TungSam Self-Therapeutic Bamboo Back Scratcher

Last updated date: August 14, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3

TungSam Self-Therapeutic Bamboo Back Scratcher

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Overall Take

When you picture a back scratcher, this model is the design that will come to mind. This traditional scratcher has curved fingers at one end for addressing itches. The other end has a hole in the center for hanging on a hook. The only downside to this model is that the handle doesn't extend, so you may not be able to reach every itch. In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the TungSam TungSam Self-Therapeutic Bamboo Back Scratcher placed 1st when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 14, 2020:
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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
266 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It is very affordable. It can reach very far of your back. So with this back scratcher, you do not need to worry about not being able to reach the scratchy area. This bamboo back scratcher is also very strong. It is going to last for a very long time.
- The Double Check
August 27, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

TungSam bamboo back scratchers ia strong and sturdy.We smoothed the bamboo through the machine and painted the surface of the bamboo, will not hurt your hands and skin.I thank the TungSam back scratcher is great product!

Overall Product Rankings

TungSam Self-Therapeutic Bamboo Back Scratcher
1. TungSam Self-Therapeutic Bamboo Back Scratcher
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
Flanker-L Telescoping Back Scratcher, 2-Pack
2. Flanker-L Telescoping Back Scratcher, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 6
RENOOK Bamboo Back Scratcher, 5-Pack
3. RENOOK Bamboo Back Scratcher, 5-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 8
Bearback Folding Back Scratcher
6. Bearback Folding Back Scratcher
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Back Scratchers

There’s nothing more torturous then an itch you can’t scratch. If no one in your family is home to come to your aid, it’s helpful to have a back scratcher on hand. Fortunately, there are plenty of different options available, and when you’re ready to shop, you’ll want to consider the following features.

Make sure the back scratcher is constructed from a durable material. There may be times when you’re putting a lot of pressure on the wand to relieve an itch, and you don’t want it to break in the middle of a scratch. Some models are made from thick plastic, while others are constructed from stainless steel. You’ll also come across back scratchers, like the TungSam Therapeutic Back Scratcher, which are made entirely of bamboo.

Check the reach of the back scratcher next. Models that extend often start as small as eight inches long, which makes them perfect for travel. The wands either bend to their full length or pull straight out from the base. You should be able to reach between 22- and 26-inches when the scratcher is fully extended.

Examine the head of the back scratcher to ensure it is capable of relieving your itch. Some models utilize soft bristles, while others use claws or fingers. There are even back scratchers on a stick that are a bit different in that they have two sides. One side has low spikes for moderate itching and the other side has high spikes for severe itching.

Consider any extras the back scratcher may have to offer, such as a hole at one end for hanging the scratcher when not in use. There are also models that have a set of knuckles at the base of the handle for relieving pressure points, as well as models that offer a cushioned handle with finger grips.

DWYM Fun Fact

Humans aren’t the only ones who use back scratchers. Primates take tree branches and reach over their shoulders to satisfy an itch.

Back scratchers graduated from the simple tree branches used by primates to a host of different materials that we use today. A few examples include jade, bone, ivory, bamboo, stainless steel and plastic.

Another fun fact: Manfred S. Rothstein holds the Guinness World Record for largest back scratcher collection. He won this title in September of 2008 for owning a total of 675 back scratchers that he procured from 71 different countries.

The Back Scratcher Buying Guide

  • Some back scratchers use bristles that may be painful for anyone with sensitive skin.
  • To keep the back scratcher clean and free of germs, it’s good practice to wipe it down every so often with a little white distilled vinegar. Vinegar is an excellent all-natural cleaner that can kill 80% of the germs it comes into contact with.
  • Back scratchers can be used for more than scratching an itch. You can also use them to reach objects that are high up or to pull objects at a distance toward you.
  • If you use massage or essential oils on your back, stick with a metal back scratcher. Wooden scratchers can absorb some of the oils, which will make them a bit slippery.
  • The price of back scratchers varies based on design and construction materials. The TungSam Therapeutic Back Scratcher and the CERRXIAN Extendable Metal Back Scratcher, 4-Pack have a more basic design, and therefore are the most affordable. The Flanker-L Telescoping Back Scratcher, 2-Pack and the RENOOK Bamboo Back Scratcher, 5-Pack cost a little more, as they have an extended reach.