First Time Barbers

Your guide to Beard Brushes

Because every guy needs one.

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Apr 1, 2021

Facial hair can be easily maintained and made to look fuller, but it will not look its best without a perfect beard brush.


Whether your facial hair is short or long, a beard brush is an absolute must if you desire to keep your beard looking fresh and maintained. There are a variety of brushes for all different kinds of beards, some are big, others small, some come with a handle as well as synthetic or natural bristles. It can get overwhelming, so we are here to walk you through it. Check out our guide to pick the best choice for you.


So, first things first, what is the right way to brush your beard?

Maybe you think that you already know how to brush your beard. After all, it sounds pretty intuitive, no? The reality is that you may be brushing it the wrong way. Remember to always wash your beard with a beard shampoo before brushing it. Another tip is that you need to condition your facial hair with beard balm or oil. Start brushing it outward to rid it of any tangles, until you can brush it in a normal direction.


There is a difference between a beard brush and a comb

The main purpose of a beard comb is styling, whereas a brush is aimed to untangle your facial hair. While you need both to have a well kept beard, brushes are often overlooked in the process. With a comb, you can get any beard style you want. A brush will allow you to create a lot of volume and train your hair follicles. When choosing between brushing and combing, you will have to decide what effect you want to achieve first.


Here are 4 things to consider before buying a beard brush:

  • Material: brushes are usually made of bamboo, plastic, or another type of food. A wooden brush is what we recommend going for, as it gives the best results.
  • Bristles: the bristles of your beard brush can either be natural or synthetic. Natural bristles are often made of boar or horse hair. We recommend sticking to boar’s hair brushes.
  • Firmness: in order to eliminate knots and tangles, the brush should be firm and stiff enough to do that, while also remaining flexible.
  • Handle: this decision is completely up to you. Whether the brush has a handle or not is based on your level of comfort, so choose whatever feels more natural.


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