If you want to signal to your customers that your shaving product is a little better than the rest, all you have to do, it seems, is to throw in the word “sandalwood”. Whether it’s creams or combs, the relatively rare and somewhat pricey wood is a staple of shaving stuff.
In this case we have a handmade, double-sided comb made from green sandalwood. The various kinds of sandalwood have been traditionally used in Indian culture for the construction of objects like combs, and it really is a beautiful material. One interesting attribute of this wood is that the comb can actually change color in reaction to the environment. So depending on the light and humidity it could look green, yellow, or even just dark.
The claim that this comb will improve your metabolism and blood circulation, however, is one I would take with a huge pinch of salt. Honestly, that’s almost 100% not true, but good try Dream Bear. Additionally, the manufacturer also says it will reduce hair loss, which is quite frankly ridiculous.
OK, maybe if you combed your beard so much that it turned into cardio exercise then both of those things would be true, but then it would not be a special attribute of this particular comb. So it’s more likely a claim stemming from some sort of superstition around sandalwood.
Each side of the comb is meant for a different purpose. One for your beard and the other for your hair. In practice which you use will depend on the texture and density if the hair, but it is nice to have the option. This is a rather small comb, so you could easily keep it on you and touch up your appearance over the course of the day.
One thing that you have to keep in mind is that sandalwood has a unique smell all of its own. I can’t really describe it and it varies a bit from one wood to the next, but the comb will have a bit of an aroma.
People really like this comb, which I think is a combination of the fact that it comes in a very nice gift box, which makes it highly giftable, of course. It’s also priced well – not cheap and not expensive; sort of just right.
The comb itself feels very well-made and the finish is smooth and solid. The wide teeth are reportedly very good at clearing out beard tangles, and because the wood is nice and smooth there is little if any snagging.
One common complaint however, is that the beard-side teeth are a bit too pointed and can scratch the skin if you aren’t careful.
Overall this is a nice little comb and I think it will work for a lot of people a lot of the time. It ticks all the main boxes I personally care about, but isn’t super special either. It’s a middle-of-the-road deal, but there’s nothing wrong with that.