As a beard grower/owner, you probably heard of or use a Kent comb. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, a Kent comb looks like this:
The minute I started reading about beards, the famous Kent comb kept coming back in almost every beard video and article I read. At first, I thought it was an overrated gimmick, but nonetheless, since the combs I had at home were total trash (I’ve shaved my head for 15 years, so I didn’t use combs, and my girlfriend uses brushes), I decided to give that so-hyped Kent comb a try.
Since I was at the very early stages of my beard journey, and wasn’t sure whether I would shave it all off or “beard on”, I decided to try the middle-sized one rather than the big-ass one.
This is the one I bought:
So, that being said, at the stage where I am, I think the 5-inch comb is enough for my current needs. As for the smallest one, it’s mainly a ‘stache comb. And the big-ass one, well, I think it’s for hugely epic beards like George Bruno (I’m a loyal follower of this guy and will definitely write a blog post on him someday).
Anyways, here are 5 reasons to use a Kent comb over any other comb:
It ain’t a cheap-ass one-dollar corner-store comb
Kent combs are handmade with thick plastic and “sawcut” teeth. The fact that they’re handmade helps with quality control, as Kent combs are seldom faulty. Broken or irregular teeth are things you can see quite often with standard chain-produced combs, but not with Kent ones.
It doesn’t get gross and dirty easily
Those who have used the typical small black pocket comb probably noticed that it gets easily stuffed with dandruff and other forms gross matter. Next thing you know, that dirt is very hard to get rid of, and all that’s left to do is throw that gross thing away and buy a new one-dollar black comb.
Kent combs aren’t like that. They hardly retain any beard oil and beard balm, and retain no dandruff. For that reason, they are great for using after applying beard oil and/or beard balm, in order to make sure the oil and/or balm is distributed evenly. Once you’re done using the comb, simply move it under running water for a few seconds and there you go, your comb will be like new.
It will last for decades
As mentioned earlier, Kent combs are made of thick plastic… actually so thick that it’s not flexible at all (which is a good thing). Cheap combs can get curvy and eventually become unusable when carried out in pockets or jackets. Kent combs can of course break when used or carried without care, but when used properly, its teeth won’t break, the comb won’t curve and dirt won’t ruin it.
It won’t hurt your hair and skin
Compared to cheap plastic combs, Kent combs’ teeth are several times thicker. Furthermore, they’re neither flexible nor sharp. As a result, you won’t pull out hair while untangling your beard (unless your beard has become a lost cause :-)), and you won’t damage your skin by over-picking and over-scratching it.
What do you think?
Do you use Kent combs? Do you like them? Feel free to comment below.
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