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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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Updated review
7/24/2017
Simpson Commodore X3 Best Badger Shaving Brush X3B Greg S. here again to update my prior 3-star review. I asked WCS for a replacement brush and they sent it. Comparing the two, is already clear that this brush is awesome and the other one was defective from the start. My new Commodore X3 has only shed a hair or two while the other one started off shedding at least a few hairs every time it was touched, culminating in the shedding I wrote about earlier. Anyway, I wanted to update my review to say that WCS happily stood by their product, so if you want one of these brushes, you can buy without risk.
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Great handle, great fibre, great 26mm knot = great brush at a great price.
7/23/2017
West Coast Shaving Torch Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Tortoise An excellent brush with a great looking handle. I like this synthetic fibre a lot. It basically is a very soft fibre, but given the fact that it is a 26mm knot, it is denser and therefore provides more backbone than in a smaller knot. The whole brush is a bit smaller than I expected. Nevertheless, I like this brush a lot and it is very good value for money.
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beacon shaving brush
7/20/2017
West Coast Shaving Beacon Shaving Brush, Pure Badger, Ivory I am new to the whole wet shaving thing, that said this brush was easy to use right out of the box and still looks great after a few months of use. good product good value
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Great first brush
7/19/2017
West Coast Shaving Beacon Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Black This is my first brush I've used it 8 or 9 times now. It's been awesome from the first shave I've had but can really tell it's starting to get broken in it really does a great job whipping up a great lather very comfortable on the face
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Brush Bliss
7/18/2017
Omega 636 Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush The comfort of this brush is superb! It was a joy to shave with such luxury. The handle has a masculine design very different from other brushes I've seen. It is a small brush so big hands may not appreciate its delicate styling.
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New brush
7/15/2017
West Coast Shaving Torch Shaving Brush, Silvertip, Tortoise Great feel, lathers well. Excellent value
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Beautiful
7/11/2017
West Coast Shaving Torch Shaving Brush, Silvertip, Tortoise Arrived fast, and this brush is of very high quality. The kind of quality seen in brushes 2-3 times the price. I'm going to grab a couple more of these as X-Mas gifts. The knot on this brush is incredible and extremely packed. I've used it twice and it hasn't shed a single bristle yet.
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Excellent Brush
7/9/2017
Simpson Commodore X1 Best Badger Shaving Brush X1B Great backbone and softness. I'm very pleased!
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?