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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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Quite impressive
3/29/2017
Now, I don't know about you but I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" (buy cheap, get cheap). I took the gamble at $15. But Boars hair? Never heard of it until recently when my 8 year old silver tip (merkur) which I was never really impressed with, simply degraded in quality and looks. It wore out because I used it hard to lift my whiskers which themselves are tough as comparable copper wire. In short, Badger just doesn't offer any "backbone" to speak of. It's meant to create lather and mildly lift and exfoliate.

Out of the box this Semogue 1460 had no odor worth mentioning. The company logo is a sticker and I simply don't like logos or stickers on anything after I buy them. I took the logos and emblems off my truck. This sticker came off with moderate effort and 30 seconds of patience. It probably wouldn't have lasted very long under shaving conditions anyway.



My first shave was just what I wanted. This brush has very nice backbone but won't rough up your skin. The ends are quite soft but not Badger soft. It really did the job on the whiskers too. Holds water much better than I anticipated. Where have boar hair brushes been all my life?



How well does this brush hold up? Time will tell. Suffice to say that out of the box and one shave did not produce one hair falling out. If the brush lasts 2 years (I'm certain it will last decades if not become an heirloom piece) then $15 every 2 years is still light years cheaper than trying to keep up with modern shaving systems. Who in their right mind needs 5 blades at a time anyway?



I ordered on a Saturday evening and Westcoast got it out that Monday late afternoon . It was in my hands on Wednesday. Honestly, from Chino California to East Coast Florida in 2 days 1st class UPS? I mean that's better than the USPS by 3-4 days.



Hats off to WCS, Semogue and UPS! Thanks to all of you.
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Love this brush!
3/28/2017
This is a very fine brush, especially for the money. Good backbone , works up a good lather, but not too stiff at all, and it breaks in very well and is getting a bit softer as it goes along. Lost only a couple of bristles and it looks elegant. Frankly, why spend more?
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Great brush, especially for the price.
3/27/2017
This WCS Brush performs very well. And the price is great!
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Vulfix 2235s
3/27/2017
I like the size of this brush,lathers up very good.
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great
3/25/2017
smaller then I thought. My first silver tip, it works great, both on soap and creams. I would recommend this brush.
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Massive and Nice
3/24/2017
Comparing this to the best seller here on this site from Omega it is a quality product hands down. The handle is nice and big and the hair is just the right length. The only down side of this brush is the color. It is not great ,but is definitely unique and it only comes in the one color. This is a bold move by WCS because it's not a standard color scheme and is very off putting if you are try to keep a certain look through your shaving essentials, on top of it is in the line up of first brushes they have released. In the future I would love to see other color options or even limited time color options that really stand out on a fantastic brush. Most of us end up collecting brushes and specific razors anyways...its hard to have just one awesome thing.
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Best Brush I've Ever Used
3/24/2017
I've been using one of these for several years now. I keep trying others, but so far this one still beats them all. Great full, fluffy knot. I've used this brush with everything from luxury shaving soaps and creams all the way to raw African black soap from Nigeria, and this little gem never fails to whip up a great lather with just about anything. I love this brush! The logo does wear off after awhile, but the brush looks fine without it. I don't ever remember it shedding at all.
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Very Satisfied.
3/24/2017
This brush has a great weight and size which makes it very comfortable to use. It really works seems to like tallow based soaps and is great for face lathering. I am still breaking it in as it is a recent purchase, but so far I have no complaints with its performance.
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?