Thought any old brush would do just to tame your beard? Wrong! Even worse, perish the thought that you don’t even use one! Say what! Step away from your other half’s styling brush right now. You’re a manly man. With a fabulous beard. You’re not trying to give it a bouncy blow dry, just make it look smart, sophisticated and stylishly groomed. You don’t want a matted, frazzled, crispy beard that looks like something could be hibernating in it! You want a hipster style, shouting to be stroked and lovingly caressed, beard-scape. For that guys, you are going to require a beard brush. Yes, a beard brush. They do exist, along with beard oil and beard combs and as ever, you can count on us to deliver the lowdown on the Best Beard Brushes for Men in our comprehensive roundup. As you would expect, a good beard brush is going to need a decent handle so that it’s easy to hold and operate and the right firmness and texture of bristles to suit your own personal preferences. Much like with a toothbrush, there are hard and soft option, so it’s down to you as to the stiffness you prefer! Boar bristles are great for de-matting a tangled beard, but if you have a short, soft and downy beard, you might get away with a soft synthetic bristle head. So get ready for a hair bear adventure as we run you through our top picks.
The Best Beard Brushes For Men
Over at Smooth Viking, they take their beard grooming very seriously and appreciate that a well maintained, manageable and manly beard doesn’t just come easily. It needs to be properly taken care of which is where their range of exceptional products comes in handy! They very much believe that you need the right tools for the job and who are we to argue with Vikings! After all, they were a fierce and formidable bunch who certainly had a fine head and face full of hair! This Brush and Comb set has raised the bar when it comes to men’s grooming and will most certainly do the job of smoothly eliminating any uncomfortable knotted hair. The bristles are 100% natural boar and expertly massage the hair and the skin underneath to clear away any residue or potential flakes of dandruff. It also does a great job of distributing oil or balm evenly through the beard to shape and smooth it. All of that means that you will be left looking well groomed with a healthy and lustrous beard as opposed to a dull, lifeless one. A wooden beard comb is also supplied which perfectly fits into your pocket so that you can keep your mane tamed when you are away from home too. Let’s face it, no-one likes having a bad beard day.
- BrandSmooth Viking Beard Care
- Weight2.4 ounces
For our next review of the Best Beard Brushes for Men, we have a traditional looking brush from Bossman that has an all-natural, lightweight Bamboo handle that is easy to manage and hold and weight just 2oz. The bristles are from a Boar which is standard for a high-quality beard brush because they are sturdy yet soft enough to detangle any knots while at the same time massaging the skin which increases blood flow and unclogs any blocked hair follicles. This means you’re less likely to suffer from any unwanted outbreaks or to have that unsightly breadruff! With the Bossman brush, you can enjoy an invigorating facial and scalp massage as you glide the brushes bristles over your cheeks, chin, and head. Alongside the boar bristles are also longer and stronger nylon bristles which is why the brush is so effective on other areas too. Used regularly, the brush will help to prevent hair breakage and reduce unwanted frizziness. Be sure to combine this with a good beard oil from our list.
- Weight2.08 ounces
The Kingston beard brush features a quality solid Beechwood handle alongside heavily reinforced boar bristles that won’t fall out. There’s no fillers or nylon in the brush, just 100% quality, natural boar hair of the finest grade. It’s a professional quality looking and performing brush that has a great contoured design which makes it easy to use. It should perfectly fit in the palm of your hand, measuring 5 x 2.75 x 1.5 inches and has medium to soft bristles so is just right. The beauty of boar bristles is that they help to naturally clean, condition and redistribute oils evenly throughout your beard and hair which means your hair will be moisturized and softer to handle. It makes the perfect companion to other male grooming products, in particular, beard balms, creams, waxes, and beard butters. The Kingston also comes packaged with a sturdy travel and storage box for perfectly protecting your investment and helping to keep your brush clean and maintained for years to come. It also makes a great gift idea for anyone with a beard and comes with a 100% money back guarantee.
- BrandKingston Grooming Company
- Weight3.04 ounces
Up next we have a small but very sophisticated looking beard brush from BFWood in our Best Beard Brushes for Men review. With soft boar bristles, this won’t scratch your skin yet it is still firm enough to exert amply pressure so that any products you are using to maintain and moisturize your beard can be evenly and thoroughly distributed. It comes in a handy travel case which additionally makes this a wonderful present idea. It’s small at just 2.4” x 2.4” x 1.6” but that makes it ideal for travel and it also very nicely fits into the palm of the hand for targeted control. It’s made from elegant and distinguished looking solid black walnut which gives the BF Wood brush a beautiful natural finish and texture. The company ethos is all about craftsmanship, utilizing quality materials and keeping to the age-old traditions and skills associated with brush and comb making. This ergonomically shaped, solid black walnut boar bristle brush most certainly lives up to that.
- Weight4 ounces
Germany has a reputation for producing many quality things, and it turns out that Beard brushes are yet another accolade it can add to that list. ZilberHaar’s range of pure boar bristles brushes comes from the Black Forest, and we have to say that it’s a remarkable brush. Available in a pocket size or with a large handle design, it’s a quality piece of craftsmanship. The brush features 100% all natural boar hair and is the perfect size for travel, perfectly fitting in your grooming kit. Boar hair is excellent for softening your beard while being firm enough also to untangle any stubborn hairs that might have become a bit knotted. The length of these bristles means the brush will work on all sizes and shapes of beard from a short shaved one to a full-on grizzly. It can be used in conjunction with a beard oil to achieve even softer and more manageable facial hair and has a beautiful pearwood handle that provides a good firm grip. Better still, it also comes with a lifetime guarantee. A beautiful and elegant looking brush for all beard lengths. This makes a perfect grooming gift for your special someone.
- Weight0.2 ounces
Our next product review doesn’t feature a beard brush made of either nylon or boar hair, instead, Peter’s Brand has opted for horse hair instead. They claim that this is the highest quality horse hair and available and it certainly is soft to the touch, being both gentle on the facial skin and on your beard. It’s a small brush that fits perfectly into the palm of the hand for easy maneuverability over the face and for better brushing and styling of your beard. It’s small, round and perfectly portable and allows you to maintain a firm grip. It works great in conjunction with other beard grooming products like butters, balms and oils to give your beard that finishing, stylish touch. The Peters Brand brush also comes presented with a great looking storage case which means this is a fantastic product to take with you on your travels or to give as a gift. The case additionally helps to keep your beard brush clean as well as protecting it when you travel.
- BrandPeter’s Beard
- Weight2.4 ounces
Not just a beard brush, in our next product review from the brand, Grow A Beard, we have a brush and comb set so that you can polish, preen and perfectly maintain your beard and mustache whether you are at home or away. It’s deliberately been designed to be pocket-sized so that you can quite literally groom your facial hair anytime, anywhere! The beard brush itself is made from board hair bristles with a bamboo wood handle. That means it is all natural as well as being eco and environmentally friendly. The comb is anti-static so will help to detangle both we and dry beard hair. It’s the perfect male grooming set to give as a gift and has been manufactured to last a lifetime. It’s ideal for all size, length, thickness, and styles of beards and has very much been designed for the man who loves his beard and loves to look well groomed. Be sure to also check out our list of the best beard shampoos for more great items like this.
- BrandGrow A Beard
- Weight2.4 ounces
Kent is a well-established grooming brand with its products being handmade in the UK. This Gentleman’s beard brush is sophisticated and old school and provides us with that reassuringly nostalgic feeling. It features a wooden brush handle that has been specially cut and shaped, alongside high-quality boar bristles. It’s robust and can handle even the densest and most coarse facial foliage yet it is still soft against the skin. Kent has proudly been producing grooming products since 1700 so you are certainly buying into heritage and prestige with this product. The logo is emblazoned on the side along with a beard motif making this a fantastic gift idea for any discerning bearded man in your life. It also comes with a handy storage bag, perfect for travel but also for protecting the integrity and lifetime value of your brush. It’s suitable for both left and right handed operation and is beautifully constructed, and hand finished.
- Weight8 ounces
The Beard Captain brush fits nicely into the palm of your hand for plenty of targeted control and even features a carved finger grip for your added convenience and expert handling. The handle itself also happens to be eco-friendly and is made from natural bamboo. It’s a high-quality product which once again features 100% natural boar bristles that perfectly glide through facial hair, moisturizing and evenly distributing any beard oil you may have applied alongside the naturally occurring oils from your face. Combined, the effect is an untangling one as well as a taming and shaping one. The bristles are on the shorter side, so this is better suited to a closely cropped beard rather than a longer length or thicker one. It also comes in a very convenient drawstring travel bag so is perfect for packing in a gym, work or travel bag. This would make a great gift idea as it also comes packaged in an elegant cardboard gift box. You can also combine this with a mustache wax and style your beard and mustache the way you like.
- BrandBeard Captain
- Weight0.8 ounces
Our final product review of today comes from Magic Collection. This a soft bristle beard brush that has been crafted with high quality, natural, reinforced boar bristles. As we’ve already established, boar bristles are excellent for smoothing, soothing and taming facial hair as well as evenly distributing products to create more texture and deliver more hydration. This beard brush fits nicely into the palm of the hand and measures 5” in total. It provides superior handling and incredible results, massaging and stimulating the skin and scalp, while expertly grooming beards of all lengths and styles.
- BrandMagic Collection
- Weight0.32 ounces