A comb is a device with teeth, which is generally used to manage, clean and style hair. It is said that it is one of the oldest objects found in the earliest remains of human civilization. In the ancient times, it used to be carved out of stone, metal or wood. The ones made with wood were the most durable. The comb was part of almost all early civilizations, and each one of them had their own way to use it. Some used it to clean and style their hair, and some used it to hold their hair in place, some even as a decorative piece.
Nowadays, combs are usually made of plastic, and have become much more durable and lighter in weight. They are available in various colors, shapes and sizes, with different patterns and designs. There are combs with thinner teeth used for styling the hair by hairdressers, and common hair combs have both wide and thin teeth, to provide for all uses in one comb. Another bigger version of the comb, the hairbrush, has become very common nowadays and is used for styling various different hair styles.
Kids get used to using this device at a very early stage, given its importance in the process of dressing-up. Therefore, there are special varieties available in the market, especially made for children, with the teeth made of softer materials and easier to hold grip on the handle, of both the comb and the hairbrush. The comb is a device of vital importance for kids as it is a first step for them in the world of dressing-up and looking good, which is essential in today s world.