Beard brushes are great when you’re just starting off on your beard-growing adventure, and they're useful when you have to thoroughly distribute beard oil or balm in your facial hair.
However, you want to use a beard comb to style your beard once it starts getting long. Its stiffer teeth and narrow body make it much easier to remove tangles from your beard. It’s also great at taming stray hairs.
We offer several types of combs to fit everyone’s needs, so here’s a breakdown on which brush is right for you.
All of our sandalwood combs are handmade from natural sandalwood and hand-polished with rounded teeth. Because it’s made out of wood, it does not create any static. The job of these combs is to tame your facial hair, not to make it frizzy. Use a damp cloth to clean the comb, and then use a small amount of beard oil to hydrate the wood.
Our sandalwood combs are best for those who have a beard with decent length.
Best Sandalwood Combs for All Beard Types:
The Zeus Organic Sandalwood Beard & Mustache Comb (L31) is a great all-around comb made from, well, two pieces of sandalwood. This 7.25-inch comb features two sets of teeth — a set of medium teeth for quick touch-ups and a set of fine teeth for removing tangles and straightening stray strands of hair.
If you need something in a more compact package, the Zeus Organic Sandalwood Beard Foldable Comb (F31) is your go-to tool. When it’s closed, this comb is only 4.25 inches long and 1.25 inches wide, which makes it very pocket-friendly. Open it up and now it’s a 7-inch comb with a row of fine teeth. Unlike our smaller mustache combs, this sandalwood comb is beefy enough to handle thick beards.
What’s better than a compact comb with one row of teeth? A compact comb with two rows of teeth, duh! The Zeus Organic Sandalwood Double-Sided Beard Comb (R31) is for those who still want a pocket-sized comb, but want both fine- and medium-sized teeth. Remember, the fine teeth is best used for shorter growth while the medium teeth is great for medium to thick growth or longer beards. This nearly 4-inch comb gives you the benefits of our 7-inch comb — what’s not to like?
Best Sandalwood Combs for Longer or Thicker Beards:
If you have a thick or long beard, the Zeus Large Curved Sandalwood Beard Comb (M31) is a good option for you. The comb is about 8 inches long and features a handle, which is ideal for those with larger hands that want a bit more control when they groom their facial hair. The medium teeth will make mincemeat out of any tangles you may have in your beard.
The Zeus Organic Sandalwood Beard Comb (S31) is a great alternative for those who find the M31 comb to be a bit too much. The S31 is just about 5 inches long and has medium teeth to untangle hairs and straighten any strays. Like the other combs in this group, the sandalwood construction has anti-static properties, so you don’t have to worry about beard frizz.
Cellulose Acetate (Plant-Based) Combs
All of our cellulose acetate (a fancy term for a plant-based material) combs have saw-cut teeth and are hand-polished with rounded teeth for snag-free passes. Unlike plastic combs, cellulose acetate combs are less prone to creating static with every stroke. And while we love our sandalwood tools, our acetate combs require little to no maintenance. Just run them under running water and dry with a towel.
Our cellulose acetate combs are best for those with shorter beards. However, our beard-afro picks are great for those who have thicker or textured beards.
Best Cellulose Acetate Combs for Short Beards:
The Zeus Handmade Saw-Cut Beard Comb (V11) and (V12) are our go-to cellulose acetate combs. These combs, both 6 inches in length, feature medium and fine teeth to handle your grooming needs. The only difference between the V11 and the V12 is the color — if you like browner hues, go with the V11, or pick the V12 if tortoiseshell fits your vibe.
Consider the Zeus Handmade Saw-Cut Beard and Mustache Comb (C11) and (C12) to be the cellulose acetate cousins to our sandalwood L31 comb. The majority of the teeth on these 7.5-inch combs are medium-sized, which is great for grooming your beard. The rest of the teeth are fine-sized for your mustache or for thinner beard growth. Choose between the brown C11 and the tortoiseshell C12 — whichever you pick, you’ll be in good hands.
If you’re looking for a more travel-friendly option, look no further than the Zeus Handmade Saw-Cut Pocket Beard Comb (U11). At 5.25 inches, this tool is easy to keep in your pocket or a dopp bag if you’re traveling. The cool thing about this comb is that it has a leather tab looped at the end, making it easy to pull out of its leather sheath.
Best Cellulose Acetate Combs for Long, Thick or Textured Beards:
Got a really thick or textured beard? Then the Zeus Traditional Handcrafted Beard-Afro Pick (AN11) is the comb for you. The wide teeth make it easy to untangle any knots in your beard and to tame your facial hair. At 3.5 inches, it’s a tool you can keep in your pocket and use whenever you need a touch-up.
If you prefer to have a beard pick with a handle, then the Zeus Traditional Handcrafted Beard-Afro Pick (AH11) is the tool for you. It’s got all the same great features of the AN11, except this tool has a handle for a more comfortable, solid grip while grooming.