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Why You Need to Start Brushing Your Beard: 4 Surprising Benefits

Why You Need to Start Brushing Your Beard: 4 Surprising Benefits

September 29, 2017 84 Comments

The best beard brush can redirect stubborn hairs into the direction you're looking for and straighten wirey hairs into smooth hairs.

But are you aware of all the surprising benefits that occur when brushing with a high quality brush, like our Boar's Beard Brush?

The right brush for you can make a huge difference in your beard's appearance and health by providing a cleaner, moisturized, detangled, and just plain better beard. You'll instantly notice an improvement after adding this tool to your beard care routine. It's one of the essentials for having an awesome, healthy, and attractive beard. 

Why Boars' Bristles are Superior:

Boars Bristles
Look how similar the texture of boar's hair is to human hair. Photo: MaxPixel

Boar bristle brushes have hundreds of bristles at all different lengths working to target every level of facial hair. The bristles are so compactly close together making it nearly impossible to neglect grooming even the smallest of hairs. 

You likely have a synthetic hair brush sitting somewhere in your house right now. It's widely accepted in the bearded community (and women's cosmetic industry) to stick to natural materials and avoid these synthetic materials like nylon bristles and plastic combs. 

These nylon brushes can cause static, irritation, and damage while a Boars Bristle Brush is far more gentle on your skin and hair.

The boar's hair is undoubtedly the highest performing material for any type of hair, which is why this material is so widely used in the cosmetic and grooming industry. Examining the texture of boar's hair, you'll notice how similar it is to human hair which is why it gives you the least amount of irritation. 

Now that you understand the foundations, let's explore the benefits!

4 Surprising Benefits of Brushing:

1. Less dryness and itchiness. More moisture and shine.

Dryness, beardruff (beard dandruff) and itchyness are some of the biggest annoyances when first growing your beard out. 

You tend to strip away a lot of healthy, natural oils whenever you wash up and use of scalp shampoos, harsh chemicals, and soaps can make this problem even worse. By using a superior boar brush instead of a plastic one, it'll help bring those follicles back to life.

The best advantage of using a Boar's Bristle Brush is its natural ability of collecting oils (and beard oils) to equally distribute throughout your follicles. The bristles absorb the human sebaceous oils, that are often clogged deep in your pores, and then redistributes these oils from the base to the top of each hair strand. 

By redistributing these oils evenly on the hair and beard strands, your hairs boast a natural shine without it feeling loaded and weighted down. This also adds a huge aid in protecting your hairs from becoming brittle and damaged. But wait, there's more. Your beard becomes ultra soft. Ask any huge bearded guy and he'll tell you that the brush is a game-changer. 

2. Less breakage, frizz, and split-ends.

Brushing your beard can drastically help the health of your beard in numerous ways, one being the prevention of breakage, frizz and split-ends. Getting rid of these problems means you won't have to manually trim those wirey hairs as often. The beard will look more natural and even.

The extra coating of your beard with natural sebaceous oils and nourishing beard oils can protect the follicles from outside damage. 

3. Natural Exfoliation.

Exfoliation is the act of removing dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. These resting dead particles clog up the pores and can lead to folliculitis and acne. 

The stiff texture of Boars' Bristles will help get in the roots of each follicle to exfoliate and provide a natural solution for cleaning up your skin and beard. Exfoliation not only helps with many skin problems, it also stimulates blood circulation, which in turn can promote healthier and fuller beard growth.

4. May Promote Healthier & Faster Beard Growth

The act of brushing is essentially massaging the face, which in turn improves blood circulation to your hair follicles. Blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients are some of the most important factors when it comes to healthy hair and hair growth. On a similar note, one of the mechanisms of actions in the effectiveness of Minoxidil 5% (Rogaine) is the promotion of, you guessed it, blood flow. 

More blood flow to your hair follicles is one of the best things you can do for the health and development of your beard. However, you obviously won't achieve a huge beard just from brushing regularly. It's just general good practice to promote the massive amount of blood in the face, which is often neglected. 

Where to Get the Best Beard Brush?

By now, you should know that 100% boars bristles qualifies for a great beard brush but there are many options to choose from and different variables like size, bristle compactness, and comfort in the hand.

Our Collection of Premium Beard Brushes offered here at HUSKYBEARD are created using only 100% boars' bristles with just the right amount of stiffness to detangle, smoothen, moisturize, and improve your beard overall. We've several selections to choose from, to appeal to all beard styles and lengths.

[If this is your first visit to our site, use code "10BEARD" for 10% off your first order.]

Boar Bristle Beard Brush

Premium Boar Bristle Beard Brush

Designed for both the big and small beards, this premium brush will give your beard its best style and is the perfect size for your hand, featuring an ergonomic grip on the sides for maximum control. 
 

HUSKYBEARD Big Beard's Boar Bristles Beard Brush

Mini Boar Bristle Beard Brush

This affordable, lightweight beard brush is for those who prefer a handled grip while having the bare minimum amount of bristles to give you an easy groom every time. 

HUSKYBEARD Moustache Boar Bristle Brush

Moustache Boar Bristle Brush

Lastly, our moustache brush is an alternative to a comb, suited for the might moustaches and stubble/short beards. Priced at only $9.99.

 

Conclusion:

It seems combs have always been associated with men's grooming, while brushes are associated with women's beauty care. Hopefully this article has informed you that a great beard brush is worth adding to your beard care routine. 

However, even the best brushes will have its limits on the care of your beard. It's highly recommended, and enjoyable, to pair your brushing with your favorite beards oils. This will provide you the best experience possible. 


Beard Starter Kit

 

If you're looking for just the essentials, we've curated our Essential Beard Starter Kit to include our Premium Boar Beard Brush and your choice of a 3-Month supply of Beard Oil. We highly recommend pairing the two for the best results.  

Implement this advice, thanks for reading and have a better beard!



84 Responses

Kenneth E Young
Kenneth E Young

January 07, 2018

Hopefully I win but if not I still want to try y’alls products and grow my beard thick and long I want a Husky beard !!!!
All new trying beard products…

CJ Rosenbum
CJ Rosenbum

January 06, 2018

Very informative. I never knew the benefits of a boar bristle brush. My birthday is in a few days and now know what I can tell my wife that I want. Thank you.

Danny K.
Danny K.

January 05, 2018

My son has a beard and I think this advise would be great for him

Korey Levings
Korey Levings

January 03, 2018

This was very helpful and informative I did not know that these brushes were so unique and versatile in how much they help beard growth and detangling will definitely be looking into one my Irish beard is wirey and curly so I think one of these brushes would definitely be worth a try to see if it helps my situation

Rev. Joshua Thomas
Rev. Joshua Thomas

January 03, 2018

Now that I have this nowledge, I’ll definitely be switching my outlook on my beard upkeep. Thank you.

Aaron burge
Aaron burge

January 02, 2018

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Aaron Rieder
Aaron Rieder

November 19, 2017

Love ve my brush!!!

Gloria Luongo
Gloria Luongo

November 19, 2017

My son has a beard and I think this advise would be great for him.

Scott Rosenberry
Scott Rosenberry

November 17, 2017

Ginna have to get a boar brush now

Willie Steen
Willie Steen

November 16, 2017

Great read because my beard can be untameable sometimes.I’ve been mostly using a comb to take manage my beard.The brush seems like quite more viable option for me.

Mitchell Kocen
Mitchell Kocen

November 16, 2017

Brushes really keep my beard under control.

Willy Nelson
Willy Nelson

November 14, 2017

Keep the great advice and knowledge base coming. I am quite new to having a beard and all your advice has been great.

James Kenendy
James Kenendy

November 13, 2017

I definitely need a good boar bristle brush as my beard approaches one year old.

Xia Lee
Xia Lee

November 13, 2017

Never knew the difference

Leland Lee
Leland Lee

November 13, 2017

Interesting

Mark B.
Mark B.

November 12, 2017

I haven’t used a boar bristle brush yet, but I do use occasionally a hard bristle brush and I can feel the difference. Can’t wait to try a boar bristle brush!

Dave
Dave

November 12, 2017

I always new natural was better than synthetic, now I know why.

Eric Duncan
Eric Duncan

November 12, 2017

I never knew the difference thanks for the education

Aaron Rieder
Aaron Rieder

November 12, 2017

I love my boar hair brush. It smooths out my bush beard

J.J. Harp
J.J. Harp

November 12, 2017

I need a new brush.
I’ve lost my old one & don’t like plastic combs

charles hayes
charles hayes

November 11, 2017

do white/gray beards call for different care

Steven Blevins
Steven Blevins

November 08, 2017

Interesting

Vikinbeard
Vikinbeard

November 07, 2017

Been using boars hairs brush since 2007 too keep the military high&tight clean

Ricky
Ricky

November 06, 2017

Very interesting article. I need to order one for myself.

steven trousdale
steven trousdale

November 05, 2017

I have a very course beard that is hard to grow in length, maybe this is the brush for me

Brandy
Brandy

November 05, 2017

I need to order my husband some beard care, he has a nice one!

RodKrue
RodKrue

November 05, 2017

I’m 52 and just now trying to grow my first real beard. Chin grows thick and long but the sides of my face,cheeks and jaw lines are real splotchy is this normal?? Also going to try and get some oil and this boars hair brush. Never realized they took so much grooming. Almost makes it all seem kinda feminine.

KERRNEL
KERRNEL

November 04, 2017

I’ve tried using a boar hair brush but it just makes my beard all poofy and looks unkept, plus it’s hard to brush down to my face because my beard is somewhat thick. Am I doing wrong?

Rick
Rick

November 04, 2017

Been growing my beard out for a few months…got some unruly hairs…maybe this will do the trick…anyone confirm?

Ryan
Ryan

November 04, 2017

I love my brush. After switching from a regular brush to this my beard has never been softer.

Stefan z
Stefan z

November 04, 2017

I always use a natural brush and spray it with some beard oil to get the luxurious shine.

The Pale One
The Pale One

November 04, 2017

Interesting….I believe I’ve used horse hair before but never boar. Looking forward to trying pig fur on my face mop!

James
James

November 04, 2017

Love the mini brush!!##

themadbeard
themadbeard

November 04, 2017

I’m going to have give this a try.

Berry
Berry

November 04, 2017

I have been using a boars hair brush for long time didn’t realize the benefits

Roger Mahla
Roger Mahla

November 03, 2017

Definitely need to invest in a brush…..first time growing my beard!

Edward Schulz
Edward Schulz

November 03, 2017

This may be what I am missing with my new beard! Will definitely have to try this out.

Tim Hueber
Tim Hueber

November 03, 2017

Gotta live a boar brush!

Bruce McFarland
Bruce McFarland

November 03, 2017

I have boar bristle brushes for shaving cream, so this makes sense.

Joseph Largen
Joseph Largen

November 03, 2017

Good info

Mitchell Kocen
Mitchell Kocen

November 03, 2017

I love brushing my beard. It makes it look neater

Ian
Ian

November 02, 2017

Nice

Joe Keegan
Joe Keegan

November 02, 2017

What is the best brush to use

Heath
Heath

November 02, 2017

I sure can use a new brush. Thank you for all the information it was very informative.

Scott Rosenberry Sr.
Scott Rosenberry Sr.

November 02, 2017

Just wanna say you have amazing products

Mike colbert
Mike colbert

November 02, 2017

definitely sounds like I need to pick up a brush
Justin Taylor
Justin Taylor

November 02, 2017

Sounds awesome!

Derek Brides
Derek Brides

November 02, 2017

Softest bristles ive tried

Brian Knisley
Brian Knisley

November 02, 2017

Nice read always wondered why everyone always talked about boars hair brushes alot of information

Barbie Sansom
Barbie Sansom

November 02, 2017

I bet this would be good for a women’s hair too

Redalth
Redalth

November 02, 2017

This is interesting…I think I need a boars bristle brush.

Nji
Nji

November 02, 2017

Impatiently waiting for my order. ?

Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez

November 02, 2017

Love the brush and sandalwood comb

Luke Marshall
Luke Marshall

November 02, 2017

I didn’t realize that could be the cause of my dry goatee and split-ends next comb definitely going to be boars hair.

Wali Abdullah
Wali Abdullah

November 02, 2017

great for short beards. Prefer a bamboo brush for beards with length
Brad Booth
Brad Booth

November 02, 2017

Great article

Dan McIntire
Dan McIntire

November 02, 2017

Very useful information. I am going to use it!

Rob C
Rob C

November 02, 2017

Never brushed my beard, never had any problems. Had a beard for 13 years now.

Michael C Staufenberg
Michael C Staufenberg

November 02, 2017

I love boar brushes fells so smooth like a face massage

Chris Cork
Chris Cork

November 02, 2017

I have used a plastic bristle brush and a horse hair brush,I tend to like the way the horse hair brush make the beard look more alive,I I have yet used a boar bristle brush,but would like to try some day thanks

Alan Matthew Clark
Alan Matthew Clark

November 02, 2017

I’ve been using a brush compared to my old comb and I feel the brush gets the oil down deeper and I LOVE it.

Broxyn
Broxyn

November 02, 2017

I need one of these!

Luke eguina
Luke eguina

November 02, 2017

Definitely interested

Larry
Larry

November 02, 2017

Wow! I’ve seen boar brushes before. Never knew!

Toran
Toran

November 02, 2017

I’m definitely going to be getting a boar brush here very shorty!!! Great article I appreciate all the information!

Rob
Rob

November 01, 2017

Very interesting. Now all i need is a beard.

William P. Scully
William P. Scully

November 01, 2017

I can’t wait to try your products.

Kevin Hill
Kevin Hill

November 01, 2017

Great blog! I have been working on my beard for a few months now and this article definitely helps.

Timmy
Timmy

November 01, 2017

Interesting

George Parry
George Parry

November 01, 2017

I will be adding a B.B. brush to my beard care arsenal.

Thomas Clark
Thomas Clark

November 01, 2017

Thanks for the great info

Alex
Alex

November 01, 2017

I’ve been enjoying wood combs but I’ll have to try boar!

Brent
Brent

November 01, 2017

Boar bristle brushes are great I use mine all the time they make great gifts too

Lori Tracy
Lori Tracy

November 01, 2017

I like a soft beard on my man so I was happy to read about the boars hair brush. Great info.

Robert Woodbury
Robert Woodbury

November 01, 2017

Good to know!!! Thanx for the info

Anthony Terragna
Anthony Terragna

November 01, 2017

I love your beard combs and boar bristle brushes. Qualitative products for qualitative beards. The mini boar bristle beard brush is great for mustaches and on-the-go beard maintenance.

Johnnie
Johnnie

November 01, 2017

I’m going to try one, my beard can always be shinier.

Damian Whitley
Damian Whitley

November 01, 2017

This article was very informative. I’ve used a boars bristle brush for many years simply because I like the texture! Now I know it’s good for your beard.

Ed
Ed

November 01, 2017

I have your boar bristle brush, I like it. Does a good job.

Matthew Grubba
Matthew Grubba

November 01, 2017

How can one tell if their brush is boar bristles or a synthetic material?

Matt Kalist
Matt Kalist

November 01, 2017

Never knew about boar bristle brushes, thanks for the informative article.

Mike H
Mike H

November 01, 2017

Using a boar bristle brush changes the game!

Scott Blake
Scott Blake

November 01, 2017

I use a boar Bristol brush and it makes my beard so soft.

Jer66ome
Jer66ome

November 01, 2017

Awesome advice

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