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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.

  • WCS Beacon Black Synthetic Shaving Brush, Black-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.98
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    WCS Beacon Black Synthetic Shaving Brush, Black

    39 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush New Black Synthetic Hair Elegant black resin handle Bringing wet shaving to the masses is a high priority for us here ...

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  • WCS Lantern Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Black-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $20.48
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    WCS Lantern Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Black

    41 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Synthetic badger hair with excellent back bone - great for creams OR soaps Elegant black resin handle Bringing wet sha...

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    Original price $20.48
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  • WCS Tortoiseshell Collection Torch Shaving Brush, Synthetic-West Coast Shaving
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    WCS Tortoiseshell Collection Torch Shaving Brush, Synthetic

    30 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Synthetic badger hair with excellent back bone - great for creams OR soaps Acrylic tortoise-pattern handle Bringing we...

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  • WCS Beacon Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Ivory-West Coast Shaving
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    WCS Beacon Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Ivory

    43 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Synthetic badger hair with excellent back bone - great for creams OR soaps Traditional ivory-colored resin handle Brin...

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    Current price $16.38
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  • WCS Lantern Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Ivory-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $20.48
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    WCS Lantern Shaving Brush, Synthetic, Ivory

    8 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Synthetic badger hair with excellent back bone - great for creams OR soaps Elegant Ivory resin handle Bringing wet sh...

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    Original price $20.48
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  • Yaqi Ruby Handle Shaving Brushes-Two Band Badger-West Coast Shaving
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    Yaqi Ruby Handle Shaving Brushes

    6 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic or Two-band badger hair Ruby red handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi! With Yaqi, you get a great price, ...

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  • Yaqi Black Marble Handle Synthetic Shaving Brushes-Tuxedo Bristles-West Coast Shaving
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    Yaqi Black Marble Handle Synthetic Shaving Brushes

    18 reviews

    Traditional, lathering shaving brush Loaded with synthetic hair in tuxedo or natural color Handle in black marble This Chinese brand has been cre...

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  • Omega EVO Synthetic Shaving Brush, Special Veteran (E1860)-West Coast Shaving
    $73.50

    Omega EVO Synthetic Shaving Brush, Special Veteran (E1860)

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    Traditional Shaving Brush Loaded with revolutionary synthetic hair Green, flecked handle Description from the Vendor The new Synthetic Brush Made...

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    $73.50
  • WCS Infinity Shaving Brush, Finest Badger-B-65-West Coast Shaving
    $96.99

    WCS Infinity Shaving Brush, Finest Badger

    11 reviews

    Traditional Shaving Brush Loaded with finest badger hair One of a kind, select handle from the dropdown menu This brush is loaded with 3-band fin...

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    $96.99
  • Omega EVO Synthetic Shaving Brush, Marble Ovale (E1855)-West Coast Shaving
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    Omega EVO Synthetic Shaving Brush, Marble Ovale (E1855)

    2 reviews

    A traditional shaving brush loaded with a revolutionary new synthetic hair Elegant, white marble oval handle Description from the Vendor The n...

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    $63.53
  • Omega S-Brush Model S10019, Black and Clear-West Coast Shaving
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    Omega S-Brush Model S10019, Black and Clear

    11 reviews

    Synthetic, black-handled brush from Omega Simulates boar bristles for a great lathering shave Quick drying and perfect for travel Italian compan...

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    $7.99
  • Yaqi R1605-S Resin Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
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    Yaqi R1605-S Resin Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush

    9 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Red swirled handle We got 'em: Yaqi Brushes! Check out this red marble handle with a knot in Tuxedo (bla...

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

    Simpson Chubby 2 Super Badger Shaving Brush CH2

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    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
  • Yaqi Mixed Red Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes-26mm-West Coast Shaving
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    Yaqi Mixed Red Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes

    9 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Red, black, & gold handle Have you seen Yaqi? We're excited to carry these brushes from a brand that...

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  • 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
  • Yaqi R1740-S Naples Tuxedo Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
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    Yaqi R1740-S Naples Tuxedo Shaving Brush

    8 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Light blue/white handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that has been gettin...

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  • Yaqi R1710 Butterscotch Orange Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
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    Yaqi R1710 Butterscotch Orange Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush

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    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Butterscotch orange handle Check out Yaqi, because there is so much to love. Low prices, huge selection,...

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    $12.00
  • Simpson M7 Super Badger Shaving Brush, Ivory-West Coast Shaving
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    Simpson M7 Super Badger Shaving Brush, Ivory

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    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
  • Yaqi 24mm Synthetic & Two Band Best Badger Knot Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $30.00

    Yaqi 24mm Synthetic & Two Band Best Badger Knot Shaving Brush

    Traditional Shaving Brush 2 Interchangeable heads with mixed synthetic hair (1) & natural badger hair (1) Camo/Marpat styled handle Yaqi is m...

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    $30.00
  • Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic Shaving Brush, Dandelion Green Handle, 24mm-West Coast Shaving
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    Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic Shaving Brush, Dandelion Green Handle, 24mm

    7 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic, cashmere hair Dandelion Green handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi!  Yaqi is a Chinese brand that hits t...

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    $17.86
  • 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 Major Super Badger Shaving Brush M1-West Coast Shaving
    $149.00

    Simpson Major Super Badger Shaving Brush M1

    3 reviews

    The Simpson Major is considered to be one of the finest travel shaving brushes available today. The hand tied knot is filled with Simpson Super bad...

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    $149.00
  • Simpson Chubby 1 Super Badger Shaving Brush CH1-West Coast Shaving
    $185.30

    Simpson Chubby 1 Super Badger Shaving Brush CH1

    1 review

    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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    $185.30
  • Yaqi R1732 Ferrari Rough Complex White Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $17.86

    Yaqi R1732 Ferrari Rough Complex White Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush

    13 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Red/White handle Yaqi Brushes are at West Coast Shaving! We excited to carry this Chinese brand that is ...

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    $17.86

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.