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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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Semogue 1470 shave brush
2/22/2017
A 5 star brush! Plenty of backbone, exceptional performance, and a beautiful wooden handle.
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Good choice for a first brush
2/22/2017
I bought the Semogue 830 as my first brush after abandoning my cartridges. It's been a good choice so far. It didn't stink, even when new. After soaking for five minutes while I brush my hair and teeth it's ready to lather up. I haven't practiced enough with soaps to comment, but I get a thick, low volume lather with the creams I've tried so far. The bristles are soft enough not to be scratchy or irritating. When it's time for a new brush, I might try one with less loft, but I imagine I'll stay with Semogue boar.
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Beautiful brush that feels great, too
2/22/2017
This is my first brush from BrushCraft and I have to say this very handsome and builds lather rather nicely. I've used this 3 times and has become a favorite among the brushes I'm fortunate to own. The tips are soft, yet the body of this brush is stiff enough to use the creams and soaps I've tried it on. The issue now is that EVERY brush he makes is backordered and I'll have to wait for others! The price of this brush makes it a great value and I thank Chris and his wife for bringing this collection out.
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Outstanding service and brush
2/22/2017
Received my order quick. Brush is of great quality, not too stiff, whips up lather pretty quick and easy. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a Boar Brush.
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Greatest! OMEGA 599 silvertip badger
2/22/2017
The OMEGA 599 is a very good smaller size shaving brush. It is soft and lathers soap very well. The small size makes it a welcome change from the larger brushes. You will not be disappointed with this OMEGA brush.
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Great Brush!
2/19/2017
Simpson Colonel X2L Best Badger Shaving Brush (X2L) "When I initially started wet shaving, I had a cheap Art of Shaving badger brush found in one of their sample packs. I thought it would do the job for a long time, but after losing some badger hairs from just rinsing it with water. It was time to get serious. After doing some initial research with Omega and Edwin Jagger, which are great brushes as well, I decided to go with Simpson. I narrowed it down between the Commodore X2 and the Colonel. A quick and very helpful chat with Eric. Even though the knot and brush measurements were the same, I decided to go with the Colonel because the handle was a bit taller and thinner. Upon receiving the brush I was amazed at its tight knot and how soft it was. It's a great brush and if I ever need another one, I wouldn't hesitate with a Simpson. Do yourself a favor and get one!
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2/19/2017
Omega S-Brush Model S10018, Green & Clear "3-m weeks and still have not received my order from West coast shaving
Number of questions: 3
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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?