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Shaving Brush Collection

Soften and lift that beard by creating a perfect lather with a shaving brush. Shop our TOP 10 and NEWEST Shaving Brushes. As well as by type: Synthetic, Silvertip Badger, Super Badger, Best Badger, Pure Badger, Boar Hair and Horse Hair.

  • Simpson Trafalgar Fibre Synthetic Shaving Brush T3-West Coast Shaving
    $25.99

    Simpson Trafalgar Fibre Synthetic Shaving Brush T3

    16 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Synthetic Hair, Faux ivory handle Also available T1 and T2 sizes Description from the Vendor Scotsman Alexander Simpson...

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    $25.99
  • Simpson Trafalgar Fibre Synthetic Shaving Brush T2-West Coast Shaving
    $22.75

    Simpson Trafalgar Fibre Synthetic Shaving Brush T2

    7 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Synthetic Hair, Faux ivory handle Also available T1 and T3 sizes Description from the Vendor Scotsman Alexander Simpson...

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    $22.75
  • Simpson Wee Scot Best Badger Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $39.90

    Simpson Wee Scot Best Badger Shaving Brush

    28 reviews

    THE Wee Scot from Simpson Small (ahem, tiny) brush with big results Best badger hair in a faux ivory handle To attempt a description of the icon...

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    $39.90
  • Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1-West Coast Shaving
    $23.20

    Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1

    31 reviews

    Economical shaving brush from Simpson Loaded with pure badger hair Faux ivory handle Simpson Shaving Brushes top our bestselling lists at WCS. An...

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    $23.20
  • Simpson Colonel X2L Best Badger Shaving Brush (X2L)-West Coast Shaving
    $64.40

    Simpson Colonel X2L Best Badger Shaving Brush (X2L)

    23 Reviews

    Shaving brush from Simpson Faux ivory handle Simpson Best Badger Hair In 1919, Alexander Simpson began turning out shaving brushes on the East E...

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    $64.40
  • Simpson Chubby 1 Best Badger Shaving Brush CH1-West Coast Shaving
    $127.50

    Simpson Chubby 1 Best Badger Shaving Brush CH1

    4 reviews

    Considered to be one of the finest shaving brushes available today, the Chubby is a shaving classic and one of Simpson's best sellers. The hand tie...

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    $127.50
  • Simpson Classic Synthetic Shaving Brush (CL1S)-West Coast Shaving
    $57.82

    Simpson Classic Synthetic Shaving Brush (CL1S)

    2 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Synthetic Hair Small faux ivory handle Longevity. Expertise. Quality. Simpson brushes have been building a reputation f...

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    $57.82
  • Simpson Trafalgar Fibre Synthetic Shaving Brush T1-West Coast Shaving
    $19.75

    Simpson Trafalgar Fibre Synthetic Shaving Brush T1

    6 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Synthetic Hair, Faux ivory handle Also available T2 and T3 sizes Description from the Vendor Scotsman Alexander Simpson...

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    $19.75
  • Simpsons Berkeley Best Badger Shaving Brush 46B-West Coast Shaving
    $51.30

    Simpsons Berkeley Best Badger Shaving Brush 46B

    22 reviews

    Simpson shaving brush Loaded with best badger hair Faux ivory handle stamped with the Simpson logo Alexander Simpson first started turning out b...

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    $51.30
  • Simpson Persian Jar 3 Super Badger Shaving Brush PJ3-West Coast Shaving
    $221.50

    Simpson Persian Jar 3 Super Badger Shaving Brush PJ3

    6 reviews

    The Person Jar is a classic English shaving brush. The hand tied knot is filled with dense Simpson Super badger hair. Color: Faux Ivory Total Heigh...

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    $221.50
  • Simpson M7 Super Badger Shaving Brush, Ivory-West Coast Shaving
    $165.32

    Simpson M7 Super Badger Shaving Brush, Ivory

    3 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Super Badger Hair Faux ivory handle Longevity. Expertise. Quality. Simpson brushes have been building a reputation for...

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    $165.32
  • Simpson Chubby 3 Super Badger Shaving Brush CH3S-West Coast Shaving
    $314.20

    Simpson Chubby 3 Super Badger Shaving Brush CH3S

    4 reviews

    Considered to be one of the finest shaving brushes available today, the Chubby is a shaving classic and one of Simpson's best sellers. The hand tie...

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    $314.20
  • Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic Shaving Brush (CH2S)-West Coast Shaving
    $104.12

    Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic Shaving Brush (CH2S)

    5 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Synthetic Hair Faux ivory handle Longevity. Expertise. Quality. Simpson brushes have been building a reputation for the...

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    $104.12
  • Simpson M7 Best Badger Shaving Brush, Ivory-West Coast Shaving
    $118.09

    Simpson M7 Best Badger Shaving Brush, Ivory

    3 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Best Badger Hair Faux ivory handle Longevity. Expertise. Quality. Simpson brushes have been building a reputation for ...

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    $118.09
  • Simpson Chubby 2 Super Badger Shaving Brush CH2-West Coast Shaving
    $261.40

    Simpson Chubby 2 Super Badger Shaving Brush CH2

    7 reviews

    Considered to be one of the finest shaving brushes available today, the Chubby is a shaving classic and one of Simpson's best sellers. The hand tie...

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    $261.40
  • Simpson Classic CL 2 Best Badger Shaving Brush (CL2B)-West Coast Shaving
    $112.70

    Simpson Classic CL 2 Best Badger Shaving Brush (CL2B)

    8 reviews

    Unfairly unknown, the Simpson Classic is a wonderful shaving brush. It has a nice stubby handle and the knot is packed with dense Simpson Best badg...

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    $112.70
  • Simpson Tulip 4 Super Badger Shaving Brush T4S-West Coast Shaving
    $234.90

    Simpson Tulip 4 Super Badger Shaving Brush T4S

    2 Reviews

    A distinctive brush, the Tulip performs as well as it looks. The hand tied knot is filled with dense Simpson Super badger hair. Color: Faux Ivory T...

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    $234.90
  • Simpsons Berkeley Pure Badger Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $41.99

    Simpsons Berkeley Pure Badger Shaving Brush

    3 Reviews

    Simpson shaving brush Loaded with pure badger hair Faux ivory handle stamped with the Simpson logo Alexander Simpson first started turning out ...

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    $41.99
  • Simpson Special 1 Best Badger Shaving Brush S1-West Coast Shaving
    $39.90

    Simpson Special 1 Best Badger Shaving Brush S1

    18 reviews

    One of our least expensive brushes, the Simpson Special 1 Best still holds that special Simpson appeal. It's small, but mighty. Filled densely with...

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    $39.90
  • Simpson Commodore X3 Best Badger Shaving Brush X3B-West Coast Shaving
    $79.50

    Simpson Commodore X3 Best Badger Shaving Brush X3B

    19 reviews

    Popular, affordable shaving brush from Simpson Loaded with excellent best badger hair Turned in three sizes Simpson brushes just seem to set the...

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    $79.50
  • Simpson 57 Best Badger Shaving Brush 57B-West Coast Shaving
    $115.80

    Simpson 57 Best Badger Shaving Brush 57B

    1 review

    The Fifty Series is lesser known from Simpson, but they shouldn't be. The handle on this 57 is very comfortable and handsome as well. It is filled ...

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    $115.80
  • Simpson Persian Jar 2 Super Badger Shaving Brush PJ2-West Coast Shaving
    $162.10

    Simpson Persian Jar 2 Super Badger Shaving Brush PJ2

    2 reviews

    The Person Jar is a classic English shaving brush. The hand tied knot is filled with dense Simpson Super badger hair. Color: Faux Ivory Total Heigh...

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    $162.10
  • Simpson 59 Best Badger Shaving Brush 59B-West Coast Shaving
    $155.70

    Simpson 59 Best Badger Shaving Brush 59B

    3 Reviews

    The Fifty Series is lesser known from Simpson, but they shouldn't be. The handle on this 59 is very comfortable and handsome as well. It is filled ...

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    $155.70
  • Simpson Duke 2 Best Badger Shaving Brush D2-West Coast Shaving
    $92.60

    Simpson Duke 2 Best Badger Shaving Brush D2

    7 Reviews

    Traditional, handmade shaving brush Loaded with Best badger hair Mid-sized faux ivory handle Simpson has been leading the pack of shaving brushe...

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    $92.60

What are the types of shaving brushes?

When we talk about shaving brushes, there are a few aspects to consider. Two important considerations are hair type and hair grade.

First, you need to decide what type of hair you are looking for in your shaving brush. Badger hair is the most common natural hair type for shaving brushes, because of its excellent properties. Other natural hair types include horse and boar which some wet shavers love for their stiffer bristles. Lastly, there is a growing variety of synthetic hair brushes that are quite popular with wet shavers. Synthetic shaving brushes are cruelty-free, easy to maintain, and often cheaper than their natural hair counterparts.

Second, you need to decide on the grade of hair. Although this is pretty much reserved for badger brushes, you can find quite a range of quality and price within this realm. Generally, the cheapest badger brush will fall under “Pure”, then “Best” or “Super”, and finally “Silvertip”. As you move up the scale, you move up in price and in softness/splay/skin-feel.

How do I choose a shaving brush?

After you’ve chosen the type and grade of hair that you want, then there are a few other factors that can influence your choice of shaving brush: size and shape. Both of these factors can be influenced by what type of latherer you are. Do you prefer mug/bowl lathering or are you more of a face/palm latherer. Once you’ve decided on that, you can begin to narrow down your choice.

The size of your brush can include the handle length (tall or long handles are sought after by mug lathers who need the extra length), handle width (a short, stout handle can work well for face lathers), knot size (refers to the number of hairs packed into the knot, measured in mm, the bigger the diameter the more dense and more lather it can hold), and finally loft size (measured in mm it refers to how much hair rises about the handle and it can impact splay and backbone).

Another consideration is the shape of the hair. You can get brushes with a fan or bulb shape. The fan shape is great for face lathers while the bulb shape offers more backbone for a stiffer brush.

How long does a shaving brush last?

Taking into account quality of construction, care & maintenance, and technique/frequency of use, a good shaving brush could easily last decades. There are wet shavers out there using shaving brushes 30 years, 50 years, or even passing them down to the next generation. Of course, buying the right brush and taking care of it appropriately figures highly into this estimate. In fact, having more than one brush will actually increase the longevity of the brushes as they are able to get less use and dry adequately between uses. So, really that’s just a good excuse to get another brush. Even if they last ten years, that doesn’t mean you have to have just one, does it?

Why is badger hair used for shaving brushes?

Badger hair has long been extolled by wet shavers because of its phenomenal properties in helping to produce a prodigious lather. The hair from a badger is particularly good at water retention. This means your damp brush is slowly releasing water as you whip, perfectly (or near perfectly) hydrating your froth. Badger hair, especially high end badger, has a particularly nice, soft face feel for applying the lather. And it has the “just right” spot of backbone to whip up a lather and still splay on the face.

Why does my shaving brush shed?

Initially, you may have some shedding with a new brush as the stray hairs that weren’t glued in during manufacturing may escape and shed. However, after a month or two of use, this shouldn’t continue to be a problem.

If you continue to experience shedding, there are a couple of reasons. 1.You might have a defective brush. 2. You might be soaking it in too hot water (causing the epoxy resin of the handle to expand, loosening the knot, or compromising the glue). 3. You might be lathering too vigorously causing the hairs to break off or the knot to become unstable.