While I'm passionate about beard grooming, and like to learn all the techniques and strategies for having the best beard - I don't worry about it if it's not 100% perfect. There are times that something is going to happen and your beard my get a little messed up.
That's ok, because beards will grow back and the process is temporary. One thing is to not worry about using tools to make your beard better. The key is understanding how those tools work so that it won't damage the hair.