Beard Combing 101

Getting the best comb going on your beard seems pretty straightforward, but there is definitely an art to it. This is true especially if you want to get the most out of your beard and your beard comb each day. Let’s look into some fun tips and tricks to combing your beard from the experts at Better Man Beard. We know beards!

Start With The Right Tools

Whether it’s woodworking, cooking, or combing your beard, you always want to start with the right tools for the job. Just as you wouldn’t try to saw a 2x4 with a hammer, you wouldn’t also try to comb your beard with anything but the appropriate comb for the job. That comb just so happens to be the Better Man Beard sandalwood beard comb. This beauty is designed from the ground up to give you and your beard the very best in combing technology. The sandalwood is naturally absorbent which helps to evenly distribute oils throughout your face and beard when using it. It is also rigid enough to help you get an even comb on your beard and can help strengthen your beard’s follicles. To get the job done right you have to start with the right tools!

Be Gentle Yet Firm

To comb your beard out you have to be both gentle and firm. You want to be gentle when the tines are close to your skin and firm when pulling knotted or tangled groups of hairs out to straighten them and keep them even. Be sure to not jerk too hard when you feel a snag. You want to slow down and pull firmly in order to get the tangle out. If it doesn’t come out at first, try applying more beard oil or balm to the area and try it again. Patience is key!

Comb Up Then Down

Much like shaving, you want to first go against the grain of your face by traversing the comb from your neck up toward your forehead. Do this all around your face until you have gone through each section of your beard twice against the grain. Then finish by doing the reverse from top to bottom.

Consistency Is Key

If you keep your beard combing routine consistent throughout the weeks and months, then you will start to see a more even, fuller, and healthier beard. Get a routine going that you like each morning and/or evening and stick to it! To stick with it even better, you may want to try to program it into your digital calendar or smart home device. Don’t be afraid to leverage other technology to keep yourself on track for your goals!


We hope you enjoyed these beard combing tips! Remember, you don’t have to try to be perfect every time. Just start with the basics and add more advanced techniques as you go. Stick to it and you will see the results you want before you know it. No matter what you do this year, we hope you have a wonderful year from Better Man Beard.