Unlike plastic combs, the horn comb does not trap electric charges. The air around you in contact with your hair produces static electricity all day long. Combing your hair with a horn comb helps balance the hair's electrical charge. Some movie studios use horn combs because the result is impeccable. Some people find that this property even helps to remove stress.
The horn has the same molecular nature as hair. It does not cling to its surface (unlike plastic) and facilitates untangling. The horn comb glides through the hair, without weakening it.
It's just more comfortable for you every day. And that is why those who have a horn comb never go back to plastic.
A horn comb smoothes the hair and closes its scales. A comb or brush made of plastic would attack the hair, tear its micro-particles, and destroy the cuticle.
With a horn comb, the cuticle is intact and reflects the light. The hair is shinier.
The keratin of the comb helps to close the cuticle scales. The hair scales, once closed, are more resistant to external aggressions from pollution, physical assaults related to sunlight, weather, temperature or humidity.
Hair is less greasy, and less dehydrated.
Horn is a natural, renewable and fully biodegradable material. The residues from the manufacturing processe are used to make buttons or are crushed into powder and used as natural fertilizer by farmers and local gardeners.
Grinding is natural, using a mixture of pumice and water. Combs are polished mechanically with a cloth. The manufacturing process does not use any solvent.
Thomas Liorac's ox horn combs are made in the south of France in Ariege-Pyrenees, following a Pyrenean tradition for all stages of work. They are manufactured in our own small workshop using ancestral know-how.
Thomas Liorac thus guarantees the origin of the combs and does not sell any Asian combs. You are guaranteed that no child labor is involved in its manufacture.