Some other benefits of using a wooden beard comb: Effective Detangler - The smooth finish of the wooden comb will glide through your beard much more effectively than plastic or metal. No static electricity buildup - The harder, or more dense the wood is, the less static buildup that occurs, which means a fuller, healthier look. Wooden combs distribute the oils more evenly, thus coating the beard hair from shaft to tip, which plastic or metal combs won't do as effectively. Wooden combs can last a lifetime, if properly cared for. If you need to clean or wash your comb, simply run some warm water over the comb, then wipe it clean. Using soap to clean your comb will strip the oils that have soaked into the wood. Wooden combs give your beard a healthy shine.