Beard combs are an essential for every male's beard grooming regime and GQ has discovered you whatever you need to know, from the very best ones to purchase to why you must use one.
Some of your greatest ever historic design heroes were hirsute. Guy Fawkes? Big, fiery beard. Francis Drake? Sprightly goatee. Shakespeare? Well, not only did the bard have a beard, however he likewise invested a fair bit of time putting them on characters in dozens of his plays, frequently utilizing them as a metaphor for the character of the males who use them. In Macbeth, for example, the men meet "beard to beard"; in Antony And Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen insults Caesar behind his back by calling him "scarce-bearded"; in Much Ado About Nothing, Leonato teases unlucky Benedick, recommending, "He looks below he did, by the loss of a beard.
Taking all this on the chin, so to speak, you may not be shocked to find out that the beard comb is stated to have actually been developed around the very same time Bill was penning sonnets (and there you were believing it was created by a lone barista in Peckham). Inning accordance with The Dictionary Of Fashion History - ie, Google - to the end of Queen Elizabeth, I's reign guys started utilizing a "beard-brush", which was preferred amongst the metrosexual elite and to be " utilized in public".
Come 2017, beard combs are now an vital accessory for a guy whose vanity outweighs any embarrassment he might feel over utilizing such a tool honestly. Business like Tom Ford, Baxter Of California and Captain Fawcett have actually stepped in with gorgeous and budget-friendly designs. GQ's favorite is Buly 1803's hand-carved comb.
So how to utilize one? Unlike hair combs, beard combs have broader grooves with smoother edges so you do not scratch your face. Use in conjunction with a beard oil and constantly brush in the instructions of your hair growth. The appearance you wish to accomplish is less Tom Hanks in Castaway and more Tom Hardy between functions. You can use a normal comb, sure, however then you risk of "beardruff" in the long run - no partner will thank you for that. If good grooming is the food of love, brush on.
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Why Your Plastic Comb is Literally KILLING Your Beard
That oh so precious beard of yours is rather literally passing away a sluggish death if you're using a plastic comb!
Sure you can buy a 3 pack of plastic combs from the grocery store for a number of dollars ...
But is that worth compromising all the effort and devotion you have actually offered to grow a fantastic beard??
For those of you who do not know the distinction between plastic and wood combs ... we put this post together so you can avoid the mistake numerous bearded brothers make every day ... and assist you avoid their discomfort.
Causes static and beard frizz
Increases snagging and pulling
Jagged flaws will increase split ends
Anti Static and additional control
Minimized snagging and pulling
Evenly disperse beard oil and butter
Glides through your beard like a hot knife through butter!
However whether you purchase our comb or buy from elsewhere, we can't worry the importance of your beard comb enough. It is the single crucial tool EVERY bearded bro needs to have on him at all times.