When you’re looking for a traditional shave with a lathery shaving soap, you reach for your favorite shaving brush. We’re here to help you choose one. Brushes have come a long way since the vintage rubberset shaving brushes that your forefathers used; now, it’s a luxury that your face definitely deserves! We’ve compiled a list of the best shaving brushes to help you decide. Here is some background information about the different brushes available now.
Handle Material: The handle material can make all the difference when you’re using it, and when you’re displaying it. There are a ton of different handle materials, though the most popular is wood. Acrylic is common, as well as faux horn.
Weight: The weight of the brush can help you use it a little better. When the brush is balanced, you can get a thicker lather of soap and therefore better coverage and a better overall experience for your shave.
Bristle Material: Bristles for shaving brushes can be made of badger, boar, or horse bristles. Badger bristles are the higher-end material with a thick lather, boar bristles are less expensive and help to exfoliate, and horse bristles are soft and inexpensive.
Stand: Does the brush come with a stand? Some of the brushes on our list do. This gives you a nice place to dry your brush, as well as displaying it on your bathroom counter for a touch of sophistication.
Handle Color: The color of the handle can help get that perfect aesthetic that you’re looking for. Natural wood is a popular color, but acrylic handles can be almost any color that you want. This is your personal preference.
Size: The size of the brush can either refer to the overall dimensions or the knot size. The knot size will tell you how much hair the brush is actually made of, and how much is packed into the handle.
Now that you know a little more about shaving brushes, we can show you the brushes! We’ve included a blend of different fibers and handles in our genuine and synthetic shaving brush reviews. We have done all of our research in order to bring you a list of the best shaving brushes of all different types to make your shaving experience spectacular! Check out our top pick and budget pick first before moving on to the rest!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019