Combing your beard is one of those things that newbie growers to the industry don’t realize is important. Why does it matter and does it really help? Beard combs can dramatically improve the appearance and foundation of your beard and it’s about time you got yourself one!
In brief, a good quality beard comb fights ingrown hairs by keeping all those pieces growing in the right direction, evenly distribute your beard oil throughout the full beard, and fluff that puppy up into maximum fullness. But on top of that, it allows you to style your beard and even to train your mustache to grow away from your lip, preventing it from becoming a total crumb catcher.
The process is simple: shower and wash with beard wash, allow to dry naturally, and comb. It’s best to wait for it to dry to protect those hairs while they’re fragile, preventing hair loss. Note that for shorter beards, the direction your hair is growing is the best direction to brush it in. This keeps everything in tip-top shape. Additionally, the best quality beard combs will be anti-frizz, meaning they don’t generate static, protecting your hair from breakage.
Beard Brush or Comb?
Who knew there were so many specifics to beard growth? It seems so simple at first, and it really is simple at its most basic level. But if you want a beard that’s clean, healthy, and not a total mess, there are some things to consider. Keeping a shapely and well-groomed beard for some is extra crucial, employers and significant others can be quick to veto beards that seem dry, unruly, or straggly. If you’re going to maintain a groomed and well-kept beard, you’re going to need either a beard brush or comb. But which is best for your needs?
Beard combs can offer you a cleaner and more exact stylability, while brushes are better for a quick run through. Essentially, it comes down to preference. Some guys like to brush first and follow up with a comb for training and styling. Combs are seen as the more versatile choice and for the travelers, are easier to pack. If you’re going for a specific look, brushes can give you a fuller and wavier look and beards offer more of a straighter, neater look, then a comb will offer that. Those with longer beards often incorporate both into their daily routines, a brush to detangle and a comb to neaten the overall look. Many companies produce pocket combs, allowing you to freshen up even while on the go, and in general combs are a bit easier and more convenient to travel with. Beard maintenance doesn’t have to be time-consuming or difficult if you have the right tools!
Wooden Beard Combs
Believe it or not, purchasing a wooden beard comb versus a plastic one is crucial, on both a health and a vanity level. It’s not an exaggeration to say dragging that 50 cent comb through the mane you’ve worked so hard for is actually killing it- plastic combs generate static, electrifying your hair and pulling up frizz. On top of that, it’s hard to avoid that comb tooth look, so everyone can clearly see clearly that section of your beard that you missed this morning.
Wooden beard combs, on the other hand, are anti-static, don’t snag, absorb and evenly distribute oils throughout your beard, and to be honest really add something to your toiletry collection with their distinctive look.
Horn Beard Combs
What could be more epic than combing your beard with an ox horn? Ox horn combs are similar to what would have been used by some of our earliest ancestors and you’d be amazed at some of the benefits you gain from brushing that awesome beard out with a product like this. This type of comb is almost always handcrafted, which means that the teeth of the comb will be individually cut, keeping your hair and skin safe from jagged edges. This seamless construction combined with a look that’s pretty badass combine to make an excellent choice for your beard care needs.
Protect your beard from plastic! Purchase a handmade, all-natural ox horn comb for a smooth, well-cared for beard.
Where to Buy a Beard Comb
Take a look through our carefully curated beard combs and tell us what you think! Real Bearded Men products are for men with beards by men with beards, so you can trust that anything we’re selling is real beard approved and crafted just for you.