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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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Easy to use just the right size
6/23/2017
Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1 I like the feel in my hand and the texture if the bristles it works better than my old brush even when it was new. Would recommend to everyone.
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Excellent Brush
6/22/2017
West Coast Shaving Beacon Black Synthetic Shaving Brush, Black I just purchased this brush and have used it only a few times but it was terrific from day one. My previous brush was animal hair and had to be broken in for several months, while this brush was perfect out of the box. It lathers up beautifully and is both soft on the face and stiff in the bowl, a perfect combination. Also, at least for the first several times, I have not noticed any bristles falling out. My previous brush shed bristles every time it was used. I will definitely purchase again.
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Intro to shaving kit
6/21/2017
West Coast Shaving Lantern Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Black My only complaint is that I ordered the black boar hair brush but got the white one.
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Blk 12
6/16/2017
Kent BLK12 Silver Tip Badger Shaving Brush, Black Handle I've bought mine 35yrs ago in London, where Kent did have a small shop near Picadilly. I've used it for 25yrs daily with no issues and whether it has shed few hairs, I can't remember. The brush does look like new, only the logoprinting on the handle is slightly fading. Now it's not in use anymore, as I've learned to prefer stiffer brushes and find Kent too floppy at this moment. Nevertheless, the Blk12 is standing in my den to impress with it's looks and size... Though floppy as to today's standards, it still is an impressive brush of superb quality and craftsmenship!
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Amazing brush for sensitive skin.
6/15/2017
Omega 0146745 HI-BRUSH Synthetic Shaving Brush This brush is amazing for how inexpensive it was. I was a sucker and bought the overpriced brush from Art of Shaving at $150. This lathers faster and produced a much better lather (using Castle Forbes and Mitchel's Wool Fat). A great thing to consider if you have sensitive skin and are allergic to animals. I broke out in a rash each time i used the badger brush with every type of cream and soap.
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TYEHEAD
6/15/2017
Parker CHST Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush, Chrome Handle I have owned this brush for over a year now ; Great product for the price ! you cant go wrong
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This is a great brush,
6/15/2017
Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ebony This is a great brush, especially for the price. Soft enough to be comfortable and stiff enough to work up a lather quickly. Compares very favorably to my premium badger brushes. Works well with cream, gel or hard soap.
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over performs
6/11/2017
Omega 11047 Banded Boar Shaving Brush For it's size, and it is small, it performs like it is a larger size brush in both making foam and holding foam.
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?