For those of you out there currently in midst of growing your first beard, congratulations! You’re well on your way to a happier you and before you know it, friends, family, and passersby alike will be commenting on how great your beard looks. However, as your beard continues to grow, there are certain tools you’ll need to ensure the optimal look and feel. Most importantly, you’re going to need a beard comb.
According to Beardbrand founder Eric Bandholz, there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing a quality beard comb. First, the comb must have wide teeth, which will help with gliding through the thicker parts of your beard with ease. Secondly, the comb must also have small teeth to help with your mustache. Remember this: one comb, two functions.
When you start using your comb each morning, begin by holding the comb with the teeth facing up and comb your beard outwards, starting from the neckline and working out towards the chin. The goal is to separate all of the hairs so they lay on each other and appear fluffier. However, if you hit a snag, remove the comb and try again, gently pulling your comb through the hair as to avoid accidentally pulling out your beard hair.
Eventually you’ll work your way further up the jaw line and once you’ve combed your beard upwards for added fluff, brush it down with a hand or brush to style your beard the way you want. Similarly, for mustaches brush outwards from the middle, fanning your mustache out and away from your mouth.
For any other questions regarding beard combs, tweet us at @bandholz.
Beard on everyone.