Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Kent BRD2 Beard Brush

In December I took the conscious decision to grow my usually straggly-arsed beard out a bit so that I could be shaved properly by those lovely folk at Cornerstone. The RMT put paid to the shave thanks to their seemingly endless strikes. Since then I haven't done a thing with the facial fuzz apart from add copious quantities of beard oil and balm (not together) and today as I sit here it's actually the longest length that I've ever had it. So with a beard and an aversion to looking like I've slept rough for a week I sent the missus on a quest to find a decent beard brush that didn't cost the Earth. She ventured into John Lewis and came back with the Kent BRD2 Beard Brush.
Kent BRD2 Beard Brush
Kent BRD2 Beard Brush
Kent BRD2 Beard Brush
The brush comes in a quirky little box with a carry bag and retails for £20. If you want one, you can click here to buy it direct from John Lewis.

This is what they say about the Kent BRD2 Beard Brush:


'Boasting an ergonomically shaped handle, the pure natural boar bristles have been cut and shaped to improve the brushes performance. Each brush comes with a beautiful hand-stitched cotton bag printed on both sides. Not only a handy bag to store your brush in but for those who use beard oil it will protect your clothes from any excess oil held in the brush head from leaching into your suit pocket or the lining of your favourite bag.'

The brush itself is easy to use (it's a brush after all, not rocket science) and despite using a coarse type of hair in the bristles it is surprisingly soft on the skin. This really did shock me as I'd heard from an avid beard brusher that boar hair felt to the touch about one notch down from a yard brush. The angled bristles makes the brush glide over the surface of the beard while the rear bristles do as promised penetrate through the beard to style the hair below. One brush through and boom, the brush had separated and tidied the hair into the direction of travel so to speak. Here is the scraggly-arsed beard before brushing.


Kent BRD2 Beard Brush

Kent BRD2 Beard Brush
Kent BRD2 Beard Brush
After applying beard oil or balm the brushing process has pretty much all of the hassle removed and it helps to set the hair in place. Win! The only possible gripe I could have is that the angled bristles mean that I have to brush left handed on both sides of my huge face - as I said, a very, very minor gripe.

Got a beard? Looking for a recommendation for a beard brush? Look no further - it's reasonably priced, is gentle on the skin when brushing and it helps sort out the knotted, straggly hair into a neater more presentable style to face the outside world with. Since I started using the brush I have found that my beard seems to be growing faster (weird) is more presentable and actually sitting watching a film brushing my beard is really therapeutic! Big thumbs up from me.

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How's my beard looking? "Strong" said the voice in my head....

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14 comments:

  1. This is amazing and makes for a perfect valentines present for the boyfriend!

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  2. Well you learn something new every day, I didn't know such a thing existed until I read your post. Perhaps I should buy one for my husband in the hope that his beard grows a little more!

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  3. Your beard game is strong I am telling you and the beard brush did well at taming stray hairs!

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  4. The beard brush did a good job..gosh I'd even get that for my own hair to use as a dress brush lol

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  5. The brush looks like it did a great job combined with the hair oil or balm. That's one well controlled beard!

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  6. This is such a great review! Do you know of any beard brushes that are readily available in the states? Fun fact: my husband and everyone he knows actually use a boar hair shoe polishing brush (believe it or not!). Good beard care surprisingly isn't a "trend" here in the states yet. Every guy wants one, but no one wants to put in the work.

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    1. A shoe polishing brush would probably be a good starting point but with this one the trimmed bristles make it much easier. There is a great little company called the Detroit Grooming Co who sell beard brushes over in the good old US. They are really reasonably priced and have loads of cool stuff for the beard bloke in your life. Well worth a look:

      https://detroitgrooming.com/search?type=product&q=Beard+Brush&x=0&y=0

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    2. Or if you want this particular brush, you can buy it from the Kent US site here:

      https://kentbrushes.com/us/

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  7. As the wife, it this brush does make a whole lot of difference to the beard and keeping it trim! x

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  8. This sounds really great, and would make an ideal gift for a bearded loved one!

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  9. I love the box and little bag, makes it a perfect present to buy!

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  10. I'm in love with the packaging! I'm going to be recommending this to my friend, he'll love this! Thanks!

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  11. Another present for the hubby, he loves it when I visit your blog!!!

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  12. So I'd get somewhat more before I would go out and would work it through my facial hair once more. best beard oil

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