While we all hear a lot about conditioning products and oil for the beard, one accessory that we seem to neglect is a beard comb. Isn’t a normal hairbrush is enough? Well, apparently not. It’s best that you have the right tool for maintaining and grooming the beard and a beard comb is designed to do just that. And I’m sure that you’re serious with your grooming routine that you want to know which beard comb is suitable for your needs.
After all, you don’t want the hair to grow haywire when you could have just trim and shaping them with the right tools. What are the things that you need to consider before purchasing a beard comb?
Apart from personal taste, have a look at the material that is used to make the comb; the material aspect will probably be the biggest factor for you to consider as it will affect the longevity and overall performance.
For example, combs that are made from plastic while they provide decent results as well as easy to clean and generally cheap, there’s always a risk that you might purchase a defect product (since it’s usually mass-produced) that will snag your hair while brushing.
Wooden combs on the other hand, apart from looking ruggedly beautiful the material is also very kind the hairs and complements well with beard oil/balm. And the best feature is the price is relatively affordable and with proper use, it can last for years with performance similar to horn-type combs. The downside? You shouldn’t let the wood-based comb get wet (if you do, wipe it as soon as possible) as it will deform the wood fiber within (this also means that the comb should not be used in wet-based areas such as a bathroom).
After the material, you need to consider the tooth width of the comb and it goes without saying that the bigger the beard, the wider the tooth the comb needs to have. So have a look at your current beard shape and growth for you to decide. Of course, it’s a good idea for you to buy beard comb in multiple widths so it’ll cover every stage of your beard growth.
The wide teeth are what catches our eye the most and Breezelike Wide Tooth Hair Comb glides easily in the hair to shape and mold the beard effortlessly. While the product might look too simple, the made and construction of the comb is desired that it’s one of the best product in beard care. In our opinion, the wide teeth help a lot for men that have a large-size beard and mustache, or perhaps anyone that regularly uses beard balm/oil that using plastic comb is not a good combination. Plus, the wood this comb uses is sandalwood that is common in making hair care products and it does provide a benefit or two for healthy hair growth.
Still, being a wood-based comb, you need to keep in mind to not place the product is any place that’s wet in most times but other than that, keeping it inside your bag or pocket for on-the-go grooming is easy. While we’re at it, the packaging does not comb with a pouch or a case that if you stow the comb mindlessly you might damage the teeth in the long run.
Other than that, a wideset tooth make grooming a pleasant experience.
Just like the name, Real Bearded Men Ox Horn Beard Comb is made from ox horn that won’t give you any static to the hair (which is a common issue especially for plastic-based combs) to avoid frizz. Of course, with natural-based material, this comb is perfect if you plan to regularly use beard balm/oil and using the comb to spread the product evenly onto the hair.
With medium-width teeth, this comb is suitable from small to medium size beard as well as thick hairs that it glides easily for smoothing and detangling. And we love with its folded feature that storing them folded (at four inches) will keep the teeth protected – a good idea if you regularly need to comb the hair outside on a regular basis.
The good thing with a natural-based comb is you can store it in the bathroom, and it won’t affect the quality like wood-based combs. Not to mention that any natural-based material looks beautiful as well.
3. Folding Beard Comb- Green Sandalwood Comb for Grooming & Combing Hair, Beards, and Mustaches by Viking Revolution
If you’re looking something that’s sturdy and portability, this one is might be your answer. The Folding Mustache Comb by Viking Revolution comes at three and a half inches long and fits well into the palm of your hand – small enough to fit into your pocket for instant styling. Apart from the folding feature, we love that the package comes with a leather carrying case that you can store the comb to protect the material and the teeth for prolonging its lifespan.
Plus, the comb is made from sandalwood that is fantastic to detangle any knots, supporting beard growth, as well as spreading out beard balm/oil evenly onto the hair.
The downside is some users noted the screw at the base of the comb is not tighten enough, making the comb broken easily.
Another folding comb that you might want to have a look, this limited edition Kent 87T Folding Comb is made of saw-cut plastic that’s very durable and glides easily into thin to coarse hair. The folding feature makes it easy to sore for on the go styling, especially when you’re ‘training’ the mustache to keep the shape. Plus, what impresses us is the comb is curved-shape that’s ergonomic to handle and ideal for grooming mustaches.
The downside is because of the size, this comb is suitable for trimming and grooming mustaches, as well as beard ranging from small to medium size – big beards may have trouble with such small comb.
Come in a hard case for travel and storing, as well as to protect the teeth.
5. Airisland Dual Action Stainless Steel EDC Credit Card Size Comb Anti-Static Hair Comb Beard Mustache Comb
A metal beard comb? Hear us out why we include this model in our review list, as Airisland Dual Action Stainless Steel beard comb does not disappoint us. On the contrary, it’s a solid purchase for you to consider, notably that being a metal means it’s anti-static to the hair.
Looking at the Terminator-looking beard comb right here, apart from the heavyweight this comb has, the comb is remarkably smooth and glides smoothly on the beard (which we assume its due to the weight and gravity). And it’s rather small compared with other beard combs in this review – indeed, as the title shows this metal beard comb is designed to fit in a credit cardholder, making it portable without the need of an additional pouch or case.
The tooth width is suitable for short to medium size beard, as well as for fine to thick hair (note: thick hair is not to be confused with coarse hair). And it’s rather small compared with other beard combs in this review – indeed, as the title shows this metal beard comb is designed to fit in a credit cardholder, making it portable without the need of an additional pouch or case.
Still, this metal comb is not suitable for using along with a beard/balm oil – the ingredient from the product will erode the metal over time, creating rust that making the comb unusable.
Lastly, we’re reviewing a set of combs, instead of a single product, that you can review if you’re looking for something that can cover from head to toe. Kent Handmade Combs for Men Set of 3 is the perfect hair tools that you need, despite being made of plastic. Rest assured, it uses high-quality materials that will last for a long time, as stated by a high number of reviewers and a big fan of Kent.
The tooth width is suitable for short to medium size hair, from fine to thick types of hair. And the whole set is considered perfect starter pack for anyone that’s early in their beard-growing journey – each tool covers each aspect of hair care effortlessly.
Sadly, this set is not suitable if to use along with beard balm/or oil. And as the set does not come with pouches/cases, this set is best to use in home for daily grooming.