After a lot of use, your beard comb may not feel as smooth and fresh as it did the day you received it in the mail. Don’t worry, though. Here are some tips for rejuvenating your beard comb.
Just using your beard comb after putting oil in your beard helps keep the wood in good shape. Most beard oils are organically made (or close to it) and don’t contain and synthetic chemicals. The oils sink into the wood, keeping it in great shape. I would avoid using your comb in your hair if you use pomade or paste, as that can make the tines on the comb sticky. Plus, any good beard oil has a nice fragrance that will linger on your comb.
All natural lemon oil, or other similar oils, can protect and enhance your comb. These can be found practically anywhere and are used for furniture and other wood fixtures. All you need is a few drops on a soft cloth. Rub it over your comb and let it dry. Then buff with a soft, dry cloth. It smells great and keeps the wood fresh, moisturized and protected.
I use natural boiled linseed oil as a final step when finishing a beard comb. I let the comb soak in the oil for a bit, ensuring it soaks into the body, tines and everywhere else. Then I take the comb out, wipe it down thoroughly, and let it dry. Once dried, I used very fine sandpaper (usually 800 – 1000 grit) to give each comb a smooth, finished feel. You can do this too.
Before you go about restoring your comb, be sure to lightly sand the comb, getting the body and between the tines. I use 400 grit sandpaper for this. Wipe the comb down well after you’ve sanded it, then follow the process at the top. If you really want to get a smooth finish, you can do my last step when finishing a comb. If you have a rotary tool (I have a Dremel), use a buffer wheel and go over the comb after you’ve finished all the steps in the top paragraph. Now your comb should be good as new.