Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the best Shaving Brush for your needs. The vast choice available can be confusing but the following guide can help you make the correct decision.
Source: Usually from Hog, Badger or Imitation Bristle.
Water Retention: Not good
Pros/Cons: Very low cost. Will naturally exfoliate during the shave. May be too irritating for some.
Typical User: Favoured by those wet shavers who prefer a stiffer feel to the brush and first time wet shavers.
Source: Badger hair usually grey in colour, some silver colouration.
Feel: Slightly coarser than best badger but still has a soft feel.
Water Retention: Good
Pros/Cons: Works up a good lather due to good water retention. Mid-price range. Good for exfoliating.
Typical User: A great choice for new and established wet shavers.
Source: High quality Badger hair, harvested from the main body of pelt
Feel: Very soft
Water Retention: Very Good
Pros/Cons: Excellent at producing a luxurious lather. Feels soft on the skin. Cost relatively higher.
Typical User: Established & new wet shavers for those preferring a softer feel.
Source: Handcrafted finest badger hair originating from the badgers back. Silver coloured
Feel: Extremely Soft
Water Retention: Superb
Pros/Cons: Used by many experienced shavers for outstanding performance and longevity. Produces the best lather. High relative cost
Typical User: For those desiring the finest, luxurious shaving experience.
Source: Synthetically produced. Man-made.
Feel: Very Soft
Water Retention: Excellent
Pros/Cons: Cost advantage versus real silvertip badger hair. The uninitiated wouldn’t tell the difference between fine synthetic fibres and real badger hair.
Typical User: For those desiring a soft shaving hair brush but prefer not to use real animal hair. Those sourcing Vegan products.