Beard combs are an vital for each guy's beard grooming routine and GQ has found you everything you need to know, from the best ones to buy to why you must use one.
A few of your greatest ever historic design heroes were hirsute. Guy Fawkes? Big, fiery beard. Francis Drake? Sprightly goatee. Shakespeare? Well, not just did the bard have a beard, however he also spent a fair little time putting them on characters in lots of his plays, often using them as a metaphor for the character of the guys who use them. In Macbeth, for instance, the males 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 hapless Benedick, suggesting, "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 invented around the same time Bill was penning sonnets (and there you were thinking it was invented by a lone barista in Peckham). According to The Dictionary Of Fashion History - ie, Google - towards the end of Queen Elizabeth, I's reign men began utilizing a "beard-brush", which was very popular among the metrosexual elite and to be "used in public".
Come 2017, beard combs are now an essential accessory for here a man whose vanity outweighs any humiliation he may feel over utilizing such a tool honestly. Business like Tom Ford, Baxter Of California and Captain Fawcett have stepped in with beautiful and affordable styles. GQ's preferred is Buly 1803's hand-carved comb.
So the best ways to utilize one? Unlike hair combs, beard combs have larger grooves with smoother edges so you don't scratch your face. Use in combination with a beard oil and always brush in the direction of your hair development. The look you want to accomplish is less Tom Hanks in Castaway and more Tom Hardy in between functions. You can use a typical comb, sure, but then you run the risk of "beardruff" in the long run - no partner will thank you for that. If excellent grooming is the food of love, brush on.
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Why Your Plastic Comb is Literally KILLING Your Beard
That oh so valuable beard of yours is quite literally dying a slow death if you're utilizing a plastic comb!
Sure you can buy a 3 pack of plastic combs from the supermarket for a few dollars ...
But is that worth compromising all the hard work and dedication you have actually given to grow a excellent beard??
For those of you who do not know the difference in between plastic and wood combs ... we put this article together so you can prevent the mistake numerous bearded bros make every day ... and help you prevent their pain.
Causes static and beard frizz
Boosts snagging and pulling
Jagged flaws will increase split ends
Anti Fixed and extra control
Minimized snagging and pulling
Evenly distribute beard oil and butter
Glides through your beard like a hot knife through butter!
However whether you buy our comb or buy from elsewhere, we cannot stress the significance of your beard comb enough. It is the single crucial tool EVERY bearded brother needs to have on him at all times.