Since 1777, Kent has produced top quality combs and brushes in Britain. Unlike cheap molded combs, Kent combs are handmade: first saw-cut, then hand polished and buffed to create soft rounded teeth that will not damage hair or scratch the scalp. These smooth teeth stimulate the natural oils inside the hair cuticle as the hair is combed, encouraging the cuticle to lie flat, creating strong, healthy hair. The combs are made from cellulose acetate, a non-petroleum-based plastic derived from plants that has been found to create less static in hair. The graphite color is an appealing, modern update on classic tortoiseshell looks.