When it comes to keeping your beard neat and fresh, you may think that beard wash, regular trims and beard oil is enough. Wrong. You should be brushing or combing your beard daily to help get rid of knots, keeping your facial hair under control.
But which should you be using? A beard comb or brush?
Here’s everything you need to know about these essential beard care tools.
What is a Beard Brush?
A beard brush usually comprises of a body, a handle and (most importantly) bristles. The body and handle are usually either wooden or plastic.
Whether the bristles are made from natural materials, such as horse or boar hair, or something synthetic, such as plastics, the aim is to smooth facial hair, creating an overall neater appearance.
Regular beard brushing can also help care for the skin underneath due to the gentle yet exfoliating nature of the bristles.
When to Use a Beard Brush ?
We recommend using a beard brush when you have 1-3 months of growth.
A beard brush is best used when trying to clean your beard. As well as helping to get rid of knots and beard flakes, it helps to evenly redistribute moisturising beard oil, while also removing built up natural oils.
It’s a good time to start using a beard brush when it’s growing wild in every direction. The bristles of a beard brush, particularly natural bristles, such as boar hair, help to condition your beard, guiding facial hairs in the direction you’d like them to grow. This will help to neaten the beard, creating a smarter, more controlled finish.