Finding the right comb for your beard might seem like a simple task. But try a few ordinary combs and you'll find that this is not the case. The hair in your beard is different from the hair on your head, and not every comb is ideal for both.
We have taken a real shine to carbon combs lately, and I'll tell you why. Wooden combs absorb oil, and you can't squeeze it out. Metal combs cause static. Plastic combs, as anyone who has put one in their pocket for more than an hour or two, only to pull out a pocket full of comb teeth can tell you, are highly breakable.
Carbon is the solution. These combs are made partially of plastic, but with carbon added to the mix. The resulting material does not generate static, can be easily cleaned, and is not easily broken.
For the shape of our comb, we went with a classic and recognizable design. One side, with wider teeth, is best suited for volumizing, or for the initial detangling in longer beards. The side with the finer teeth is ideal for shorter beards, mustaches, and finer style control in any size beard.
Size: 8.25" (21cm) x 1.5" (4cm)
How to Comb Your Beard
Combing your beard is just as important as brushing, but it's a step a lot of guys overlook. Just like the hair on your head, the hair of your beard is likely to tangle - especially once it's more than a couple of inches long. Combined with the dryness of beard hair, this tangling can cause some real nastiness in the form of breakage and split ends. Using a wood, metal, or bone comb separates the hairs, something vital to hair health. It can also be an invaluable tool for styling when used in conjunction with beard balm.
Using a comb is pretty elementary, but here are some tips:
- Use a wooden, metal, or bone comb (our wooden combs are perfect, of course). Plastic combs are generally made with a mould that leaves a seam down the center. This seam will catch on hair, resulting in ripping and tearing.
- It's best to comb after oiling your beard.
- Comb down in the usual way first, and then comb upward from the underside. This will help catch tangles that the top brushing did not, and further aid in volumizing your beard.
- Combing is great for volume; by separating the hairs of your beard, you will give your mane the appearance of fullness.
- For styling, apply your balm before you comb. That way when you comb your beard into the shape you want, the balm will help hold it there. The comb is also more effective for distributing balm than a brush, as balm is much thicker than oil, and the soft bristles of a brush have trouble pushing the balm around.