Untangling 3 Queries on Combs and Brushes

A man’s guide to hair necessities

Marlon Brando and John Travolta have done it. Whipping out a comb from your back pocket and swiftly running it through your hair is probably the ultimate suave move for a guy. More than just style, the comb remains one of the trustiest tools a man can carry with him.

Who doesn’t love a good hair day? So, here’s the lowdown on three queries about combs and brushes for the lads.

What type of brush and comb should I get?

The general rule for choosing the right brush for you is, “The closer together the bristles are, the better they are for fine hair. The farther apart they are, the better they are for thicker hair”.

Brushes are great for distributing men’s hair products evenly. However, they don’t allow for precision styling. Thus, those with long hair will find brushes more beneficial to achieve a ‘loose’ look.

On the other hand, combs do wonders for styling. Thanks to their teeth, you can easily style your hair and get those sharp, crisp lines for a more dashing look.

Therefore, many men prefer owning both a brush and a comb for a more defined appearance. Material matters too, so consider how the material of your hair tools can make a difference to your overall look:

>> PLASTIC: Often leads to static.
>> RUBBER: Use on wet hair.
>> WOODEN: Use on dry hair.

Should I use a comb before or after drying my hair or applying a product?

Leaving too much product sitting on top of your hair can weigh it down over time. Plus, it’s just a waste of precious stuff. A comb is best used on wet styles or after applying a lighter and creamier product. Running a comb through your hair a couple of times will leave you with an even application and a natural finish.

Can I use a comb on my beard?

You could use a long-toothed comb to dig deep and relieve knots. Alternatively, you can give brushes a try. There are brushes dedicated to shaping your beard to avoid any breakage in facial hair, remove knots as well as isolate rogue strands for easier trimming.