Beard Care 101:

Beard Brushes

Why You Should Use A Beard Brush

"Do I really need a brush for my beard?"-- A question we get a lot around these parts. The short answer: Yes. You do. A beard brush not only improves the overall apperance of those chin whiskers of yours, but it assists with oil distribution and general beard health. We admit, there are many options out there- and we'll get to that in a minute- but here's the quick answer as to "why?"

Balances Oils

Bristles distribute sebum & beard oil evenly for optimal coverage.

Stimulates Folicle

Brushing stimulates blood flow to the skin, activating hair folicles.

Shapes Beard

Daily brushing trains wayward whiskers to lie where you'd like.

Volumizes

Brushing seperates beard hairs to give an overall fuller, shinier look.


How Do You Use a Beard Brush?

1. (optional) Apply beard oil or balm to a freshly cleansed and towel-dried beard or mustache.

2. Run beard brush through your facial hair from the roots to tips. Allow the brush bristles to massage the skin beneath your beard.

PRO-TIP: Aim to brush your beard 1-2 times daily.


Boar Bristle vs Tampico Bristle

Boar Bristle

Source

Boar

Bristle Stiffness

Firm (First Cut), Soft (Second Cut)

Handle

Warp resistant Pear wood

Tampico Bristle

Source

Tampico (relative of Agave plant)

Bristle Stiffness

Firm

Handle

Premium Walnut

Do I Buy a Firm Bristle or Soft Bristle Beard Brush?

Soft Boar Bristle

Hair Thickness

Thin to regular

Beard Length

Cropped to medium (about 2" off the chin)

Firm Boar Bristle

Hair Thickness

Average to Thick/Textured

Beard Length

Medium to long (Over 2" off the chin)

Firm Tampico Bristle

Plant based Tampico bristles are only offered in a firm bristle stiffness. Zeus Tampico is undyed, displaying Tampicos natural slight yellow color.

Tampico is a vegan, animal by-product free beard grooming tool option.


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Beard Brush FAQ

Is it possible to brush your beard too much?

Yes, it is possible to brush your beard too much especially if you’re using a beard brush with synthetic bristles. When you constantly brush your hair, you may remove more sebum and/or leave-in conditioner than you’d like, which leads to a dry, uncomfortable, and frizzy beard. Over-brushing may also damage the cuticles of your facial hairs, leading to unhealthy hairs prone to breakage. We recommend limiting each area of your beard to 4-6 brush strokes, twice daily.

Why is boar bristle better than horsehair or nylon bristles in a beard brush?

Boar bristle is the best beard brush bristle because of its backbone (or stiffness) and its organic composition. The backbone of boar bristle is rigid enough to penetrate and detangle even thick and curly beards. The rigidity also allows the bristle to get to your skin and hair follicles to massage the skin to encourage blood flow and the distribution of your body’s natural sebum. Horsehair bristles are usually not rigid enough to penetrate thick beards.

Nylon bristles are quite rigid and are effective at penetrating a thick beard, but the manufacturing process used to make nylon bristles is what makes this a poor beard brush material. It’s common for nylon bristles to have rough edges which damage the hair. Nylon bristles also do not carry sebum as effectively as boar bristle. Boar bristles have a similar organic composition to our own hairs and are inherently great vehicles to distribute sebum thoroughly.

Will this make my beard softer?

Yes, routine brushings will certainly make your beard softer. The distinct feature that makes boar bristle ideal for your beard brush is its ability to distribute your body’s natural sebum throughout your beard or mustache. This naturally gives each strand a moisture-locking coating, which gives your facial hairs healthy elasticity and resulting softness. When used with beard oil, a boar bristle beard brush will give you your softest beard to date.

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