The Santi brush is not a comb or a brush but it is a hybrid. This brush will glide through you hair and or beard, it will also detangle, back comb and massage. It is flexible like a comb but sturdy like a brush, the back of the brush is curved allowing hair to flow through. The teeth or bristles are like fingers extending from the brush that will rake through the hair. With this design, no tension will be applied to the hair.