Beard combs are an vital for each man's beard grooming routine and GQ has actually found you whatever you need to understand, from the best ones to buy to why you need to use one.
A few of your greatest ever historic style heroes were hirsute. Person Fawkes? Big, fiery beard. Francis Drake? Sprightly goatee. Shakespeare? Well, not just did the bard have a beard, but he likewise spent a reasonable bit of time putting them on characters in lots of his plays, often utilizing them as a metaphor for the character of the men who use them. In Macbeth, for example, the guys fulfill "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, 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 surprised to discover that the beard comb is stated to have been created around the very same time Expense 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 completion of Queen Elizabeth, I's reign men started using a "beard-brush", which was incredibly popular among the metrosexual elite and to be " utilized in public".
Come 2017, beard combs are now an necessary device for a male whose vanity outweighs any embarrassment he may feel over utilizing such a tool honestly. Companies like Tom Ford, Baxter Of California and Captain Fawcett have stepped in with stunning and affordable designs. GQ's favorite is Buly 1803's hand-carved comb.
So ways to use one? Unlike hair combs, beard combs have larger grooves with smoother edges so you do not scratch your face. Usage in combination with a beard oil and constantly brush in the direction of your hair growth. The look you want to accomplish is less Tom Hanks in Castaway and more Tom Hardy between roles. You can use a normal comb, sure, but then you run the risk of "beardruff" in the long run - no partner will thank you for that. If great 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 quite actually passing away a slow death if you're utilizing a plastic comb!
Sure you can purchase a 3 pack of plastic combs from the supermarket for a couple of bucks ...
But is that worth compromising all the hard work and dedication you have actually given to grow a terrific beard??
For Missouri those of you who don't know the distinction in between plastic and wood combs ... we put this post together so you can prevent the mistake numerous bearded brothers make every day ... and help you avoid their discomfort.
Causes fixed and beard frizz
Boosts snagging and pulling
Rugged flaws will increase split ends
Anti Fixed and additional control
Lowered snagging and pulling
Equally disperse beard oil and butter
Glides through your beard like a hot knife through butter!
But whether you buy our comb or buy from elsewhere, we can't worry the value of your beard comb enough. It is the single most important tool EVERY bearded sibling have to have on him at all times.