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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 Tortoiseshell Collection Torch Shaving Brush, Silvertip-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $69.35
    Current price $55.48

    WCS Tortoiseshell Collection Torch Shaving Brush, Silvertip

    86 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Loaded with silvertip badger hair Acrylic tortoise-pattern handle Bringing wet shaving to the masses is a high priorit...

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    Original price $69.35
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  • WCS Beacon Black Synthetic Shaving Brush, Black-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $26.23
    Current price $20.98

    WCS Beacon Black Synthetic Shaving Brush, Black

    42 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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    Original price $26.23
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    Original price $41.23
    Current price $32.98

    WCS Synthetic Shaving Brushes, Honeycomb

    41 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Loaded with synthetic Tuxedo hair White, Blue, or Green Honeycomb handle Check out our newest shaving brushes. West Coa...

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    Original price $41.23
    Current price $32.98
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  • Omega 636 Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $64.99

    Omega 636 Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush

    78 reviews

    The 636 shaving brush has a deep veined amber handle and gold accents adorned with luxuriously soft silvertip badger. Made in Italy Height: 95 mm L...

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    $64.99
  • WCS Tortoiseshell Collection Torch Shaving Brush, Synthetic-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $26.23
    Current price $20.98

    WCS Tortoiseshell Collection Torch Shaving Brush, Synthetic

    34 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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    Original price $26.23
    Current price $20.98
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  • Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory-West Coast Shaving
    $25.49

    Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory

    37 reviews

    Great starter brush from Vulfix High quality pure badger hair Faux ivory handle Progress Vulfix is a small, renowned shaving brush manufacturer h...

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    $25.49
  • Yaqi R1730 Sagrada Familia Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving
    $10.49

    Yaqi R1730 Sagrada Familia Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brush

    46 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Yellow/amber/black handle If you want selection, check out Yaqi. If you want great prices, check out Ya...

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    $10.49
  • WCS Beacon Shaving Brush, Silvertip, Black-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $62.48
    Current price $49.98

    WCS Beacon Shaving Brush, Silvertip, Black

    19 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Loaded with silvertip badger hair Traditional black-colored resin handle Bringing wet shaving to the masses is a high ...

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    Original price $62.48
    Current price $49.98
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  • Simpson Trafalgar Fibre Synthetic Shaving Brush T3-West Coast Shaving
    $31.49

    Simpson Trafalgar Fibre Synthetic Shaving Brush T3

    21 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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    $31.49
  • Yaqi Moka Express Shaving Brushes-24mm Synthetic-West Coast Shaving Sale
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    Yaqi Moka Express Shaving Brushes

    20 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic or Two-band badger hair Moka handle Yaqi is a Chinese company producing wet shaving products of good quality,...

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  • WCS Tortoiseshell Torch Shaving Brush, Pure Badger-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $30.60
    Current price $24.48

    WCS Tortoiseshell Torch Shaving Brush, Pure Badger

    26 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Loaded with pure badger hair Acrylic tortoise-pattern handle Bringing wet shaving to the masses is a high priority for...

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    Original price $30.60
    Current price $24.48
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  • Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1-West Coast Shaving
    $29.49

    Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1

    32 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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    $29.49
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    Original price $63.10
    Current price $50.48

    WCS Finest Badger Shaving Brushes, Honeycomb

    18 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Finest Badger hair In Blue, Green, or White Check out our newest shaving brushes. West Coast Shaving is excited to off...

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    Original price $63.10
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  • WCS Two-Tone Tall Synthetic Shaving Brush, Blue & White-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $26.23
    Current price $20.98

    WCS Two-Tone Tall Synthetic Shaving Brush, Blue & White

    39 reviews

    Shaving brush Synthetic hair Two-tone handle in blue & white West Coast Shaving is at it again! We're bringing you exceptional men's grooming...

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    Original price $26.23
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  • Yaqi Barber Pole Shaving Brushes-Tuxedo Synthetic-West Coast Shaving Sale
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    Yaqi Barber Pole Shaving Brushes

    19 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Choose from Synthetic or Two-band badger hair Barberpole-striped handle Check out these brushes from Yaqi! Yaqi is a Ch...

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  • Yaqi R210409 Cavern Lake Shaving Brush-Two Band Badger-West Coast Shaving
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    Yaqi R210409 Cavern Lake Shaving Brush

    1 review

    Classic Shaving brush Resin handle Loaded with Two-band badger or Tuxedo synthetic Yaqi is bringing you quality shaving goods at affordable pric...

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  • Omega 10275 Banded Boar Shaving Brush-West Coast Shaving Save 30%
    Original price $10.49
    Current price $7.34

    Omega 10275 Banded Boar Shaving Brush

    11 reviews

    The Omega 10275 boar bristle shaving brush is banded to look similar to badger shaving brushes. The handle is black and clear acrylic with internal...

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    Original price $10.49
    Current price $7.34
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  • WCS Beacon Shaving Brush, Silvertip, Ivory-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $62.48
    Current price $49.98

    WCS Beacon Shaving Brush, Silvertip, Ivory

    16 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Loaded with silvertip badger hair Traditional ivory-colored resin handle Bringing wet shaving to the masses is a high ...

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    Original price $62.48
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  • Omega Penelli White HI-BRUSH Synthetic Shaving Brush-0146745-West Coast Shaving
    $20.99

    Omega Penelli White HI-BRUSH Synthetic Shaving Brush

    24 reviews

    Innovative shaving brush from Omega Loaded with HI-BRUSH synthetic fibers Pure white handle For decades, Omega brushes have been turning out exc...

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    $20.99
  • Yaqi Arctic Sky Deep Blue Handle Shaving Brushes-Silvertip Badger-West Coast Shaving Sale
    from Original price $18.99
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    Yaqi Arctic Sky Deep Blue Handle Shaving Brushes

    11 reviews

    Traditional, lathering shaving brushes Arctic blue resin handle Choose from white synthetic or silvertip badger hair Yaqi brushes are here! This ...

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  • Parker CHST Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush, Chrome Handle-West Coast Shaving
    $68.49

    Parker CHST Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush, Chrome Handle

    19 reviews

    The silver bullet! We doubt if you can kill werewolves with it, but we know you (or the werewolf) will get a luxurious shave with this fine Silve...

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    $68.49
  • Yaqi Mysterious Space Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes-Bulb-West Coast Shaving Save 30%
    Original price $18.99
    Current price $13.29

    Yaqi Mysterious Space Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes

    14 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Blue swirled handle Yaqi Brushes are getting some buzz. And we're happy to bring them to you -exceptio...

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    Original price $18.99
    Current price $13.29
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  • WCS Two-Tone Tall Synthetic Shaving Brush, Grey & Black-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $26.23
    Current price $20.98

    WCS Two-Tone Tall Synthetic Shaving Brush, Grey & Black

    17 reviews

    Shaving brush Synthetic hair Two-tone handle in black & grey West Coast Shaving is at it again! We're bringing you exceptional men's grooming...

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    Original price $26.23
    Current price $20.98
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  • Yaqi Red Marble Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes-24mm-West Coast Shaving Sale
    from Original price $14.99
    from $10.49

    Yaqi Red Marble Handle Tuxedo Synthetic Shaving Brushes

    16 reviews

    Traditional Shaving brush Synthetic hair Red marbled handle Yaqi brushes are here! And there are so many to choose from. Yaqi is bring great brus...

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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.