If you wear a beard or know people with a beard, you are probably familiar with the beard comb . A comb to comb your beard, logically. Yet most men have no idea what a beard comb actually is. Most men simply see a comb as any other comb used for the hair on the head. Yet there are important differences.
Take a look at beard combs and you'll have pages full of choices. Obviously you just go for one that is beautiful and / or cheap. What else could be a difference?
Difference between a normal comb and beard comb
Beard combs are usually thicker and smaller than a normal comb. This allows for more control when combing because your beard is smaller and less dense than the hair on your head. You also often need a beard comb several times a day and it is useful if you can put the beard comb in your pocket.
Beard combs also almost always have more space between the teeth of the comb. That's because facial hair tends to be thicker and curlier. The space between the teeth makes it easier to get through your beard without pulling the hair too much. When you also use products such as beard wax , styling with a beard comb is a lot easier.
Difference between a beard comb and beard brush
It should never really be a choice between a beard comb or beard brush . They both have very different purposes. They look completely different, of course, but they also both do very different things. A comb usually consists of one solid piece with teeth and a brush consists of one solid piece with several bristles.
The usefulness of the beard comb
The beard comb is more intended to style the beard and free the beard from tangles. Best to use after washing your beard. The beard comb is good to use to style your beard when you have just put a beard balm or beard wax in your beard. Don't do this with the beard brush because it will make a big mess. The beard comb can be cleaned very easily.
The usefulness of the beard brush
A beard brush is intended to clean, soften and exfoliate the skin under the beard. Impurities in the beard are removed and the beard hairs become very soft. If you suffer from dandruff or dry skin, the beard brush is indispensable. When you use beard oil or beard balm, brushing also helps to spread the oils well through the beard. This gives an extra soothing effect.
Choosing a beard comb
When you want to buy a beard comb, there are a number of things that you can take into account, namely the size and the material.
If you look at the size of a beard comb you have the normal beard comb which is small but just not small enough to put in your pocket. The pocket-size beard combs can be put in your pocket and can be used for precise styling of the beard. You can also buy these pocket sizes as a foldable beard comb. Then you also have the mustache comb that has the smallest size. This one is not really suitable for the larger beards.
The material that a beard comb consists of is actually the most important thing when choosing a beard comb. This has an effect on the hair. The cheapest plastic beard combs are machine-made on a large scale. The teeth of these combs have small serrations. You can't really see this with the naked eye, but they are there. Every time you comb your beard hair, those serrations damage the hair. This is also the biggest cause of split ends in men who grow a beard.
For example, if you choose a comb made of wood, plastic or metal from a good brand, you can expect that these cartels are not there.
The wooden beard comb is very popular because it looks very cool. They are cheaper than horn and metal combs but also do not cause split ends. The disadvantage of wooden combs is that they are more difficult to clean and they are less smooth, which makes combing a bit more difficult.
Our choice for a wooden beard comb
Check out Mr Bear Family Beard Comb
Not very animal friendly but horn is very smooth and does not damage your beard hairs. The material is also very strong and can last a lifetime. They are only a lot more expensive than beard combs made of wood and are not animal friendly either. We therefore only sell imitation ivory.
Our choice for an ivory beard comb
Check out Taylor or Old Bonstreet Mustache Comb Ivory
Cellulose acetate (plastic)
These combs look like plastic but have no serrations and are therefore good to use for the beard. They generally don't last as long as a comb made of horn or metal, but they are also a lot cheaper.
Our choice for a plastic beard comb
Check out Captain Fawcett Foldable Beard Pocket Comb
Metal is very strong and therefore lasts a very long time. They can be irritating to some men as it is static. They are also very suitable to take with you as they do not break. You can just sit on it, so to speak. They are generally a bit more expensive.