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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:16 am

Man I have an Ace Hard Rubber comb that I have had since like the 70's. I haven't used it in awhile because I still keep my hair short but its been in my SSS bag for forever. And to think everywhere its been........Parents home, High school, College, The Army, College (again)........

It's sad to hear you can't find a comb that is a durable anymore.
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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:35 am

tanker27 wrote:
Man I have an Ace Hard Rubber comb that I have had since like the 70's. I haven't used it in awhile because I still keep my hair short but its been in my SSS bag for forever. And to think everywhere its been........Parents home, High school, College, The Army, College (again)........

It's sad to hear you can't find a comb that is a durable anymore.

...unless you want to pay 5x as much to import one from Britain, apparently. (Jury's still out, but the durability test has begun!)
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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:20 am

Pulls out switchblade comb, SHINCK!, slicks back hair....

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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:19 am

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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:31 pm

just brew it! wrote:
So the Kent is stiffer than I'd hoped, but the small size means it isn't uncomfortable to have in the back pocket. We'll see how well it holds up.

After reading the thread, I decided to try both the brush and the detangler comb. I have long hair and have recently been loosing a lot of it to tangles.
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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:47 am

just brew it! wrote:
So the Kent is stiffer than I'd hoped, but the small size means it isn't uncomfortable to have in the back pocket. We'll see how well it holds up.

Sooo... have you tried Conair?

I bought a 12 pack of the cheapest combs at walmart because I hated the ultra-hard ACE combs they make today. Something akin to https://www.walmart.com/ip/Conair-Styling-Essentials-Comb-Assortment-Set-of-12/10322817 that had 4+ black combs in it for the same price as a single ACE comb. They are made of a soft plastic, the comb itself is soft enough that it can be bent 45 degrees to the side and will still spring back to its true shape, but I'm not bending mine further to find it's limit.  :P

Conair also advertises hard rubber "unbreakable" combs as well, I'll have to see if somebody sells them locally. https://www.amazon.com/Conair-Hard-Rubber-Pocket-6-Pack/dp/B00HU5ME48
Basically Conair makes multiple types available almost anywhere. Cheap as dirt so you might try one to see if that's what you're looking for.

Edit: Wish I could comb the broken formatting in this forum software  :evil:
 
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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:04 am

Haven't tried Conair. As noted, I'm giving the Kent a go. So far so good.
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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:19 pm

5 months in and I am happy to report the Kent seems to be holding up well. It has a slight curve to it now from getting sat on, but I suppose one could argue that this is a feature rather than a bug as it likely makes it less noticeable in the back pocket.
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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:40 pm

tanker27 wrote:
Man I have an Ace Hard Rubber comb that I have had since like the 70's. I haven't used it in awhile because I still keep my hair short but its been in my SSS bag for forever. And to think everywhere its been........Parents home, High school, College, The Army, College (again)........
It's sad to hear you can't find a comb that is a durable anymore.


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Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:20 am

just brew it! wrote:
5 months in and I am happy to report the Kent seems to be holding up well. It has a slight curve to it now from getting sat on, but I suppose one could argue that this is a feature rather than a bug as it likely makes it less noticeable in the back pocket.

Glad to hear it's sit-resistant. Hmm, maybe I should try that with mine.
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