Beard brushes and beard combs, what’s the big difference? Well, sometimes it’s all about the fine details – those small things that really have drastic effects. Yes, we’re thinking of that small step we took during the moon landing, or the invention of the miniscule computer chip or the handy paper clip!
So, when we hear people brush off the difference between brushing and combing their beard, we naturally get a little defensive. You see, beard brushes and combs may seem to have similar functions to you, but the difference each tool makes to your beard is staggering. In fact, a luscious, clean, and tidy beard doesn’t just happen by accident. It requires time and dedication and a little helping hand from our beard’s most trusted friends: combs and brushes.
Are you ready to take a small step to a better, bolder, more beautiful beard? Then read on to discover when and how to comb and brush your beard.
When & How to Comb a Beard
Combs are simple little tools. They’re usually made out of wood or plastic and contain small to mid-size teeth that take care of your grooming demands. Yet, whilst this inconspicuous tool may seem insignificant to most, there’s more to the comb than meets the eye!
In fact, most beardsmen know just how unruly and tangled facial hair can get. A good quality comb should thus be in every bearded men’s arsenal of grooming tools.
When to Use A Beard Comb
You should start using a comb once your beard has reached the third month of growth. At this point, your beard is long enough to be combed and evened out into your desired style.
As a general rule, if you have a long beard, we always recommend you comb it first to detangle any knotted hairs and then proceed to brushing or styling with beard products.
We suggest combing your beard at least once a day, that’s to ensure your beard stays clean, healthy and tidy.
How to Comb Beard
Combs come in different sizes and shapes to suit all beards. If you have thicker bushier beards, then pick a comb with wider teeth gaps.
We prefer wooden beard combs as opposed to plastic ones as the latter tend to create static electricity that can frizz our beard hairs. Trust us, that’s never a good look!
Now that you’re armed with the perfect comb, you can proceed to detangling and de-frizzing those unruly facial locks. Combing your beard is not rocket-science, but there definitely are do’s and don’ts to follow. Here’s our top 3 tips on how to comb beards properly:
- Start by combing your beard outwards to fluff it. The goal here is to separate your facial hairs so they are easier to detangle.
- Carefully comb your beard back down using downward motions. If you have stray hairs after combing, that’s a good indication you need a beard trim. If you have a moustache, start from the centre of your tache and comb out towards the tips.
- 3. If you encounter tangles or serious knots don’t pull or yank your comb through them – this will damage your facial hair! Apply a beard product like King C. Gillette’s Beard Oil to help your comb glide through your beard and if you’re still struggling to get through those twisted tangles then start combing from the bottom of your beard and gradually move up.