It was great for 3-5 months, but started leaving badger hair all over my face every time I used it. 3 or 5 hairs at first, that was annoying but I delt with it. It progressed to shedding 15-20 or more every time, and that made it more useful to just use my hands to apply the lather. $100 and 6 moths later it is junk! Do not waste your money. I have attempted to get it replaced, but I have been ignored by Merkur, or their parent company. Poor customer service, and the brush is poor quality. Look somewhere else.