I decided to introduce my three (adult) boys to using a brush and soap. Just wanted some inexpensive (to me) items (soap, brush, and brush stand) to get them introduced to the idea. I had my own good items, but bought an extra set for myself so I would know what is was giving them. I started using this brush and haven't stopped. Maybe my badger brush is poor, and I just have a bad example of a badger brush, but this boar brush is great.