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Information about Pressing, Hot Combing, and Straightening Black, African American, and Kinky Type Hair

Pressing Combs

A pressing comb is sometimes called a hot comb or a straightening comb. A pressing comb looks like the image below. Most pressing combs are metal, but there is one manufacturer that makes a ceramic coated pressing comb. 

When buying a pressing comb, look for one that is electric and that has an adjustable temperature gauge so that you can regulate the temperature. Or if you get a stove-top model, instead of using the kitchen stove to heat your pressing comb, get a ceramic heater stove that is made for pressing combs, and lets you regulate the temperature.