Though combs are probably the first kind of grooming tool known to mankind, and combs have been used equally by men, women and children for centuries, there is something different about combs for men. The distinction is that men can grow facial hair, and this needs to be groomed as well. The odd thing about facial hair is that it may be completely different from what a man has on his head. A mustache or a beard can be very curly or thick, at the same time as the head hair is thin and smooth. Sometimes, white hair turns up in a man’s facial hair before it shows on his head, or vice versa.
So, the mystique of combs seems to be that their function must be both practical and manly at the same time. Men often enjoy simple, rugged designs that work. This collection of combs has those requirements, and more.
10. Handmade Wood Hair Beard, Hair and Mustache Gift Comb by Rocky Mountain
Made simply from real wood, this handmade beard and hair comb comes in a handsome gift box suitable for any man. The comb has anti-static properties and offers simple grooming for the rugged individual who enjoys sporting a beard and nice hair.
9. Olina 100% Handmade Premium Quality Natural Sheep Horn Comb
This handmade comb is made from sheep horn. It has no handle, and measures about 5 inches long so it will fit in a pocket. It is an attractive man’s comb, said to have soothing and comforting properties. It is pricier than many other options, but it is well made and smooth to use. You need to keep it out of the sun, avoid bending it and keep it in the open air when home. It has a faint distinctive scent because it is made from a natural material, but most do not find it offensive at all.
8. Sandalwood Beard Gift Comb from Rocky Mountain
This product is actually a hair and beard comb in one item. It is handmade out of sandalwood. The wood is organic and has the fragrance men have enjoyed for centuries. You use the longer teeth to comb your hair, and then you can turn the comb around and use the shorter teeth on the other side to comb your beard. Actually, it will work both ways, depending on how long your hair is. It comes packaged in an attractive, black velvet style gift box and will be a nice gift for anyone who loves their beard.
7. Kent Handmade Comb for Thick or Coarse Hair
This Kent comb is about 5 and a half inches long. It is designed for use with coarse or thick hair; with the teeth cut by saw to just the right distance apart for easy grooming. It will fit in a pocket easily, and has smooth rounded tips on the teeth for comfort. Most men who upgrade to a Kent comb from another brand notice the difference in quality immediately, and this model is no exception.
6. Natural Sandalwood Handmade Beard and Mustache Comb
This beard comb is made from fragrant sandalwood. It’s a scent that has been used in fine men’s grooming products for generations. This is a handmade product, designed to avoid snags and static. It will fit inside a pocket for quick beard touch-ups away from home. It comes in a nice bag which makes a good gift.
5. UK Made KENT Handmade Pocket Comb for Beards
This Kent comb has a handle to make it easier to hold. As is the same with all Kent products, this comb is made by hand using precise cutting and polishing methods which the company has used for generations. The company was originally founded in Great Britain in 1777, and through the years, the family has passed the legacy of making fine grooming products through a long line of family members.
4. Kent Men’s Extra Small Handmade Beard and Moustache Comb
This comb is described as made by hand using saw cuts and special polishing techniques. It is made of plastic derived from natural plant sources, which should be less damaging to hair. Men who own this comb have called it a luxury item because it works so well to control their facial hair. They don’t mind spending extra for this high quality comb, as it does a much better job than other cheaper ones they have owned.
3. Cricket Ultra Smooth Hair Detangler Comb infused with Argan Oil
Infused with Argan oil, this comb promises to untangle and keep your hair smooth. The manufacturer recommends washing it in antibacterial or regular soap whenever you wish to keep it clean and free of normal oils from your own head. But, the product is supposed to hold its dose of Argan oil for at least 3 years as long as it is in its packaging materials. Once opened, it is supposed to gradually evaporate what it has absorbed. About 70 percent of owners gave this a five star Amazon rating. Comments include a preference for the extra wide distance between the teeth of the comb and its seamless construction. Constructive critics remind that plastic cannot absorb oil, but the wide teeth may do their job.
2. Kent Hand Made Beard and Moustache Comb (81T)
Over 590 owners rated this mustache and beard comb, with 63 percent of them giving it a 5 star Amazon rating. It is a very small comb, about 3 inches in length. It is designed to keep in your pocket and use it for on the go grooming. Men who use it comment on the very tiny teeth and fine separation between them. They compare it to the fine end of a regular sized comb, but indicate that it is finer than that. It is possible to hold this tiny comb in the palm of one hand. Even with its small size, most men find that it is very strong and does an excellent job of grooming their facial hair.
1. EQLEF® Wide-tooth Green Sandalwood Handmade Pocket Comb
This comb is made of sandalwood; 100% and in a green color. It is designed with wide teeth so that it won’t catch on hair and pull it. This natural wood is said to be calming and tension relieving, due to its unique aroma. Most owners feel that this is a very nice comb which works well to untangle dry hair. The manufacturer cautions against leaving this comb in the heat or direct sunlight, and to store it in a place with adequate air flow.