A major pro of using a wood comb is that it can be effective for detangling hair. A main con can be price, since good quality wood combs are often quite expensive. Yet, wood combs also have the advantage of lasting longer than other types if they are cared for properly. Especially if used to comb wet hair, these grooming aids must often be treated with oil, which can be considered a con. The flexibility and attractiveness of a wood comb are strong pros, since the comb is usually suitable for any hair type as well as often considered stylish by both males and females.
Quality wood combs are typically smooth and well designed with large, evenly spaced teeth. They are usually much easier to hold than cheap plastic combs which can be slippery. Since they are crafted of stylish wood in a neutral color, this type of comb tends to look nicer when left on a dresser top or bathroom counter.
Plastic combs used in the hair may create static, while wood versions usually do not. A wood comb is often the best choice for curly or long hair that may get caught in plastic combs since the teeth aren't usually as thick. Wooden combs also don't tend to pull and snag the hair like their plastic counterparts often do.
The price of a wooden comb may be much greater than a plastic one, which is a con for many people. If a wooden comb is used to detangle wet hair, it may become warped and not function as well. Oiling the comb usually helps solve the problem, but many people don't like to bother doing it and the money spent on a quality grooming aid then becomes wasted.
A pro of wood comb styles over other natural kinds such as those made from animal horns is that they don't usually break when dropped. Also, like horn combs, many people prefer the feel of these materials in their hands when combing their hair than that of plastic. The feel of wooden combs on the scalp can be another pro that users of this style appreciate. Plastic comb teeth can sometimes feel either too bendable or two scratchy on the scalp, while a wooden comb tooth design is usually thicker and blunter for a more controllable approach to hair combing.