We get asked often, which is the winner, a beard brush vs comb.
They both have their unique functions, Braw Beard offer both but we’ve designed them to work independently as well as together. Let me explain the differences below and then I’ll tell you why I use them together.
With there being so many beard brushes on the market right now, it can be difficult to find the right one for you. There are options out there with soft, medium or hard bristles. Handle vs no handle etc.
We decided to go with medium strength bristles as a good all rounder. If they’re too soft, the bristles will just fold and not do their intended job. If the bristles are too firm, they can damage the hair and follicles, resulting in a tender and brittle beard.
Our medium strength bristles work well. They do a great job of separating hairs as intended, as well as gently exfoliating the skin beneath your beard to eliminate dandruff/dead skin.
The boar bristle profile is curved too, we chose this design to suit the contours of your face for maximum effect. Plus, we wanted to have a handle for ease of use. The Braw Beard brush is pocket sized & made from bamboo.
Our Braw Beard brush is suitable for all beard types, from short to long. If you have a short beard, the brush is the best option for you because it separates the hair while evenly distributing Braw Beard oil or beard balm. As mentioned earlier, it also does a great job of exfoliating too.
However, if you have a long beard, consider adding a Braw Beard comb to your kit, here’s why…
The Braw Beard comb is a great tool for detangling long beard hair. It is made from sandalwood and we designed it with some key features that many other beard combs lack.
First, the teeth spacing is a key feature. Beards are more coarse than head hair, so if the teeth on your beard brush are too close together, they will snag and damage the beard hair. If the teeth are far too wide apart, they’ll miss the majority of hairs and not comb as in tended. After trial and error, we settled on spacing that performed best for us.
Next, rounded teeth. Many cheaper combs have square edges on their beard comb teeth. Sharp edges can slice and damage beard hair as the comb glides through, we rounded ours to prevent that.
Lastly, the Braw Beard comb is pocket sized. Because you take your beard everywhere you go, you should be able to easily carry your comb too. If your long beard gets caught in the wind, rain or is just feeling a bit straggly, a pocket sized beard comb is the tool you need. The Braw Beard comb comes in a handy wee protective pouch too.
Beard brush vs comb? Personally I use both, here’s my routine:
1 – I wash my beard in the shower with Braw Beard Wash.
2 – Once gently towel-dried, I apply some Braw Beard Oil.
3 – Then comb it through to detangle any snags.
4 – Next I apply some Braw Beard Butter (which also acts as a moisturiser for the follicles)
5 – Finally brush through with the Braw Boar Bristle Brush to evenly distribute the butter, giving hold and a fuller look.
I hope this helps explains a beard brush vs comb…or both.