curly hair.

The extra-wide toothing is particularly suitable for strong and very curly hair.

The curls remain.

Our combs are entirely handmade. Each comb is unique and different from the next.

The more frizzy your hair is, the more sensible it is to use an extra-wide comb with a thin or pointed tooth tip, so that you can comb the curly hair as effortlessly as possible, starting at the hairline.

Since the majority of our customers do not want sharp tooth tips, we ask you to leave us a note when ordering if you are interested.

Tooth width 4mm - distance 3mm

The wide teeth have been the best-selling teeth for years, as you can comb almost any wet hair gently and easily with them and they are very comfortable on the scalp.

Whether as a grip comb or as a styling comb, whether in combination with other teeth, with the wide teeth you can effortlessly comb straight to curly, fine to thick hair.

The teeth are also very popular for combing through the hair before brushing with the boar bristle brush.

Do you prefer round or pointed tooth tips? Please let us know in the notes when ordering.

Each comb is unique and entirely handmade.

Tooth width 1.6mm - spacing 1.6mm

The coarse teeth are suitable for combing wet hair, for fine, short, wet hair.

For dry hair, it is suitable for styling. When combing through, the hair is straightened. Curls become voluminous, wavy hair.

Tooth width 1mm - distance 0.8mm

The fine teeth are ideal for combing hair smoothly and for parting as you wish.

Please only comb wet hair with the fine teeth if you have very fine, not too much and short hair.

Tooth width 0.8mm - distance 0.4mm

In the past, the extra-fine teeth were used to comb out dust, dandruff or vermin.

Today you can find the extra-fine toothing in the classic dust comb or hair cutting comb (spacing 0.5mm).

The dust comb is often used as a beard comb, for beards that are not too thick or for the hair of infants and small children.