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Shaving Brushes

Soften and lift that beard by creating a perfect lather with a shaving brush. We have all types: Silvertip Badger, Super Badger, Best Badger, Pure Badger, Boar Hair, Horse Hair and Synthetic. New to Shaving Brushes? Learn more about Shaving Brush Hair Types. Also, see the bottom of this page for a quick education and shop our curated Shaving Brush Recommendations

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Shaving Brush Education

Shaving Brushes have dual functionality. First they are used to create great lathers from shaving creams and shaving soaps. Second, they lift the beard and exfoliates the skin, to allow for a better shave.

Differences in Shaving Brush hair types

There are 4 common types of hair: Badger hair, Boar hair, Horse hair, and Synthetic hair. Badger hair is considered the best type of hair because of its superior ability to hold water and heat, allowing for a better lather. Boar and Horse hair tend to be less soft and hold less water, a great option for someone starting in wet shaving. Synthetic is also a great option for someone who wants a vegan option.

Pure, Best, Super and Silvetip Badger Hair Brushes

There is a range of quality of badger hair brushes going from the lower end Pure Badger to the higher end Silvertip Badger. As you go up the range, the hair becomes softer and the brush usually retains more water. Also the coloration tends to lighten as you go up the range, with Pure badger being the darkest in color, Best badger usually with different bands of color, and Silvertip with a more white color.

Shaving Brush Knot, Loft and Backbone

The knot refers to the diameter of the base of the hair. The larger the knot, the more hair there is...usually. Some knots are more densely packed than others. Loft refers to the height of the hair from the base of the knot to the top of the hair. Backbone refers to how strong the hairs stand up to pressure. Backbone is a combination of knot, loft and type of hair. The larger the knot, the more dense it is, and the shorter the loft, the more backbone it will have. Boar and Horse tend to have more backbone than badger hair. A brush without much backbone is considered "floppy".

Which stands does my brush fit into?

We are updating the information for every brush to show which stand it fits into. Look on the other information section of the product page.

Shaving Brushes Reviews
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Fantastic Brush
I love this brush. The handle is so large that my hand stays out of the bowl while I load it and the firm bristles make a fantastic lather.
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Semongue 830 Shaving Brush
I am thoroughly pleased with this brush. It was my fist boar brush purchase. I enjoy this brush especially loading from shave soaps. It loads easily as it is a stiffer brush compared to badger brushes. Better badger brushes can cost upward toward a $100 and higher so this is a good alternative.
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Most Excellent!
I have a Omega silvertip, a fine badger from Vintage Blades, a Omega synthetic, and the red/white and black/clear handled Fine brushes. The Fines both perform the same. Of all of these, the Fines performance is outstanding in producing a lather. They also have the added benefit of quick drying, and do not hold any odors. The silvertip is probably the best performer, but has absolutely no backbone to it, so it's kind of floppy. It's also more than double the price. If you are new to traditional shaving, or are just looking to add to what you have, this is a must have. Super soft, performs great, and is very inexpensive for what you get. I'm surprised they are asking more for these brushes because they are that good. I'm glad I bought the black/clear one since it appears those are no longer available. The new black ones are all black. I introduced my son and son-in-law to traditional shaving, and bought them each a kit. It included this brush, because of performance, ease of use, and pricepoint.
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Best brush for the money
Has enough backbone to lather with my soap, super soft feel on the face. My new favorite brush. I would buy it again in a heartbeat. Quality you can see.
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Shedding more than a few...
This brush has a ton of great reviews, that's why I chose it. But, it doesn't seem to be getting any softer after 20 shaves. My biggest complaint is that it keeps shedding hair with every shave. Let's hope that stops soon.
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New experience
Let me begin by saying I have never owed a badger brush. I started my wet shaving experience with a boar brush and Cella shave soap. I love cella shave soap and have been happy with my boar brush. That being said I decided to upgrade to a badger brush and I chose the Rooney Stubby 2. Along with it a bought some poraiso shave cream. Unfortunately it has shed three hairs so far. That is why I am only giving it four stars. The shave cream deserves five stars!
Number of questions: 3
Customer1
October 6, 2016 6:08 PM
Q:What is the best brush to use with creams?
Customer1
October 6, 2016 6:07 PM
Q:What is the best brush to use with soaps?
Customer1
October 6, 2016 6:04 PM
Q:What are the different type of badger brushes?