All You Need to Know About Shave Brushes

When you see a shave brush your first thought might be that's it totally antiquated. And obviously to a large extent shave brushes are not as prevalent nowadays as they once were. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't be! Shave brushes are used to coat beard hair with a foamy soap used for shaving.

They also serve to separate and lift the hair from the face, which helps you get a closer shave and lessen the occurrence of irritation, razor burn, and especially ingrown hairs.

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Furthermore, the motion of the brush across the face provides a soft exfoliation for the skin, which is a good idea before any shave as it removes built-up dirt and debris. Adding a shave brush to your shaving routine a great way to get an even closer shave.

There are a few different types of shave brushes and prices can vary widely from downright cheap to very expensive for a top-of-the-line brand made of the best badger hair. It's worth knowing a little bit about the different types before you go looking for one yourself.

Pure Badger – Made from the most common type of badger hair, but also the coarsest. Trimmed to a uniform length, which can serve to increase coarseness.