The Best Beard & Mustache Brushes: Boar Bristle vs Vegan Tampico Bristle

The Best Beard & Mustache Brushes: Boar Bristle vs Vegan Tampico Bristle

Zeus Beard offers a wide array of grooming tools to keep your beard and mustache looking god-tier.

So if you don’t want your facial hair looking like a tumble weed glued to your face, elevate your grooming game to one of our premium, German-made brushes.

Using a brush with the right bristle allows you to effectively untangle your beard, remove dirt and evenly distribute beard oils that help moisturize and strengthen your facial hair and skin. 

We offer five styles of brushes with a selection of bristle types, and in this post we’ll be focusing on our handled brushes — for when you want to get a handle on your facial hair.

Unlike its girthier counterparts, our handled brushes are narrow for grooming in tighter, more sensitive spaces like your upper lip, but sturdy enough to tackle the thickest beards.

Zeus Handled Mustache & Beard Brush J91 


If you’re looking for a compact, yet highly versatile tool to tame your long or thick beard, look no further than the Zeus Handled Mustache & Beard Brush J91, which touts first-cut, 100% firm boar bristles.

This lightweight, 5.5-inch brush made from warp-resistant and durable pear wood is easy to maneuver and is equipped with three rows of stiff bristles, which help give your beard or mustache a nice shine while removing any dirt.

The firm bristles are also rounded, so it massages your skin rather than irritate it with every brush stroke.


Zeus Handled Mustache & Beard Brush J92


Those with short to medium-length beards or sensitive skin should use the Zeus Handled Mustache & Beard Brush J92, which utilizes second-cut, 100% soft boar bristles. 

Like its firmer alternative, the J92 is excellent at removing dirt and untangling facial hair as it evenly distributes the natural oils from your beard and mustache to repair dry hair and enhance its shine.


Zeus Handled Mustache & Beard Brush J73- Tampico Bristle


For those looking for a vegan option, we got you. Introducing the Zeus Handled Mustache & Beard J73, which uses sustainable and natural Tampico fibers.

What is Tampico? It’s a fiber made from a cactus-type plant native to Mexico called ixtle. Its leaves are harvested before fibers are extracted, dried and cut to desired length to form a medium-firm bristle. 

While some use dyed Tampico in their products, we opted to go au naturel with our brushes, so it’s just your beard and these plant-based bristles. 

The medium-firm stiffness is great for those that have long or thick beards, and like our boar-bristle alternatives, it is great at removing dirt and taming your facial hair.

We also decided to house the Tampico bristles in a dark walnut wood body, which is just as durable and warp resistant as our brushes that use pear wood. 

And just a heads-up, the Tampico fibers have a vegetal scent to them, but that smell should dissipate with use.


Zeus Handled Beard Brush A93


And for those looking for a heftier alternative, there’s the Zeus Handled Beard Brush A93

It’s 6 inches long and boasts four rows of medium-firm bristles, which is ideal for beards that are long or thick.

Though this brush is slightly bulkier, it is still great at cleaning and taming your facial hair.

If you are looking for a grooming tool to take with you when you’re on the go, check out this post on our pocket brushes.

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