Is It Better To Comb or Brush Your Beard?
The question that is often asked is whether it is better to comb or brush the beard. The answer depends on the type of beard you have and what you want your facial hair to look like.
The truth is that each method gives different results and it also depends on which phase of growing your beard you are in. If you are just starting out growing your beard, then your fingers are your best ally in these early stages, so you don’t need either to comb or to brush.
But what happens when the beard begins to grow and starts looking dense, let's talk a little about what your options are:
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Using a Beard Comb
When your facial hair begins to misbehave, add a comb to your bearded kit. The idea of using a comb is to have it always on hand to train your facial hair and redirect those crazy hairs that do not know where to go, so the comb will help you to direct your hair in a more uniform way.
Using a Beard Brush
Basically because the facial hair is thicker than the hair of the head, it needs a different care. As soon as you use a beard brush, you will notice that it has a little different characteristics than hair brushes.
For example, the length of the bristles of a beard brush will allow you to reach the hair at all levels of your beard, resulting in a much more effective brushing.
The main advantage of using a beard brush with boar bristles is that the boar bristles trap in oil which will help you spread evenly through your beard. When we are talking about oil, we mean two kinds of oil, on one hand the natural oil (sebum) that is produced by your own skin and on the other hand the oil of the products that you are using to take care of your beard.
In addition, a beard brush will help you train the hair follicles so that facial hair grows in a uniform direction.
What is the best time to brush my beard?
In general terms, the best time to brush your beard is after the shower, but the daily care of your beard should be something like this:
How to apply beard oil with a brush
We recommend that you always apply the beard oil using your fingers. This way you will reach the skin and moisturize the hair follicles in depth. But if you want, you can try applying it with the brush. Here’s how to do it:
Finally, is beard combing or beard brushing better for facial hair?
The answer to this final question is that it depends!I would say that everyone needs to find what suits them best butmy honest suggestion would be to try both.
They are not expensive and in order to have that perfectly groomed look, it is worth making a small investment and try out for yourself which suits you best.