Most beards tend to be curly or wavy.
But too much curl leads to tangles and knots.
Coiled beards appear shorter and may feel itchier.
Are you asking yourself, “How can I make my beard hair straight?”
We have an answer for you. We’ll review the best beard straighteners today.
These include flat irons and beard brushes and combs.
You may also find the section about beard relaxers, balms, and oils useful. They can help you straighten your beard without using heat.
- What Are the Best Ways to Straighten a Beard?
- ½” Flat Iron Hair Straighteners
- 1” Hair Straighteners
- Hair Straightening Brushes
- Beard Relaxers and Straightening Products
- SoftSheen-Carson Dark and Lovely Beautiful Beginnings No-Mistake Smooth Relaxer For Kids
- Keratin-Infused Straightening Mask
- PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Smoothing Balm
- John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum
- Brazilian Blowout Thermal Straightening Balm
- Bossman Relaxing Beard Balm
- Smooth Viking Beard Balm with Leave-in Conditioner
What Are the Best Ways to Straighten a Beard?
Depending on how curly your beard hairs are, you have three options.
First, you can straighten your beard with beard oil or relaxing cream and a brush or comb. The effects will only last until the next time you wash your beard.
Second, you can go to a barber for professional beard straightening with chemicals. This is difficult to do at home, but not impossible. Plus, the effects last for weeks to months.
Third, you can use a tool like a hot flat iron for straightening hair. There are also heated beard straightening brushes and combs. Again, the hair only stays straight until the next wash.
Some men blow-dry their beards to straighten the hairs. The problem with this is that it can make the strands brittle (1).
In general, it’s easiest to straighten a beard if it’s well-moisturized and healthy.
Wash it with a specialized beard wash, not regular shampoo. Then always apply conditioner and beard oil or balm. The steps will ensure that your facial hair remains in top condition.
With that said, let’s begin by reviewing mini flat irons suitable for straightening short to medium-length beards.
½” Flat Iron Hair Straighteners
If your beard has been growing for three months to a year, a half-inch iron should be large enough for straightening the hairs.
The compact size is also handy for travel.
Conair MiniPRO 1/2-inch Ceramic Flat Iron
Conair is one of the big brands on the market. Their MiniPRO iron is economical yet powerful.
It heats up to one fixed temperature: 356°F. That’s plenty of heat to straighten all but the coarsest hairs.
The half-inch wide plates are made of ceramic that distributes heat evenly and shouldn’t damage the cuticle.
The iron also runs on dual voltages, which makes it convenient for travel.
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Mini Straightening Iron
This mini straightening iron has ceramic-coated titanium plates that reach 430°F.
The design of the iron allows it to work close to the skin.
It comes with a carrying case and a nine-foot cord.
MHU Professional 0.5 inch Mini Flat Iron Hair Straightener
One of the standout points of this straightening iron is that it eliminates frizz while it straightens the hair. It does this with negative ionic technology.
Meanwhile, the tourmaline ceramic plates heat up to 350 6°F. They have a “floating” design that won’t damage the cuticle but leaves hair with a silky texture.
Unfortunately, the power cord on this iron is only about 6 feet long.
SOLOFISH Mini Hair Straightener 1/2 Inch
If you have fine hair, this model heats up to just 392°F. It’s a dual straightener and curling iron.
Like many, it has PTC ceramic-coated titanium plates to avoid hot spots.
It heats up in 30 seconds, and it runs on voltages worldwide. Sadly, the power cord is less than 6 feet long.
The package includes a velvet carrying pouch and a one-year warranty.
Bed Head Pixie 1/2″ Straightener
The Pixie straightener heats all the way up to 430°F in 30 seconds.
The plates have tourmaline ceramic technology that makes hair shinier and eliminates frizz.
The shape allows you to work close to the root of the hair out to the tips.
Mini Portable Flat Iron Tourmaline Ceramic Travel Iron
Here’s another inexpensive hair straightener. It goes up to 410°F and runs on worldwide voltages between 100-240V.
It has floating plates to protect the hair from getting snagged. It also emits negative ions to make hair shiny and frizz-free.
Also, note that the iron comes with a heat-resistant storage bag.
1” Hair Straighteners
Once your beard is longer, a one-inch straightening iron gets the job done faster.
Revlon Ceramic Flat Iron for Ultra Straight Hair, 1”
Revlon’s basic 1-inch flat iron heats up to 400°F, hot enough to straighten most hair types but not enough to damage it.
It’s straightforward to control with silicone finger grips.
Revlon Perfect Straight Smooth Brilliance Flat Iron, 1 inch
For salon-style results, try Revlon’s more expensive model. It goes up to 455°F maximum. But it has ten digital heat settings and color-coded controls as well.
But there are other advantages besides precise temperature control. For one, it heats up in only 15 seconds.
And two, it has an automatic shut-off after 60 minutes.
Each of the one-inch floating plates is made of Advanced Ionic Tourmaline Ceramic. They make hair shine and won’t snag as you work.
Conair Double Ceramic Flat Iron, 1 -inch Flat Iron
Conair’s Double Ceramic flat iron reaches 410°F within 30 seconds. But you can also select from one of five digital heat settings.
The plates are extra long so you can do larger sections of hair at once.
Once you’re done, and the iron has cooled, engage the handle lock for storage. But if you forget to turn it off, it shuts down by itself.
Remington S5500 Anti-Static Flat Iron with Digital Controls
The Remington flat iron has six heat settings between 310° and 410°F. It sports one-inch floating plates that glide smoothly over the hair.
Each of the ceramic plates has a protective titanium coating. They get rid of static electricity and frizz.
The iron is ready to use in 30 seconds and will shut down by itself after 60 minutes.
SABUY Ceramic Flat Iron for Hair, Professional 1-Inch Hair Straightener
This flat iron features a power cord that swivels 360°. It runs on voltages worldwide.
It has floating ceramic tourmaline plates that won’t snag or pull hair.
The temperature is adjustable between 140° to 446°F.
Hair Straightening Brushes
If you don’t want to iron your beard straight, you may find that a heated brush or comb is more comfortable to use.
Hair Straightener Brush by TYMO
TYMO’s hair straightener brush has triangle-shaped bristles, or teeth. The teeth are mounted on a V-shaped frame that maintains a small gap to insulate the skin from the heating plates. In other words, you can touch the brush to your skin without burning it.
There are five heat settings.
The lowest, 266°F, is for thin and soft hair.
Then, the maximum is 410°F to straighten wavy and curly hair.
Settings in the middle-temperature range accommodate color-treated beards. In any case, it takes between 30 to 60 seconds to heat up thoroughly.
Two other features stood out. First, the brush turns itself off after 30 minutes. And second, it’s covered by a one-year warranty.
Multifunctional Electric Hot Comb and Beard Straightening Brush
This next beard straightening brush with ceramic teeth has two temperature settings and negative ion technology. It’s made to protect your skin from burning with an anti-scald design.
It comes with a swiveling power cord and offers two temperature settings: 356°F and 392°F.
Beard Straightener for Men, Beard Straightening Comb
The Movember beard straightening comb is cordless. It runs up to 30 minutes on a charge. Plug it into a USB outlet for three hours to refill the battery.
It has Advanced Ionic Heat Technology with an anti-static coating on the teeth. It adds shine while it straightens.
There are three heat settings: 302°F, 338°F, or 392°F.
The comb is made in accordance with safety standards like the European EML certification. It shuts down automatically and comes with a two-year warranty.
Aberlite Beard Straightener for Men
The Aberlite Beard Straightener protects your beard and face by staying under 400°F.
The 40 ceramic heated plates maintain consistent heat across the surface. This allows the teeth to glide through even the curliest of beards.
It has a swiveling power cord and automatic shutdown after 30 minutes.
Andis High Heat Press Comb
This professional press comb comes from Andis, a company that supplies professional barbershops with hair styling equipment. They’ve been in business for more than 80 years.
The comb is gold-plated ceramic that retains heat well. It achieves 450°F in 30 seconds but has 20 heat settings total for all hair types.
The swiveling cord makes the comb easy to manage. And in case you forget to turn it off, it shuts off automatically.
Beard Relaxers and Straightening Products
The least complicated way to straighten your beard is to apply balm or oil and comb it. Of course, this technique usually isn’t enough to relax tight curls. Plus, it needs to be repeated each day.
Some men have had their beards professionally straightened in a barbershop or salon. The stylist uses a chemical solution similar to a permanent.
These treatments for permanently straightening a beard include keratin or Brazilian straightening, chemical relaxers, and re-bonding (2).
Finally, it’s possible to blow-dry a beard straight just like you would the hair on your head. The results are vastly improved if you use a silicone cream or similar product.
If you’d like to try some of these solutions at home, we have some ideas below.
SoftSheen-Carson Dark and Lovely Beautiful Beginnings No-Mistake Smooth Relaxer For Kids
This hair relaxer is one of the mildest available. It works on all hair types although the manufacturer specializes in products for persons of African descent.
While it straightens hair, it also conditions it with shea butter and coconut oil.
Keratin-Infused Straightening Mask
This keratin straightening mask isn’t as aggressive as professional-grade keratin treatments. It only takes three minutes to work.
This is more of a hair repair mask than a straightener, but it will smooth the cuticle and relax the hair.
PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Smoothing Balm
This is a hair primer that’s activated by heat. It’s made with botanical ingredients like horseradish and sage but without any silicone.
Apply it to your damp beard before you blow-dry to straighten the hairs.
This award-winning product adds shine and removes frizz.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum
Sometimes silicone gets a bad rap, but it’s one of the best ways to tame curly, coarse hair. This product contains Cyclopentasiloxane and dimethiconol, plus algae extract, hydrolyzed silk, and mineral oil.
This salon-strength serum protects against heat damage while it smooths and fortifies the hair. Apply it immediately after washing to a soaking wet beard.
It’s safe for use on color-treated beards as well.
Brazilian Blowout Thermal Straightening Balm
Here’s another silicone-based option for when you want to blow-dry your beard as straight as possible. The heat-activated formula gets rid of frizz and straightens curls.
Bossman Relaxing Beard Balm
Bossman’s beard balm makes facial hair more manageable and sleek. Your beard will feel less scratchy and itchy while individual whiskers will be less brittle.
Use a product like this one to groom your facial hair. It moisturizes and tames to get rid of tangles. But it won’t feel greasy or heavy.
Smooth Viking Beard Balm with Leave-in Conditioner
The Cremo scruff softener is silicone-free. Not only will it stop beard itch and boost growth, but it also makes each individual whisker feel silkier. If you use this every day, you can help you maintain straighter hair.
Now that you’ve had a look at all the tools available for straightening your beard, which one will you use?
If you don’t mind doing daily maintenance, beard oil and a flat iron or heated brush are simple solutions.
For longer-lasting results, get a salon-quality straightening treatment.
Let us know what works best for you in the comments below.
1. https://www.wikihow.com/Straighten-Beard-Hairs by Laura Martin, published March 29, 2019 accessed August 14, 2019
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_straightening accessed August 14, 2019