I got this brush after using the wooden Tweezerman brush. I must say, what an upgrade. This brush holds a LOT of water. It's very gentle and soft on the face but firm enough to create a really nice lather. The handle is very comfortable and solid-feeling. As far as shedding, I'm really impressed. After unpacking and using it for the first time, I'm expecting the sink to look like I shaved a badger. That's not the case at all. I think I had one, or at the most, two hairs shed on first use. After that, zero shedding. It says "entry level" in the description, but I don't believe I'll be upgrading. This brush works great for me.