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Beard brush

April 20, 2021 · 6 min read

Read about the use of the beard brush: an indispensable tool for bearded men who prefer a well-groomed appearance.

In this article, we will discuss what a beard brush is, what you can use a beard brush for, and what the difference between a beard brush and a beard comb is.


What is a beard brush?

You usually use a hair comb to style your hairstyle. This is also possible if you want to style your beard.

With a beard brush you can brush your beard neatly in a quick and fine way.

For optimal care (and especially growth) it is desirable that you use beard care products.

Just like most beard oil and beard shampoo, a beard brush also has an important function in your beard care routine.

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A beard brush is a special brush that you’ll use with:

It also makes uneven lengths of beard hair visible before trimming, so you don’t accidentally cut a piece.


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A beard brush has a rather striking shape. However, this design has an important reason; for you to hold the brush perfectly. And thus brush your entire beard into shape.

In addition, a beard brush is characterized by a certain stiffness. This stiffness, in combination with the length of the brush, ensures good skin stimulation.

We will explain more about this later in this article.

Why use a beard brush?

It is advisable to use a beard brush for several reasons. As mentioned above, you can apply beard oil and balm evenly all over the beard with a beard brush.

The advantage of this is that all hairs in your beard are reached by the oil and balm. This contributes to the care and healthy condition of the beard.

In addition, a beard brush also ensures perfect cleaning. During the day, the necessary impurities can get stuck in your beard. Think dusty, debris and food scraps.

With a beard brush you are able to remove all this dirt in quickly and easily.

Finally, a beard brush also has a ‘learning function’ for all the hairs of your beard.

By brushing your beard in the same direction every day, the hearts will grow in the desired direction over time. This will make your beard even tighter and more cared for.

Brushing stimulates the hair follicles in the underlying skin, which some say has a positive effect on the beard growth cycle. However, that is anecdotal and there is no scientific evidence for it.

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This is a sensitive subject experienced by many men. And it’s frustrating: flakes.

Flakes (or dandruff) are the result of overproduction of skin cells by a microorganism called Malassezia, which is nourished by the sebum from the sebaceous glands in the underlying skin.

So it is actually a very natural process, but with white flakes as a result.

You can combat dandruff by exfoliating. And that can be done in two ways: chemically (eg by using a scrub) or with a beard brush.

With a beard brush you remove flakes and free the beard of impurities.

Beard dandruff is easy to remove, but if you have a predisposition to it, it will eventually come back. Brush regularly and you will hardly be bothered by it.

How to use a beard brush?

A beard brush is fairly easy to use. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

The difference between a beard brush and beard comb

One likes to use a beard brush, the other a beard comb. Both variants have their pros and cons, in which the age of the beard in particular plays an important role.

Beard brush: a brush is best used in the first 3 months of the beard. During these months it is important that the beard is well cared for and thus grows (more) quickly.

Therefore, use a beard brush in the first 3 months in combination with beard oil and/or balm.

Beard comb: a comb is best used when the beard is older than 3-6 months. With your more mature beard, styling will also play an important role.

With a beard comb you can perfectly shape your beard.

In the first 3 months, a beard is usually too short to use a beard comb. It is of course possible, but a brush is just a bit easier to use.

After these 3 months, the beard is long enough to use the comb. With the comb you can style your beard with the help of beard balm.

The tip of other LooksThatWork is to use both variants after 3 months. With the beard brush you can keep your beard clean and moisturize. The beard comb then takes care of detangling and styling the beard.

Different types of beard brushes

When purchasing a beard brush, you can choose from different variants:extent

With the above variants you can sometimes also choose a model with a handle.

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A beard brush is one of the finest tools in the well-groomed, beard-wearing man’s arsenal.

The use of a beard brush stimulates the skin and hair follicles, which is vital for the natural growth cycle of the beard.

Brushed hair is also easier to style and uneven lengths are immediately visible, which is a requirement for trimming the beard effortlessly

Beard brushes come in various shapes for the grip (round, oval, …) and with different hairs such as wild boar or synthetic hair.

The hardness of the bristles also determines the degree of brushing. If you have a stiff beard, a beard brush with stiff bristles will work better.