Men's Grooming Shaving Tips

Why Men Need a Shaving Brush

A shaving brush is your most important tool for getting a great shave. Yet, it’s often overlooked. Rather than rubbing shave cream on your face with your fingers, invest in a brush that prepares your face for the closest shave you’ve had in your life. A shaving brush is what separates the men from the boys.

What does it do?

A shaving brush is much more than a stick with whiskers. A solid brush is made from genuine badger whiskers. Cheaper alternatives come from boar hair. Once you dip your brush in hot water and mix with shaving cream, an interesting thing happens. The brush mixes the shaving cream and water to create a thick lather that not only covers your face, but exfoliates and removes dead skin. The badger hair lifts your facial hair and suspends it in the thick lather giving you the closest shave of your life. The suspended hair is sliced by your razor at a closer distance that you would without using a brush.

How much does it cost?

A badger shaving brush runs you anywhere from $15 to $600. The large difference in price is due to the amount of badger hair on the brush and the method of production. You don’t need expensive badger shaving brushes to get the job done. More expensive brushes tend to retain more water and produce more lather. The difference is negligible.

How do I use it?

To offset the difference in price simply shave a small section at a time. For instance, lather your right cheek with your shaving brush and concentrate your efforts on one area. When you’re done, simply wipe the finished area and move on to a new area of your face.

Final thoughts

Take your shave to the next level and invest in a badger shaving brush. A solid brush will increase the amount of lather you produce and give you a close, smooth shave. Save money by purchasing an average costing brush. Make up for the difference by shaving small areas at a time. Remember, the details are what make the man.

We Recommend

  1. Tweezerman Men’s Shaving Brush– The best bang for your buck. Great reviews and quality at an affordable price.
  2. Omega 63171 Stripey 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush with Stand– A quality brush made in Italy. This one even comes with a stand.
  3. Parker Safety Razor 100% Pure Badger Bristle Shaving Brush– Soft bristles, over-sized brush knot and a stand.
  4. Parker Safety Razor 100% Silvertip Badger Bristle Shaving Brush– A bit more expensive, but well worth the price. Silvertip bristles help it retain more water to produce a thicker lather.