What's Best For Your Beard? | Comb vs Brush

What's Best For Your Beard? | Comb vs Brush

The Well Groomed Wizard Team

When growing a beard, there are a number of different products that you should consider buying in order to keep it looking its best.

Two of the most important ones are a comb and brush. But which one should you buy? In this blog post we look at which product is best for your beard and the key features you should be looking for when purchasing them.

Beard comb

The comb has a surprisingly long and varied history. For many years, they have been used to create a number of iconic hairstyles.

But times have changed. Bearded men now see the value using one as part of their daily grooming regime. They can help to untangle knots, distribute beard oil evenly and help to keep your facial hair looking neat and tidy.

Just some of the things that you need to consider when purchasing one are:

  • The length of your beard – While most are suitable for all beard styles, you may feel more comfortable with one that has been designed specifically for long or short beards.
  • Size – Do you like to comb your beard throughout the day? Then a smaller, folded comb would be a wise choice. Just pop it into your back pocket and away you go!
  • Go wooden – Plastic ones are usually of a poor quality and have sharp teeth that can make combing very painful indeed. Let’s face it, a wooden comb looks much cooler too!
  • Buy a beard kit – If you’re planning on buying a number of beard products, it may well be more cost effective for you to buy your comb as part of a beard grooming kit.

Beard Brush

When it comes to looking for a brush for your beard, there is really only one option – a boar haired beard brush.

There are a number of really good reasons why, but one stands out above the rest. These hairs can carry sebum, the natural oil your scalp produces, and spread it across your beard. This keeps helps to keep dry hair nourished and healthy.

When looking to buy one, you need to consider:

Soft or hard bristles – Softer bristles provide a nice smoothing effect, but harder ones are great for detangling longer beards.

Size – Like the comb this is once again an important factor. If you’re considering buying a bigger one, then choose a brush that comes with a box or case to help keep it in good condition.

Your beard growing stage – Unlike a comb, a brush can be introduced near the start of your beard growing journey.

Which One Is Best?

The simple answer is – they both are! Using the boar haired brush early on in your beard growing journey can help stimulate growth and soften your beard.

Once your beard gets a bit longer, you can then introduce the comb into your grooming regime.

Combing can help you to detangle and then style your beard how you want.
Using both together will give you the best chance of growing a great, healthy beard.

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