Many men want to straighten their curly beards. Why? Because they look better, feel softer and can be much more attractive to the ladies! One of the best tools you can use to straighten a beard is a beard straightening brush.
How does one go about buying a beard straightening brush? Are they worth the money? Do they even work???
A frizzy beard has a mind of its own sometimes. How can a beard comb work better than a regular comb?
In this article we'll give you all the beard straightening brush facts you need to make an informed decision.
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Does brushing your beard straighten it?
Brushing your beard will slightly straighten your beard. The process is enhanced if you use water, heat and beard balm as well. But, using a regular old brush has limitations, especially if you have really long facial hair or a thick beard.
If you've ever used a blow dryer while brushing your beard - you've noticed that your facial hairs come out a lot straighter than when you brush without heat. This is nothing new as men and women have been doing this with the hair on their head for decades.
And, while a blow dryer is a great tool, there is something even better that is designed specifically for beards.
Do beard straightening brushes work?
Since many men struggle to straighten their curly beards a product was invented just for them. That product is the beard straightening brush and it works in one of two ways.
The first way is that of hair drying brushes and the second is of heated thermal brushes. So, it either generates hot air internally and blows the air out while you brush OR it uses heated coils, like an iron, to heat the brush and the bristles.
Some brushes have additional characteristics. The most common are:
- Ionic beard straighteners
- Ceramic technology beard straighteners
- Hot air beard straighteners
Ionic beard straighteners have built-in advanced negative Ionic generators which emit rich negative ions that interact with the molecules in your hair to help repair and remove frizz - resulting in smooth and shiny beard hair. The ionic technology achieves a great beard straightening effect.
Ceramic beard straighteners are engineered with MCH technology and double slide comb teeth help reduce the time it takes to straighten your beard considerably. The ceramic materials help distribute heat evenly.
Hot air beard straighteners usually come with at least 3 different temperature modes for soft beards, full beards and long course beards. The heat levels are designed to help straighten your facial hair without damaging it. The good heated air beard straighteners have a 360 degree swivel cord to make the process much easier to perform.
Don't use too high a temperature with these brushes as high heat can cause hair damage. This advice goes for your head hair too.
How do you straighten your beard with a beard straightening brush?
Here are some free tips to help you make the most of your beard brush and get the straightest beard possible.
Beard straightening brush instructions:
- Dry your beard
- Condition your beard
- Create beard tension
- Comb facial hair downwards
- Moisturize your beard after
You want to make sure your beard hair is dry because if it's still wet - the heat can singe your hair (essentially cooking it) which will damage the fair and leave it looking frizzy before it falls out.
A man should always condition his beard with a little beard oil before using a heated beard straightener to ensure his beard remains moisturized throughout the process. The heat you will be using is going to cook a lot of the hair's natural oils and moisture so an oil based beard moisturizer will keep the hair from completely drying up.
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Brush downward and with your heated brush and maintain a consistent hold on your facial hair to get that silky beard you want.
Creating beard tension and combing down will shape your beard in the correct direction and work with gravity to keep your beard straight. Tension is necessary to straighten the beard and let the heat create a more straight and rigid hair in the direction you want. Make sure to brush at 25% of your hair brushing speed to allow the heat to do its job.
Moisturize your beard afterwards with a small amount of more beard oil or use beard balm. If you are shaping a cool beard style, beard balm is more useful as the product is made into a paste, rather than an oil. If you are just looking to keep your beard healthy and shiny - use beard oil.
Work the oil into your beard to reach the skin beneath. Realistically, you should incorporate beard oil into your grooming routine no matter what. But, if you are using a heated beard straightening brush regularly then you MUST KEEP that beard healthy and moisturized!
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New Beard Straightening Brush Features:
- PTC heater - Provides safe, powerful, and energy-efficient heat.
- Negative ion function - Protects your hair from damage.
- Tourmaline ceramic interlayer heating plate - Ensures silky, shiny, and frizz-free hair.
- LED temperature display - Displays temperature during heating and use.
- Heats up to 450°F - Features temperature adjustment buttons and offers multiple settings for fine, medium, and coarse hair.
- Automatic energy-saving mode - Disables heating and negative ion functions when you are not using the brush.
- 360° swivel cord with hanging loop - Allows you to move around while straightening your hair.
With the new and improved V2 Beard straightener you can tame your wild and curly mane quickly and safely by using our advanced technology.
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Beard straightening brush - Summary
If you can groom and straighten your beard you will never run out of beard styles to keep you looking great. But, it is important to remember that every beard tells a story and sometimes a curly beard tells your authentic story for you!
A curly beard is an honest beard and while straightening your beard might make sense if you are aiming for a certain beard style, in our books a natural look never goes out of style.
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