Wet Shaving, Luxury Grooming and Smiles

Both boar hair and horse hair are popular brushes among men who wet shave and are generally less expensive than badger hair. While they retain less water than badger hair, there are some great benefits. Boar hair is a stiffer brush hair that softens with use. Horse hair is a softer option. Both certainly whip up a great lather!

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Boar and Horse Shaving Brushes Reviews
Great value!
This brush performs well and creates nice lather. It is good for face lathering and has good backbone. The painted handle your is a plus. For the price, it is a great value.
Great brush
This brush is very good. It was a gift from my wife when i expressed interest in a horse hair brush since i have badger, boar, and synthetic. After letting it soak, it gave a great lather. It's as expected after research- a great middle ground between badger and boar. it's has some backbone but is very soft with good water retention. it is also very attractive in person.

it's got a good size (my hands are average) and gave no trouble with loading a good lather. as with other hair brushes, it had a little odor but i expect it will wear off as my badgers did.

if you're curious with trying something different than badger but don't want the harshness that can be boar and don't like synthetic, horse is definitely your route. plus, for those who care, it's cruelty free.
Ethically sourced
Nice brush that feels great against the skin, not too expensive, and best of all it's made from ethically sourced materials.
This little guy packs some power
I had heard all the positive things about this brush, and it lived up to the hype. This little guy lathers like a champ. I love this knot. I look forward to taking it in my dopp kit, but actually, it has gotten tons of usage at home. For the price, BUY IT!!
Great brush
I have used badger brushes since 1975 and regarded boar as a cheap substitute. My current EJ super badger brush was getting too floppy after 10 years but I did not want to spent $80-100 on anew one. So for $8 I got boar. I soaked it overnight and soak it for 15 minutes before using it (while in the shower). It is great. It has a good backbone yet is soft on my face and makes lots of lather. It cleans up more easily than badger too. I put the badger away.
My favorite brush, amazing value
I can't comment on the white handle because they made a mistake and sent me a black one. I'm not to upset by this because my main goal was to have a second one in a different color as I already own a red one.

My uncle talked me into ordering one of these after a discussion of fine badger brushes. He had heard that these brushes break in over a long time and rival super soft expensive brushes. I thought he was nuts, but at about $10 I didn't have anything to lose.

I'm very glad I took that first step. Omega really makes their brushes well. (Yes it might stink for a while but this quickly improves. If the smell really bothers you just wash it with some shampoo.) I soak my brush in hot tap water wile I shower. This changes the very stiff scratchy hair into stiff hairs with very soft tips. The more you use it the more the tips split becoming softer and softer.

Unlike a badger brush this doesn't feel like a wet mop, these brushes have some backbone. If you want to scrub hard you can. I have some stiff neck hair that lays very flat. With this brush I can really lift them up. Yet painting on cream I can barely feel the brush tips. Also this brush is huge, it will load a lot of soap nicely.

I now own at least four other Omega boar brushes of different styles, they really make a good brush at an unbelievable price. My only complaint is I wish they would offer their boar brushes with a nicer handle. It's like putting discount used tires on a high end sports car. The plastic handle is huge, ugly and feels cheap but is very comfortable so I won't complain to much.