Beard combs are one of the most important tools in a man’s beard care arsenal. A good beard comb can help you tame even the unruliest of beards, and can make the difference between a well-groomed beard and a messy one.
With so many different types and brands of beard combs on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. That’s why we’ve rated and reviewed some of the finest beard combs money can buy.
Beard Combs Compared
|Ranking||Beard Comb||Material||Length||Teeth Spacing Options||Price||Award||Rating|
|1||Kent Men’s Handmade Beard Comb||Cellulose Acetate||R7T – 130mm|
FOT – 112mm
81T – 73mm
|Narrow and wide spacing||$26||Best Overall||100|
|2||Baxter of California Beard Comb||Cellulose Acetate||82.55mm||Narrow and wide spacing||$19||Luxury Pick||95|
|3||Art of Shaving Natural Horn Beard Comb||Bovine||165.1mm||Narrow and wide spacing||$75||Horn||91|
|4||Go-Comb – Wallet Comb + Bottle Opener||Stainless Steel||82.55mm||Uniform spacing||$16||Travel||89|
|5||Cremo Beard Comb||Verawood||114.3mm||Narrow and wide spacing||$10||Drugstore||85|
|6||Viking Revolution Beard Comb||Pear Wood||107.696mm||Narrow and wide spacing||$8||Wooden||82|
|7||Onedor Folding Beard Comb||Green Sandalwood||152.4mm (101.6mm when folded)||Uniform spacing||$12||Folding||81|
|8||Rocky Mountain Beard Comb||Sandalwood||93.98mm||Narrow and wide spacing||$15||Gift Giving||78|
|9||Electric Beard Straightener for Men||Electronic||248.92mm||Uniform spacing||$16||Electric||72|
Best Beard Combs of 2022
Here’s our reviews and ratings of some popular beard combs currently available:
Kent Men’s Handmade Beard Comb
What We Think:
Overall, the Kent beard comb is a top-quality product that is sure to please any beard lover. The solid build and luxurious feel are worth the price, and the comb’s ability to work with short and long beards makes it a versatile tool.
The cellulose acetate composition provides a strong and durable comb
Polished finish gives the comb a luxurious look and feel
Three different comb sizes allow for versatility in use
Its on the pricier side
Kent combs are well-known and are the preferred brand by seasoned beardsmen. With a cellulose acetate composition and polished finish, the Kent beard comb balances both weight and size.
Kent has been around since 1777 and provides a detailed overview of its meticulous manufacturing process.
The beard comb kit we reviewed includes three combs, giving you plenty of versatility. Each comb does have specific use cases. The small comb is for a mustache, medium size for travel or your toiletry bag, and the larger comb for home use. Given the variety of sizes, the Kent beard comb can be used for short and long beards.
As for the spacing of the teeth, each comb is evenly spaced and shouldn’t provide any tugging or pulling sensation with each pass. Additionally, each tooth on the comb has been hand-polished so it feels great when going through your beard.
Baxter of California Beard Comb
What We Think:
If you’re looking for a well-made beard comb that will last you a long time, the Baxter of California beard comb is a great option. Its hand-polished teeth are great for detangling facial hair, and the cellulose acetate material is very durable.
Hand-polished teeth are great for detangling facial hair
The comb is made from cellulose acetate, a durable material
It has both fine and medium set teeth
Some users may find the 3.7″ length to be too short
Made in Switzerland, the Baxter of California beard comb is a close competitor to the Kent beard comb. Made from cellulose acetate, it has hand-polished teeth that glide through facial hair.
The Baxter of California beard comb features both fine and medium set teeth, making it easy to use for broad and detailed passes. At 3.7″ in length, the beard comb can easily slide into a nice leather toiletry bag or back pocket.
Lastly, the comb’s design is tortoiseshell, perhaps matching your favorite pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses.
Art of Shaving Natural Horn Beard Comb
What We Think:
Want to avoid split ends and have a comb that will glide smoothly through your facial hair? This bone comb from Art of Shaving is a top choice among beard combs. It’s also pocket-sized, making it easy to take with you on the go.
Doesn’t cause split ends
Smooth on facial hair
Takes a few extra passes to style all of your facial hair
Sourced from Bovine in France, Argentina, and Africa (could be a pro or a con depending on your perspective)
This soft and naturally anti-static beard comb by Art of Shaving will feel smooth when it passes through any type of facial hair.
When paired with a high-hold beard balm, you can expect to get terrific styling results.
Given the smoothness and durability of bone, you don’t have to worry about the comb teeth breaking with continued use. Additionally, if you prefer to comb frequently, beard split ends won’t occur. The added weight of the bone does provide a nice feeling in the palm of your hand.
The comb is pocket-sized, so expect to take a few extra passes to get all your facial hair styled.
The bone in this comb is sourced from Bovine in France, Argentina, and Africa.
Go-Comb Pocket Beard Comb
What We Think:
The Go-Comb is a durable, well-crafted comb that is easy to carry. The one size teeth may make it difficult to style different areas, but the included bottle opener is a great party trick.
Compact size can fit discreetly in your wallet or pocket
The bottle opener is a plus
One size teeth may make it difficult to style different areas
Bottle opener may not be useful for everyone
While Go-Comb makes several pocket-sized combs, this review focuses on their stainless steel + bottle opener comb.
Crafted from a steel base, the Go-Comb is durable and works well. The comb is the same size as a credit card, making it easy to slide into your wallet.
For performance, the evenly spaced teeth have been polished down. Therefore, you shouldn’t experience any snags when running the comb through your beard. The metal teeth design won’t chip or break like wooden or plastic combs.
One caveat to the teeth on this comb is that they are one size. Therefore, styling different areas of your beard or mustache may be difficult when compared to other combs.
The included bottle opener is an excellent addition and a great party trick. Whether drinking an import or craft brew, you always have an opener available.
Cremo Beard Comb
What We Think:
If you need a beard comb immediately, then head to your local drugstore and look for Cremo. Your sure to find this well-built and effective comb on the shelf.
Widely available and affordable
Arguably the most popular brand on this list
Comb is made of sandalwood, a material known for its durability
No pouch may damage the comb’s teeth during travel
Some users have reported that the teeth on the comb are too sharp
Known primarily for their latherless shave cream, Cremo has started to expand into other areas of men’s grooming, most notably with a new lineup of beard care products.
The latest addition to this extension is their new beard comb.
Like others that we reviewed on our list, this sandalwood beard comb is a dual-sided beard comb that can work both the details and large areas of your beard with ease.
Evenly spaced teeth at uniform depths provide consistent and reliable results.
Due to Cremo’s popularity, they are regularly stocked at local drugstores and grocery stores. If you prefer to shop locally, check out the men’s grooming section, and you might be able to buy this comb today.
Viking Revolution Beard Comb
What We Think:
The Viking Revolution Wooden Beard Comb is the perfect tool for taming any beard. With its versatile design, it can handle any type of facial hair. Additionally, its compact size and included travel pouch make it easy to take on the go.
A well-designed wooden comb for all beard types and lengths
Included travel pouch
This beard comb is lighter than most
May be a bit too cheap-feeling for some users
This wooden beard comb by Viking Revolution has a versatile design. The comb features both fine and wide-set teeth on either side. Should you have thin, coarse, or dense facial hair, there should be no problems with each pass of the comb.
Additionally, the compact size will take up very little space in your medicine cabinet or toiletry bag. Speaking of travel, the included travel pouch ensures that the teeth on the comb are never chipped or cracked while in transit.
Unlike many other combs, Viking Revolution offers a money-back guarantee if you are unsatisfied.
Check out our full review of Viking Revolution.
Onedor Folding Beard Comb
What We Think:
Seeking a lightweight and portable travel beard comb? The Onedor Folding Beard Comb is your best bet. With its sandalwood scent and anti-static properties, this comb will leave your beard looking and smelling great. However, the teeth are not as strong as other brands, so use with caution on thicker beards.
The compact and wooden design is travel-friendly
It won’t cause static
A folding beard comb takes up less space than a traditional beard comb while also protecting the teeth from damage.
This Onedor is only 4″ in length when folded and extends to 6.5″. When folded, it should easily fit into your pants or shirt pocket.
Made from sandalwood, it provides a pleasant scent and is naturally anti-static.
Rocky Mountain Beard Comb
What We Think:
Looking for that special guy in your life who seems to have everything? This is a great gift idea that will make him feel extra special.
Included box and pouch make for a great gift
Compatible with all beard types
It may be challenging to use for mustache combing
Rocky Mountain is a well-established beard care company. Their dual-sided beard comb, featuring medium and fine set teeth, makes it compatible with all beard lengths and types.
The compact design is portable.
Whether it’s Father’s Day or the winter holidays, this beard comb is ideal for gift-giving; included are a lovely gift box and leather pouch.
Like other beard combs reviewed, this wooden comb is made from sandalwood. Expect a pleasant, classic scent and naturally anti-static properties.
Electric Beard Straightener for Men
What We Think:
An electric beard comb is a great way to get a straighter, healthier beard with less effort. If you have the budget for it, it is worth the investment.
A quick and easy way to comb and straighten your beard
Heats up quickly
Releases negative ions to reduce over-drying
Pricier than other options
A mix between the classic flat iron and beard comb, an electric beard comb adds heat into the combing process through a ceramic plate. This allows you to straighten your beard in only a few minutes.
To prevent beard burn, this electric beard comb releases negative ions to reduce over-drying.
Given that this is a hybrid flat iron and beard comb, it is priced higher and isn’t travel-friendly. If you have the budget for it, an electric beard comb is a great addition to your beard straightening toolkit. It will help you achieve a straighter, healthier beard with less effort.
Related: How to Use a Beard Straightener
Considerations When Buying a Beard Comb
Before you run to the store and buy the first beard comb you see, there are a few things you should take into account. Otherwise, you might end up with a subpar product that doesn’t comb your beard properly. Here are the main factors to consider before making a purchase:
There are several varieties, including wood, metal, bone, or plastic. Wooden beard combs are low-cost and can last for years. Metal beard combs are lightweight and durable. Metal combs may feel stiff or rigid when combing. Bone beard combs are polished and allow for smooth passes. Plastic combs vary in quality. Sawcut beard combs are well made and have individual hand-polished teeth. Cheap plastic combs may feel flimsy.
Size & Use
Beard combs can be large or small. Should you prefer keeping your beard maintained throughout the day, consider a pocket beard comb. A small comb is also good for shorter beards. Consider a larger comb for long beards and home use.
There are several types of beard combs, including mustache, traditional, pick, and electric beard combs. Mustache combs are small and intended for mustache use only. Beard picks help build volume. Electric beard combs are designed for both styling and straightening facial hair. Traditional is best for daily use.
Some beard combs have tightly spaced teeth. Narrow-set teeth can cause tugging or pulling. Consider one with wider teeth if you have dense, curly, or thick facial hair. Hair type will also affect the spacing you need. Fine hair requires close teeth while thick hair needs wider teeth for less tangles.
Beard Comb Handle
The handle should be comfortable to grip, especially if you have large hands. Some beard combs come with a finger rest for added control.
There are many manufacturers of beard combs. However, some of the most trusted names by beardsmen are Kent, Tom Ford, Baxter of California, and The Art of Shaving.
It varies depending on the material and brand. Expect to pay between $15 and $50 for a well-made beard comb.
How to Keep Your Beard Comb in Good Shape
Your beard comb is essential for keeping your beard looking its best. But just like any other tool, it must be adequately cared for if you want it to last. Here are a few tips on how to keep your beard comb in good shape:
- Like your hairbrush, your beard comb needs to be cleaned regularly. Use a mild soap and water to clean it, and then allow it to air dry.
- To keep your beard comb from getting damaged, store it safely when you’re not using it. A good option is a travel case (included with some brands) or a Dopp kit.
- Be sure to inspect your beard comb regularly for any signs of damage, such as cracked teeth or a bent handle. If you notice any damage, replace the comb immediately as it could cause further damage to your beard.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your beard comb will last many years. And that means fewer beard trims for you!
Beard Comb FAQs
Can you over comb your beard?
Over-combing your beard can lead to breakage and split ends. Try combing only two to three times daily. Should you prefer to style more frequently, consider using a bone beard comb. A bone beard comb is softer and less likely to cause damage.
When is the best time to comb your beard?
The best time to comb your beard is immediately after applying a beard conditioner such as beard oil or beard balm. Combing after conditioning helps distribute the product along the entire facial hair follicle for better and softer results.
Should you comb or brush your beard?
Brushing and combing your beard is very similar; however, there are subtle differences. Brushing is better at distributing conditioner and natural oils. Beard brushes also help to add volume.
Beard combs are easier to control and allow for better-looking results. Some men may brush and then comb their beards. They also have a few other benefits that we spoke about at length in this article.
Will combing repeatedly help with beard growth?
There is no scientific evidence we could find that links combing to increased hair growth.
Should you comb your beard up or down?
If you want to add volume to your beard, first go against the grain (typically upwards for most men), then downwards. Most men tend to comb their facial hair downwards to add length and to achieve more kempt-looking results.
Like the hair on top of your head, you are free to comb your beard in any direction you prefer.
How do you clean a beard comb?
Beard combs must be cleaned regularly to improve performance and extend their life. However, beard combs must be cleaned carefully to prevent damage. Here is a guide where we discuss how to clean wood, horn, metal, and cellulose acetate beard combs.