Hair combs are pretty straightforward products, sure — but still, some combs are designed better than others. Case in point? The three best detangling combs (and one detangling brush) featured here. They're all sturdy and durable, constructed with wide teeth that won't snag your hair, and have soft, rounded ends so you don't scratch your scalp.
For best results, use your comb in the shower with conditioner each time you wash your hair. When you do have bigger tangles, be patient trying to remove them. Trying to rush through the process can cause breakage, and will definitely hurt. When my daughter's thick, long, wavy hair ended up with knots, our hairstylist suggested massaging coconut oil or olive oil through her hair (or, if you prefer, detangling sprays and leave-in conditioners also work well), paying particular attention to tangled spots. After that, she advised carefully and slowly combing hair from the bottom up, working in small sections. Don't worry if hair comes out in your comb; that's the hair that helped create the knot in the first place.