You use the brush to create the lather… and oh man, do you ever have options here - badger, horse, boar, and synthetic hair just to name a few.
As a rule of thumb, you’ll choose a brush based on whether you decide to work with soap or cream.
When using cream, you’ll lather up with a very soft brush, which, quite frankly, feels amazingly sweet on the skin. If you’re a soap guy, you’ll use a brush with greater backbone, meaning they have firmer bristles which tend to pull up more off of a soap. There are also plenty of options that fall in the middle, if you happen to be one of those guys that like the flexibility of toggling between soap and cream.
A brush is something that (with good care and a little sweet talk) will last several years, even decades. Just make sure to rinse it out well, and flick it to snap out that excess water.
Barber’s Tip: If Johnny takes good care of his toys, they will last.
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