Hair care for men: Connoisseurs rely on carbon: How to find the perfect beard comb

Not all beard combs are the same.

Hair care for men: Connoisseurs rely on carbon: How to find the perfect beard comb

Not all beard combs are the same. The length and density of the beard, the material of the comb, the length of its teeth and of course the width of the teeth are crucial. Not combing your beard is not an option because combing your beard has several advantages. It removes excess skin cells and thus prevents impurities and itching on the skin. It also sorts out the most unruly beard hairs so that they don't grow uncontrollably in all directions, which looks unkempt, especially with long beards. And of course, care products such as beard balm or oil are distributed particularly well by combing.

When it comes to materials, beard wearers can choose from the two natural materials wood and horn as well as plastic, metal or carbon combs. Wooden and horn combs are particularly popular with nature-loving beard wearers. However, the wooden comb has two disadvantages: Firstly, wood does not tolerate water well, which makes the wooden comb unusable for combing a wet beard after a shower.

Secondly, wood is not particularly flexible compared to plastic. The comb runs the risk of breaking. A horn comb is even more inflexible. It tolerates water better, but you shouldn't drop the comb because its teeth break quickly. Another disadvantage of the horn comb is that the material absorbs care products such as beard oil or beard balm. If you no longer like the smell of the oil or balm, you can change the comb straight away.

You don't have these problems with plastic or metal combs. Both materials are easy to clean and, compared to horn and wood, are flexible and break-resistant. If it is made of stainless metal, it is also suitable for a wet beard. Unfortunately, metal combs quickly irritate the skin, especially if the teeth are too sharp. Plastic combs are more pleasant, but unfortunately have one major disadvantage compared to metal: they are static and those with beards run the risk of charging their hair with them.

What remains are carbon combs. They combine the flexibility and comfort of a plastic comb with the antistatic properties of metal and are more break-proof than horn and wood. And that's why you should also use carbon when it comes to your beard comb. The material is easy to clean, is flexible and cannot be harmed by water. It's not up to you to decide which carbon comb is right for you, it's up to your beard.

If you care for a particularly full and long beard, you will need a particularly long comb. It is important that the teeth are not too narrow, because then you could get stuck with the comb and, in the worst case, pull out facial hair while combing. The Chicago Comb No. is suitable for detangling a long beard. 7. It is made of carbon and offers relatively wide teeth with long teeth. It is 15 centimeters long including the handle. After the initial rough detangling, you can then choose a comb with slightly narrower teeth to organize the beard hair. A carbon comb with long and narrow teeth is, for example, the handle comb from Jäneke.

If your beard is medium length, you can use a slightly shorter comb. Beardy Bro offers a carbon model with slightly shorter teeth. However, the teeth are relatively close together, so depending on the length of the beard, you may want to untangle it a bit beforehand. The slightly coarser beard comb from Vinsk is perfect for this. Like every comb presented here, you can also use it for styling, for example to pull out strands. Important: Wash the pomade or gel out of the comb when you want to use it on your beard again.

Those who have a short beard are the most relaxed. People with short beards generally do not need particularly wide teeth. You can choose a comb that offers two different teeth. A suitable model made of carbon would be the comb from Kosmetex. For initial detangling, simply use the wider teeth before pulling your beard neatly with the narrower teeth.

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