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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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Great value, thick and full
8/18/2017
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Didn't get it yet
8/17/2017
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Not bad for the $
8/17/2017
West Coast Shaving Beacon Shaving Brush, Silvertip, Ivory It's not my softest brush but I've paid a lot more for worse brushes. I do love the handle, it's got a little weight to it and doesn't feel cheap. It also doesn't look cheap. Nice overall size. Mine shed for the first few weeks but has stopped since. Overall a pretty decent brush at a very reasonable price.
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Love at first feel
8/13/2017
West Coast Shaving Torch Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Tortoise Of course being the speculative type of person, I was a little hesitant in buying a "synthetic" shaving brush. But I have to say that this brush blows away any "real" boar or badger hair shaving brush I've ever used my entire time of wet shaving. This brush was everything I was looking for and at a fraction of the coast it would cost me in a high end badger brush. The brush holds water if you need it to and whips up a lather unlike any badger brush I've used before.



So if your looking for a great Shaving brush and like the larger diameter size knot, this would be the one to look at!
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Very nice brush
8/13/2017
West Coast Shaving Torch Shaving Brush, Silvertip, Tortoise This is the third brush I own. I have a synthetic H.I.S brush which I used the most, so I will compare it to that one. It holds water well, I enjoy the heat retention that my old brush did not have. The WCS brush has only lost a few hairs, much less then the Omega badger that I have. Using shaving cream, it lathers very well, enough for three passes. Using tallow based soap; however, the WCS brush doesn't produce as much lather, enough for two passes. No big deal, just put more soap on the brush. I do enjoy the WCS brush, it is definitely a good value for a badger silver tip brush.
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West Coast Shaving Torch Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Tortoise
8/11/2017
West Coast Shaving Torch Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Tortoise My very first shaving brush. I am new to traditional wet shaving. I love it, it is an excellent brush. Thank you west coast for your wonderful products and awesome service. If you are lookin for an economical brush. BUY IT!!!
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Great brush, equally great price!
8/10/2017
Omega 636 Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush What can I say, I've been using this brush for several months and it is fantastic. Loads wonderfully and I have only lost 1 or 2 hairs in those months of service. Whether using soap (my number 1 choice) or cream, the outcome is great. An exceptional value for a Silvertip Badger shave brush.
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Nails it on all fronts
8/9/2017
West Coast Shaving Lantern Shaving Brush, Silvertip, Black The Lantern Super Badger brush hits all the right notes. Great water holding ability, soft face feel, nice backbone, and of course, it is priced affordably. Thank you to WCS for yet again hitting a home run in the wet shaving world. Guys, do yourself a favor and purchase this brush. You will not be disappointed.
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?