I bought a few of the Omega boar hair brushes from a drug store when I was starting out. Those brushes would lose their hair and I'd end up throwing them out after about 5-6 months. I wanted to get a better brush but not break the bank like some of the other much more expensive badger brushes. So I bought this one. After using it for a year now, it's still in fantastic shape. None of the hairs are falling out, it's still soft, and it's significantly better than the boar hair brushes I threw in the trash can. If you want a low cost entry into badger brushes, I'd recommend this one.