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Best beard brush 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]

Last Updated September 1, 2020

Charlie OliverMy name is Charlie Oliver. I have been a freelance writer for 20 years, focusing mainly on technology related topics. After considering 53 of the most highly rated beard brush and testing eight of them for more than 16 hours, we’re find the best beard brush of 2018.

I will go through the main features and what you should consider when deciding which one to pick over the other. I hope that my Top 3 list will provide you great options in buying the right fit for you.

Let’s get to it!

Best beard brush of 2018

If you get well acquainted with these basics, you shouldn’t have a problem choosing a beard brush that suits your need. You must have heard that the best beard brush should allow you to save money, right? Sure, but that’s not the only reason you should consider getting one.

On that note, I review the three best beard brush of 2018 to help you get value for your money. The rating is based on multiple factors: The 3 metrics ‐ Design, Materials, Performance, and other indicators such as: Popularity, Opinions, Brand, Reputation and more.

Test Results and Ratings

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№1 – Beard Brush and Comb Set for Men – Friendly Gift Box And Cotton Bag – Best Bamboo Beard Kit for…

Beard Brush and Comb Set for Men - Friendly Gift Box And Cotton Bag - Best Bamboo Beard Kit for...

POCKET SIZE: Pocket-size beard brush and moustache comb combo fits perfectly in your jeans’ pocket or bag pocket, so you can groom your facial hair anytime, anywhere.
KEEPS BEARD SHINY AND SMOOTH: The boar bristle beard brush bamboo and wood comb set massages your facial hair, stimulates oil production, and removes dirt, thereby keeping your facial hair and skin healthy. Anti static wood comb detangles wet and dry beards with ease
Literally no flaws

Why did this beard brush win the first place?

I was completely satisfied with the price. Its counterparts in this price range are way worse. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack.


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№2 – Mens gfits for Men/Dad/Husband Grandpa Beard Care Grooming & Trimming Kit Beard Oil Leave-in Conditioner + Mustache & Beard Balm Wax+Beard Brush+Beard Comb+Barber Scissors for Styling Shaping & Grow

Mens gfits for Men/Dad/Husband Grandpa Beard Care Grooming & Trimming Kit Beard Oil Leave-in Conditioner + Mustache & Beard Balm Wax+Beard Brush+Beard Comb+Barber Scissors for Styling Shaping & Grow

【PERFECT MENS GIFT】:This gift set comes packed in a luxury premium gift box.Can easily make up a great Christmas gift for a bearded friend,colleague,men,Dad,husband,grandpa that could use some beard care products to tame up his beard and mustache!
【BEARD BALM】: Similar to beard oil,beard balm conditions your facial hair for a softer, more lustrous mug rug. The difference lies in the balm’s beeswax component, which results in a fuller, shapeable beard.
Inconsistent results.
Could be more durable.

Why did this beard brush come in second place?

This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture. I really liked it. It is amazing in every aspect. It did even exceed my expectations for a bit, considering the affordable price. I recommend you to consider buying this model, it definitely worth its money.


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№3 – Beard Brush for Men w/ Gift Box And Nylon Bag | Premium 100% Pure Boar Bristle Beard Brush for Home…

Beard Brush for Men w/ Gift Box And Nylon Bag | Premium 100% Pure Boar Bristle Beard Brush for Home...

100% PURE BOAR BRISTLE: Our 100% Pure Boar Bristle Beard Brush massages your beard hair + stimulates oil production + removes dirt –> which keeps your beard hair healthy.
POCKET-SIZED: Pocket-sized beard brush that is perfect for when you are traveling to allow you to groom your beard anytime, anywhere.
The least durable frames we reviewed.
Quite difficult to clean.

Why did this beard brush take third place?

It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. A very convenient model. It is affordable and made of high-quality materials. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new.


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beard brush Buyer’s Guide

If you keep the before points in mind, you can easily go out to the market and buy beard brush, right? No!

Things We didn’t Like

Kingston Grooming- Professional Quality, with Dual Boar Beard and Hair Brush for Men.

Kings grooming is one of the highest premium quality brush. The brush is manufactured from the finest grade of 100 percent boar hair. It has no fillers or nylon and is made from solid Beachwood.

The bristles of this boar bristle beard brush cannot fall out because they have a very heavy reinforcement. It is ideal for your beard, waves or hair. The advantage of this professional quality beard brush is that it gives you the value for your money.

The special curve design that is in this product offers you a lot of control. It gives you maximum contact to the head and face. It has an ample size of by 2.7by Inches which fits perfectly into the palm of your hand and hence you won’t land on a skimpy brush.

The stiffness of the perfect medium size bristles is neither too soft nor too hard.

The hair brush will clean, condition, and redistribute the oil throughout the beard and hair.

This brush gives your hair and beard a clean, shiny and soft look.The brush comes with a high quality storage and travel box.

Features and Specifications

Material – this beard brush is made of boar bristle, which gives additional masculinity to the brush. You should know, that there is no additional material used, only 100 percent real bristle of the wild black-colour boar. The material ensures convenience in usage and shape of your beard. Natural material is also good for those, who afraid of detaching their dry beards or undesirable irritation of face skin. A beard brush with these features is able to make any man look smart and elegant.

Dual Action – getting the beard brush you will be able not only to stimulate the skin but also to create the desired shape of your beard. In short, the dual action of the beard brush is able to give a unique style to your beard. Taking care of your beard correctly, you will be able to achieve the natural healthy shine. It is not possible to mix up the beard, which is courted with the help of a natural brush.

Tough Bristles – the beard brush is made of tough bristles, that facilitates unraveling of your beard. It is especially important for those, who have a splendid curved beard. Having such beard brush, you can be proud of your beard. This brush would be perfect for those, who want to grow a round-shaped beard.

Anti-Dandruff Effect – in case, if you have any problem with dandruff, apply the beard brush, which can clear your face of undesirable pieces of dandruff. Tough bristles can make massage of your skin and clear it from any results of the skin irritation.

Zeus beard brush would be great for those, who are looking for a small convenient product. Thanks to its compact size, the beard brush is often chosen by business men or travelers. It is logical because this small beard brush can fit any pocket or a narrow compartment in your travel bag.

This beard brush produces in Germany, so you should know about the German high quality.

Do you want to know more about this beard brush? Let’s move forward to its features.

Beard brush

Best beard brush should be made of natural (wild boar, horse hair, wood) or synthetic (soft plastic) materials, classic oval, rectangular or even round shape. The brush is good first of all in that it helps to evenly distribute oil or a special cream. Soaking, these remedies soften the hair, make them more docile and well-groomed. Connoisseurs of all others prefer brushes from Can You Handlebar, Zeus, Beardman, Rocky Mountain Barber Company.

Wooden comb

A beard comb can have a compact pocket or impressive sizes with prongs on both sides. Every comb is made of different type of wood: cherry, walnut, ash, oak. Original beard combs are produced by many large companies, such as Dr. Dittmar, Borodist, Manly Club. If you want to become the owner of a unique wooden comb, then make an individual order from the master – woodcarver. Then it can have an unusual form, a scorched inscription, the true meaning of which is clear only to you – you can have an original beard comb.


Men, who consider beard combs as only useful, but also stylish accessories, choose metal products. They are kind, durable and can remove any hair and sebum in a couple of minutes.

Producers experiment with the design of such combs – good, allows the material – and produce them in the form of large mustaches or a shaving device. The original products can be found in the lines of Chicago Comb Co., Borodist, Mr. Bear Family, Kershaw.

Brief Semogue History

Semogue began making shaving brushes back in 195This is a family company that holds the handcrafted production and high integrity of each of their products above all else. The company is still in the original building that they opened shop in back in 195and remains one of the top shaving brush brands still to this day.

Before Semogue earned its current moniker and held the current owners, it was the brain child of Antonio Augusto da Cruz, a businessman from Lisbon. He decided one day that he would like to start a company that made a great many products and shaving brushes were at the top of the list. During these early stages of the business it was named after its creator, Antonio and remained under that name until 1975.

In 197the company was bought by Francisco dos Santos Gomes, who happened to be the production manager for the years that Antonio Augusta da Cruz owned the company. Francisco then renamed the company after himself. A few years down the road he invited his son, Manuel Francisco da Silva Gomes to get in on the action and from there on out the company was known as Semogue.

Francisco passed on in October 2000 and left the fate of the company in Manuel’s very capable hands. Semogue is still rocking and rolling 1years later and it seems like Manuel really knows his stuff just like his father did. He is continuing to make an indelible mark on the shaving industry with top notch items available to many different countries.

From its inception, Semogue has maintained a philosophy that it would produce excellent goods and serve as leader in the market, especially in it birthplace in northern Portugal. They pretty much locked in the market in the region and left the south part of the country to the competing company, Excelsior.

Both Semogue and Excelsior work side by side in friendly competition still to this day, but with slightly different products to offer consumers. New schools means of shaving have done nothing to impact the endurance of this company. The amazing quality of their products stands as a testament to what they mean to the shaving market.

Despite making a name for themselves in the Portuguese market, Semogue has found major success in the United States, Spain, France, Canada, Ireland and Germany.  Semogue offers many products and has a little something for everyone. Their major draws are certainly their shaving brushes, creams, razors and aftershaves, but it doesn’t stop there. They also have full health, beauty and home lines.

Now that you know all about the company that makes these brushes, let’s g et right into what they have to offer.

Semogue 830

First up is the Semogue 830 brush. At first, its appearance is a little unconventional – instead of the stained wood you’re used to, the handle is made of clear, thick glass so you can see the red base in which the soft, bristly boar hair is knotted and tied into. It’s not the most old-world look for Semogue brushes, but it is definitely eye-popping. Think of it like the wet-shaving version of one of those clear graphing calculators – you get to see what’s inside what you’re using, which is always a nifty thing.

Semogue 1438

If you want a Semogue brush that is a bit more on the old-school side – maybe one that looks more like the one your grandpa used – the Semogue 143has an appropriately classic design. Here, we have a white ceramic handle, smooth to the touch and easy to grip, with a black stripe dividing the white section from the deep, dark, lipstick red on the bottom. (Think of it like a classy bowling pin that you use to shave your face.) My favorite part is the overt groove on the bottom, where the black stripe is – it makes it much easier to grip and apply for your lather than the slightly smoother surface of the 830. Still, grip style is a matter of preference, so either of these would be perfect to use.

Apothecary 8Man Club Barber Comb

Lastly, you gentleman with a bit more length in that face shrubbery may want to pick up a brush as well as a comb. In this case a natural boars hair bristle brush is the tool for the job. The boars hair bristles are naturally scaly which will grab any excess product such as beard oil (or your natural oils) and distibute evenly along the entire shaft of the hair follicle, making your man mane glisten with health and shine. Like a good wooden comb, boars hair brushes can help fight frizz in your beard, and make it appear more full by giving a smoother hair shaft.

Choosing and Using Your Military Hair Brush

Like any hairbrush, there are different styles and sizes available. You can choose one that’s made of plastic or a higher end brush that’s crafted from rare species of wood like Beech, Pear or Kotibe and contain natural boar bristles. Today’s varieties also come with nylon bristles. Hipsters with undercuts can use them for their slicked back tops (these brushes don’t leave nasty comb marks). Whether your style is traditional or modern, if getting your hair to look perfect is part of your morning MO, a military hair brush can help. In a hurry? Save time and use two brushes at the same time – one for each hand.

Beard hair vs head hair

When it comes to tools, you need to understand what you’re working with first. We’ve previously talked about the difference in beard hair vs head hair, with the beard hair cycle being shorter than head hair and the skin underneath being less oily than scalp. This results in your beard hair usually being thicker and drier, so this is where your brush or comb comes in handy.

Beard brushing hints and tips

We have a range of brushes and combs in different sizes as well as with or without handles to be sure to give you the optimum tool for the best results. Generally, it’s good to have one of each – the brush for distributing oils through the hair and a comb to maintain neatness throughout the day and to prepare it for trimming. You can use a comb several times per day but you should only use a brush once daily to prevent damage. Handle-less styles are best for coarse, thick hair to allow you to apply the right level of pressure without excessive tugging. Remember your strokes should be in the direction you want it to grow as repeating the movement will train the hair.


The DAFNI is the hair straightening brush we mentioned earlier – the one that set social media on fire when videos featuring the tool started appearing a few years ago. You can only use it at 365° (when all four LEDs light up, you know it’s ready) so it doesn’t get hot enough to work effectively on extremely thick or knotty hair, and it may be a bit too hot for severely damaged or thin hair. But 365° is perfect for medium-to-thin hair, making the DAFNI easy and rewarding to use for most women.

The Groom+Style review team was amazed at how quickly the ceramic-coated plate on this hair straightening brush heats up, taking well under a minute to be ready for use. The bristles are slightly less comfortable than those on the FemJolie since they don’t have supplemental tips, but the springs underneath the bristles ensure they won’t hurt at all as you run them across your scalp. For the majority of users the entire detangling, straightening and de-frizzing will take less than five minutes.

The DAFNI, like the FemJolie, is designed to work only on clean and dry hair and works best you use a keratin treatment before straightening; by following that recommendation from the company, even naturally-curly hair will stay straight and smooth for as long as several days.

You’ll pay about twice as much for the DAFNI as the FemJolie, but it’s worth it – as long as you’re not trying to straighten really thick, problem hair.

Revlon Perfect Heat

For the person who wants the best fully featured hair brush straightener that works brilliantly on partially dry hair.

PRO: Fast, effective straightener at a reasonable price. Choice of rotation direction, cold shot button and tourmaline technology.

You need to have a blow dryer for this straightener.

The Scalpmaster straightener looks like a flat iron but has two brushes mounted on the plates. The way you use this straightener is straightforward; you heat the hair by aiming a dryer into the vents on the back and pull the appliance through your hair. The short nylon bristles detangle and straighten the hair as you pull.

The Scalpmaster can be used without heat to detangle thick hair and is more effective on long, thick or frizzy hair (particularly African-American hair) than most of the other options the Groom+Style team has investigated. It is relatively inexpensive, and once you get the hang of using it, it’s quite effective in straightening hair.

An inexpensive option that is very effective on thick hair.

Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Inch Rotating Hot Air Brush

Outfitted with 100% boar bristles ideal for taming tangles and keeping hairs in line and topped off with a beautiful, warp resistant, pear wood handle with two grooves for better grip, the Zeus Beard Brush is the ultimate grooming tool for your mane.


Introducing our limited edition Brooklyn Grooming handmade wooden beard brush An iconic grooming accessory and the perfect gift for beard lovers! Brush features our signature octopus logo engraved.

Last Minute Gifts For Men With Beards

This is the total package and its a fantastic gift for a guy that has none of the grooming essentials. There are a number of different grooming kits available, but we liked that this one provided ample amounts of the main components of a any grooming routine; beard oil, beard balm, and beard wash.

The Mod Cabin Writer

Black men often email and ask us for tips on how to properly grow a beard, so we wanted to share those tips here. Because of the tightly coiled nature of black hair, which is due to the flat, ribbon like structure of the hair follicle, many black men deal with ingrown hairs when they shave. There are ways to help prevent ingrown hairs, however. One way is to stop shaving and grow a beard. Beard Care for Black Men by The Mod Cabin will explain how black men can grow, style and maintain healthy facial hair.

Let It Grow

Its a good rule of thumb for black men to let their facial hair grow out for to weeks before cultivating their  personal beard style. This will allow you to see how your facial hair grows and notice any areas that are patchy or extra thick, which could affect the beard style you choose. Regardless of style, you want to get your beard off to a great start by keeping it properly washed, conditioned and groomed.

We asked beard model Carl Battee about the advantages and challenges black men encounter when they decide to grow a beard.

Well being of of two different ethnic backgrounds (black/Hispanic) makes my facial hair much more difficult to manage, so I would say the biggest challenges of growing facial hair as a black man would be not knowing how your hair will look or react to products in the beginning stages of growth.

Use The Right Products

Look for beard oils crafted with unrefined jojoba and pure argan oil. Make sure any added scents in the beard oil are made with all-natural essential oil blends rather than fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are made with undisclosed ingredients, and can be full of harsh chemicals that can irritate skin and dry out hair. Essential oils, however, can actually have a beneficial effect on skin and facial hair. We recommend using a beard oil after washing your beard, when it’s nearly dry.

Follow up with a quality, all natural beard balm. Most good beard balms will have the same moisturizers that are found in beard oils, but will also include butters and waxes that act as sealants to help hold in the moisture and keep your hair and skin hydrated. You’ll also get the added benefit of the beard balm helping make your beard appear thicker.

A lot of guys don’t know what tools to use when starting their beard journey, according to Carl.

When I first started to grow my beard I didn’t know the do’s and don’ts or what was needed and the time it would take to manage a good sizable beard. My advice to anyone who’s thinking or just starting to grow a bit of facial hair is always keep a good boars hair   handy to keep the mane looking good through out the day.

Curt Storring

I’ve got news for you: if you’ve got a beard and you’re only using a balm or an oil, you’re not doing enough.

You’re missing out and your beard is suffering because of it.

Ways Plastic is Bad for Your Beard

Damaging hair follicles – Plastic combs are armed with jagged edges that tear at your follicles. They weaken and damage the hair follicle shafts, creating split ends. Brushes with plastic bristles are just as harsh.

Snagging on beards – Many plastic combs and brushes are built with tiny, narrow teeth or bristles. Both can snag on a beard, or worse, trap it and require scissors. Plastic teeth and bristles are prone to snapping off, too.

How to Use a Beard Comb

In order to avoid extra greasiness, this lotion is a great solution because it doesn’t contain greasy oils. And even though the name says ‘ultra moisturizing’, it contains the right amount of moisture for oily skin.

This lotion features balm-like milky formula with a very nice citrus scent. The formula dissolves quickly like a gel and leaves a moist and fresh feeling. It’s not greasy or overwhelming. The main ingredient is birch sap that has powerful skin conditioning properties and leaves it smooth and satin-like. It also contains panthenol and hyaluronic acid to provide hydration and moisture. You only need a few pumps to cover the whole face, so this lotion will last for a while.

The company replaced water with a better birch juice to pack their oil free lotion with even more skin benefits while keeping the formula simple and lightweight. The hydration effect and the fresh scent combined with a nice feeling make this product perfect for oily skin, even during the summer time.

MIZON Snail Recovery Gel Cream

This cream promotes skin regeneration and leaves it moisturized and hydrated. It contains Copper Tripeptide-which increases collagen and elastin production. It is proven to be more effective than Vitamin C and retinoic acid. It is also a great anti-inflammatory ingredient.

Some report they experienced acne outbreak that disappeared in a week.

MIZON Vita Lemon Calming Cream

The cream has a gel-like texture and you only need a little drop to cover the whole face. It has vitamins and a carbonic acid that rejuvenates, revitalizes, and stabilizes your oily skin. Initially, when the cream is applied it will make the skin feel dewy but when it absorbs into your skin, it will mattify and hydrate. It energizes the skin and the scent is very nice. It smells like lemons but the scent isn’t irritating and doesn’t linger for longer than a minute.

Always Apply A Moisturizer

Contrary to a popular opinion, even super oily skin needs hydration and moisturizing. Not giving your skin moisture will encourage it to produce even more oil. Hence, these moisturizers for oily skin are non-comedogenic, oil-free, and suitable for oily skin.

You should also note that alcohol dries the skin, but not in a healthy way. Check the ingredients list to see whether a product has alcohol in it because if it does, your skin might break out and your skin problems will get worse.

Less Is Better

Oily skin usually looks the best when minimal beauty products are applied. Always opt for concealer because it contains less greasy oils than most foundations. If you feel like using a foundation, choose an oil-free product or mineral foundation as it fills your pores and makes skin look more balanced.

It also reduces risks of developing acne or skin issues. Refrain from slopping a heavy amount of foundation on your problem zones, such as acne – they make skin look uneven.

Prime Your Skin

Always prime your skin before you apply makeup. Choose a primer for oily skin. Never use an old primer because they get shinier and stickier with time. A good primer is a solid base for your makeup. It does a great job in absorbing excess oils. This will help in making makeup last longer. The skin’s oil makes makeup streaky and looks weird if you don’t use a primer. Always apply a good primer after you have prepared your skin with a suitable moisturizer.

Wear Sunscreen

Many people with oily skin skip sunscreen because they think it will make their skin look greasy.  As a result, they get brown spots and pigmentation. Therefore, choose a gel-based sunscreen that will mattify the skin and offer good sun protection.

Try to stay away from salty foods during summer; drink water to stay hydrated and eat green, leafy veggies. All these changes will balance the oil production in your skin.

Use Translucent Powder

After you apply your foundation or concealer, wait for minutes until it settles. After that, you can set it with a translucent powder. Avoid powders with shimmer because they will make your skin look shiny. Always start with your T-zone because it is often the oiliest.





How to save up to 86%? Here is little trick.

You must visit the page of sales. Here is the link. If you don’t care about which brand is better, then you can choose the beard brush by the price and buy from the one who will offer the greatest discount.



Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your beard brush wisely! Good luck!

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