Many things in the world of beards are discussed, which product? Which Brand? Should you trim your neck line? and so on!
But one of the most discussed is what should I use to groom my Beard?
Now many guys favour a wooden beard comb, they comb in many different shapes and sizes and are often laser engraved with a brand name and logo. These combs can cost as little as a couple of pounds and they are easy to tuck into your pocket. However I have found that these combs catch my beard hair and the last thing I want is to lose beard hairs! I have tried a few different types and I keep one just because it is easy to slip into a pocket!
Then we have the good old comb, I have a metal and a plastic comb and I use the metal one to sort my moustache. They are again handy to slip into a pocket but they are not very good at grooming a beard that has nay decent size to it. When my beard was shorter it was easy to run a comb through but that is no longer the case!
Lately I have been hearing a lot about the Tangle Teezer, my wife has one and swears by it and it runs through her hair without any tangles at all. So I grabbed it and had a go and it works very well on a beard, it gets right through and leaves it looking very tidy. Copies of this brush can be picked up relatively cheaply and I would recommend using one.
I purchased a Boars Bristle brush late last year, I had heard that they were the ultimate in brushes for beards, but I didn’t get on with it because it was too harsh! However recently I have started using it again and now that my beard is bigger, it’s amazing and it leaves my beard feeling so soft even before using a product.
My wife has memories of her grandmother saying she had to brush her hair 100 times before bed, it’s not a good memory for her though. However its seems that Granny wasn’t wrong, this stems from the use of Boards bristle brushes. Using a Boars bristle brush helps to distribute the natural oils that are produced, it also helps to prevent frizz.
We are also advised to only wash our beards a couple of times a week, using a boars bristle brush helps with this. Before there was hand-held hair-dryers women would have their hair washed and set only once a week and the boars bristle brushes helped them keep their hair looking clean and healthy!
It’s best to use the brush before you apply an oil or balm, getting product in the brush will only cause it to collect dust and the brush should be regularly cleaned and once a month it should be washed and allowed to naturally dry!
So I guess you know my opinion, get yourself a Boars bristle brush and you won’t regret it!