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BeardGains
Orlando, FL
If anybody with beards would like to chime in, it'd be much appreciated! I like the feel of boars hair on a beard brush when beard combs I feel are a much more dapper approach to combing your beard in public. Thoughts?
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Member
Ferndale, MI
I'll bet BadDad might be able to chime in on this.
- Jeff
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#3

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
I use both everyday. I have 2 different boar brushes; one long handled for the beard and a military style palm brush for the mustache. I also have a wide tooth wooden comb. The comb removes tangles, the brushes distribute oil and help give everything a little hold.

I carry a small wooden comb and a smaller horn mustache comb in my pocket. Wind, crumbs, whatever...Today was one of those days when I was glad I did...
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-Chris~Head Shaver~
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#4

BeardGains
Orlando, FL
hahahahahahaha! That is awesome!!!
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#5

Member
Ferndale, MI
Wind, crumbs, huge chunks of ice and snow, you know, whatever...lol!
- Jeff
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#6

Merchant
Maryland
How much does your beard weigh on a cold day like that?? But seriously, what do you think of those wooden combs that have the wide teeth on one side and narrow on the other? Are the narrow teeth useful or are they too close together?
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#7

BeardGains
Orlando, FL
To use a beard comb with finer teeth, it's almost an absolute must to have some type of product in your beard.

Unless of course you were blessed with a wavy, silky, I can't believe it's not butter, smooth beard. When I use a finer tooth comb, it's after applying beard oil and after running the wider tooth side through my beard first. If you do that, I think it works pretty well!
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That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
(This post was last modified: 03-09-2017, 06:03 PM by BadDad.)
(03-09-2017, 02:09 AM)Mystic Water Wrote: How much does your beard weigh on a cold day like that??  But seriously, what do you think of those wooden combs that have the wide teeth on one side and narrow on the other?  Are the narrow teeth useful or are they too close together?

My beard is really thick. I don't know if it is noticeable in the pictures, but you can't see through my beard at all...no daylight behind it. At it's current length of about 6-7 inches, I wouldn't even try to use a fine tooth comb on it for morning combing without first using oil, brush and wide tooth comb. I have 2 wide tooth wooden combs and 2 boar brushes that I use regularly for maintenance and taming.

With that said, I use oil every morning after my shower, and I oil before I brush. I also use my fingers like a comb while applying oil, so most of the major tangles are out before I brush. If I have a few stray hairs that don;t want to lay down properly, I will use my Kent mustache comb, which is a horn comb with extremely fine tooth spacing for combing the mustache out to the sides. This will happen after brushing and combing per usual, and not for the whole beard...just to put those stray hairs in place.

In my humble opinion...the fine tooth combs are most useful at a length when a comb itself is least useful. By that I mean that a fine tooth comb works well when the beard is short, but when the beard is short, a brush works much better at smoothing and removing tangles than a comb. When the beard is long enough to benefit from the use of a comb, it is typically long enough to render a fine tooth comb futile...

Just my experience...
-Chris~Head Shaver~
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Merchant
Maryland
Thanks! Now I'll have a good answer for the people who ask me at the market! Smile
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(This post was last modified: 05-12-2017, 11:30 AM by JDowling.)
Hey there! Firstly, beard brushes and beard combs are made with different materials. A common material used to make beard brush is animal hair, such as boar hair or horse hair. These hairs naturally reduce frizz and tangles. Beard combs, on the other hand, are commonly made of a smooth, natural, hard material, such as pearwood or sandalwood. These woods are durable and have anti-static properties. Beard combs leave a light smell after combing your beard. Usage of both beard brush and beard comb is recommended for non-frizzy and well-groomed beard. I hope this helps you!


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