The cutting comb is usually a three-teeth comb. It is very handy for braiding and taking down braids. In Nigeria, where Bukola comes from, cutting comb is a popular tool among hair braiders either at the premium hair dressing salon or by the road side stalls. It is easy to grip because of its small size. It can be handled by kids and adults. Cutting comb helps for clean and straight part when creating your braids. It also helps to make taking your old braids down without becoming a herculean task.Cutting comb was created in wooden form for many years. You have to keep sharpening the edges of the two at the sides for a good performance. Plastic cutting comb is the new invention in the history of this creative tool. If you have used tail comb or duck-bill clips to part hair, you should try getting a cutting comb and see the stress free experience you will have while braiding your client, friend or family’s hair.
You can see illustrations of how Bukola uses cutting comb in her book, Simple Steps to Hair Braiding. You can enjoy parting hair for braids or taking braids down with the use of cutting comb. In the Yoruba culture, cutting comb is called ilarun or ilaari.