How should you comb your beard? 5 tips

Beard Trimming
Sander van de BaardmanBy Sander - The Beardmen
Updated on 09 Aug 2023

There are more than enough reasons to grow a beard. Many men choose it because it is trendy and the ultimate form of masculinity. Moreover, women see a man with a nice, full beard as healthy and strong. And therefore attractive! Moreover, your beard also protects you from outside influences. Take UV radiation as an example. However, you can only benefit from a beard if you take good care of it. Here are 5 tips for combing your beard.

Combing and the other steps of beard care

Before I move on to the tips, let me briefly tell you the place of combing your beard in the grooming ritual. I have listed the steps below:

  1. If necessary, trim your beard to keep it in the right shape and length.
  2. Wash your beard with water and a good beard shampoo. The natural oils moisturize your skin, which also helps hair growth.
  3. Dry your beard hair.
  4. Comb your beard carefully. You will also stimulate hair growth this way and know how to shape your beard to your desired style.

Also read: overview of all essential beard care products.

1. Use a wooden beard comb

Beard combs come in all shapes and sizes. You can do yourself and your beard a big favor by choosing a wooden one. Plastic beard combs often create static electricity that can make your beard hair look tangled. That won’t do your look any good! Wood is a natural material that won’t give you such problems. Do you have dense hair growth and a full beard? Then choose a wooden beard comb whose teeth are a little further apart.

2. Comb your beard daily

You also go through your head hair daily with a comb or a brush. So why not through your beard hair? You can comb your beard hair at any time of the day. Try to do so a maximum of four times. As with your head hair, combing can promote hair growth because it stimulates the hair follicles. If you comb too often, you may damage your hair and actually slow its growth. You only need to run the beard comb through your beard a few times each time to achieve the desired effect.

3. Comb with the direction of your beard hairs

Always comb your beard in the direction of your hair. So start with your comb at the top and make gentle combing movements downward. Notice a lot of stray hairs while combing? Then that’s a sign that it’s time to trim your beard.

4. Comb your beard only when it is dry

Especially if you have a longer and/or fuller beard, you have probably noticed that it becomes a bit heavier during washing. This is because under the influence of water, your hair becomes porous. Therefore, it absorbs water and gains weight. Because wet hair is porous, it is also more susceptible to damage. While combing, your beard hair can therefore break off more quickly. So always make sure your beard is dry before combing. Really can’t wait for your beard hair to dry? Then at least use a coarse-toothed comb.

5. Comb gently and use beard oil if necessary

The longer and fuller your beard gets, the greater the risk of tangles developing. Do you encounter them while combing? Then don’t apply too much force! Pulling at your beard hairs may even cause you to pull them out. If you do this regularly, you’re heading for a thinning beard after a while. When dealing with pesky tangles, always start at the bottom of your beard and, each time you have untangled a bit, gently comb upwards again.

Especially in the case of tangles, beard oil is a godsend. Thanks to that product, which is basically a conditioner, you glide through your hair with your beard comb more easily.

Combing your beard: prerequisite for a beautiful, healthy beard

Growing a beard to save some nice time every morning? It’s not that simple! Although you no longer need to shave, a beard still requires proper attention and care. Combing is an important part of this. You can start doing that when you have achieved a beard of about three months.