Is it better to comb a beard or brush it?

If you're a man with a beard, then you've likely wondered at some point whether you should be brushing or combing it. Fortunately, there are two distinct approaches to tackle this dilemma: brush or comb? The good news is that both methods will help remove tangles and straighten out your beard hairs so they look their best. But which one is better? To find out, we'll first need to understand what each tool does and how they differ from each other in terms of technique and effectiveness.

Beards left without grooming require the use of a beard brush.

Applying beard oil is an important step in grooming your beard. It moisturises the hair and helps make your facial hair look thicker and fuller, which is attractive to most women.

If you have a long-lasting beard oil that doesn't contain artificial fragrances, it should last for several months before you need to purchase another bottle. Be sure not to use too much of this product or else it could leave your skin feeling greasy and uncomfortable.

A comb is held at a 90-degree angle.

  • The first thing you need to know about using a comb is how to hold it. Hold the handle with your dominant hand, then rest your thumb and index finger on either side of the teeth. The handle should be parallel to the ground and at a 90-degree angle from your face, since this will make it easy for you to see what's happening when using it on yourself (or someone else).

  • When using a comb, you'll want to make sure that each pass makes contact with every single beard hair. This means moving downward as opposed to pulling upward or in any other direction; otherwise, some hairs won't get touched at all during each pass! You can also try cutting down on static electricity by applying a little bit of product before beginning this process if needed.

A brush is designed with longer bristles that are held at a 45-degree angle.

A brush, on the other hand, is designed with longer bristles that are held at a 45-degree angle, allowing it to more gently smooth the beard. Brush bristles tend to be longer and softer than comb teeth—this makes them less likely to damage your hair or tug on it when you're styling your beard. And while they can also help shape and style your facial hair, they don't usually have anything resembling teeth (except maybe some rounded tips).

Both brushing and combing can be effective parts of your daily beard care routine.

With the right tools, both brushing and combing can be effective parts of your daily beard care routine. Brushing is useful for shorter beards that won't get caught in a comb's teeth. Combing is a better choice for longer beards because it can untangle knots without pulling out your hair like a brush would. The key to using either tool effectively is to start at the bottom and work upwards so you don't yank on any hairs that are already matted or snagged together.

Both tools will also help keep your beard clean (by pulling out dirt) and straight (by distributing natural oils evenly).

Combing v Brushing.

When it comes to combing vs. brushing, the choice is ultimately up to you. Both can be used to keep a beard looking tidy and well-groomed by distributing oils evenly throughout the hair shaft and removing any tangles that may have formed during wear.

However, since this choice comes down to personal style, it's best for beard owners to try both and decide which one they prefer. If you're unsure of which method works best for your beard type (which we'll discuss later), we recommend trying a combination of combing and brushing every day.


We hope this guide has helped you decide which tool to use for your beard and why. If you’re still having trouble deciding, don’t worry! Experimenting with both types of brushes and combs is a great way to figure out which works best for your personal style. Whatever method you choose, remember that regular grooming is an essential part of good beard maintenance.